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Rains bring Hyderabad to a standstill 20.9.2019
Hyderabad: The city was hit by another spell of copious rains, which disrupted normal flow of life, and brought traffic to a standstill. Water was found flooding different parts of the city, low-lying areas and stagnated on the roads. The rains have left behind water puddles all over. At the ends and sides of roads, below and at the mouths of flyovers, standing water reduced the city to a partially flooded metro in despair. One of the major reasons for stagnation of water in different places was the slopes and gradients in road levels, and engineering flaws, which were not allowing for a natural or smooth flow of water into the drains at Begumpet, Necklace Road and the metro rail corridors. This was seen leading to an overflowing of drains in some parts of the city and caused very slow movement of traffic in the city. A woman walks through water in Malakpet. (Photo: DC) The highest rainfall recorded on Thursday was at Malakpet (37 mm), Saroornagar (26.5 mm), Jubliee Hills (22.5 mm) and other parts of the ...
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Guwahati airport awaits ‘iconic’ building 20.9.2019 The Shillong Times
GUWAHATI: The upcoming terminal building of Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport here will be the first ‘sustainable’ terminal of the North East, the Regional Executive Director of Airports Authority of India’s Northeast region, Sanjiv Jindal, said on Thursday. The terminal building will have a sewage treatment plant, solar power, rain water harvesting units, solid waste […]
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Nowhere in the world people sent to gas chambers to die, says SC on manual scavenging 19.9.2019 PTI: All news
Nowhere in the world people sent to gas chambers to die, says SC on manual scavenging
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Rains spew all Hyderabad's garbage back 19.9.2019
Hyderabad: Heavy rains on Tuesday night have led to silt from the sewage drains to overflow on the roads in the Sainkpuri, Kapra, Yapral, Old Alwal, Malkagiri residential colonies as the drains were filled with plastic, glass bottles, paper, tea cups, condoms, sanitary pads, diapers and other waste dumped in them. The drains are clogged as they are open at many places and these in turn lead to them getting converted into open garbage points. A senior officer in Malkajgiri circle explained, "This is a regular problem as even if we clean them in the morning, by evening they are full again. The problem is that people are throwing stuff from moving cars at night, dumping near garbage bins which are then being strewn around by dogs and also there are apartments which are connecting to the main sewage line instead of having their own septic tank." Since the time the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation stopped the cleaning of septic tanks, apartments and individual homes have connected their ...
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Clean up Vrushabhavathi, Byramangala Lake: Ayukta 18.9.2019
Bengaluru: The battle for Byramangala Lake reached the decisive point on Monday after a two years struggle by lake and green activists. The Lokayukta court ordered the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board to submit an action plan within 10 days. Warning the Board against maladministration, the Lokayukta said, "Neevu nimma kelasa maadillandre, naavu namma kelasa madbekaagthade. (If you don"t do your job, we will have to do ours.)" The Lokayukta court also ordered that a committee be formed with the KSPCB chairman, BWSSB and BBMP representatives, Bidadi Town Municipal Corporation members, Cauvery Neeravari Nigama Ltd. officials, DCs of Bengaluru Urban and Ramnagara, along with members of the Bangalore Environment Trust (BET) to work on issues facing the lake and to clean up the Vrushabhavathi Valley. After the pollution board submits an action plan, BET can review it and give suggestions within five days, it said. The BET had filed a complaint with the Lokayukta on the large-scale ...
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Ward committee meetings crucial for move to succeed 18.9.2019
Wednesday Quiz: What do New Zealand, Ireland, Denmark Finland, Oman, Croatia, and Kuwait have in common? The answer: They are all countries with less than half the population of Namma Bengaluru! If Bengaluru had been a country, it would rank 75th of 233 most populous nations in the world! Local governance evolved over the decades as urbanisation brought more and more people to big cities looking for livelihood. The global local governance reform was based on principles of subsidiarity and decentralized administration which lead to transparency and better political accountability. In India and especially in Bengaluru, we went in the opposite direction. In 2010, the BMP became the BBMP, many towns and villages have been merged into the City Corporation and nine years later, we can see, it hasn"t helped much. There are many localities in and around Sarjapur Road, the IT hotbed with mega software companies, huge apartment complexes and sprawling villa communities – with no piped water supply, no ...
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Hyderabad: Hotel creates sewage mess in Attapur 18.9.2019
Hyderabad: It seems that wherever hotels are built, sanitary sewer systems overflow due to dumping of food waste into drainage lines. At Attapur crossroads, a manhole has been overflowing for two days now, but the Hyderabad Metropolitan Water and Sewerage Board has not turned up to clean it. The flowing sewage water has reached over a kilometre and continues apace. Star Pride Hotel near Pillar No. 144 of PVNR Expressway at Attapur is the culprit. At the corner of the hotel is a manhole.  Local traders complained that overflowing drainage is a regular feature due to the dumping of food waste into sewer lines by the hotel which leads to unpleasant smells. One of them said, "it affects out business and we have been facing a lot of inconvenience. It is difficult for commuters to pass across the overflowing drainage water." A trader said, "We cannot raise objection against it as it would hamper their relationship with the owners of the ...
