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Water conservation our priority: Minister 22.6.2018 The Tribune

Our correspondent

Hamirpur, June 21

“Providing sufficient water to people is the priority of our government,” said Mahender Singh, Irrigation and Public Health Minister, here Thursday.

He was addressing representatives of panchyati raj institutions in a function ‘Jal hai to Kal hai’. He said the water problem in Shimla had sent a message across the world that conservation of water could no more be ignored and people must stand together to conserve water. Though the water crisis in Shimla was handled, but the government had mooted a plan so that the problem may not arise in coming years.

He said the Centre had approved a plan submitted by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur and he had been successful in getting Rs 800 crore for the augmentation of all old water supply schemes.

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Musi to be developed in two phases 22.6.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
Officials asked to formulate action plan for removal of encroachments
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Govt to fine misuse of piped drinking water 21.6.2018 Hindu: News
Hints at reducing charge of piped drinking water
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India’s very own Dust Bowl 21.6.2018 Downtoearth
Rising temperatures, changing weather patterns, depleting groundwater, unsustainable agriculture and deforestation are turning large parts of North India into a Dust Bowl. It is time we recognised this ecological disaster
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Hailakandi facing shortage of drinking water 21.6.2018 The Assam Tribune
Hailakandi facing shortage of drinking water
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‘Only six projects completed under Smart Cities Mission’ 21.6.2018 Hindu: Cities
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Home Minister takes stock of West Khasi Hills projects 21.6.2018 The Shillong Times
NONGSTOIN: Meghalaya home minister, James K Sangma completed his two-day review of implementation of development projects here on Wednesday. Sangma was accompanied by Nongstoin MLA, Macmillan Byrsat, Mawshynrut MLA, Gigur Marthong and Rambrai Jyrngam MLA, Kimfa Marbaniang along with deputy commissioner in-charge, West Khasi Hills, K.L.Nongbri, superintendent of police, S.Kharwanlang, officials from the PHED, PWD […]
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29 fresh cases of diarrhoea reported from Mauli Jagran 21.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Chandigarh, June 19 As many as 29 fresh cases of diarrhoea were reported from Mauli Jagran today. Of the 29 cases, eight were of mild diarrhoea, which were referred to the Mani Majra Civil Hospital. According to the authorities at the Health Department, as many as 141 cases of mild diarrhoea had been reported in the past three days. Rising cases of stomach infection and diarrhoea have prompted the Health Department to set-up an evening OPD at the Mauli Jagran dispensary.  “Further, water samples from all three tubewells in the area were collected and the report is expected to arrive soon,” said Health Department officials. On June 17, soon after the diarrhoea outbreak, Dr G Dewan, Director, Health Services, had announced free treatment for all diarrhoea patients.      So far, the Health Department has surveyed 5,086 houses and 1,145 ORS  packets have been distributed.  Water scarcity led to diarrhoea outbreak? A heath department official said water scarcity had led to the diarrhoea ...
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Gastro update: 18 new cases reported from Ward No. 1 21.6.2018 The Tribune
Ludhiana, June 20 As many as 18 cases of gastroenteritis were reported from Bharti Colony, Geeta Colony and Aman Colony from Ward No. 1 here on Wednesday. No new patient was admitted to the hospital. As many as 57 cases of gastroenteritis were detected from these areas on Tuesday after which the Health Department and the Municipal Corporation swung into action. Savitri Devi, an area resident said, “The drinking water supply, which we are getting, is clean. Earlier, the water being supplied to our houses was contained. But after a boy in the area died, the authorities swung into action. The faulty water pipe was also repaired.” “They should have listened to our complaints and acted earlier because we were getting contaminated water in our houses since the last 15 days,” said added. A boy living at Bharti Colony died on Monday night. Residents claimed that he died due to gastro, but the Health Department did not confirm the same as the boy’s family took his body from the Civil Hospital before post-mortem ...
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Stuck in red tape, Chenab project now back on track 21.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Jammu, June 20 The ambitious Chenab water diversion project that was stuck in red tape seems to be back on track again. The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has granted a no-objection certificate which will pave way for its funding by the Japanese International Cooperation Agency. Now, about 100 cusecs of water will be diverted from the river at Akhnoor, some 30 km from Jammu, and later carried to filtration plants by pipes. Though it’s going to take years before the water supply resumes from the Himalayan river, the delay in granting permission had stalled the plan aimed at ending perennial water crisis facing nearly two million people in J&K. Proposed in late 1980s, the first detailed project report was formulated in 2007 when the PDP-Congress coalition was governing the state. Later, the failure of the then Omar Abdullah led NC-Congress government to submit the detailed environmental assessment report had led to the cancellation of funds by the Asian Development Bank in 2013-14. In ...
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Dug-up roads worsen traffic woes in Thripunithura 21.6.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
Pedestrians forced to walk along the middle of the road; stretch between Statue Junction and Kizhakkekota not restored
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Activist throws challenge to officials 21.6.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
A social activist M.G. Hegde threw a social concern challenge to the MP, MLAs, Deputy Commissioner and Zilla Panchayat Chief Executive Officer of Dak
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Varahi water to Udupi project figures in review meet 21.6.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
The issues of bringing water from the Varahi in Bharatkal, about 36 km from here, to Baje, and underground drainage system figured prominently in the
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State scores poorly in water management: Niti Aayog report 21.6.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
Slips to fifth slot on Composite Water Management Index; poor planning, policy omissions to blame
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Beating plastic pollution 20.6.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
The focus must be on waste management and recycling
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James Samgma takes stock of development projects in Nongstoin 20.6.2018 The Shillong Times
  NONGSTOIN: Home Minister of Meghalaya , James K Sangma on his Day 2 visit to Nongstoin he carried out his inspection to various developmental projects which is under progress. The Home Minister was accompanied by three MLAs, Macmillan Byrsat MLA of Nongstoin, Gigur Marthong MLA of Mawshynrut and Kimfa Marbaniang MLA of Rambrai Jyrngam […]
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Daily water supply launched in Karimnagar 20.6.2018 Hindu: Fitness
Proposes to launch 24X7 supply soon under Smart City programme
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BWSSB files case against telco for damaging water pipeline 20.6.2018 Hindu: Fitness
The company had dug up a stretch of ECC Main Road in Whitefield to lay cables
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Saudi Arabia-led coalition seizes Hodeidah airport 20.6.2018 Hindu: International
Fears of a humanitarian crisis in Yemen’s main port city Hodeidah grew as battles spilled into residential districts on Wednesday after Arab coalition
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Rajasthan No.1 in water conservation: NITI Ayog 20.6.2018 The Tribune
Jaipur, June 20 NITI Aayog has ranked Rajasthan at No.1 among the states in water conversation as it registered a significant increase in the level of ground water. Shriram Vedire, President, Rajasthan River basin and Water Resources Planning Authority, said on Tuesday the NITI Aayog's report confirmed that the water level has increased in state due to water conservation structures built under Chief Minister's Jal Swawlamban Abhiyaan programme. Also, there has been an increase in irrigation capacity by 81 per cent. The innovative techniques adopted under the project such as geo-tagging and surveying with the help of drone while engaging people who too participated actively in the campaign is something which other states should follow and adopt, said Vedire. A total of 4 lakh water conservation structures were created and 1.5 million plantations were done in last three years under the directions of Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje. With these efforts, the ground water level has risen by 5 feet in around 21 ...
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