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1,2,3,4,5... Once I caught a fish alive 23.6.2017 HBL: Home
Every May, as hordes of tourists luxuriate in Kerala’s famed backwaters, volunteers arrive in droves for the annual fish count in Vembanad lake
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GHMc to release Gambusia in lakes to tackle malaria, dengue 23.6.2017 TOI: All Headlines
GHMc to release Gambusia in lakes to tackle malaria, dengue
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Rajahmundry: Mangroves felling poses threat 23.6.2017
Rajahmundry: The illegal felling of mangrove forests has become rampant, with villagers are clearing forested areas to take up aquaculture, which offers them huge profit margins. This trend has been observed at the Samanthakur village of Allavaram mandal in East Godavari. The residents of Samanthakur have cleared over 33 acres of the total 250 acres of mangrove forest. They are preparing to dig up tanks and ponds for the cultivation of fish. The mangrove forests are located on lands owned by the Revenue Department, and villagers are beginning to encroach upon them. Allegations are being made of the existence of an aqua mafia that instigates and encourages villagers to encroach upon the forest. Members of the mafia reportedly intend to lease the land, from villagers, at a nominal price and make large amounts of money through aquaculture. Though authorities of the forest department have implemented measures to safeguard reserved forest areas and sanctuaries from encroachment, they have not paid attention ...
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A marriage sharpens caste divide in Kerala village 23.6.2017 India – The Indian Express
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Eyeing 'smart' future, Jaipur polishes its heritage 22.6.2017 deccanherald.com
Jaipur has fished out of its trove heritage buildings and is dusting off its fabled pink markets and stepwells to make them all squeaky clean for the second anniversary of the launch of the Centres smart city project. Jaipur made it to the select list of smart cities -- balancing the old and the new -- six months after Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the project on June 25, 2015. Officials here said before the year-end, Jaipur would have completed much of its heritage restoration work. The area-based development is being executed by the Jaipur Smart City Limited (JSCL), formed on March 12, 2016. An amount of Rs 483.65 crore has been earmarked for promoting heritage and tourism in the city under the mission. "The idea is to restore Jaipurs heritage so that it can be cherished by the citys people and explored by travellers who visit Jaipur for its architectural beauty and rich culture," said JSCL chairman Manjit Singh. The Union urban development ministry has approved investments worth Rs 2,401 crore ...
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Eyeing ‘smart’ future, Jaipur polishes its heritage 22.6.2017 India – The Indian Express
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‘Communities are the ultimate salvation’ 22.6.2017 Hindu: Home
Various organisations are stressing on the need for community participation in the conservation of temple tanks and even temples themselves. Unless locals become aware that temple tanks help in ground...
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Water washing of vehicles takes a back seat with KSPCB order 22.6.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
Vehicle users in many parts of the city are finding themselves in an endless search for service centres or car spas willing to give their vehicles a good old water wash. At almost every service centr...
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Water supply from Porur plant likely by month-end 21.6.2017 TOI: Chennai
As the experimental project to source water from quarries in Sikkarayapuram has become a hit, the project to supply treated water from the Porur Lake is likely to take off by the end of June, Metrowater officials said.
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Everything Burned': Portugal Fire Survivors Recount Horror 20.6.2017 thehansindia3902
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Drinking water shortage hits Thathaiyengarpet 20.6.2017 Hindu: Home
Supply suspended on Monday
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Protesting teachers still atop water tank 20.6.2017 The Tribune
Our Correspondent Mohali, June 19 Heavy rain that lashed the town today failed to deter five unemployed teachers atop a water tank near Sohana from continuing their protest. They have been protesting over not being given jobs by the government. Five teachers, who started the protest on June 14, have remained without food since then. Two of them are women. Some residents of Sector 70 provided refreshments to colleagues of the protesting teachers, who were sitting on the ground in support. While Parveen Kaur is from Fazilka district and Varinder Kaur from Nabha, the third protester, Harvinder Singh, is from Malerkotla, Satnam Singh is from Dasuya and Vijay Kumar from Nabha. Other unemployed teachers, who had come from various parts of Punjab in support of the protesting teachers, raised slogans and demanded that they should be given jobs by the government at the earliest. Raj Pal Khanouri, senior vice-president of the Unemployed Teachers Union, Punjab, who had come from Sangrur to join the protesters, said ...