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L&T Construction secures contracts for various businesses 16.9.2019 Central Chronicle
Mumbai, Engineering Major, Larsen & Toubro (L&T) said that its construction arm of has secured orders from prestigious clients across various Indian states for its varied businesses. The Water and Effluent Treatment business has secured an Engineering, Procurement & Construction order from the West Bengal Public Health Engineering Department, funded by Asian Development Bank (ADB) […]
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BWSSB needs time, bad roads to stay in Horamavu, TC Palya 15.9.2019
Bengaluru: The residents of Horamavu and T.C. Palya main road have to wait for a few more months for roads in their areas to be restored as the BWSSB has claimed that they will require more than three months to complete laying of water and sanitary pipes. The residents protested against bad roads and asked the BBMP to repair the roads. But the BWSSB has sought more time to complete the works. A senior BBMP officer said that the pressure is mounting on the Palike to restore the roads, but the BWSSB is yet to finish its work. "Until they complete the work, we cannot take up the repairs. We have asked BWSSB to finish the work at the earliest, as the residents and motorists are complaining every day," he said. A senior BWSSB official said that they are trying to finish the work by December-end or February next year. "There is a lot of pending works, which need to be completed and we are speeding it up. We do understand that the roads are in a bad shape, but we want to do quality work so ...
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Akbaruddin Owaisi seeks Rs 10,000 crore package for Old City 15.9.2019
Hyderabad: AIMIM Floor Leader Akbaruddin Owaisi on Saturday demanded the government allocate a Rs 10,000 crore development package for the Old City. Participating in the debate on the Budget, Mr Owaisi demanded the government strengthen the Wakf Board and set up Sewage Treatment Plants and check the mosquito menace. Speaking on the issues related to minorities and the Old City, he pointed out that the TRS government has cumulatively allocated Rs 6,589 crore in the last five years for minorities and released Rs 4,723 crore (71.68 per cent of the allocation), while the expenditure stood at only Rs 3,839 crore (58.26 per cent). The MLA pointed out that only Rs 3crores was earmarked for pre-matric scholarship. "The amount spent on minorities is not even 1 per cent of the state expenditure," Mr Owaisi said. "Even you admit that Muslims deserve 12 per cent share in all fronts. I will not demand 12 per cent share in the budget for Minorities, but would like to demand 2 per cent to 3 per cent ...
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Loss of city's green cover 15.9.2019
In Chennai, a person felling a tree has to obtain prior permission from the Greater Chennai Corporation. Also, the corporation has no policy to maintain avenue trees. In the last one year, since July 2018, trees have been cut down to lay storm water drains in Anna Nagar and Poonamallee High Road, build pedestrian walks for malls in T. Nagar,  and make way for government official vehicles in Natesan Nagar. About 16 years back, the Madras high court had ordered the state government to form a tree authority and ordered planting of 50 saplings as compensation of every tree cut, none of which was followed by the forest department. But a mature tree felled is a loss and planting a sapling takes it years to grow back into a full-fledged tree and cannot compensate for the immediate loss of the green cover. Also, such saplings seldom survive due to poor maintenance. Anoop Kumar, an organic farming and horticulture consultant, believes that this type of strategy of planting saplings will only work if there is ...
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Land pooling policy in urban development represents paradigmatic shift: Puri 13.9.2019 Central Chronicle
New Delhi,  Minister of State (I/C) for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep S Puri on Friday said the land pooling policy based on public private partnership in land assembly in urban development represents a paradigmatic shift, wherein land is being pooled and is to be developed by private landowners. It was stated by the Minister […]
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Bye Bye! See you again in 2020 13.9.2019
Hyderabad: The 11-day-long Ganesha Chaturthi ended in Thursday as lakhs of devotees immersed idols of the elephant-headed deity at various designated spots across the twin cities amidst fanfare and tight security. The annual ritual has now become a massive event in Greater Hyderabad where an estimated 84,000 idols in different sizes have been immersed in various water bodies in the city and on its outskirts. The GHMC, Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority, Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply & Sewerage Board, Hyderabad and Cyberabad police, Fire Brigade and State Reserve Police Force worked in tandem to ensure a peaceful "nimajjanam" (immersion). For better co-ordination, an integrated command control comprising police, electricity department, HMDA, GHMC, HMWSSB and others was set up near NTR Gardens. Around 2400 foot soldiers ensured garbage was picked up; 2,500 metric tonnes of additional garbage was lifted from the city. For the first time, the authorities had banned beating of ...
