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Modi send letters to headmen to harvest rainwater 22.6.2019 The Shillong Times
SHILLONG: Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has shot off letters to headmen including many headmen in the rural areas of Meghalaya urging them to improve village environment by collecting and conserving every drop of water One of the letters were handed over to the Sorar by the Mawryngkneng Block Development Officer,  R Wahlang and this letters are […]
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No political crisis in Manipur: CM 21.6.2019 The Assam Tribune
No political crisis in Manipur: CM
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No water by 2030 if we don't conserve it now: NITI Aayog 21.6.2019
New Delhi:  The recent report of NITI Aayog on groundwater level says 21 Indian cities including Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai and Hyderabad  will run out of groundwater by 2020, affecting around 100 million people. It also says that 40 per cent of India's population will have no access to drinking water by 2030.The situation is alarming, given the fact that year 2020 is not very far. Three rivers, four water bodies, five wetlands and six forests have completely dried in Chennai despite having better water resources and rains than any other metro cities, the report said. "The government is depending upon desalination in Chennai which is very expensive; also they forget that the earth is a limited planet and oceans will dry. What will we leave for our children and grandchildren? We may have a lot of money but we cannot ask our children to drink money instead of water. Using ocean water and desalination is not the solution but water harvesting is" said former director of National ...
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Meeting on rainwater harvesting, groundwater recharging held 19.6.2019 The Assam Tribune
Meeting on rainwater harvesting, groundwater recharging held
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Chennai's water scarcity is man-made: Expert 19.6.2019
Chennai: Braving the scorching sun, Bharathi stands with three pots in one hand and her sleeping child in another awaiting her turn to fill her vessels. Ahead of her is a  long line of people, quibbling impatiently. The water tanker horns its way through the irate crowd and the line collapses. There is brief chaos as the women frantically rush forward to get their empty vessels filled. With water becoming nothing short of luxury this summer, these sights have only become more than common in the last two months. And just two years after TN was declared to be a drought-hit state, it is parched once again. As the temperatures soar and the people of Chennai look up to the sky in vain,  the situation only seems to have worsened with the groundwater table and reservoirs going parched. A recent study has revealed that the city's water table has gone down by an average of 8 metres. The water levels in Chennai's four main reservoirs have been at their lowest in seven decades, with the current ...
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Niti Aayog's 5th Governing Council meet begins 16.6.2019 PTI: All news
Niti Aayog's 5th Governing Council meet begins
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TN CM calls on Prime Minister Modi, discusses projects 16.6.2019 PTI: All news
TN CM calls on Prime Minister Modi, discusses projects
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TN CM Palaniswami calls on Prime Minister Modi, discusses projects 16.6.2019 DNA
Palaniswami sought Modi's intervention in setting up a 400 million litres per day desalination plant at Perur (near Coimbatore) costing Rs 6,078 crore.
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In Letter & Spirit 16.6.2019 The Shillong Times
To Sunday Shillong, This is in reference to the article, ‘Crisis call’, published on June 2. Water problem is a major issue in Shillong and other parts of Meghalaya. The crisis has been persisting for decades now and despite sanctioning of several projects, absolutely nothing has changed. But as many people here accept the crisis […]
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Sarpanchji Namaskar! PM Modi's hand delivered letter to village heads is...? 15.6.2019 The Asian Age | Home
The personal message was hand delivered to the chiefs through respective District Magistrates and district Collectors.
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Sarpanchji Namaskar! PM Modi's hand delivered letter to village heads is...? 15.6.2019
New Delhi: Adopting an emotional approach towards the water crisis in rural areas of India, a letter written by Prime Minister Narendra Modi was hand delivered to 'Gram Pradhans' or village heads on Saturday. The letter requests heads to make arrangements for collecting large amounts of rainwater during the forthcoming monsoon. The personal message was hand delivered to the chiefs through respective District Magistrates and district Collectors, IANS reported. The one-page letter written in Hindi reads: "Dear Sarpanchji, Namaskar (Namaste). I hope that you and all my brothers and sisters of the panchayat would be in the best of health. The rainy season is about to begin. We are grateful to God that we are blessed with so much rainwater. We should make all efforts and arrangement to conserve this blessing (water)." Making a special request, PM Modi asked the village heads to hold a meeting of the Gram Sabha (village assembly) and have the message read out loud. "It is requested that ...
