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No step taken by Govt to check Delhi's groundwater depletion: SC 12.7.2018 PTI: All news
No step taken by Govt to check Delhi's groundwater depletion: SC
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Delhi Pollution panel to inspect waste treatment plant 12.7.2018 Metros | The Asian Age
The matter was then listed for the next hearing on July 27.
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Mild showers offer little relief from heat 12.7.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Amritsar, July 11 After a dry spell of almost seven days, the city residents got a little respite from heat wave as the area witnessed mild showers early Wednesday morning. However, the relief was short-lived as the showers left behind a high level of humidity in the air during noon which caused much trouble, especially to commuters. In the agriculture sector too, the dry spell has increased trouble for farmers as it has increased the demand for power for irrigation as the farmers are solely dependent on ground water to keep their paddy fields inundated. Avtar Singh, a farmer from Manan village, said, “Around 20 per cent of the fields are still to be transplanted in our area. The showers are of much help to farmers in this season. power cuts in rural areas have increased.” While most of the farmers have already completed transplantation in their fields, shortage of labour from other states has resulted in a delay in transplantation for farmers who could not find labour in the first ...
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ERROR: Missing Story Title 11.7.2018 Metros | The Asian Age
'You are doing nothing to reduce water consumption, there is no plan for recharge and preservation of groundwater,' the bench said.
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Delhi groundwater depletion serious issue, take steps to tackle it: SC to Centre 11.7.2018 The Asian Age | Home
SC perused NITI Aayog's report which said various authorities were passing the buck and shying away from their responsibility.
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Shedhi canal repairs still on, Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation to supply bore well water 11.7.2018 DNA: India
Starting this summer, the city stopped receiving a 200 MLD water supply from Shedhi canal. There was reportedly a breach in the canal, and due to the ongoing repair work, water supply can only be resumed by June end. To compensate for this water shortage, the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) continued acquiring water from bore wells. For one more month, the AMC will have to resort to groundwater for supplies. For this, the civic body is going to fetch water for 12 hours continuously. "Supply from the Shedhi canal has been delayed further by a month. So we have to depend on water from bore wells for that month. Shedhi canal is the main source of water for the Raska water treatment plant. From Raska treatment plant, AMC gets 250 MLD water," said a senior civic body official. "Constant use of groundwater has pushed the water level down from 15 feet to 18 feet. Due to delay in the onset of monsoons, the situation is likely to get worse if we continue extracting groundwater," said a civic official. In ...
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‘Water supply to rise by 50% in 5 yrs’ 11.7.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service New Delhi, July 10 To make up for the shortfall of water in the city — conservatively estimated to be 200 million gallons daily (MGD) — the Delhi government has initiated a slew of projects that will enable it to augment the availability of water in the capital by 15-20 per cent in the coming two years and by at least 50 per cent over the next five years. The AAP government has come up with a blueprint incorporating lessons from the Singapore model (NE Water plant). The announcements came from Chief Minister (CM) Arvind Kejriwal during a field visit of under-construction Coronation Pillar STP here today. “The Coronation and Rithala STPs together will step up the water production by 15-20 per cent and as projects start, water woes would gradually decrease,” said Kejriwal. Under the phase one, the Coronation STP with a capacity of 70 MGD will become operational by next June, he said adding that laying of pipelines for it is in progress. “Singapore has a system in which water from STPs ...
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Delhi's water supply to be augmented by 15-20% in 2 years: Kejriwal 10.7.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service New Delhi, July 10 To make up for the shortfall of water in the city - conservatively estimated to be 200 million gallons daily (MGD) - the Delhi government has initiated a slew of projects that will enable it to augment the availability of water in the capital by 15-20 per cent in the coming two years and by at least 50 per cent over the next five years. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government has come up with a blueprint incorporating lessons from the Singapore model (NEWater plant) under which treated waste water will be released from sewage treatment plants (STP) into Yamuna canal allowing the water to further purify through natural process during its travel to STP where it is made potable. The announcements came from Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal during a field visit of under-construction Coronation Pillar sewage treatment plant here today. "The Coronation and Rithala STPs together will step up the city's water production by 15-20 per cent and as projects start Delhi's water woes ...
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PPCB issues notice to service stations over water misuse 10.7.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Patiala, July 9 To save water going down the drain, the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) has asked for suggestions and objections while issuing a 21-day notice to stakeholders of service stations that use plunger pumps to wash vehicles. The PPCB wants that these stations should cut down water consumption by half and install effluent treatment plants to reuse water. A recent study by the PPCB had revealed that such service stations waste 150-200 litres of freshwater per vehicle and many of them have no facility to treat or reuse water. The PPCB on Monday issued a notice under Section 33-A of the Water (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act, 1974, asking for public opinion and objections in this regard so as to make pressure pumps with hand clutch must for each service station. The aim is to bring water consumption at these service stations down to 50 litres per vehicle and ensure that this water is treated before being released into drains. Kahan Singh Pannu, PPCB Chairman, said ...
