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Sukhna water level reaches highest point 25.9.2017 The Tribune

Chandigarh, September 24

The last two days’ rain has brough the water level in the Sukhna to 1162 feet, its highest level. The city has witnessed 104 mm of rainfall in the past two days. The water level in the lake had reached 1161.70 ft on August 24. Officials said the present level was just one feet from the danger mark.

It was in 2008 when flood gates of the lake were opened after the water level crossed the 1163 mark. GS Dhillon, former Chief Engineer-cum-Director, Irrigation and Power Research Institute, Amritsar, said sign was good for the lake. He said the water was also coming to the lake in good quantity from the upper reaches of the Himalaya.

The Sukhna has been facing a shortage of water for many years. Experts say with the water level reaching the highest level, the lake would not dry in next three years. — TNS

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Answer lies in Ambedkarism 25.9.2017
Thiruvananthapuram: Former Gujarat DGP R.B. Sreekumar, in an open letter to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, has called upon the State Government to use 'Ambedkarism' as the tool to design projects and programmes for the disenfranchised. The proposed schemes, he said, should achieve the standards set by Ambedkar in his various writings and speeches, like 'Annihilation of Caste', 'Buddha and his Dharma', 'Rise and fall of Hindu Women', 'Ranade, Gandhi and Jinnah', 'States and minorities', 'Who were the Shudras', 'Riddles of Hinduism', 'Untouchables', and 'Speeches in the Constituent Assembly'. Mr Sreekumar wants the Chief Minister to employ Ambedkar's principles to usher in radical changes in three areas: education, removal of scavenging, and Hindu priesthood. Here are excerpts from his letter. Ambedkarism in educational syllabi "Quintessential ideals of Ambedkarism should be incorporated in the curriculum of all ...
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City faces acute drinking water deficit 25.9.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Jammu, September 22 With the much-hyped Rs 886-crore Chenab water diversion project still in limbo and the increasing population putting huge pressure on the drinking water sources, Jammu is facing a shortfall of whooping 15 million gallons daily (MGD). As per the latest data of water requirement in Jammu city, only 50 MGD is being generated from the available resources while the need is 65.10 MGD. Jammu district is home to 15 lakh people and caters to a huge floating population, mostly pilgrims. The core city area (Jammu city) has a population of 7.5 lakh. Senior officials of the Public Health Engineering (PHE) Department have expressed inability to meet the water needs of the rising population in Jammu and sought immediate government intervention to tide away the incoming crisis as drought and pollution are leaving the Tawi and underground aquifers overstressed. A senior official said the Japanese International Cooperation Agency, which had to fund the project, was not ...
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Tributes paid to Hari Singh 25.9.2017 The Tribune
MHAC School celebrated the birth anniversary of the erstwhile Dogra ruler Maharaja Hari Singh on Friday. More than 100 students and teachers from Samaj Kalyan Kendra and Ram Chander Memorial Trust School were invited to take part in the celebrations. Principal Sween Puri and dignitaries garlanded the statue and paid tributes. tns NSS Day celebrated The NSS Day was celebrated at Government Degree College, Akhnoor. Anuradha from J&K State Pollution Control Board, was the chief guest. Principal Dr Anil Gupta apprised the NSS volunteers of the necessity of social work. Anuradha talked about source waste management and also demonstrated how to segregate the waste management and its purification and composing, which would lead to the purification of the environment. tns Freshers’ party A freshers’ party was organised to welcome the new entrants at Dogra Degree College, Bari Brahmana. The programme began with the lighting of the traditional lamp. A cultural programme was presented by students. Samar Dev Singh ...
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Mineral fund in plenty, but no plans to spend it 25.9.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Solan, September 24 The Himachal Pradesh District Mineral Foundation Fund is replete with money, but not with plans to execute developmental works in the areas affected by the mining. In Solan district, which has major cement plants, Rs 28 crore has been collected, while Rs 10 lakh is pending from stones crushers. In Sirmaur district, Rs 35 lakh has been collected and the figure will touch Rs 1 crore once all 14 functional stone crushers and other units contribute their share. This fund is supposed to be collected by the Mining Wing of the Industries Department. Solan Assistant Geologist Sarit Chandra said though Rs 28 crore had been collected in the fund so far, no work had been initiated to utilise it for the welfare of people affected by mining activities. This fund, which was set up in June this year, has the mandate to collect 10 per cent of the royalty paid to the state government in case of minor minerals. The users of major minerals like the cement plants are supposed to pay ...
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Apartments not the major polluter of Bellandur lake, govt. tells NGT 25.9.2017 Hindu: News
‘While 480 MLD of sewage was entering the lake daily, contribution from apartments was 66.87 MLD’
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Telangana, Andhra Pradesh vie for Srisailam water 25.9.2017
Hyderabad: The sharing of water from the Srisailam dam between TS and AP could be problematic due to the maintainance of water levels.  There is no problem in releasing water to downstream Nagarjunasgar from where Telangana state can draw drinking water for Hyderabad city, Khammam and Nalgonda districts and Andhra Pradesh for Guntur and Prakasam districts till the level at Srisailam is above 854 feet. AP will not be able to draw water below that level to supply to Kurnool, Anantapur and Kadapa districts and Chennai til the next monsoon. "We have to maintain the Srisailam water level above 854 ft level.  "The Krishna River Management Board (KRMB) has given only 5 tmc ft for Pothireddypadu canal, and that will be exhausted by Monday," said Srisailam dam chief engineer Narayana Reddy.  Narayan Reddy said he had already placed an indent for another 5 tmc ft with the KRMB. If the 854 ft level has to be maintained at Srisailam, Nagarjunasagar from where TS takes its ...
