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Rally for Rivers is based on impractical ideas 17.10.2017 Downtoearth
Isha Foundation's Rally for Rivers initiative to plant trees alongside river banks appears impractical and lacks scientific rigour
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Odisha collectors asked to assess drought situation 17.10.2017 India – The Indian Express
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Human intervention reverses fluorosis 17.10.2017 Hindu: News
A village slowly recovers from the ill-effects of high fluoride content in water
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Challenge to politics, faith 17.10.2017 thehansindia3919
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Schools, colleges take to rainwater harvesting 17.10.2017 Hindu: News
HMWSSB expects commercial establishments to follow suit
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How safe are our bridges? 17.10.2017
Following damage to piers of Enath Bridge, PWD Minister G. Sudhakaran had appointed a special committee led by P.K. Aravindan, a retired professor of structural engineering at IIT – Chennai. He has given a detailed report to the LDF Government on the status of various bridges in the State. A follow-up on what has Roads and Bridges Department done in compliance. The bridges in the state are not in good shape. This was evident from the damage suffered by the Enathu bridge in Pathanamthitta, which was repaired on a war-footing. Following this, PWD  minister G. Sudhakaran  initiated a detailed survey on the condition of the 3,000 bridges in the state. The engineers classified them under three divisions requiring  routine maintenance, rehabilitation and reconstruction. The warning that the  Enathu bridge could not bear heavy traffic was  given to the minister by   P.K. Aravindan, a retired professor of structural engineering at IIT Chennai.  The Army built a ...
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How to spend data insights for MPs: Young professionals assist in 20 constituencies 17.10.2017 India – The Indian Express
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KMDK demands steps to curb pollution of rivers 16.10.2017 Hindu: Tamil Nadu
Party leader Eswaran accuses State govt. of being a mute spectator
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Kurnool: Too much water raises concern 16.10.2017
Kurnool: The copious rains brought respite to the drought-hit Rayalaseema region. But the abundant water that has flown on to the fields, from the tanks, canals and rivulets could not be harnessed to the fullest extent. This is the main refrain of farmers and agriculture labourers in Kadapa district. The YSR Congress party agriculture task force president M.V. Nagi Reddy said that there is an urgent need to take up minor irrigation tank repairs, check dam construction, clearing of tank feeders including drains and links, excavation of farm ponds, desilting of drains and canals. Development of cascades was widely believed to be able to bring good dividends to the farmers. It is pertinent to mention that Irrigation Minister Devineni Umamaheswara Rao has said that over 41,000 minor irrigation and panchayat raj tanks will be de-silted and developed to save every drop of rain water and recharge the groundwater in the next four months under "Neeru Chettu" programme launched on February 19. Chief ...
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Hydel power option tops new planning 16.10.2017
Vijayawada: With the heavy inflows into the Sri Sailam and eventual overflows from the project and subsequent power production through flood water, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh N. Chandrababu Naidu asked officials for a comprehensive report on the impact of hydel power production on his decision of not to increase power tariffs in 2018-19. The chief minister said this paved the way for the aproduction of cheaper hydel power. Last month same day, the hydel power production is zero at Srisailam. Now the project produces more than 16.5 MU power. "To continue this way we need to conserve water at big scale. According to an estimate, if Srisailam project overflows, state gets thousands of crores rupees of wealth. With energy security, we are moving towards water security. With 4.5 lakhs of pit ponds in the state, even in Rayalaseema there exists plenty of water now," says Mr Naidu. The chief minister further said that water in the reservoirs gives water security and being number one in energy ...
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Kurnool: Farmers rejoice after downpours 15.10.2017
KURNOOL: Heavy rains have brought about a new found enthusiasm among farmers of drought hit Rayalaseema districts. The Department of Water Resources is gung-ho about  water conservation efforts giving the desired results to some extent. Tanks which used to be mainstay of agriculture during the reign of previous rulers is again giving hope to the spirits of the farmers in the region. Tank irrigation got a  boost with bountiful showers in Anantapur, Kurnool and Kadapa. The copious amouts of rain that lashed the Rayalaseema districts in the last couple of days filled the tanks upto the brim in most of the mandals. Anjanappa, a farmer in Puttaparthi said that they were delighted to see the tank get full level of water. "I think we can have grow good crops next season irrespective of the seasonal rains," he said. "The recent downpour has a positive factor in Rayalaseema districts," said Bojja Dasarath Reddy, President of Saguneeti Sadhana Samithi. However, he added that the ...
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NoC must for drawing groundwater: Centre 14.10.2017 deccanherald.com
Industries and mining and infrastructure projects may have to obtain a no objection certificate (NoC) for drawing groundwater, with the Centre proposing new guidelines. According to the draft issued by the Ministry of Water Resources, all existing and new industries, and mining and infrastructure projects must obtain an NoC for drawing groundwater. However, individual domestic households and the agriculture sector have been exempted. The guidelines, intended for better management of groundwater, also proposed to levy a new water conservation fee based on the quantum of extraction. The fee will depend on the use, area and quantity, and varies from Re 1 to Rs 6 per cubic metre. A cubic metre is 1,000 litres, and the fee should be paid to the state government agencies. The guidelines were sent to the states, seeking their comments, an official told DH. Individual households having up to 2 HP pumps from a single tubewell in their premises will be exempted from seeking the NoC. The NoC would be considered ...
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In Hyderabad, lakes are nothing but urban myths 14.10.2017 Hindu: News
Some are shrunken while a majority exist only in names
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Water, water everywhere 14.10.2017 Hindu: National
Anantapur, a rain shadow district, district receives copious rain after two decades
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Cheer all around in Chittoor 14.10.2017 Hindu: National
Farmers in the rain-shadow Chittoor district are a happy lot with incessant rains this week, having waged several years of a vexed battle with perennial drought conditions in the region. The rains hav...
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GVMC getting ready to implement FSM 14.10.2017 Hindu: Home
To put an end to practice of disposing sludge into drains
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Dismiss Rana Gurjit, order CBI probe, demands Khaira 14.10.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Chandigarh, October 13 Leader of Opposition Sukhpal Khaira today demanded dismissal of Irrigation and Power Minister Rana Gurjit Singh from the Cabinet and a CBI probe into the deals allegedly involving the minister in the sand mining business. Producing documents and the Justice Narang Commission report on sand mining, Khaira said there was strong evidence that Rana Gurjit had pumped money from his RGS Traders Pvt Ltd Co into the sole proprietorship firm Rajbir Enterprises that paid 50 per cent money to bag the mining contracts of controversial sand mines of Saidpur Khurd and Mehdipur in Nawanshahar district in May. As per the records of the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Rana Gurjit and Rana Hardeep Singh were the first directors of the company, RGS Traders, which bagged mining contracts when Rana became a minister, he said. As per documents submitted to the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, the address of RGS Traders Co was SCO 49-50, Sector 8, Chandigarh, which was also the address ...
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Crimea and punishment 14.10.2017 Hindu: Other States
An alien fruit took root in India two decades ago, sparking an export-driven boom that brought overnight prosperity to thousands of farmers. But today gherkin cultivation is in crisis, and the fingers of blame are all pointing in the direction of Crimea, reports Mohit M. Rao
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Taking those‘baby steps’ 13.10.2017 Hindu: News
Greater Chennai Corporation has set up recharge wells in 23 areas; work at 51 more localities is under way
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‘Desilt rainwater canal, public well’ 13.10.2017 Hindu: News
Due to formation of silt and dumping of garbage and construction debris, the canal is unable to carry rainwater to Chitlapakkam lake
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