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Indian government should not use water crisis to justify river linking 9.7.2018 Downtoearth
Modi’s government should focus on local solutions and stronger governance rather than build large dams and river diversions, argues Ashok Swain
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Examining the impact of MSP 9.7.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Examining the impact of MSP
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'Solar farming' raises profits for Dhundi village farmers 9.7.2018 DNA: Money
While the state might have recently launched the Suryashakti Kisan Yojana (SKY) for farmers to generate solar power, nine farmers from Dhundi village of Kheda district have been practicing solar farming ever since they launched Dhundi Solar Energy Producers' Cooperative Society around two years ago. The village, as a result, became an example for energy minister, Saurabh Patel, who visited the village before launching SKY. "The village had implemented the scheme almost two years ago. Before announcing the scheme, I visited the village to meet these farmers," said Patel. In May 2016, nine farmers became solar entrepreneurs and launched DSEPCS, which transformed their lives. "We used to spend Rs 25,000 a year on the diesel-run pump to fetch water for farms. After installing the solar grid panels in the farms, we are earning Rs 65,000 a year through clean energy while also saving money," Pravin parmar, secretary of DSEPCS. DSEPCS was a pilot project created as part of a field research by the International ...
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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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EnviorAid to clean water 8.7.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Jalandhar, July 7 Members of the EnviorAid organisation Jeet Jagjit, Satish Goyal, Dr Manisha Sharma and Ravi Kumar, along with Bunny Sharma from Sonatech Infrastructure Limited, an England-based company have started efforts to revive the groundwater of the state.  They said the groundwater of the state had gone down by over 300 feet and immediate steps needed to be taken to revive the groundwater level and render the water of the state clean.  The members said trials were being held across the state to clear state water of detrimental weeds which were polluting the water of the state, adding that the regularly growing hyacinth and algae in the water of the state which were giving rise to brackish water and also causing a number of diseases.  They said with the help of FCBS machine to weed out the plant from the water, the water of Harike Lake, Kali Bein at Sultanpur Lodhi and Batala were being tried to be cleaned.  They said the machine came in handy to weed out polluting plants ...
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60% European water bodies highly polluted: study 6.7.2018 Downtoearth
European Environmental Agency, in its study, finds English rivers, lakes and estuaries to be among the worst
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Punjab grappling with shrinking water supply: Experts 6.7.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Ludhiana, July 5 Agriculture consumes 86 per cent of Punjab’s water. According to agricultural experts, shrinking water supply is a major challenge for the state. Water table has gone down from 20 feet in 1970 to more than 200 feet in 2017. This was stated by Dr Manjit S Kang, Adjunct Professor, Kansas State University, Manhattan, US, and former Vice-Chancellor of the PAU, who was here to attend an international workshop on ‘Innovations in Sustainable Water Resource Management’at CT University. He said the WORLDCLIM- DIVA system prediction for Ludhiana/Punjab says there will be more than 2.5 C change in the average temperature in Punjab between 2000 and 2050. The average annual rainfall will decrease by 75 mm to 100 mm (11 per cent). “Agricultural sustainability depends on the sustainability of water resources,” he said. He said climate change impacted the sustainability of water resources. Droughts, heavy rains, unseasonal rains and floods were on the rise due to climate ...
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Relief for paddy growers 5.7.2018 The Tribune
Patiala, July 4 Heavy rain that lashed the district and surrounding areas today came as a relief for paddy growers as the plantation season is at its peak and a large amount of water was needed for it. It, notably, would reduce stress on groundwater, increasing chances of bumper crop.   “The rain has come as a relief. I had sown paddy. Now, I am hopeful that my crop will be saved as rain has been predicted for next four or five days,” said Amrit Singh, a farmer from Smainpur Naina village in Patiala.     Jagmohan Singh, general secretary of the BKU, Dakunda, said,“Though the government had promised uninterrupted power supply to the agriculture sector, whatever  it is providing is not enough for farmers to keep their fields inundated to lessen chances of weed growth.” “With tubewells, one can puddle only an acre and a half every day. But, when it rains, it becomes much easier for farmers to keep their fields inundated,” said Gyan Singh. — ...
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CM asks GMC to act as single window agency 4.7.2018 The Assam Tribune
CM asks GMC to act as single window agency
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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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Building construction clearance to be hassle-free in Guwahati 3.7.2018 The Shillong Times
  GUWAHATI: In a major move to make building construction clearance hassle-free in Guwahati city, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal directed the Guwahati Municipal Corporation to act as the single window agency overriding the multiple agency system. He also directed the Guwahati Development Department to make necessary modifications in the existing system so that applicants could […]
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