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Lake restoration: Edappadi K Palaniswami gives Rs 1 lakh from personal funds 21.8.2019
SALEM: In a heartwarming gesture, Chief Minister, Mr. Edappadi K Palaniswami on Tuesday gave away Rs. one lakh from his personal funds to encourage poor farmers to restore a water-body in his home turf under the 'Kudimaramathu' scheme.   Impressed by the work done by the farming community to de-silt a huge lake called 'Abhinayam lake'  in Salem district, Mr. Palaniswami said, "in recognition of their voluntary work I have given Rs. one lakh from my personal funds; so farmers should protect this lake with great care, just as eyelashes protect our eyes." Mr. Palaniswami, who has been touring Salem district and participating in various functions for the second day today, was at a Chief Minister's special grievances redressal camp at Attur, where he stressed that this programme was not to be taken lightly. Petitions on various grievances from the people received at the camp in Attur will be keyed into a computer and action taken by the concerned department to ...
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NGO, Jeddah Tamil Sangam team up to restore water-body 21.8.2019
NEEDAMANGALAM: The Needamangalam-based "Green Needa", which is fighting for groundwater protection and tree plantation and 'Jeddah Tamil Sangam' in Saudi Arabia jointly restored a water tank for public use. The tank had been abandoned without any public care at Karanur village near Needamangalam in Tiruvarur district, and its restoration now by the NGO received overall appreciation from the people of the village. In a release at Needamangalam on Tuesday, 'Green Needa' founder M. Rajavelu said with the help of an earthmover, "we strengthened all the four side bunds, besides de-silting the tank that is seven-ft high. The water tank located on a one acre site, if filled with rainwater, will help to increase the groundwater potential, supplying water to five overhead tanks, agricultural pump-sets, besides to the local population for day-to-day use. Among others, Green Needfa's K R K Janaki Raman, office-bearers of the Jeddah Tamil Sangam, Messrs Sirajdeen, Abdul Ajiz, ...
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Bengaluru: Rejuvenated but we still can't drink lake water 18.8.2019
Bengaluru: Despite the money being allotted towards the rejuvenation of lake and protest marches being organised against the encroachment of water bodies and their catchments, not a single lake or tank within the city limits is free from pollution. The Water Quality Index (WQI) from April to June released by the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board has confirmed that major lakes such as Madiwala, Jakkur, Sarakki and Puttenahalli have unsatisfactory water quality. One of the major reasons behind the worsening water quality is the entry of sewage into the lakes. Manoj Kumar, Member Secretary, KSPCB, said, "The major source of pollution is sewage. The city generates 1,400 mld of sewage, considering 80% of the water supplied to the city is sewage. Out of this, the BWSSB has the capacity to treat only 50% of the sewage. Once the STP"s will be fully functional by 2020 things will improve. The implementation of the zero liquid discharge policy for the apartments is also being adhered ...
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Tamil Nadu: Delta farmers gear up for rice cultivation 13.8.2019
Thanjavur: Farmers' representatives of Cauvery delta districts welcomed the decision of the Tamil Nadu government to open the Mettur dam for 'samba' paddy cultivation on Tuesday. "With the level touching 82-ft on Monday afternoon and as there is every  likelihood of level reaching 100-ft by Tuesday, it is a "fair judgment" on the part of state government to open the dam on Tuesday. But care should be taken that water released should be utilised mostly for raising nurseries and a judicious management of water should be done to keep the flow till the end of the season," said S. Ranganathan, secretary, Cauvery delta farmers welfare association. S.S. Palanimanickam, Thanjavur MP, said that he welcomed the decision to open the dam on Tuesday as it was the opinion of all party leaders in delta districts to open the dam when the level reaches 100-ft. Surplus water from Bhavanisagar and release from Mettur should be ultilised for raising 'samba' and sustaining it, ...
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Flood Fury 12.8.2019 Central Chronicle
The entire nation is in the grip of flood fury as never before. The dams are full and all the rivers in the high spate. In Madhya Pradesh all dams are full and gates opened to discharge the excess water. The rivers are already in flood and dam water added to it has caused much […]
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TD criticises YSRC for demolition of aqua ponds 10.8.2019
Nellore: Former minister and TD senior leader Somireddy Chandramohan Reddy took strong objection to demolition of fish and shrimp ponds of TD leaders under the pretext of encroachment in the government lands at Koduru village, 20 km from Nellore, on Friday. According to Mr Reddy, farmers of Koduru established fish ponds inside Koduru tank several years back as water is not being stored in the tank after Somasila canal system was established in the region.  Welcoming the decision to remove such encroachments, he lamented over applying the rule only for the ponds belonging to TD leaders. He also found fault with the authorities concerned for not giving 3 days time sought by the victims to harvest the fish. Mr Reddy alleged that forest and police officials also took similar action while demolishing shrimp ponds in 16 acres belonging to fishermen at Venkateswarapalem and Kottapalem in Koduru Panchayat 3 weeks back. Mr Reddy said that fishermen have leased out the ponds to farmers for `60,000 per annum ...
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Students join Vembanad mapping project 6.8.2019
Kochi: Around 250 students from 16 colleges joined a multi-institutional research project for optical mapping of Vembanad lake on Monday as part of a campaign by the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) to promote citizen participation in scientific research. The project aims at understanding the extent of pathogenic vibrio pollution in the Vembanad lake, identifying their reservoirs in the ecosystem, mapping the distribution of vibrio carriers using remote-sensing techniques and developing forecast models that would serve to anticipate hotspots of microbial infection. The study is jointly carried out by the CMFRI, National Institute of Oceanography (NIO), Nansen Environmental Research Centre-India (NERCI) and Plymouth Marine Laboratory, the UK under the India-UK Water Quality Initiative of the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. The students started collecting data for the study using Secchi Disc, a simple handheld device to measure turbidity level of water, after ...
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BBMP installs CCTVs at Bellandur Lake 4.8.2019

