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Demand to raise royalty on coal in Rajya Sabha 16.7.2019 PTI: All news
Demand to raise royalty on coal in Rajya Sabha
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Aadhar-linked single patta for single pattadar 13.7.2019 The Assam Tribune
Aadhar-linked single patta for single pattadar
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Assam Revenue department to link land rights to Aadhar of land owner 12.7.2019 The Shillong Times
Sarbananda Sonowal
GUWAHATI: In a major move to remove anomalies in land related records, Revenue Department of the Government of Assam would soon launch a land record purification exercise in the state. The department would carry out verification of available land records to make the documents error-free and integrate the same with Aadhar Card of the pattadars. […]
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Blood flows through Varuna into Ganga in Varanasi 12.7.2019 The Navhind Times
Varanasi: Blood of illegally slaughtered animals is now flowing into the Varuna River in Varanasi, giving it a crimson colour at some places. This has been confirmed by a panel of the National Green Tribunal (NGT). The NGT-constituted Eastern UP Rivers and Water Reservoirs Monitoring Committee (EWP-RWRMC) had taken note of the ‘red water’ during …
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Human waste an asset to economy, environment 11.7.2019 The Shillong Times
Researchers at the University of Illinois (UI) see sanitation as a valuable facet of global ecosystems and an overlooked source of nutrients, organic material and water, according to a study posted on UI’s website on Monday. The researchers found that between 2000 and 2018, there were over 56,000 published studies that discussed sanitation and resource […]
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NGT slaps interim fine of Rs 10 lakh on paper mill for causing pollution in Sitapur 10.7.2019 PTI: All news
NGT slaps interim fine of Rs 10 lakh on paper mill for causing pollution in Sitapur
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Supreme Court slaps Rs 100 crore fine on Meghalaya 4.7.2019 The Asian Age | Home
The amount, which has been directed to be deposited with the CPCB is "neither a penalty nor a fine imposed" on Meghalaya, the top court clarified.
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Water ATMs for Konkan Railway passengers 4.7.2019 Business – The Navhind Times
NT NETWORK Panaji Soon Konkan Railway passengers in the state will be able to enjoy clean, drinking, water with water ATMs to be installed at 59 railway stations along the route. The water ATM vending machines are also expected to eliminate single use plastic bottles by train passengers. Water-services company JanaJal, on Wednesday announced that …
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Allot funds to desalination plants: Thol Thirumavalavan to Nirmala Sitharaman 3.7.2019
Chennai: Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi leader Thol Thirumavalavan demanded that the Union  Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman allot sufficient funds to start desalination plants in coastal Villupuram, Cuddalore, Nagapattinam, Thoothukudi, Ramanathapuram and Kanyakumari districts. In a memorandum submitted to Nirmala Sitharaman in New Delhi on Tuesday, he stated that Tamil Nadu is a water deficient state and has poor resources in both surface and ground water. Desalination plants are the immediate solutions. He requested the Finance Minister to allot sufficient funds to set up desalination plants in Villupuram, Cuddalore, Nagapattinam, Thoothukudi, Ramanathapuram and Kanyakumari districts. He appealed to the Central government to allot sufficient funds for setting up AIIMS, Madurai and the Smart City project in Tamil Nadu. Pointing out that farmers are in distress and many of them are committing suicide, he sought the Central government to announce farm loan waiver in the budget. He said tht the ...
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'Calling attention motion' on water crisis in TN Assembly moved by M K Stalin 1.7.2019
Chennai: Leader of Opposition in the Tamil Nadu Assemblyh M K Stalin on Monday moved a calling attention motion over the prevailing water crisis in the state. He also pitched for an exclusive day-long "healthy discussion" over the alarming situation. Speaking on the issue, Stalin said four major lakes in Chennai city have dried and the government did not take any action. "Four main lakes that supply water to Chennai have dried. This government has not taken any steps. Women are roaming with empty pots for water in the state," he said. "I urge all members to have a special discussion for a day on the water crisis." The DMK leader said, "In the last Assembly session, on February 13, I raised the water crisis issue and alerted this government. Niti Aayog has also raised an alarm on the water shortage situation." Water booked online is not being delivered for more than one month by metro water service in Chennai, he said. He criticised Chief Minister Edapaddi ...
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Vedanta Limited challenges closure of Sterlite by state govt 29.6.2019
CHENNAI: Vedanta Limited has informed the Madras high court that the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board had directed Sterlite to remove copper slag from its copper unit in Thoothukudi only because it was obstructing water flow in a nearby channel, and not because it was polluting the environment. Challenging the closure order of the state government, senior counsel for Vedanta Limited Aryama Sundaram, informed the special bench of Justices T. S. Sivagnanam and V Bhavani Subbaroyan that closure of the copper plant in Thoothukudi cannot be ordered when there is no evidence of pollution. "Even if there was pollution, closure is not the only remedial measure and we have nothing at all to prompt closure, except the police firing," he added. He said the copper slag produced at Sterlite has been cited as one among the reasons of pollution caused by the unit. Even Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) in a 2003 clarification to Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) made it clear that copper ...