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GHMC asks Rs 1,350 crore, govt. gives Rs 25 crore 11.9.2019
Hyderabad: Monday"s state Budget was keenly watched for the allocations to the infrastructure projects in the city which need a total of Rs 30,000 crore. In the near term, the city needs about Rs 10,000 crore for ongoing projects like the Strategic Road Development Plan (SRDP), the Musi Riverfront Development and Beautification project, the 2BHK housing project for the urban poor, nala widening and others. The lion's share of the projects are being executed by the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation. In the event, the government allocated Rs 3,284.03 crore for the municipal administration and urban development for the entire state. The civic body had sent proposals worth Rs 1,350 crore but the government allocated a mere Rs 25.23 crore. This will be barely sufficient to pay the bureaucrats, property tax, professional tax and motor vehicles tax. The Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority sent a requirement of Rs 1,300 crore, including Rs 3,38.52 crore for the Outer Ring Road and Rs 400 ...
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Sweepers stop work due to no salary in Bengal, BJP MP Arjun Singh picks up broom 10.9.2019 The Asian Age | Home
Singh said: 'Our cleaning drive is inspired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. We want to keep Bhatpara clean.'
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First IoT in Mini Piped Water Scheme launched at Amingaon 7.9.2019 The Assam Tribune
First IoT in Mini Piped Water Scheme launched at Amingaon
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Hyderabad: Dengue menaces Lakshminagar, cattle blamed 7.9.2019
Hyderabad: Residents of Lakshminagar at Lalapet complain of health problems caused by unhygienic conditions created because of buffaloes being left on the roadside, garbage disposal and water stagnation in the open, private lands. Recently, a girl died of dengue in the locality. Mr K. Madhusudhan Reddy, father of four-and-a-half-year-old K. Ruthika who succumbed to dengue Wednesday, said, "The condition of the colony is very poor. The open lands have turned into garbage-dumping yards. Whenever it rains, the rainwater stagnates for more than 10 days as there are no drains. Mosquitoes keep breeding on the pools of water." Mr Reddy appealed to the government to take care of the open lands and asked them to ensure that water is not stagnant and garbage is disposed of properly. Residents said that in the adjacent colony, a boy of the same age as Ruthika had contracted dengue.   Another resident, Mr C.R. Vijay Kumar, said the buffaloes of a local person were tied on the road thereby blocking ...
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Hyderabad: Water board refutes DC report on supply 6.9.2019
Hyderabad: Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board on Thursday clarified that water board has taken up the peripheral water supply improvement at a cost of Rs 1,900 crore. with assistance from HUDCO. The major components of the project are: construction of 56 reservoirs of 279 ML capacity and laying of Trunk Distribution mains of 2,100 km length. It informed that all 56 reservoirs construction work is completed and put to operational. Along with these reservoirs, 2,070 Km length of distribution line is also laid. Under each reservoir the existing and newly laid water supply network is put in use by providing new water supply connections and transfer of old service connections such that the overall water supply is substantially improved under each command area with additional duration of supply at the convenient timings of the customers and preventing pollution in the old distribution network with improved pressures etc. The customer level interaction meetings were also held under various ...
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Hyderabad Water Board fails to fulfil K Chandrasekhar Rao's promise 5.9.2019
Hyderabad: Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao"s dream of uninterrupted water supply to 12 peripheral circles in Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation is yet to be fulfilled by the Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewer-age Board (HMWSSB). The deadline to complete the project was December 2018, but several parts of the city still get only sporadic water as HMWSSB had failed to lay a new network and enhance the supply system. As a result, people in some areas receive water just once in four days despite the bountiful rainfall. The government accorded administrative sanction for the water supply distribution network project for the peripheral circles of GHMC at an estimated cost of Rs 1,900 crore through GO No.138 dated October 21, 2015. The project funding is Rs 1,700 crore loan from the Housing and Urban Development Corporation Ltd (HUDCO) and Rs 200 crore through the state government budgetary support. The project cost was later reduced to Rs 1,400 crore and the project was to be ...
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K Chandrasekhar Rao to implement 30-day action plan to develop Telangana villages 4.9.2019
Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao announced to implement a 30-day special action plan to develop the villages in the state. The 30-day action plan consists of programmes such as - 1) Cleaning up all the government buildings, like Schools and Anganwadis, offices etc 2) Repairing drains, cleaning drainages and remove waste from the drains. 3) Removal of the stagnant water. 4) Arranging tractors to transport saplings and removal of the garbage. 5) Identify land in all the villages to create a dumping yard. 6) Select a suitable land for having permanent plant nursery in the village. 7) Levy Rs 500 fine on those dumping garbage on roads and public places Besides, about seven days exclusively will be allocated under the 30-day programme to solve electricity-related issues. The state administration would also provide funds to the village from the budget. Funds will be procured from Central Finance Commission grants, general taxes of the Gram Panchayat, from NREGA, Corporate Social ...
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