Bengaluru: The BBMP has installed CCTV surveillance systems at sensitive locations on the periphery of Bellandur Lake as per the directions of the National Green Tribunal’s (NGT).

The Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) has also started desilting the lake to rejuvenate it by constructing temporary diversion channels which will drain out water from the lake.

The channel work is going on near Doddamma Devi Temple and these temporary channels will prevent entry of sewage into the lake.  

Such temporary diversion channels will also be created soon at Varthur Lake too.

The rejuvenation of the lakes will take about 15 months and it is hoped that after the BWSSB builds a sewage treatment plant by 2020, farmers will get treated and not contaminated water.

The silt dredged out will be tested and distributed to farmers, officials said.

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Sunday story: The boy from Bookanakere who made it to Race course Rd 4.8.2019
There are political leaders who are born rich and into prominent families and do not have to battle it out to make it big. And there are others who are born in less than ordinary families and yet make it to the top because of sheer determination, commitment and the ability to sacrifice for the goals they consider dear to their heart. Bookanakere Siddalingappa Yediyurappa obviously belongs to the second category and all that one needs to do to reaffirm this is visit his native village in KR Pete taluk in the sugar bowl of the state, Mandya. He may have occupied the top post in Karnataka but  for many in Bookanakere, Yediyurappa is still their classmate who played football and volleyball with them and accompanied them to the nearby RSS shakha. Like other parts of the state, the CM's village too is waiting to enjoy the fruits of development and maybe a lot more considering that he still holds Bookanakere dear to his heart though his political turf in recent decades has been Shivamogga. Shyam ...
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Sriramsagar nears full tank level 4.8.2019
NIZAMABAD: The Sriramsagar Project (SRSP), the lifeline of northern districts, received sudden inflows on Saturday following incessant rain in the catchment areas. Water stands at 1,051.60 feet against the full reservoir level of 1,091.00 ft. It now holds 7.079 tmc ft against its full capacity of 90.313 tmc ft. The same day last year, the water stood at 1,062.00 ft and storage was 5.933 tmc ft. An irrigation official said the inflows surged from 2,617 cusecs to 30,320 cusecs by 11 am on Saturday. It later stabilised at 20,215 cusecs. Nizamabad district received 990.3 mm rainfall on Saturday, all but wiping out the deficit, Of the 29 mandals, three mandals received excess rainfall and 20 normal rainfall. Mugpal, Mosra, Rudrur, Kotagiri, Nizamabad Rural and Varni mandals still facing deficit rainfall. SRSP officials have been releasing water for Mission Bhagiratha sche-me for Korutla, Jagitial, Nirmal, Adilabad, Nizamabad, Kamareddy and Armoor divisions. The total outflow is 232 cusecs. It is believed that ...
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Nizamabad: Sriramsagar nears full tank level 4.8.2019
Nizamabad: The Sriramsagar Project (SRSP), the lifeline of northern districts, received sudden inflows on Saturday following incessant rain in the catchment areas. Water stands at 1,051.60 feet against the full reservoir level of 1,091.00 ft. It now holds 7.079 tmc ft against its full capacity of 90.313 tmc ft. The same day last year, the water stood at 1,062.00 ft and storage was 5.933 tmc ft. An irrigation official said the inflows surged from 2,617 cusecs to 30,320 cusecs by 11 am on Saturday. It later stabilised at 20,215 cusecs. Nizamabad district received 990.3 mm rainfall on Saturday, all but wiping out the deficit, Of the 29 mandals, three mandals received excess rainfall and 20 normal rainfall. Mugpal, Mosra, Rudrur, Kotagiri, Nizamabad Rural and Varni mandals still facing deficit rainfall. SRSP officials have been releasing water for Mission Bhagiratha sche-me for Korutla, Jagitial, Nirmal, Adilabad, Nizamabad, Kamareddy and Armoor divisions. The total outflow is 232 cusecs. It is believed that ...
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Remove encroachments on water bodies: P Anilkumar 3.8.2019
