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Residents protest poor water supply, tariff hike 22.5.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Mohali, May 21 Residents of Sectors 68 and 69 staged a protest outside the GMADA office in Phase VIII here demanding adequate water supply. They also protested against water tariff hike in certain sectors of Mohali. The protesters said at least 4 out of 14 tubewells run by GMADA were non-operational. Satvir Singh Dhanoa, area councillor, said: “Water tariff rates should be rationalised and brought on a par with tariffs in other sectors.” Local councillor Bobby Kamboj said: “Water bills have increased by 300-400 per cent due to tariff hike. People are paying more for less water. Pressure on upper floors is low.” Residents submitted a memorandum of demands to GMADA officials. In September 2017, GMADA had hiked tariff rates in Sectors 66-69, 76-80, Aero City and Eco City, according to which residents would have to pay Rs 5 per kilolitre for consumption up to 20 kilolitres and Rs 10 per kilolitre for consumption exceeding 20 kilolitres, as compared to the earlier flat rate of Rs 1.8 ...
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Many Faridabad areas face potable water crisis 22.5.2018 The Tribune
Faridabad, May 21 Several parts of the city are facing shortage of drinking water these days. Several water ATMs (automatic dispensers) have been installed to meet the demand, but the major issue is still the quality of water being supplied in the city having a population of nearly 18 lakh. “The quality of water is poor and it is totally unfit for consumption as its total dissolved solvents (TDS) level is several times higher than the safe value,” said Suresh Kumar, a resident of Dabua Colony in the NIT area here. He said the water being supplied was used mainly for the purpose of washing and bathing and they had to procure drinking water from the market. “My RO machine developed a snag within a year as the TDS level was much higher and we have to purchase potable water from a private supplier,” said Rajkumar, a resident of Sector 10 here. Kulbir of Sanjay Nagar Colony said that water supply was poor or erratic and residents had to depend on private tankers that charge anywhere between Rs 500 to 800 per ...
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14 ‘very large’ water projects planned under Vision 2023 22.5.2018 Hindu: Fitness
₹21,050 crore will be spent for the purpose, says Minister
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Japanese encephalitis: Survey to be undertaken in 5 districts 22.5.2018 Hindu: Fitness
2% of hand pumps to be checked for contamination
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Water scheme: report soon on alternative route 21.5.2018 Hindu: Coimbatore
Following opposition from the traders, commercial establishments and residents in Bhavani Town for laying pipelines for the Dedicated Water Supply Sch
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Nullah pollution takes toll on villages 21.5.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Ludhiana, May 20 Villagers residing near the area where the Buddha Nullah merges into the Sutlej continue to suffer as the successive governments in the state have failed to check pollution in the nullah. The project, ‘Abatement of pollution in Buddha Nullah’, has failed to see the light of day for the past four years. The villagers have blamed toxic water of the nullah for the spread of hepatitis and cancer in the area. They have said the successive governments and MCs have failed to act against industries and residential areas releasing chemical waste and untreated sewage into the nullah. Two contrasting shades of water (black on the Ludhiana side and relatively clear on the other) are still visible near Walipur Kalan village where the nullah merges into the Sutlej. Residents of Walipur Kalan, Walipur Khurd, Talwandi Nau Abad, Kot Umra, Salempur and other villages have been demanding a check on pollution in the nullah for a long time, but to no avail. Tankers of various factories ...
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‘Ensure supply of sufficient drinking water’ 20.5.2018 Hindu: Tiruchirapalli
Thambidurai presides over District Vigilance and Monitoring Committee meeting
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Khaira for ‘environment emergency’ 20.5.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Ludhiana, May 19 Accusing the state government of ignoring the problem of pollution in rivers and other water bodies, Leader of the Opposition Sukhpal Singh Khaira on Saturday asked the government to declare an “environment emergency” in the state. Khaira visited Walipur Kalan village in Ludhiana district where the highly polluted the Buddha Nullah meets the Sutlej. When Khaira reached the village, people from nearby areas told him about the menace of hepatitis due to the polluted water of the Buddha Nullah. “The Buddha Nullah contains untreated chemicals which are released into the Sutlej. Even the waste generated by hospitals is dumped into the nullah. Around 7.50 lakh litres of water is released into the Sutlej from the nullah every day. The Punjab government is playing havoc with the nature,” Khaira said. “People are suffering from hepatitis and cancer due to the polluted water. Villagers from the affected areas told me they had lost up to 10 family members due to hepatitis. The ...
