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20-yr-old comes up with initiative to keep Mumbai beaches clean 19.11.2017 Free Press Journal: Mumbai
Mumbai : Malhar Kalambe may be just a final year student of Hinduja College and be just 20 years old,
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₹67.63 crore disbursed as crop loans: Collector 19.11.2017 Hindu: Home
‘It would cross ₹100 crore mark soon’
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PMK moves Madras High Court to shut all sand quarries 19.11.2017
Chennai: PMK MP and youth wing president Dr Anbumani Ramadoss has approached the Madras high court to direct the state government to close down all sand quarries across the state to save rivers, water bodies and farmers and consequently use alternative to sand in all the construction activities under the government projects. The First Bench comprising Chief Justice Indira Banerjee and Justice M. Sundar before whom the PIL filed by Anbumani Ramadoss came up for hearing, directed the state government to file its counter affidavit within 3 weeks and rejoinder if any, be filed within one week thereafter. In his petition, he also sought a direction to the state government to take appropriate action against illegal and unlawful mining activities in the state by setting up an expert committee under the guidance of a retired judge of Supreme court/high court to identify the lapses that have occurred from October 2003 onwards to eliminate the scope of middlemen in sand mining activities and sanitize mining ...
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NGT refuses to set aside green clearance for Amaravati capital 19.11.2017 DNA: Mumbai
In a relief for the Andhra Pradesh (AP) government, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Friday declined to set aside the environmental clearance (EC) for building of the new capital city Amaravati and allowed the project to go ahead, subject to set of stringent conditions for environment protection. The verdict was passed by a three-member bench headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar after hearing a batch of pleas that challenged the project on environmental grounds and the project's EC. The pleas had said the Capital city would harm the fertile agricultural lands in Krishna and Guntur districts and put at peril the floodplain and wetland ecology. The green court refused to set aside the EC after it was convinced that the new Capital would not harm the floodplains and wetlands. The bench also noted that the project had reached a stage of 'fait accompli' and thus demolishing the project would come at a huge financial, environmental and human cost. In the conditions it stipulated, the Tribunal directed the AP ...
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Study shows seemai karuvelam in new light 19.11.2017 Hindu: Tamil Nadu
Says case for eradication of invasive species not backed by scientific data
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Effluent treatment plant commissioned at Salem Co-operative Sugar Mills 19.11.2017 Hindu: Coimbatore
A modern two-tier reverse osmosis distillery effluent treatment plant set up at a cost of ₹8.50 crore was commissioned at the Salem Cooperative Sugar Mills in Mohanur near here on Saturday.This is the...
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Implement Thoni Maduvu water project: Anbumani Ramadoss 19.11.2017 Hindu: Coimbatore
Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) leader Anbumani Ramadoss has urged the State Government to accord priority for the implementation of Thoni Maduvu scheme in Kolathur block in Salem district. Speaking to pr...
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Startup has solution for sewer deaths 19.11.2017 DNA: Mumbai
The practice of manual scavenging is banned in India since 1993 and yet over 126 people have lost their lives cleaning sewers and septic tanks since January this year alone. Despite the laws and Supreme Court interventions, manual scavenging continues. However, 25 years after the ban came into force, eight young engineers — all founders of a Kerala-based startup Genrobotics — are working with Kerala government to put an end to the practice. They have designed a robot, chritstened Bandicoot, which literally means a rat, that can enter into the sewer holes and clean it, exatly like a human would do. "We were approached by the state IT Secretary M Sivasankar seeking our assistance in combating the problem through technology. The idea is to replace the term manhole with robothole so that no human life is lost doing this undignified task," says Vimal Govind, 23, a founding-member of Genrobotics. The Bandicoot has four limbs and a bucket system attached to a spider web looking extension, which can go inside ...
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Ken, Betwa river linking will hurt fishing economy in the region: Dr Anish Andheria, president of the Wildlife Conservation Trust. 19.11.2017 Mumbai – The Indian Express
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Bandora-Undir locals to challenge construction licence to sewage plant 19.11.2017 Goa News – The Navhind Times
NT NETWORK   PONDA Raising the issue of the Undir Bandora sewage treatment plant (STP) yet again, the Undir locals are all set to challenge the construction licence, granted by the new panchayat body, before the panchayat director. Undir Bandora locals, under the banner of Undir Paryawaran Saurakshan Manch (UPRM), briefed media on the issue ...
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PWD pushes for digitalisation of water meters in Salcete 19.11.2017 Goa News – The Navhind Times
JOAO SOUSA M | NT MARGAO The PWD department has given a big-push to digitalisation of water meters in Salcete taluka to bring non-revenue water – wherein charges are not recovered from users – down to 15 per cent as against the present 32 per cent. Highly-placed sources in the PWD requesting anonymity said the ...
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Project report on rejuvenation of Banganga by Dec 19.11.2017 The Tribune

Jammu: The Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board (SMVDSB) has initiated an exercise to prepare a detailed project report (DPR) for rejuvenation of Banganga and its riverfront development. The DPR is being prepared on the directions of Governor NN Vohra, who is also the chairman of the board. AECOM, which has been appointed as the consultants of the DPR, will furnish the complete report to the board by December-end. The DPR covers development of bathing ghats, riverfront development, ground water re-charging, Banganga watershed development, taking up various landscaping, afforestation and in situ soil conservation measures. tns

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Inside the NGT as it turns seven 19.11.2017 India – The Indian Express
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On November 7, Moradabad recorded highest levels on pollution scale, but few were looking 19.11.2017 India – The Indian Express
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Lost recipes 18.11.2017 DNA: Urban Tales
UPPER REACHES OF UTTARAKHAND Garhwal, the hilly region of Uttarakhand, is said to be quite proactive in preserving continuing use of organic and traditional seeds and grains in India. And the people take pride in their home-grown produce. So it's common to come across people, including in towns such as Dehradun, who like to tend to their kitchen gardens or grow greens on their window sills. "The shift in their food choices therefore is not huge. Even so, there are a few food items that are fading out," says Rushina Munshaw Ghildiyal, who began archiving Garhwali recipes nearly two decades ago. "Packaged snacks such Maggi noodles and Kurkure are aspirational foods. They are marketed so well that even people in areas affected by malnutrition prefer to spend on these than on nutrition-rich food." With Punjabis having settled in tourist hotspots such as Mussoorie, the community's food too has wielded an influence in the region. The traditional mandua ki roti or the earthy millet porridge called paleu have ...
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KCR asks for sector-wise energy demand projections 18.11.2017 Hindu: Cities
CM anticipates additional demand of 10,000 -12,000 MW in view of new projects
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No check on country boats in scenic Papikondalu 18.11.2017 Hindu: Andhra Pradesh
Tourism wing proposal to streamline operations yet to be implemented
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Water for irrigation released 18.11.2017 Hindu: News
To benefit 1,550 acres in Palani belt
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Reservoir work gets underway 18.11.2017 Hindu: News
Work begins at Thanedarpally on land acquired by govt.
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ZP lacks funds for maintaining vented dams built a decade ago 18.11.2017 Hindu: Home
Proposal to build 1,000 such dams in Dakshina Kannada this financial year
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