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Foam in RK Puram lake triggers scare 28.6.2017 Hindu: Cities
Residents of nearby localities complain of polluted groundwater, skin problems
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Hygiene takes a hit in Arul Nagar 28.6.2017 Hindu: Cities
Residents say sewage flows from drainage to reach Sanganoor Canal
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Tamil Nadu farmers in dilemma over drought situation 28.6.2017
Chennai: The failure of two consecutive monsoons from 2015 is likely to push the price of paddy by at least 20 per cent during the Pongal season next year. The overall production of rice in Delta and other districts has been hit more than 40 per cent. Farmers had been relying on ground water for cultivation, but now they face a situation where the ground water is also drying up. While ground water was extracted at 40 feet earlier, following the drought, one has to go as low as 200ft to 600 ft in the delta region to get water. This is leading to seawater intrusion affecting the crops. Sowing of seeds got delayed due to shortage of water and the November rains flooded the area completely damaging the crops. This caused huge loss to the farmers and paddy is the best crop for cultivation in the region. Arupathy S. Kalyanam, President of the Thanjavur Delta farmers said, "Agro climatic zonal cropping, judicial water management and supporting irrigational needs, are to be addressed to save the plight of ...
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TRS flays Congress leader for criticising Speaker 28.6.2017 thehansindia3900
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Devinagar citizens worry over toxic groundwater 28.6.2017
Hyderabad: Alleged gross negligence of the municipality is causing residents of Devinagar anxiety over the quality of water they are forced to consume. Residents claim that the Ramakrishnapuram Lake is contaminated and now with the rains, this contamination has seeped into the groundwater.   When the borewell motors are switched on, an inexplicable and terrible foul smell emanates from the water. While they await municipal action on this, residents are using bleaching powder to combat the foul smell and discoloration.  Says Devinagar resident T. Madhusudhan Rao, "I had alerted the GHMC last week about the foul smell of the groundwater. They checked the manholes near my house, suspecting them to be clogged and even checked for leakage of sewage drains, but there was nothing. The lake has polluted the groundwater", he said. For the last couple of weeks, the lake water has been frothing, evidently from some effluents released into it recently. Says area corporator K. Sridevi ...
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Summer school on technological advances 28.6.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Ludhiana, June 27 The 21-day ICAR-sponsored summer school on ‘Technological advances for enhancing productivity of horticultural crops’ concluded at Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) here today. SS Kukal, Dean, College of Agriculture, was the chief guest. In all, 23 participants from state agricultural universities, ICAR institutes, Krishi Vigyan Kendras, etc, participated in the summer school organised by the Department of Fruit Science, PAU. Faculty members of the Department of Fruit Science were present on the occasion. Dr Kukal said, “The horticultural crops require less water and other inputs and are more remunerative than field crops.” Expansion of horticulture in Punjab can conserve water, reduce leaching of nutrients, save fertilisers and groundwater pollution, provide additional water for expansion of farm activity, and put less impact on environment,.” Kukal stressed on laying emphasis on multidisciplinary approach to overcome farm challenges. He highlighted the role of ...
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Unused borewells pose grave threat to people 28.6.2017 Hindu: Home
Over 50,000 defunct wells remain uncapped in Prakasam
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Agriculture secretary inspects work under ‘kuruvai’ package 28.6.2017 Hindu: Tiruchirapalli
Thrust of the special package is on mechanised farming, says official
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A city laid waste 28.6.2017 Opinion – The Indian Express
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India’s wells are running dry, fast 27.6.2017 Downtoearth
Hit by weak monsoons, India faces unprecedented water shortages
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Silsako Beel: a wetland exploited to the hilt 27.6.2017 The Assam Tribune
Silsako Beel: a wetland exploited to the hilt
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By 2018, Bengaluru will be the smartest city in the country: K J George 27.6.2017
When taking over as Bengaluru Development Minister, Congress veteran, K. J. George had his task cut out with its roads in badly need of repair,  its streets filled with garbage and mass  transport hard to come by.  But since then 35 kms of the 42 km Namma Metro stretch has been completed and was launched  by President Pranab Mukherhjee last week. And now the government seems set on bringing futuristic podcars to the city to provide people a different kind of transport in addition to the mono rail and suburban rail planned for it. In the first phase the podcars will connect Byappanahalli Metro station and the Whitefield Railway station, reveals the Minister. He also spoke of the government's plans to name a Metro terminus after Kempegowda, the 16th century chieftain and founder of Bengaluru in an interview with Deccan Chronicle in the run up to the Kempegowda Jayanthi celebrations on June 27 Q: How did the government suddenly wake up and decide to hold the Kempegowda Jayanti ...
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Hyderabad lake goes Bellandur way, toxic foam can gush into taps | Hyderabad News - Times of India 27.6.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Hyderabad lake goes Bellandur way, toxic foam can gush into taps | Hyderabad News - Times of India
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Not a ‘smart’ move: Chennai parks cry for attention 27.6.2017
CHENNAI: Nine parks in T Nagar are to be included in the Smart City project, and would be restored and rejuvenated to their past glory with crores of money being pumped into the project. On the other hand, the corporation is either facing severe fund crunch or not taking responsibility for maintaining the other local parks. While the smart city parks would have a state-of-art facilities including Wi-Fi, a children"s play area and recharged ground water, other parks lack basic amenities like that of a hygienic walking path. This situation arises at a time when Chennai is losing its green cover, posing threat to biodiversity in these 500-odd public parks. With garbage and alcohol bottles strewn around the premises, a park in Langs Garden road, Egmore stands as an eyesore for poor maintenance and official inaction. The sight of anti-social elements in the park is left unmonitored by corporation officials, leaving the general public in a spot. As miscreants occupy the park premises, we are not ...
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3rd phase of recruitment process for BVM begins 27.6.2017 TOI: Patna
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MetroWater to cut daily water supply as Chennai’s reservoirs dry up 26.6.2017 TOI: Chennai
As city’s four water reservoirs are to go officially dry in a few days, Chennai MetroWater will cut its daily supply further. Residents were getting 500 million litre a day (MLD) until two weeks ago. In the coming weeks, MetroWater will supply 420-470 MLD depending on availability.
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Stress on groundwater conservation 26.6.2017 Hindu: News
A group of 11 students from the Agriculture College of Annamalai University and from the Department of Environmental Management of Bharathidasan University conducted an awareness programme on proper m...
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Drought takes a toll on betel vine cultivation 26.6.2017 Hindu: News
It is because of the dry Cauvery riverbed and no flow down the river
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Water Conservation Campaign under way in Dhemaji district 26.6.2017 The Assam Tribune
Water Conservation Campaign under way in Dhemaji district
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2 held for illegal sand mining in Myntdu 26.6.2017 The Shillong Times
JOWAI: Two persons were arrested for illegally mining sand in the Myntdu, which in violation of an NGT ban on activities affecting the river and the surrounding ecology. The arrests have revealed that illegal sand mining, which has enormous impact on the environment, is going on unabated despite the ban. Police said the truck was […]
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