Nellore: AP Irrigation minister P. Anilkumar Yadav has ordered the irrigation department  to launch a drive to remove the encroachments in all the canals and tanks in the state. He was reacting to a story published in Deccan  Chronicle two days back over encroachments in water bodies posing a threat to availability of water for drinking and irrigation and drop in groundwater levels. Speaking to this newspaper, he said he also sought a detailed report from the irrigation department on encroachments in all the tanks in the district. The minister maintained that they intended to renovate all the tanks in the district and carry out de-silting operations in a phased manner. To avoid any burden on the treasury for the activity, the silt would be sold to interested parties including real estate promoters for raising the height of their layouts. Reacting to a question on his plans to improve the functioning of Nellore Municipal Corporation, he said that his first priority was to improve  sanitary ...
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Bogatha falls shut for 2 days 3.8.2019
WARANGAL: Several rivers and streams in undivided Warangal district are in spate due to incessant rains in the past week. Rivers and tanks that were dry due to the late onset of the monsoon have begun overflowing. On Friday, the Cheekupalle stream in Vajedu in Mulugu district was full and the forest department closed the Bogatha waterfall to tourists for two days. Being a weekend, a large number of tourists were expected to visit the waterfall. The Moranchavagu, Jeedivagu, Jampanna Vagu and other streams in Bhupalpally and Mulugu districts are swollen. The Jampanna Vagu at Medaram shrine has inundated the twin bridges. Several interior villages in the Agency areas are cut off due to streams overflowing onto the roads. Palimela mandal in Jayashankar Bhupalpally district is completely cut off. Electricity supply has been disrupted. The Kaleshwaram project is receiving flood water due to heavy inflows into the Godavari and Pranahita rivers. The Godavari was running at 8.1 metres at Kaleshwaram and 7.6 ...
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Centre selects East Garo Hills for water conservation 28.7.2019 The Shillong Times
TURA: In a major boost for water conservation in the green rich district of East Garo Hills, the Central government’s Jal Shakti Abhiyan has identified and selected the district alongside one from the state of Manipur for an intensive water conservation campaign, an official government release stated on Saturday. The focus area to be covered under […]
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East Garo Hills selected for water conservation by Central Govt 27.7.2019 The Shillong Times
TURA: In a major boost for water conservation in the green rich district of East Garo Hills, the Central government’s Jal Shakti Abhiyan has identified and selected the district alongside one from the state of Manipur for an intensive water conservation campaign, an official government release stated on Saturday. The focus area to be covered under […]
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Bio-toilet installation soon in 5 talukas 26.7.2019 The Navhind Times
Panaji: The first phase of the installation of bio-toilets in the state will commence soon in the rural areas of five talukas, benefitting over 30,000 families, which have been identified as living without toilets. These bio-toilets will be lime colour-painted and fitted with Indian-type water closet. They will be installed outside the houses so as …
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Chennai: Elders mourn death of their water bod 24.7.2019
Chennai: In the midst of all the sobbing over the acute drinking water crisis in Chennai, a 75-year-old environment activist riding an old bicycle is doing his bit campaigning for the restoration of seven ancient ponds that have disappeared years ago under human encroachments in his Padi-Korattur-Ambattur area. Among all those hundreds of buildings that have come up over the parched water bodies is a large fish-market built by the Corporation of Chennai close to the Chennai-Tiruvallur highway at Padi. It was inaugurated with much fanfare by none other than Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami in 2017 and was closed-sealed following a stinging order by the First Bench headed by Chief Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul, presently a judge of the Supreme Court. The petitioner in this case was none other than our septuagenarian hero, N Shanmugam, who retired as a PWD contractor to take up public causes and environment issues. "I had filed that petition and was very happy when the Honourable Court quickly saw ...
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Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu fishermen fight over Pulicat lake fishing 5.7.2019

