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Why don't parks usetreated water, bbmp? 25.4.2019
Rainwater harvesting plants for individual homes, mandatory STPs and compost plants in apartment complexes - BBMP excels at telling people what to do. Rarely does it follow its own advice, though. The city"s parks are drying up, a normal occurence this time of year but BBMP has done little to find a permanent solution. Instead of following its own rules and setting up rainwater harvesting or sewage treatment plants, BBMP buys water from private tankers to water its parks! And it"s a drain on taxpayer money. Has BBMP actually managed to find a solution that is worse than the problem, asks Aknisree Karthik Fortunately for Bengaluru, it has not entirely lost its Garden City reputation thanks to the many parks that still dot it. Besides the famous Cubbon Park and Lalbagh that provide huge lung spaces in a city that is fast turning into a concrete jungle, most localities have their own parks, where people can enjoy their walks and breathe in some fresh air. But on the other hand, while the city is ...
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Water distress 2.4.2019 Hindu: Health
As water sources in south India begin to show signs of severe distress and exploitation, the focus should move to environmentalists who have been stru
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NGT refuses to review order slapping 5L fine on schools, colleges 29.3.2019 PTI: All news
NGT refuses to review order slapping 5L fine on schools, colleges
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Interim penalty of ₹10 crore imposed on three builders for flouting norms 29.3.2019 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
Gurugram realtors did not obtain requisite consent
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Foundation laid for LHB coach refurbishing facility in Assam 19.2.2019 The Shillong Times
From Our Correspondent GUWAHATI: Union Minister of State of Railways, Rajen Gohain, on Monday laid the foundation of a refurbishing facility of LHB coaches at New Bongaigaon that will have a capacity to refurbish about 120 LBH coaches a year. The facility will have about 15,000 square metre of shaded area housing 4 cranes of […]
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PM arrives in city for 2-day visit to NE 9.2.2019 The Assam Tribune
PM arrives in city for 2-day visit to NE
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Nestle implements rainwater harvesting unit at Goa University 31.12.2018 B & C – The Navhind Times
Team B&C | NT Nestle, Goa, recently commissioned a rain water harvesting project in front of the science block at Goa University. Inaugurated by Mridula Sinha, governor, the project aims to provide students with water during the months of April and May when the campus faces water shortage. It is expected to collect around 7,87,500 ...
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ULBs to ensure compliance of environmental conditions 16.11.2018 PTI: All news
ULBs to ensure compliance of environmental conditions
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WRD plans to give Majorda lake a fresh lease of life 19.8.2018 The Navhind Times
DIANA FERNANDES | NT MARGAO: Many residents of Majorda-Calata remember the village lake, locally called as Tolleband, as a place where they would go to swim, but over the years its neglect has been evident. A long-pending demand of the locals has been is to revive the lake as it would be a boon for ...
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Delhi HC spells out steps for rainwater harvesting 26.7.2018 Metros | The Asian Age
The high court told the Delhi govt to take up five-seven colonies as pilot projects, where water table has really gone down.
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NGT directs Delhi CS to hold meeting on rainwater harvesting in buildings 19.7.2018 PTI: All news
NGT directs Delhi CS to hold meeting on rainwater harvesting in buildings
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CS told to convene meet on rainwater harvesting 19.7.2018 Metros | The Asian Age
NGT directs official to file affidavit within two months.
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Bylaws on rainwater harvesting violated 9.7.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Amritsar, July 8 Though the installation of rainwater harvesting system and recharge wells has been made mandatory by the MC, residents have not been following the guidelines. Following the building bylaws, the MC collects Rs 25,000 as security fee from every building owner before the commencement of construction. As per the rule, a building owner should install the rainwater harvesting system and recharge well and then get back his security money. It is a common practice among residents that they submit the security fee but do not install the rainwater harvesting system. They also don’t claim their security. With the ongoing practice, the government’s effort to boost the water table is not bringing any change. Civil society members seek such initiatives from major commercial establishments, clubs and hotels to encourage the residents to install rainwater harvesting systems. Dr AL Adlakha, eminent ENT surgeon, has written to the prominent clubs of the city for installation of water ...