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Showers continue in North K'taka; Almatti dam starts getting inflow 19.6.2017 Deccan Herald - State
The monsoon showers continued in many parts of the state on Monday, while receding in some parts. Sowing activity gained further momentum in the past 36 hours, following widespread rainfall in Bidar district. A majority of the minor and major percolation tanks, besides Karanja reservoir started receiving inflow. Rainfall intensified on Sunday midnight and continued on Monday in the district. Water inflow started to the Almatti dam across River Krishna in Vijayapura district for the first time this season following rain in the catchment area. The inflow stood at 1,875 cusecs on Monday. The water level was 503.66 metres against the maximum of 519.6 metres. The dam requires 7 tmc ft of water to go above the dead storage mark. Presently, it has 10 tmc ft of water. Gadag city and other parts of the district witnessed heavy rain for half an hour in the afternoon. Water bodies in the villages of the district are filled to capacity. Farmers are upbeat following the showers. Aishwarya Solankar, 9, a school ...
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Now, an artwork at frothing Bellandur lake gives the message 19.6.2017 deccanherald.com
Bellandur lake has now caught people's attention for something other than its pathetic condition. An artwork — a simple message in Kannada etched on the mesh erected around the waterbody — is making passersby stop and take notice. Noted artist Suresh Kumar G and his five-member team etched the message 'Kereya Neerannu Oorige Chelli' (spill the lake water into the city) on the chain link fence of Bellandur lake on Sunday. The words are carved in cotton. The idea is to make the artwork resemble the froth from the lake and convey the message. The photographs and videos of the artwork are doing the rounds of social media. "I have tweaked the popular Kannada saying, 'Kereya Neerannu Kerege Chelli'. I thought this was the best way to explain the present scenario of lake pollution, water shortage, lack of recycling water and poor connectivity between lakes," he said. The Kannada saying literally means return the lake water back to the lake. Figuratively, it means going back to one's roots. The ...
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Tanks, borewells in Kumudavathi basin recharged now 19.6.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Tanks, borewells in Kumudavathi basin recharged now
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Officials go all out to make Haritha Haram a smooth affair 18.6.2017 Hindu: National
Places being identified to plant saplings; watch and ward staff appointed
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Sunday story: Tired of the water crisis? Ancient Kamalapura proves there are answers 18.6.2017
There was an age when the rivers flowed clean and free, when the tanks and lakes in Karnataka were brimming with glistening water and when there were no droughts and water shortage. Those were the times of the Vijayanagar empire, when the 15th century kings made sure their subjects never went thirsty in the searing heat and had enough water to farm their fields and reap a bountiful harvest. The glorious age has gone and all that remains are crumbling inscriptions and plaques to remind us of the wisdom of the ancient rulers, who knew that the welfare of their people started with providing them something as basic as water. An inscription dating back to the Vijayanagar period, recounts how a mother tells her kid, “Kereyum kattisu, baviyum savesu, devagaram madi, sajjereyolu silukida anatharannu rakshisu” (build tanks, dig wells, make temples and protect those orphans/slaves caught in the vicious circle). Building a tank was as sacred as worshipping the gods which was why the Vijayanagar kings gave prime ...
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11 e-toilets installed 17.6.2017 Hindu: Home
The Wellington Cantonment Board has installed 11 e-toilets and six water ATMs on Wednesday.A release said that the Board CEO P. Harish Varma inaugurated the facilities in the presence of vice presiden...
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Better city planning: E-governance, efficient public transport a must 17.6.2017 India – The Indian Express
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T.N. objects to check dam across Kosasthalaiyar sub-tributary 17.6.2017 Hindu: National
CM writes to A.P. counterpart, urging him to halt the work
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