Nellore: Tension prevails between fishermen of AP and Tamil Nadu after 12 fishermen belonging to AP were abducted by TN fishermen when they ventured into the TN side of Pulicat lake for fishing on Wednesday.

The AP government is being blamed for the breaking out of tensions among fishermen of the two states at regular intervals as it has failed to address a long-pending demand to make Pulicat lake a free zone for fishing. The lake dries up in the AP side during the summer due to lack of water unlike in the Tamil Nadu side of the lake. AP fishermen venture into the Tamil Nadu side and get into trouble because of zonal restrictions.
The AP fishermen are roughed up and abducted once they trespass into TN waters.

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Chennai:Residents stage empty pot stir for water 26.6.2019
Chennai: Irked over poor supply of drinking water for the last three months, residents here staged a demonstration with empty pots near the old Kancheepuram railway station, on Tuesday morning. The residents blocked the Arakkonam — Kancheepuram route demanding speedy action to supply them water. Kamatchi Amman Nagar of the eighth ward in Kancheepuram municipality has a population of 100 families. Due to drop in groundwater level, borewells and overhead water tanks which were the primary sources of drinking water here, failed to yield water. Some weren't functioning and needed repair. Residents were upset as municipal officials kept ignoring their repeated requests for water. Infuriated by the apathy of officials, around 100 residents holding empty pots, blocked the road. Police and municipal commissioner, Mahendra, rushed to the spot and held talks with the protesters. The residents ended their protest after two hours, only after police and other officials promised to resolve the drinking water ...
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Bengaluru: Call to restore city lakes on war footing 26.6.2019
Bengaluru: The Indian Plumbing Association (IPA) has urged the State Government to act faster in restoration of lakes in Bengaluru and address issues such as solid waste management, sewerage system and water supply, as they are interconnected. IPA also plans to tie up with builders to initiate better water management practices. B.O. Prasanna Kumar, Chairman, Bengaluru Chapter, Indian Plumbing Association told reporters, "Most urban centres in India, including Bengaluru, are already water stressed. The current gap in supply and demand is approximately 600 MLD, and according to the projections of BWSSB, this will grow to 1,450 MLD in the next twelve years. It is therefore vital that the State Government treats restoration of remaining 210 city lakes as top priority." The State Government is planning to spend around Rs 12,000 crore to bring water from Sharavati river to Bengaluru. The Government should reconsider this plan and use part of that money to develop a better sanitation system by ...
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