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Dayanidhi Maran attacks AIADMK govt for its complacency in tackling water crisis 25.6.2019 The Asian Age | Home
Tamil Nadu has been reeling under acute water crisis stress for the past several months as Chennai's water reservoirs have gone dry.
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Aravindakshan becomes a water angel in Sant Nagar 24.6.2019 Central Chronicle
Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal Where these days have been scorched for water. The pond and canals have begun to dry, people are longing for water. P. Aravindakshan, living in Mathai Nagar, situated at Sant Hirdaram Nagar CTO, is a employe of 3 EME Centers. For three consecutive years, in the summer, the borewells in their home […]
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Make process for new water connections simpler: Kejriwal to DJB 23.6.2019 PTI: All news
Make process for new water connections simpler: Kejriwal to DJB
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Water to be ferried to Chennai by train from Jolarpet, says CM 22.6.2019 PTI: All news
Water to be ferried to Chennai by train from Jolarpet, says CM
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Chennai: Workers rescued from water treatment plant 22.6.2019
CHENNAI: In a joint operation by IJM(international justice mission) and BBA( Bachpan Bachao Andolan, five child workers were rescued from a private water treatment plant at Koyambedu. The crackdown comes after BBA approached the Tamil Nadu government to observe immediate action to rescue child workers in the state, as a part of anti-child labour action month. Following this, an extensive search operation was carried out in various shops, hotels and industries. A rescue team visited the water treatment plant in Koyambedu following reports of children being employed there. They rescued six workers - five between the ages of 12 and 16. They were taken to Regional Divisional Office, Chennai where a preliminary enquiry was carried out. Speaking to Deccan Chronicle, Kural Amuthan, Director of Government Relations, IJM says, "Preliminary enquiry has revealed that all the five children were trafficked from Odisha. They were brought to Tamil Nadu on the promise of safe accommodation, good pay and three ...
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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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Over dependence on monsoon by TN 19.6.2019
Chennai: Parched soil, unwatered plants in the garden, men and women waiting for hours to fill a pot, digging up dried wells hoping to find water have become a common sight in Chennai, which has seen a sharp decline in the ground water level. Chennai is not alone in its struggle for having its daily dose of water. Barring nine districts, 22 districts in Tamil Nadu have seen the groundwater level plummeting thus causing more stress for water. As per the statistics available with the PWD, the average ground water level status in Tamil Nadu as on May end this year, compared to the corresponding month in 2018, Nagapattinam, Tiruchi, Erode, Coimbatore, Tiruppur, Dindigul, Madurai and even the arid Ramanathapuram district (0.66 metres) and Theni recorded an increase in groundwater level from 0. 21 metres to a maximum of 2.54 mts. During the same period, while Tiruvallur among 22 districts that registered a decline, saw a decrease of 0.68 metres, Perambalur saw a decline by 4.65 mts. The data was compiled ...
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Gated communities go for rationing of water 19.6.2019
Chennai: With water crisis hitting every part of the city, several gated communities/apartments in the city, probably for the first time, have resorted to rationing of water.  As a resident of one of the gated communities on 200 Feet Radial Road, Pallikaranai, it has been quite challenging to handle this (water) stress for the last one month.   Several factors drove the gated communities to take this hard decision of rationing. Firstly, most of the high-rises are not able to monitor the water consumption of an individual flat due to  complicated piping network. So reducing the consumption in every flat has become impossible.   Secondly, borewells in apartments, which lent a helping hand until a month ago, have almost dried up. Private water lorries, unable to source water from their regular wells now, ply to far off places to get water. As a ripple effect, they either don't supply their scheduled water loads or demand exorbitant rates. Lastly, a significant amount of water is ...
