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Governor visits Kheer Bhawani shrine, reviews mela arrangements 18.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Srinagar, June 16 Governor NN Vohra visited the Mata Kheer Bhawani shrine at Tulmulla, Ganderbal, on Saturday to review the arrangements for Mela Kheer Bhawani commencing on June 20. Sheikh Ishfaq Jabbar, Ganderbal MLA; BB Vyas, Chief Secretary; Dr SP Vaid, DGP; RK Goyal, Principal Secretary (Home); Dr Piyush Singla, Ganderbal Deputy Commissioner; Fayaz Ahmad Lone, Ganderbal Senior Superintendent of Police, representatives of the Dharmarth Trust and several members of the Kashmiri Pandit community received the Governor on his arrival at the shrine, an official spokesman said. The Governor discussed with the Chief Secretary, the Deputy Commissioner and other officers concerned the arrangements made by the district administration and the Dharamarth Trust for the stay of the pilgrims, particularly the sanitation facilities He visited the sewage treatment plant at the shrine, which, he was informed by the Deputy Commissioner, would become operational in the next two ...
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Court seeks reply on STP in Badrinath 18.6.2018 The Tribune

Dehradun, June 17

The Uttarakhand High Court has sought reply from the Centre and the state government on the construction of a sewage treatment plant (STP) near the Badrinath shrine in violation of environmental norms.

While taking up a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by a Nainital resident on Friday,  Justices VK Bisht and Alok Singh  directed the Central and state governments to file their reply by the next date of hearing on June 19.

Petitioner Chetna Bhargava alleged that the waste  from the plant was going into the river. She demanded that a shrine board be formed on the lines of the Vaishno Devi Shrine Board and the Tirupati temple board. — TNS

