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Parched Bengaluru in no mood to harvest rainwater 26.3.2017 Deccan Herald - News
With water level in KRS dam threatening to hit dead storage levels, the BWSSB is struggling to quench the thirst of people in the city. However, experts have been warning against depending on Cauvery while wasting rainwater. Though the officials have made rainwater harvesting (RWH) compulsory, it has not been enforced in the city. The BWSSB has not been able to do much except issuing warnings occasionally. About 23 tmcft of rainwater is wasted every year in the city due to lack of RWH infrastructure. The excess water runs into drains which do not have the capacity to handle the huge quantity of water, leading to flooding in low-lying areas. "Bengaluru receives about 1,000 mm rain every year. One can collect 2.06 lakh litres of water on 2,400 sqft," said A R Shivakumar, Principal Scientific Officer, Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology. If a person uses 135 litres of water per day, a family of four uses about 2 lakh litres per year. "A family of four living in a 2,400-sqft house is already ...
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Delhi govt rejects doubts of experts and opposition, determined to waive house tax, arrears 26.3.2017 TOI: Delhi Times
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Foreign firms propose to rejuvenate Bellandur Lake 26.3.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
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New corporations can keep old promises 26.3.2017 TOI: Chennai
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‘My Shopping My Bag’ exhibition begins 26.3.2017 Hindu: Home
Are you an environment conscious consumer, shopkeeper or manager of retail stores looking for alternatives for plastic carry bags? The place to be is the Coimbatore Corporation’s Kalaiarangam in R.S....
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Reactions to the BBMP budget 26.3.2017
Mr Srikanth Viswanathan, CEO, Janaagraha The BBMP has improved its financial performance over the last couple of years and is doing better than the BDA, BWSSB and the BMTC in at least a few aspects of financial management, although a lot more needs to be done. Over the past few years, the BBMP has managed to grow its receipts at 30 per cent annually which is a healthy growth rate and  has set itself an ambitious target in 2017-18. With the budgetary grants going up by Rs 1,000 crore, we need to see whether the BBMP can mop up Rs 1,400 crore in additional receipts. It appears that significant amounts of pending bills have been paid. Going by the budget speech over 7,600 bills amounting to Rs 1,167 crore have been paid in 2016-17. Overall, this seems a positive budget in terms of fiscal responsibility and management. D. S. Rajashekar, President, Citizen's Action Forum The BBMP budget with its many schemes to woo voters,  has clearly been  planned keeping the upcoming assembly elections in view. Although ...
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City’s southern neighbourhoods reel under drinking water crisis 26.3.2017 TOI: Chennai
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GHMC pegs budget at ₹5,643 crore 25.3.2017 Hindu: Cities
Capital expenditure is ₹3,026.73 crore
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Russian firms invest $80m in solar power project 25.3.2017 Hindu: News
Miyota Power India, a joint venture of two Russian firms, has tied up with Chennai-based Al Ameen Green Energy for setting up 100 MW solar power plant near Virudhunagar. Miyota Power would be investin...
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An indelible blot on urban life 25.3.2017 Hindu: News
Despite a clutch of laws and strictures from the highest court of the land the practice of employing human labour to clean sewers continues to this day, claiming the lives of labourers and leaving their families in a lurch.
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MCD Elections: Venkaiah Naidu slams AAP govt, urges people to vote for BJP 25.3.2017 thehansindia3901
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Mumbai: Mayor wants a realistic budget, BJP backs him 25.3.2017 Free Press Journal: Mumbai
Mumbai: Closer to the announcement of the annual civic budget, it is now expected that the ruling Shiv
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Choked, filthy and overflowing drains ruling BJP's litmus test 25.3.2017 DNA: Urban Tales
The 10-year stint of BJP in MCD has left residents complaining about choked, overflowing drains even in upscale localities like Defence Colony and Nehru Place. While sitting councillors shift the blame on the Delhi government, residents and market associations claimed that the civic bodies don't take the issue of cleaning drains seriously. However, it is going to be a crucial electoral issue in the upcoming civic polls. The three municipal corporations —North, South, and East —go to polls on April 23. All the drains on roads, less than 60 feet, fall under the jurisdiction of the civic bodies, while the rest fall under the Delhi government's Delhi Jal Board (DJB). Every monsoon it is the same story, said Rajat Prakash, a resident of Greater Kailash-1. "The stormwater drains overflow with waste water overflowing onto the streets. This is a perennial problem, with residents sending complaints to the zonal office. The civic officials tell us that it is the bigger drains that are choked and get mixed with the ...
