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Lokayukta pulls up agencies over lakes 18.1.2018 Hindu: Cities
Sets 3-month deadline to remove encroachments
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KSPCB admits there are no guidelines to check STPs 17.1.2018 Deccan Herald - City
At last, the truth on maintaining private Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs) has emerged, nowhere more significantly than from the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB). Having varyingly dodged, denied and refused to acknowledge its role in monitoring the STPs it sanctions, KSPCB has accepted that there are no guidelines in existence to operate and monitor them. Admitting to DH that the Board has so far not framed any guidelines, Chairman Lakshman also said it did not think about framing one since its role was largely limited to checking the quality of the treated water to determine if it met the prescribed standards. "Were going to change that now," he said, agreeing that KSPCB has to own up the responsibility to monitor the private STPs it sanctions for installation at apartments, commercial units and educational institutions. "Im planning to call all the stakeholders - BDA, BBMP, BWSSB, PWD - and even the central authority by the month end to frame the guidelines to operate and maintain private ...
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Work on water storage unit for Mastakabhisheka completed 17.1.2018 Deccan Herald - News
The pure drinking water storage unit near the pump house on the outskirts of the town, being taken up by the Karnataka Urban Water Supply and Drainage Board (KUWS&DB), as part of Bahubali Mahamastakabhisheka has been completed on time. With lakhs expected to attend the festival held once in 12 years, elaborate arrangements are being made by the district administration and drinking water unit is one among them. This would ensure uninterrupted water supply to all the seven wards coming under the town limits and also, to the 12 satellite towns being constructed as part of the festival. Gram panchayat member S V Lokesh said, "Water would be supplied from the pump house to the additional water storage unit of five lakh litres at Nagaiahanakoppal, and three water storage units at Srikantanagar with 9.5 lakh litres capacity each." Speaking to DH, KUWS&DB Assistant Executive Engineer H N Jagadish said, "Six motors of 60 HP, six-panel boards, and three control boards have been installed at the pump house. ...
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Of perennial water crisis and 2 projects in moribund state 17.1.2018 The Assam Tribune
Of perennial water crisis and 2 projects in moribund state
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Quiet flows sewage into Vaigai 17.1.2018 Hindu: Madurai
Residents and officials indulge in non-stop blame game
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Madipakkam to get desalinated water 17.1.2018
Chennai: Water-starved Madipakkam is expected to soon receive water from the Nemmeli desalination plant under project Amruth, initiated by the Chennai Metro Water Supply and Sewerage Board. In a recent meeting conducted by a few officials with residents' associations of Madipakkam, it was briefed that the operations would begin by next year. "The scheme will to be implemented at an expense of Rs 67.5 crore with 33 per cent funded by Centre and remaining by the state. Under this scheme, an overhead tank with capacity of 50 lakh litres and underground tank with the capacity of nine lakh litres will be built this year on the land provided by corporation," an official told the members of resident associations. The water would be supplied from Nemmeli desalination plant that supplies 200 million litres of water per day to the city. For the purpose, storage points would be constructed in the area for distribution. "The authorities are currently planning to construct the storage tanks on ...
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Global IT spend is imminent, says Morgan 17.1.2018 Business | The Asian Age
Cos would continue to invest as they anticipate revenue growth though their spending pattern will shift.
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IT spend to rise soon: Morgan Stanley 17.1.2018
Mumbai: Global financial services firm Morgan Stanley said that the Indian IT sector, which has under performed the broader markets due to global headwinds could start attracting investor interest as it believes that a turnaround in global IT spending is imminent.   "Our January 2018 proprietary global chief investment officer (CIO) survey showed an acceleration in IT services growth relative to 2017 for the second consecutive quarter. The overall increase in CIOs" IT spend expectations is in line with positive commentary from ISG, an industry consultant," Morgan Stanley said. According to it, recent deal wins cited by companies such as the $2.25 billion deal by TCS last month indicate potential conversion of deal pipelines. European geography has been strong and North America is likely to pick up in mid-2018 as banking clients start to spend. Morgan Stanley noted that digital deals have started bulking up from a few million dollars to $40-50mn, which along with the deepening ...
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Inform Jal Board about depleting water levels: NGT 16.1.2018 Metros | The Asian Age
The tribunal warned that it would take coercive measures if the direction was not complied with within the stipulated date.