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PM to chair Niti Aayog's fifth Governing Council meeting Saturday 15.6.2019 PTI: All news
PM to chair Niti Aayog's fifth Governing Council meeting Saturday
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K Chandrasekhar Rao, Jagan Mohan Reddy to attend Niti Aayog meet with rural agenda 11.6.2019
Hyderabad: Chief Ministers K. Chandrasekhar Rao and Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy will go to Delhi on June 15 for the meeting of the Niti Aayog governing council which will be chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The Niti Aayog has sent requested all heads of state governments to attend the meeting. It has drawn up five issues for the meeting and said each Chief Minister will be given five minutes to explain their opinion on these issues. The five issues on the agenda are rain water harvesting, drought conditions and relief measures, reforms in the agriculture sector, agriculture products and marketing and the Essential Commodities Act, security measures in terrorist-affected areas and aspirational district programmes. This is the first governing council meeting of Niti Aayog after Mr Modi returned to power as well as for Mr Jagan Mohan Reddy. It is expected that the Chief Ministers will seek an appointment with Mr Modi and Union ministers to lobby for their states" pending projects and other ...
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Struggling for water, Savoi Verem’s Khedemwado locals turn to rainwater harvesting 8.6.2019 Goa News – The Navhind Times
NIRGOSH GAUDE | NT  Ponda At the time when many of places in the state are facing water crisis, and the affected people are urging the government to maintain proper water supply, the locals of Khedemwado in the Savoi Verem village of the Ponda taluka are working towards reviving the springs and water bodies in ...
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No RWH at BBMP parks yet 6.6.2019
Bengaluru: Though the BBMP has doubled the fines for residents not installing rainwater harvesting structures on their premises, the civic body's own track record of installing them in parks is dismal. Though the proposal was announced in the budget last year, no steps have been taken in this regard. The plan, announced during the tenure of former mayor Sampath Raj, was to harvest rain in all parks run by BBMP and at open spaces and nurseries owned by Palike. An amount of Rs 12 crore was also earmarked for the purpose of building rainwater structures. We should not be sitting in glass houses and throw stones at others. Civic agencies like BBMP should be proactive in setting an example to the citizens to emulate. But it's the reverse here. BBMP, which could have harvested thousands of litres of water, but has not bothered to take it up, said Muniyappa, a regular walker at BBMP park at Gavipura. He, however, welcomed that BBMP had reserved Rs 12 crore for setting up RWH structures at the ...
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World Environment Day : Smart hospitality solutions towards sustainable tourism 5.6.2019 Central Chronicle
Agencies, New Delhi On World Environment Day, let’s remember one man’s vacation destination is someone’s home. Consumers can play a big role and hospitality industry is practicing sustainable tourism and doing its bit to save the environment. Judicious use of energy and water reuse are among some of the measures undertaken by Hospitality industry to […]
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Crisis call 2.6.2019 The Shillong Times
Kordor Sohtun wakes up at four in the morning and the first thing he does is reserve a space in front of the public tap near his house. He fetches eight buckets of water before heading off to office. This is his daily routine, come rain or shine, as water is a precious commodity here. […]
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Teenagers to hold rally on climate change in Shillong on May 24 20.5.2019 The Shillong Times
SHILLONG: As an initiative for raising climate change awareness, a rally by teenagers under the banner of Friday for Future, will be held on May 24. Speaking to reporters here on Monday, Joel Blah Kyndiah said, “It is all about youth to push for political action. Climate change is an issue but it is not significantly addressed.” […]
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River interrupted! 12.5.2019 The Shillong Times
By Madhumita Mookerji Water is fast becoming as precious as gold in many regions of the world today due to shortage. Environmentalists warn that unless water is used more sagaciously when there is still time, the world may suffer from a water-crisis as never seen before. There are few people to tell us to turn […]
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Fruit fests 7.5.2019 Buzz – The Navhind Times
Miguel Braganza   The Moti Talao Festival has grown over the last five years. The festival is held at one end of a huge manmade lake in Sawantwadi, a rainwater harvesting structure that stores water that drains in from the surrounding hills during the monsoons. The concept of the festival has been inspired by the ...
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