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Colonies sans basic facilities 25.9.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Amritsar, September 24 The Municipal Corporation (MC) charges a requisite fee to approve the building plan in colonies, approved by the Punjab Urban Development Authority (PUDA), on the outskirts of the city, but it takes a back seat when it comes to providing them basic facilities. Private colonisers have developed a large number of residential colonies on the outskirts of the city in a couple of years. Following the recommendation of the government, the colonisers provide the basic facilities, such as parks, water supply, recommended size of roads and streets, street lights and security in their colonies. PUDA officials visit the colonies and then approve it. As per the rules, the MC takes over the colonies from the Punjab Urban Development Authority and plot owners have to pass the building plan from the town planning wing of the MC. The Local Bodies Department collects fee for approving the building plan and also charges refundable security fee for installing the rain harvesting ...
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A sketchy roadmap 25.9.2017 Opinion – The Indian Express
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Deadline for water and sewerage project extended till February 25.9.2017 The Tribune
Bathinda, September 24 The deadline of the Rs 288 crore water supply and sewerage project being executed by the Triveni company has been extended to February. The earlier deadline of the project was December but due to slow pace, the company has been able to complete only 27 per cent work so far. So now, it is not possible to complete the remaining work in three months. The company has prepared a priority list of works, which are to be completed under the project and efforts would be intensified in the coming days. The company’s priority is to complete the mainline work at Adarsh Nagar to Chandbhan and construction of STP at Adarsh Nagar, Dabwali road, water treatment plant and water storage tank at Growth Centre and 12.5 km long pipe from Bathinda to Shergarh along the sullage carrier. As per Triveni officials, they have been given work front of Rs 74 crore by the Sewerage Board so far, of which they had already completed Rs 45 crore work. Triveni has been given payment of around Rs 40 crore by the ...
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Inflows recede; Andhra Pradesh, Telangana in a bind 25.9.2017
Hyderabad: Inflows into Srisailam have started receding and with the monsoon withdrawal date of October 15 approaching, it is increasingly clear that Telangana state and Andhra Pradesh will not have water from the dam for irrigation. With no water till the next monsoon, 30 lakh acres of crop land will go without assured irrigation from the Krishna river, which could affect production of food grains. The Srisailam dam had 160 tmc ft of water on Sunday, and this will be used only for drinking purposes. "We had estimated water availability based on hope, but the real picture will be available when the Krishna River Management Board (KRMB) meets on October 15," said Srisailam dam chief engineer C. Narayana Reddy.  Mr Sridhar Deshpande, officer on special duty at the Telngana state irrigation ministry, echoed the same sentiment, saying, "There is no water for irrigation using Krishna waters. Strict discipline should be ensured to reserve the entire storage for drinking ...
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Sathanur dam nearing brim, water to be released from today 24.9.2017 Hindu: News
It will help recharge wells located near Thenpennai river in Villupuram district
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‘Focus is on linking Godavari and Penna’ 24.9.2017 Hindu: News
The State government is focussing on linking the Godavari with the Penna to provide water to Rayalaseema districts on a permanent basis, Minister for Water Resources Devineni Umamaheswara Rao has said...
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Cairn blast cracks walls of Barmer village homes 24.9.2017 TOI: Jaipur
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Essel Infra lays stone for sewage treatment plant in Varanasi 24.9.2017 HBL: Home
On Friday, PM inaugurated the plant which is a part of Namami Gange Programme
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Community Fish Sanctuary inaugurated at Gambegre 24.9.2017 The Shillong Times
TURA: Executive Member, in charge of Forest, GHADC, Righteous N Sangma on Friday inaugurated the community Fish Sanctuary at Chigitchakgre village in West Garo Hills. The initiative was undertaken jointly by IBDLP and Fishery Department with the support of the community and the office of the Gambegre C & RD Block. Inaugurating the sanctuary at Bandra river (Bolmendu […]
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Farmers exposed to innovative irrigation technique 24.9.2017 Hindu: Tamil Nadu
The simple method will ensure continuous water supply to trees
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Weakened dam the latest threat as Puerto Rico reels from hurricane 24.9.2017 deccanherald.com
A Puerto Rico dam damaged by heavy rains from Hurricane Maria was in danger of failing on Sunday, posing a risk to communities downstream, as people across the U.S. territory sought to dig out from the deadly storm. Some 70,000 people who live downstream from the compromised Guajataca Dam in the northwest of the island were under orders to evacuate, with the structure in danger of bursting at any time. Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello, after surveying damage to the cracked dam, reiterated his request on Saturday that people leave the area as soon as possible. "The fissure has become a significant rupture," Rossello said at a news conference. The dam, which is made of earth and surrounded by trees in a largely rural region of Puerto Rico, is 120 feet (37 metres) tall, according to a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers database The National Weather Service extended a flash flood watch for communities along the rain-swollen Guajataca River, downstream from the dam, until 1400 local time on Sunday. If the dam ...
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Multi-agency exercise 'Pralay Sahayam' held 24.9.2017 thehansindia3900
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NGT raps MoEF over emission standards for thermal power plants 24.9.2017 Latest News
A bench headed by Justice Jawad Rahim came down heavily on the Environment Ministry for not filing the document as per its direction within the stipulated time
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