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NGT directs CGWA to report to DJB with groundwater data in Delhi 15.1.2018 DNA: Bangalore
NGT directs CGWA to report to DJB with groundwater data in Delhi
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Companies complain about poor quality water 14.1.2018 Deccan Herald - News
Treated water supply to some government and private companies has been disrupted for the past few months due to problems in the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewage Board (BWSSB) pipelines. Officials in the board fiercely denied they had problems. The BWSSB supplies tertiary treated water to the Kempegowda International Airport, Bharath Electronics Limited, Indian Tobacco Company, Rail Wheel Factory and the Indian Air Force. One of the companies said it did not get water from the board for two months. The quality of water had deteriorated so much that it considered setting up additional treatment plants to purify the water before use. Sources in the company said the water they initially received was of good quality. But it subsequently began to deteriorate and smelt foul in recent months. They admitted not having received water for two months, owing to issues in the supply pipes. The Bangalore International Airport Ltd (BIAL) said it had no disruption in receiving treated water from the BWSSB, which they ...
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Arrears on use of borewells in Dwarka, Palam to be waived: CM Arvind Kejriwal 14.1.2018 DNA: Money
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday announced that he would waive off arrears on sewer charges for the use of borewells in south-west Delhi's Dwarka and Palam areas. The announcement was made during the inauguration ceremony of the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) Public Relation camp at the Delhi University's Deen Dyal Upadhayay College in Dwarka. "There will be no charges from residents who seal borewells. Water metres will be installed for those who wish to continue using borewells in these areas," he said. Residents of Dwarka and Palam have been complaining of water-crisis in their localities to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government for the past two years. Kejriwal also promised that grievances of the residents, like inflated bills, will be addressed within a week and for the convenience of residents, a cash counter will be set-up at Dwarka Sector-5. He also promised to take up with Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal, the issue of the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) not furnishing the complete data ...
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Flood sensors at 16 locations in Chennai to offer real time data 13.1.2018 Hindu: National
Move to strengthen flood preparedness of the civic body
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Chennai smart city, Atal projects on slow track 13.1.2018
Chennai: Two years have passed since the launch of Chennai smart city project and the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation of Urban Transformation scheme for 33 municipalities in Tamil Nadu. But both the projects are progressing at snail's pace and the results are yet to bring a visible change to Chennai. According to the ministry of urban development sources, the Centre released funds to all the states under the Amrut scheme and for Tamil Nadu the first installment of Rs.316 crore was released last year against the total central share of Rs.1582.80 crore. The total approved size of State Annual Action Plan (SAAP) of Tamil Nadu is Rs.3834.49 crore for 2016-17. Under the Amrut scheme, projects related to water supply sewerage and parks approved in 2016-17 should have been in shape by now. And as per the directions of Amrut scheme the state government should identify the gaps in infrastructure. But TN has been lagging in its policies like zero waste management and addressing intermodal transport issues, ...
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Integrated control centre to be set up in six months 13.1.2018 Hindu: News
It will cover 30 civic agencies; 600 cameras to be installed in city
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Desalination projects get a boost 13.1.2018 Hindu: News
Expert committee to inspect proposed site for one of the plants at Perur, along East Coast Road
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Hyderabad: Mini jetting machines to clean sewers 13.1.2018
Hyderabad: In a bid to end manual scavenging, the Greater Hyder-abad Municipal Corporation has decided to use mini-jetting machines in the 12 peripheral municipalities of the city. The corporation has decided to deploy as many as 66 machines to clear choked sewers and manholes. The cleaning will be done in phases with 16 machines used in each of the phases I, II, III and IV. Since HMWSSB limits are confined to core areas of the erstwhile MCH jurisdiction, complaints of overflowing drains and manholes from the peripheries keep the civic body busy week after week. Several complaints are lodged and the corporation spends about `19 crore annually on maintaining sewerage lines and manholes. A senior GHMC official said that the conventional jetting machines cannot reach the interior lanes and bylanes of residential colonies, but mini-jetting machines were coming in handy in those places. He said that the corporation will not purchase the jetting machines, only hire them after inviting tenders. Each machine ...
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Want to volunteer on Chennai beaches? 12.1.2018 Hindu: News
Environmentalist Foundation of India conducts monthly or bi-monthly beach clean-ups. Unlike other groups, during the clean-up, they offer a 20-minute orientation session on waste management. On 18th D...
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On a unique mission 12.1.2018 Hindu: News
There is a police station dedicated to guarding oil pipelines between Manali and Chennai port
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Govt to extend Urja Ganga gas pipeline project to North Eastern states 11.1.2018 Latest News
Consortium of state-run companies headed by Gail (India) has started its initial work on the project, says Dharmendra Pradhan
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