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Day 4: Fire continues at Bhandewadi dumping yard 25.3.2017 Nagpur News, Latest Nagpur News Headlines & Live Updates - Times of India
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Bengaluru: UK, Israeli experts to save Bellandur lake 25.3.2017
Bengaluru: Will the infamous Bellandur Lake finally get the much needed makeover? If the legal hurdles are sorted out, British and Israeli experts will revive the lake by building 200 MLD sewage treatment plant (STP). The project will be funded on 85:15 ratio, where UK government will sanction a loan for the 85 per cent funding, while state government will invest the rest. The exact amount was not specified. According to the plan, Bellandur Lake will be rejuvenated in a matter of just six months and the water will be supplied to nearby industries for non-potable needs. On Friday, experts from a British firm Bluewater Bio and Israeli firm Tahal Group along with representatives from Karnataka State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (KSIIDC) visited Bellandur lake, following which there was a presentation on how it will be rejuvenated. However, the presentation did not delve into any technical details on how the lake will be rejuvenated. The State will have to repay the loan ...
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Water policy to be adopted after civic polls 25.3.2017 Hindu: Cities
Was to be launched on March 10
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Water scheme cuts SCB's supply by 60 per cent 25.3.2017
Hyderabad: Friday was the 49th consecutive day the colonies mainly in Marredpally and Kharkhana suffered from acute water shortage, with supply being done only once a week, and the pressure for that being extremely low. At least 60 per cent of the agreed amount of water supply to the Secunderabad Canton-ment Board has been cut over the last one and a half months since the Metro Water announced the daily water scheme in the core city. Water meant for SCB’s daily supply is cut and is given to the core city to keep the daily water scheme going. The cantonment, on a daily basis, is supposed to get 6.8million gallons per day. But, for the last 48 days, it’s getting 4-4.2gallons per day. For the first time in the last 5 years, the SCB has been deprived of the agreed water. The affected colonies are, in SCB ward, the 5 Rukmini Devi Colony, Jyothi Colony, Brooklyn Colony, Vasavi Colony, the Radhika Colony and Shobha Nagar Colony, as also Gandhi Nagar and Sanjeeviah Nagar. In Ward 4, the affected areas are LIC ...
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Maximum Cities 24.3.2017 Hindu: Home
Crippling infrastructure deficits in our urban areas not only cause hardships, but can threaten India’s economic growth itself
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British firm offers to revive Bellandur lake in 6 months 24.3.2017 Deccan Herald - City
ABritish firm has offerred to revive Bellandur lake within six months. At a meeting chaired by Large and Medium Scale Industries Minister RVDesphande on Friday, the delegates of Bluewater Bio made a presentation, saying that they could revive Bellandur lake within six months. Though the exact cost of the project was not discussed, the team from London, headed by Dominic McAllister, Deputy High Commissioner, British Deputy High Commission, said that it was keen to fund 85% of the project cost and the balance would have to be met by the state government. The government will have to repay monetary assistance six months after the completion of the project, with an interest at the rate of 2.36%. Deshpande said that the proposal would have to be routed through the Union government since it was funded by the British government. Also, global tenders would have to be called for as the state government follows the Karnataka Transparency in Public Procurement Act. CMDhananjaya, chairman of the Karnataka State ...
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Ground zero of sanitation mess 24.3.2017 TOI: Delhi Times
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