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Now, dead fish in Indira Gandhi canal; Rajasthan sounds alert 20.5.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Faridkot, May 19 Two days after a large number of dead fish were found floating in the Beas, a similar scene was witnessed in the Indira Gandhi canal in the Faridkot area on Saturday. Besides, the canal water was black and emanating a foul smell. Officials said the polluted water of the Beas had contaminated the Sutlej too, after their confluence at the Harike barrage. “There were about three to five tonnes of dead fish floating in the canal,” said Vikas Arora, a resident. Ram Prasad, a migrant labourer, said, “Though the water was stinking, some people were seen collecting the dead fish. They later complained of diarrhoea and vomiting.” The Water Sanitation Department of Faridkot has stopped the use of the canal water. The Indira Gandhi Nahar Department (IGND) in Rajasthan, too, has sounded an alert across Hanumangarh, Bikaner and Jaisalmer divisions in the wake of the release of molasses from a sugar mill into the Beas. Carrying water from Harike, the confluence point of the ...
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Wildlife on display 20.5.2018 Delhi Age
This year's exhibition is the result of last year's success, where photographer PV Subramaniam's wildlife images became a crowd favourite.
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Railway Board decides to stop supply of ‘Rail Neer’ water at its headquarters 19.5.2018 India – The Indian Express
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‘Conduct study on water supply status in villages’ 19.5.2018 Hindu: Rx
The State government should conduct a survey of the supply of drinking water in villages and release funds to undertake repairs of filtration beds whi
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Fish found dead in Sulur lake 19.5.2018 Hindu: Home
Around five tonnes was found washed up on the banks of the lake
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What is hepatitis control all about? 19.5.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
What is it?The World Health Organisation has listed viral hepatitis as a major public health problem throughout the world and particularly in India. “
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What is hepatitis control is all about? 19.5.2018 Hindu: Gadgets
What is it?The World Health Organisation has listed viral hepatitis as a major public health problem throughout the world and particularly in India. “
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Water supply: Arvind Kejriwal urges PM Narendra Modi to intervene to avoid crisis 19.5.2018 DNA: Mumbai
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday, seeking his intervention in ensuring sufficient water supply from Haryana as the Capital stares at a possible water crisis next week. "I would urge you (PM) to kindly use your good offices to persuade Haryana to continue supplying same level of water that it has been supplying for the last 22 years and not to disrupt it till the issue is finally decided by the courts," Kejriwal said in the letter. In his letter to Modi, Kejriwal said disruption in water supply from Haryana could affect the Chandrawal water treatment plan, which supplies water to the NDMC area where Rashtrapati Bhavan, Parliament, embassies and major establishments like railway stations and hospitals are located. He further said the city had been receiving 1,133 cusecs of water from Haryana since 1996, but recently, for the first time in 22 years, the neighbouring state had contested Delhi's right over this water and partially stopped the water supply. "The ...
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Arvind Kejriwal should have apprised me of water crisis earlier: Anil Baijal 19.5.2018 Delhi – The Indian Express
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Water shortage hits residents 19.5.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Chandigarh, May 17 The Municipal Corporation on Thursday received over 330 complaints of water shortage from different parts of the city. Officials said by the evening, 87 tankers were sent to different places to address at least 250 complaints. The maximum complaints were received from Sector 30. Residents of Sectors 21, 23, 27, 20, 22 and 25, and Mani Majra faced water shortage. At several areas, pressure was low enough for water to reach upper floors. Some areas got water supply for half an hour only.  “There has been acute shortage of water for the past three-four days. Water is supplied at very low pressure only for half an hour in the morning. We raised the issue with the SDO concerned, but he said they were getting lesser water supply from the main line. The tubewell here too had a problem,” said Rupinder Singh, a resident of Pipliwala in Mani Majra. According to the MC, due to sudden breakdown of a pipeline near the Sector 39 water works, there was less pumping of raw water ...
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Water from Haryana: CM asks PM Modi to intervene 19.5.2018 Hindu: Delhi
Kejriwal also writes to L-G, says must act fast to prevent crisis
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Death by slow poisoning 18.5.2018 Hindu: Gadgets
An estimated 10 million people in nine districts of West Bengal drink arsenic-laden groundwater. Priyanka Pulla finds that despite alarms having been sounded over decades, the State government has moved at a glacial pace to tackle the crisis, while people struggle to cope with the symptoms
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