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Rainwater harvesting system a mirage in Kaithal district 4.7.2018 The Tribune
Satish Seth  Kaithal, July 3 Despite fast depletion of groundwater levels, the concept of rainwater harvesting is yet to catch up in the state. The government has been repeatedly urging its departments and private institutions to instal the system on their premises, but there seems to be little impact on them. Sources said the rainwater harvesting systems installed on the premises of some of the government buildings were non-functional. Moreover, people were not aware of the importance of the practice. The Mini-Secretariat, the Districts Judicial Complex,   the Irrigation Department office and the Police Lines   were spread over huge areas, but these were yet to instal the system despite repeated directives by the government, they added. During a visit to Rajiv Gandhi Vidyut Sadan at Nav Grah Chowk here, it came to light that although the rainwater harvesting system had been installed a few years ago, it was non-functional  for long. The water channel   constructed to   carry rainwater to the  pipes laid ...
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IIM students’ study on depleting water table 1.7.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Amritsar, June 30 A group of students from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Amritsar, have carried out a study on the depletion of groundwater in Manawala village near the city. Members of the team focused on the problem of farmers in the wake of depleting groundwater, besides lack of alternatives to harvest water in the area. The study also throws light on the aspect of minimum usage of lakes and ponds due to contamination. The team included Abhilash Reddy, Shreyasi Deore, N Sandeep Kumar, Shashank Raturi and Yamini Bose. Abhilash Reddy (27) says, “Depletion is such that the water available at the depth of 100 feet too is not fit for drinking or agriculture purposes. They have to dig around 400 feet to procure usable water.” “The farming community in the area is, traditionally, dependent upon the natural water resources to fullfil its agricultural needs. However, water contamination acts as a hurdle,” he adds. Students also came across lack of rainwater harvesting ...
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MC starts cleaning nullah 30.6.2018 The Tribune
Panchkula: The Municipal Corporation (MC), Panchkula, has deployed three earth-moving machines to clean the clogged nullah in Sector 19, which flows from Panchkula to Baltana. MC Commissioner Rajesh Jogpal also took up the matter of encroachment of the nullah by colonisers with the Mohali Deputy Commissioner (DC). Rajesh Jogpal sought their help in the cleaning the nullah from their side to prevent the accumulation of rainwater in houses in Sector 19.   The MC has constructed four rainwater harvesting pits and four more will be constructed in coming days in Sector 19.  TNS Youth found hanging from tree  Chandigarh: A youth was found hanging from a tree at the Mauli Jagran forest area on Friday afternoon. The police claimed that it was a case of suicide. Sources said local residents saw the victim, seems to be in his early-20s, hanging from a tree near Railway Colony in Mauli Jagran. The police was informed about the incident after which the body was shifted to a mortuary. The police have ruled out any ...
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Leave of P’kula MC staff cancelled 29.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Panchkula, June 28 Keeping in mind the monsoon season, Panchkula Municipal Commissioner Rajesh Jogpal has cancelled leave of the MC engineering wing staff.  Besides, they have been asked to gather at the MC office in Sector 14 within half  an hour of heavy rain. Jogpal said though a flood control room had been set up by the district administration, the MC was taking steps on its own to tackle the problem of waterlogging.  To find a solution to waterlogging in Sector 19, the MC Commissioner said they had constructed four rainwater harvesting pits and four more would be constructed in coming days. “The cleaning of nullahs in Sector 19 will start soon,” he said.  A senior MC official said Sector 19 was located on the border of Panchkula and Zirakpur. Colonisers in Zirakpur had closed the nullahs due to which the draining of rainwater from Panchkula to Zirakpur has reduced to the minimum, creating a flood-like situation in Sector 19 every year. “The MC has taken up the matter with the ...
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Plea challenges CRZ clearance to Jaya memorial 26.6.2018 Hindu: Home
HC asks Centre, State government to file their replies within two weeks
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Water audit at school calls for better management 20.6.2018 Hindu: Home
Need for proper rainwater harvesting, recycling of water
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Mixed response to proposal to get water from Linganamakki dam 20.6.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
One argument is for Bengaluru to harness its resources instead of diverting river water from other regions
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