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Preparing for the monsoon 18.5.2018 Hindu: Life & Style
Rainwater harvesting systems need special attention, and storm-water drains must be examined and quickly cleaned. By S. Vishwanath
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Water shortage: Locals on a mission to save wild animals 18.5.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Jammu, May 16 With the region witnessing dry summer, locals have launched a mission to provide water and save wild animals living in the Shivalik forests in the Kandi belt. Continuous drought in the region has led to the vanishing of water bodies. Also, the government’s failure to implement the rainwater harvesting scheme is driving the Kandi belt on the path of destruction. A group of youth and villagers of 30 panchayats in the Akhnoor-Chhamb belt, some 50 km from Jammu, have been creating water points and filling ponds using water tankers during April-May. As per the volunteers associated with the project for the past few years, their efforts have paid off as the death rate of birds, especially peacock, due to water scarcity has come down considerably and it has also helped in curbing animal poaching. Satish Sharma, who initiated the project, said water tankers were hired whenever the need was felt. “During summer, the whole belt suffers from shortage of water. All ponds dry up. We ...
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Africa and climate change exiled by emissions 16.5.2018 Downtoearth
The impacts of climate change are making the continent even more vulnerable
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A tale of depleting water table 16.5.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
Low groundwater level stalls day-to-day activities
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Facilities in villages to look up, thanks to NREGA: Collector 16.5.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
Infrastructure project will be completed in a couple of months, he says
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‘Society must be empowered to protect natural resources’ 9.5.2018 Hindu: National
Rajendra Singh says water conservation should be a people’s movement
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Goat rearing units given to BPL families 8.5.2018 The Tribune

Our Correspondent

Una, May 7

Rural development and Animal Husbandry Minister Virender Kanwar on Monday distributed 12 units of goats to 12 families to enhance their livelihood under the BPL goat rearing scheme. Lok Sabha MP Anurag Thakur was also present.

Each farmer was given a unit of two female and one male goat. Speaking on the occasion, the minister said a provision of 60 per cent grant was available under the scheme. He said 1,153 units had been distributed to farmers in the state so far.

Kanwar said the MGNREGA scheme would be utilised for the creation of water bodies to harvest rainwater. He said the activity would not only give employment to the rural folk but also recharge the groundwater aquifer. He said the minimum daily wages under the MGNREGA had been enhanced from 100 days to 120 days a year.

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Depths of despair 7.5.2018 Delhi – The Indian Express
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Jaipur: Save water in a whole new way 4.5.2018 DNA: Opinion
To conserve rainwater in the state, now it has been decided to make a rooftop rainwater harvesting system in the police stations. Public Works Department (PWD) has notified a large number of police stations in the city namely Brahmpuri, Murlipura, Jhotwara, Harmaada, Malviya Nagar etc. Not only in the police stations, but also in police quarters the work of making the rooftop rainwater harvesting structures will be done. The work will begin in May and is expected to be completed by the time rains hit the city. “Attempts are being made to complete the work before rains so that the benefit can be taken,” said an engineer of PWD while speaking to DNA. Most of the police stations of Jaipur are of old construction wherein no method of water conservation has been put up. As such, a lot of rainwater gets wasted in absence of harvesting structure and the opportunity to restore the rainwater is lost. The campuses are large and have a big roof which can be put to use by making rooftop rainwater harvesting system. ...
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Water harvesting must for agriculture: CM 3.5.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Dehradun, May 2 Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat has emphasised on the creation of water corpus like concept which includes flurry of measures for rain water harvesting and effective usage of rain water. The Chief Minister was addressing the inaugural session on three-day Summit on Climate Resilient Mountain Agriculture that started in Dehradun on Wednesday. He said rain water harvesting was very important for sustaining agriculture in Uttarakhand. He said Uttarakhand had limited land for agriculture and even most of this land falls under non irrigated category. Thus, it was important that the latest agriculture techniques and rainwater harvesting are used to get optimum productivity. He also reminded that only 0.4 percent of rainwater is put to use and the rest flows away unutilised. He also called for a change in mindset towards importance of water conservation. “We need to create a water corpus like concept that should encourage various water conservation efforts ...
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HMWSSB links rainwater harvesting to tanker tariff 1.5.2018 Hindu: Cities
Linking RWH photos with CAN, must by June 30
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HMR to harvest rainwater 30.4.2018 Hindu: Hyderabad
300 structures to be built along the rail lines
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Gujarat in major push to revive waterbodies 29.4.2018 Hindu: National
Effort to tide over acute water shortage
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Aamir Khan turns 30! 29.4.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Aamir Khan turns 30!
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‘No land for installing rainwater harvesting system at 9 Metro stations’ 28.4.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
DMRC to NGT: an area of 36 sq m required for installation of the system
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Not enough space to install rainwater harvesting system at metro stations: DMRC to NGT 27.4.2018 Metros | The Asian Age
Nine metro stations in Delhi and Noida do not have the minimum land required for constructing RWHS.
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Not enough land for rainwater harvesting, DMRC tells NGT 27.4.2018 Delhi – The Indian Express
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Water-efficient kitchen gardening 26.4.2018 Hindu: Health
As water becomes scarce, it is prudent to conserve and use water resourcefully in your garden space with these easy methods
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Water Scarcity 25.4.2018 Central Chronicle » Editorial
Every day the water situation in scarcity is aggrevating without any measures or relief in... more »
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Cities at Crossroads: Bring back the lakes 25.4.2018 Opinion – The Indian Express
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