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Plan in place to rejuvenate four water bodies 17.6.2018 The Assam Tribune
Plan in place to rejuvenate four water bodies
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When Shimla queued up for water 15.6.2018 Hindu: Rx
Taps in Shimla went dry this summer, posing an unprecedented water crisis in the hill town. Adverse climatic conditions are believed to be the main factor for reduced flow in streams. Vikas Vasudeva reports on the failure of State governments to check unplanned development and exploitation of water resources.
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NTPC to use treated sewage water at Dadri plant 15.6.2018 Central Chronicle » Business
New Delhi, State –owned power generating major NTPC, will use treated sewage water at its Dadri Power Station. This is in line with the tariff policy amendment by Ministry of Power, which requires mandatory use of treated sewage water from Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) of municipal body for thermal power plant located within 50 kilometre radius […]
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Work on widening Kaliamman Koil Street is under way 15.6.2018 Hindu: Fitness
The compound wall of a Metro Water facility on the Street has been razed to the ground
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MC goes slow on development works 14.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service     Chandigarh,  June  13 Upgrade of a sewage treatment  plant, construction of connecting passages  in corridors at Sector  17  and  refurbishment  of   public toilets  are some of the 130  projects  of the Municipal  Corporation  which are awaiting completion for over a year and a half. Sources said of the 150 works approved by the  general  house of the MC, a majority were pending for  various  reasons. While  some  of the  projects had been delayed  for lack of clearance of drawings from the Architecture Department,  many had been delayed for want of funds.  The MC general house held 11  meetings last  year. Over 150  works of various  types,  including recarpeting of roads, were  passed  at the  meetings. The project for replacement of street   lights with LED lights was approved   in the  first meeting  on January 24,   2017, but the project is   yet to be  completed. While 40,000 lights  have been replaced, 9,000 lights  at dark spots  and gardens are yet to be  replaced. The ...
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‘Visible improvement in Bellandur Lake in three months’ 11.6.2018 Hindu: Home
Promise made by City Development Minister G. Parameshwara
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Cantt board makes hay out of waste 11.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Ambala, June 10 The Ambala Cantonment Board has adopted a slew of measures to tackle horticulture waste and sewage water in order to keep the area clean. The fallen and dry leaves along with cut grass are being collected and converted into green manure with the help of a green waste re-processor installed recently at Patel Park. A decentralised sewage treatment machine has been set up on pilot basis to treat waste water from a public toilet so it can be used for watering plants. Speaking to The Tribune, Varun Kalia, Chief Executive Officer, Ambala Cantonment Board, said, “So far nearly 500 kg manure has been generated by composting dry leaves.” A solid waste management plant has been constructed on pilot basis at the Topkhana Bazaar. The Cantonment Board has over the last two months segregated and stocked nearly 1.2 tonne recyclable waste. The CEO said, “Cow dung and bio-degradable kitchen waste is used to produce bio-gas, which will be used as a substitute for LPG and for generating ...
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Maharashtra: Water regulatory body plans to make sewage treatment viable 8.6.2018 Mumbai – The Indian Express
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Team marks disposal points polluting nullah 7.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Ludhiana, June 6 A state-level team on Wednesday surveyed the Buddha Nullah and found various disposal points through which waste was being released into it by dyeing units and dairy complexes. The team, led by Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Punjab Municipal Infrastructure Development Company (PMIDC), Ajoy Sharma inspected the disposal points. According to MC officials, who were present during the inspection, the team found an illegal disposal point through which ‘untreated water from dyeing units’ was being dumped into the nullah. PPCB officials were pulled up and directed to collect samples of the untreated waste from the dyeing units, it is learnt. Ajoy Sharma, along with Deputy Commissioner Pradeep Kumar Aggarwal, MC Commissioner Jaskiran Singh and PPCB officials, visited the dairy complexes to check as to how untreated waste was being dumped into the nullah. The team inspected sewage treatment plants (STPs) at Jamalpur, Ballo Ke and Bhattian. It directed the MC officials to keep ...
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Concerns raised on depletion in green cover 6.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service New Delhi, June 5 On the occasion of World Environment Day, acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal today raised concerns over the depletion in tree cover and bio-diversity, especially the variety of birds’ species in the national Capital. The two natural features of Delhi — Aravali Hill Range and Yamuna River — have been under constant environment threat despite monitoring by the Supreme Court and High Court in the past three decades, Mittal pointed out. Mittal also stated that not only house sparrows, but the population of crows has also reduced over a period of time and the scavenging birds have increased causing imbalance in the natural eco-system of the city. She emphasised the need for effective sewage treatment and scientific disposal and management of municipal solid waste so that the city could be saved from further environmental degradation. The acting Chief Justice was addressing a gathering during an event organised jointly by the Department of Environment and Forest and Delhi ...
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STPs to commence soon at Dravyavati 4.6.2018 DNA: Money
All the five sewage treatment plants at the Dravyavati riverfront project are now in final stages of their testing. The results have been ‘satisfactory’ so far and laying of the 81-kilometer long sewer trunk main is also near completion.  “The testing at all the STPs have commenced before last week of May and shall continue for nearly 45 days before these plants could be commission,” says an official. Commission of these shall come as a relief for over a hundred low lying colonies along the project trajectory.  These STPs with a cumulative capacity of  170 million liters per day (MLD) of these nearly 50 MLD of sewerage is expected to be from these low lying colonies while around 100-120 MLD shall be from the major nullas.  These plants after treatment of sewage shall release the clean water in Dravyavati that shall help in providing water for agricultural use at tail end areas and also help in recharge of the water table at large. However, the process is faced with challenges following delay in the ...
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Dal gets dull as waste dumping goes on 2.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Srinagar, June 1 “Perhaps in the whole world, there is no corner as pleasant as the Dal Lake,” said Sir Walter Lawrence in his book ‘Valley of Kashmir’. But today, the Dal Lake, which used to be the top attraction for tourists in Kashmir, has turned into a dumping ground for tonnes of waste and sewage. The rising pollution and high-nutrient load continues to flow and gather on the surface of the water, which locals used for drinking decades ago. Boatmen and houseboat owners say the lake is no more soothing to the eyes. “Successive governments have been making tall claims that the lake will be cleaned and it will be preserved, but it is only getting worse day by day,” said Farooq Ahmad, a houseboat owner. Bashir Ahmad (45), another boatman, who has been working for more than two decades, says the lake used to be crystal clear, but sewage, which comes from many localities, has caused its “death”. “The sewage is directly being dumped into the lake. The government is not sincere. It is ...
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Power Finance Corp looks beyond power sector 31.5.2018 DNA: Top News
At a time when power sector is under stress, state-run Power Finance Corp Ltd (PFC) plans to start lending to projects such as sewage treatment plants, smart cities, railway electrification, mining, electric vehicle charging stations, mini-grids, among others. PFC chairman and managing director Rajeev Sharma on Thursday said that the company is exploring options to diversify its loan portfolio instead of limiting it to only thermal, hydro and renewable power projects across the country. In the mining space, PFC is eyeing projects pertaining to gas, liquefied natural gas and coal mining. "There is railway electrification, smart cities infrastructure, electric vehicle manufacturing units including charging stations, electric vehicle charging infrastructure, battery manufacturing units for solar projects, mini and micro-grids, energy-efficiency systems like co-generation or tri-generation or combination of heat as well as power and waste heat recovery systems we are looking at as part of our diversification ...
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Mumbai: Cowsheds alongside Dahisar river to relocate after BMC slaps notice 31.5.2018 Free Press Journal: Mumbai
Mumbai: Cowsheds on the banks of Dahisar river are likely to be ‘relocated’. The Brihanmumbai
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Keerai farmers reap wealth from waste water 30.5.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
They use grey water from a sewage treatment plant near Vellakkal
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Cities at Crossroads: Who pays to save this lake? 30.5.2018 Opinion – The Indian Express
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Policy for reusing waste water: Gujarat government 29.5.2018 DNA: Mumbai
In a bid to make the most of available water resources, the state government on Monday announced a policy for reusing treated waste water, making it mandatory for thermal power plants and large industrial units to use treated wastewater. The government is also targeting to reuse 100% of treated waste water by 2030. The Policy, unveiled by Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, aims to achieve minimum 80% coverage and collection of sewage in all municipal towns and to reach a level of 100% treatment of collected sewage. "We aim to reuse at least 24% of the total freshwater consumption from treated wastewater by every municipal body. We are targeting to reuse 70% of the treated wastewater by 2025, and 100% by 2030," JP Gupta, principal secretary, water supply department, said while announcing the policy. Speaking after launching the policy, Rupani said that water was a basic problem in Gujarat, but the government was committed to resolving the problem. He cited the ongoing water conservation drive, plans to set up ...
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Engineering grads blend environment with enterprise  28.5.2018 B & C – The Navhind Times
In just five years, Vasco based Sustainable Biosolutions LLP, is doing remarkable work in changing industry’s mindset towards waste management, discovers Diana Fernandes Raghavendra Suryavanshi and Akshat Tyagi were second year ME students at BITS Pilani, Goa, when they decided to solve a sewerage treatment issue they were facing in the institute. Using the concept ...
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