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A peep into rigorous Japanese system 19.6.2019 Goa News – The Navhind Times
NT NETWORK Panaji The Japanese method of testing fish is much more rigorous and comprehensive, as it insists on microbiological testing. They have an elaborate protocol and mechanism set for ensuring seafood safety; the Japanese not only test the fish for chemicals and bacteria but also for pesticides. The microbiological testing is done to detect …
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Expert Prehistoric Fishermen Of Kushavati 17.6.2019 Commentary – The Navhind Times
NANDKUMAR M KAMAT ARCHAEOLOGISTS have found that humans began fishing 40 thousand years ago. We had no definite evidence of antiquity of fishing in Goa but two new findings now indicate that freshwater fishing tradition of our state is at least 15 thousand years old. A mysterious group of prehistoric hunters has left behind a …
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How rainwater hides mysterious microbes 16.6.2019 Panorama – The Navhind Times
Nandkumar M Kamat These are some results from our biometeorological research which were brought to the notice of scientists of Panaji IMD observatory on World Meteorological Day, March 23, 2018 in my presentation on the invitation of the then station director Sahu. Biometeorology and its microbial dimension is still a novelty in India. But we …
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Water crisis deepens in TN, soaring temperature adds to woes 16.6.2019
Chennai: Tamil Nadu is reeling under acute water crisis for the past several months after Chennai's Porur Lake, which is considered one of the main sources of water, has reached its lowest level. Moreover, with mercury soaring in the region, there seems to be no respite for perturbed locals here. In Chennai, locals installed hand-pumps near Marina Beach to extract groundwater to manage their daily needs. However, the water, residents say, is of a compromised quality owing to pollutants, thereby forcing them to buy packaged water from shops for consumption. Speaking to ANI, a local said, "We have to stand in a queue for hours under this scorching heat to fetch some water as borewells in the area have gone dry. This is for the third time in a row that Chennai is facing a severe water crisis." "Most of the time, the water we get from these hand pumps can't be used for drinking as it stinks. For drinking and cooking, we have to buy water from the shops," she added. Earlier this ...
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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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Hyderabad: Boy ventures into pool area, drowns 16.6.2019
Hyderabad: Vanga Vashishta, 5, died at the hospital where he was admitted for treatment after he drowned in an unsupervised swimming pool at Manjeera Diamond Towers, a gated community in Nallagandla with more than 1,000 flats, on June 4. Vashishta first dropped his handkerchief in the pool and then jumped in to retrieve it. There was no lifeguard or watchman guarding the pool area at the time. The five-year-old was fighting for breath when a resident noticed him, rushed to the pool, and managed to pull him out. Vashishta was then rushed to a private hospital where he died while in treatment. His body was later taken to Gandhi Hospital for its post-mortem examination. Vashishta"s parents have lodged a complaint against the maintenance contractor, Capital Protection Force, for not deploying lifeguards at the pool. The victim"s family lives on the ground floor, H Block. "Vashishta went out for a bicycle ride around 10 am. His mother, grandmother, and aunt were all  home then. He later ...
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Hyderabad: Unhygienic food handling gives rise to illnesses 14.6.2019
Hyderabad: Unhygienic handling during transportation, non-maintenance of the cold storage, growing use of polluted water, and improper storage have all been found to be the leading reasons behind the increasing number of fruit- and vegetable-induced food poisoning which has been observed lately. Food-borne illnesses present a range of symptoms including stomach cramps, diarrhoea, recurrent diarrhoea, vomiting, nausea, and loss of appetite. Harmful germs such as salmonella, E.coli, and listeria have been identified as the most common causative factors in such cases. Dr Vijay Kumar C. Bada, senior consultant gastroenterologist, explained, "We have been observing a consistent increase in the number of cases of food poisoning from fruits, vegetables, and consumption of raw sprouts. Contamination can occur at any stage between the farm and the table. There is also a likelihood of cross-contamination in the kitchen, so it's important to handle ingredients well. In addition to the above, we"ve ...
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MHC comes down heavily on TN State Government on water scarcity in Chennai 13.6.2019 Deccan Chronicle: Op Ed
This comes against the backdrop of a severe drought in the state leading to an acute water crisis causing distress to locals.
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Kaziranga made water filter for forest guards 12.6.2019 The Assam Tribune
Kaziranga made water filter for forest guards
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Thanjavur dt banks on monsoon to avert water crisis 12.6.2019
THANJAVUR: Though drinking water problem is not acute in Thanjavur city corporation area, which gets its supply from Vennar and Kollidam (Thirumanur), water scarcity has surfaced in various panchayats in Budalur and Thiruvaiyaru panchayat unions near Thanjavur. Many villages get water from 'Over Head Tanks (OHTs)' which face problems in pumping due to power shortage. Three-phase supply is not available and hence water could not be pumped into OHTs. According to V. Jeevakumar, an advocate, people face drinking water problem in his native village Royamundanpatti in Budalur  taluk. Another farmer Sami Nadarajan said that water sale has come to some villages like Thennamanadu in Orathanadu taluk. People go to bore-wells in paddy fields put up by some big farmers and take water. Some big farmers with bore-wells sell water. Drinking water problem is faced in Sethubavachathiram, Peravurani. Adhirampattinam, Mallipattinam-coastal areas, say sources. People are also worried about underground water ...
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Water scarcity in Madhya Pradesh causes mass migration 10.6.2019 The Asian Age | Home
All water sources such as hand pumps and ponds in their localities have dried up due to intense heatwave conditions.
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