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Tamil Nadu CM lays foundation for desalination plant 28.6.2019
Chennai: Chennai"s third desalination plant which would supply 150 MLD water to the residents will be ready by 2021 end. Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami laid the foundation stone for the Rs 1,259.38 crore desalination plant at Nemmeli in neighbouring Kancheepuram district on Thursday. This seawater desalination plant would help cater to the drinking water requirements of parched Chennai. About nine lakh people in parts of southern Chennai like Alandur, St Thomas Mount and Sholinganallur, besides those on the IT sector on Rajiv Gandhi Salai will benefit from the latest initiative. Though the project was announced by late Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa in 2013 in the State Assembly, the foundation stone was laid only when the city is reeling under acute scarcity for water owing to the failure of monsoon and drastic depletion in groundwater level. Currently, Chennai has two desalination plants each with a capacity of 100 million litres per day (MLD)  - one at Minjur near here, catering to ...
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Tamil Nadu CM lays foundation stone for second desalination plant in Nemmeli 27.6.2019
Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palanisamy and Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam on Thursday laid the foundation stone for Rs 1,259-crore seawater desalination plant in Kancheepuram district of the state. This will be third unit of the nature that would address the city's drinking water supply needs. "Besides the Nemmeli Plant, we will get 400 MLD (Millions of Liters per Day) water once the desalination plant at Perur is starts functioning. The people in Chennai will get water without any inconvenience after these plants are in place and by 2021, the people can make use of these projects," Palanisamy said. He added, "It was during former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa's regime that she had announced the expansion of desalination plants in the Tamil Nadu Assembly. Now, Amma's (Jayalalithaa) government has implemented it." While asserting that water will be brought from Jolarpet in Vellore district to Chennai in two days, he said, "Awareness programmes to ...
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Dayanidhi Maran attacks AIADMK govt for its complacency in tackling water crisis 25.6.2019 The Asian Age | Home
Tamil Nadu has been reeling under acute water crisis stress for the past several months as Chennai's water reservoirs have gone dry.
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Water to be ferried to Chennai by train from Jolarpet, says CM 22.6.2019 PTI: All news
Water to be ferried to Chennai by train from Jolarpet, says CM
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Chennai: Workers rescued from water treatment plant 22.6.2019
CHENNAI: In a joint operation by IJM(international justice mission) and BBA( Bachpan Bachao Andolan, five child workers were rescued from a private water treatment plant at Koyambedu. The crackdown comes after BBA approached the Tamil Nadu government to observe immediate action to rescue child workers in the state, as a part of anti-child labour action month. Following this, an extensive search operation was carried out in various shops, hotels and industries. A rescue team visited the water treatment plant in Koyambedu following reports of children being employed there. They rescued six workers - five between the ages of 12 and 16. They were taken to Regional Divisional Office, Chennai where a preliminary enquiry was carried out. Speaking to Deccan Chronicle, Kural Amuthan, Director of Government Relations, IJM says, "Preliminary enquiry has revealed that all the five children were trafficked from Odisha. They were brought to Tamil Nadu on the promise of safe accommodation, good pay and three ...
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No water by 2030 if we don't conserve it now: NITI Aayog 21.6.2019
New Delhi:  The recent report of NITI Aayog on groundwater level says 21 Indian cities including Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai and Hyderabad  will run out of groundwater by 2020, affecting around 100 million people. It also says that 40 per cent of India's population will have no access to drinking water by 2030.The situation is alarming, given the fact that year 2020 is not very far. Three rivers, four water bodies, five wetlands and six forests have completely dried in Chennai despite having better water resources and rains than any other metro cities, the report said. "The government is depending upon desalination in Chennai which is very expensive; also they forget that the earth is a limited planet and oceans will dry. What will we leave for our children and grandchildren? We may have a lot of money but we cannot ask our children to drink money instead of water. Using ocean water and desalination is not the solution but water harvesting is" said former director of National ...
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Over dependence on monsoon by TN 19.6.2019
Chennai: Parched soil, unwatered plants in the garden, men and women waiting for hours to fill a pot, digging up dried wells hoping to find water have become a common sight in Chennai, which has seen a sharp decline in the ground water level. Chennai is not alone in its struggle for having its daily dose of water. Barring nine districts, 22 districts in Tamil Nadu have seen the groundwater level plummeting thus causing more stress for water. As per the statistics available with the PWD, the average ground water level status in Tamil Nadu as on May end this year, compared to the corresponding month in 2018, Nagapattinam, Tiruchi, Erode, Coimbatore, Tiruppur, Dindigul, Madurai and even the arid Ramanathapuram district (0.66 metres) and Theni recorded an increase in groundwater level from 0. 21 metres to a maximum of 2.54 mts. During the same period, while Tiruvallur among 22 districts that registered a decline, saw a decrease of 0.68 metres, Perambalur saw a decline by 4.65 mts. The data was compiled ...
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A peep into rigorous Japanese system 19.6.2019 Goa News – The Navhind Times
NT NETWORK Panaji The Japanese method of testing fish is much more rigorous and comprehensive, as it insists on microbiological testing. They have an elaborate protocol and mechanism set for ensuring seafood safety; the Japanese not only test the fish for chemicals and bacteria but also for pesticides. The microbiological testing is done to detect …
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TN CM calls on Prime Minister Modi, discusses projects 16.6.2019 PTI: All news
TN CM calls on Prime Minister Modi, discusses projects
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