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The genesis of Madras’ water supply system 18.8.2017 Hindu: News
A look at J.W. Madeley’s methods
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Toxic froth from Bellandur lake recedes, rain-hit areas recovering 18.8.2017 The Tribune
Bengaluru, August 18 The city’s famous Bellandur lake continued to spew ‘toxic froth’ on Friday, but it is reducing because of receding rain. After being pounded by a record-breaking downpour early this week, the city is on the road to recovery. “The lake still continues to spew toxic froth. Continues to fly, though it is not that nightmarish as it was during the torrential rainfall four days back. “It is reducing because of receding rain,” Lakes Conservation Expert and resident of the area, Shalini Batra Sahni, told PTI here on Friday. Incessant rain on August 14 and 15 had resulted in the increase of the lake’s water levels and the formation of toxic froth. The rain had aggravated the situation with thick froth spilling on to the road nearby causing inconvenience to commuters driving along the stretch. “This, however, is not the scene today,” she said. Sahni expressed fear about residents living around the lake developing disease by coming in contact with toxic froth  flying around. After the National ...
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Toxic froth from lake recedes, rain-hit areas recovering 18.8.2017 deccanherald.com
The citys famous Bellandur lake continued to spew toxic froth today, but it is reducing because of receding rains. After being pounded by a record-breaking downpour early this week, the city is on the road to recovery. "The lake still continues to spew toxic froth. Continues to fly, though it is not that nightmarish as it was during the torrential rainfall four days back. "It is reducing because of receding rains," Lakes Conservation Expert and resident of the area, Shalini Batra Sahni told PTI, here today. Incessant rains on August 14 and 15 had resulted in the increase of the lakes water levels and the formation of toxic froth. The rains had aggravated the situation with thick froth spilling on to the road nearby causing inconvenience to commuters driving along the stretch. "This, however, is not the scene today," she said. Sahni expressed fear about residents living around the lake developing disease by coming in contact with toxic froth flying around. After the National Green Tribunal (NGT) had ...
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Motorists now drive down a ‘thinned-down’ MGR Salai 18.8.2017 Hindu: Home
Delay in completion of Metro Water work has led to this problem
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Work on stormwater drains begins in Porur 18.8.2017 Hindu: Home
Completion of flyover work has enabled the Corporation to attend to this long-pending demand of residents
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Reckoning education as an industry 18.8.2017 thehansindia3920
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Bellandur: High flows the froth 18.8.2017
Bengaluru: The 25-foot fence that serves as a buffer between two famously polluted lakes - Bellandur and Varthur - and the people who live around them, proved no match for the downpour of the last few days. Much to the dismay of residents, the toxic foam has burst its paltry barricades, entering residential complexes and engulfing passing vehicles. Even more troubling, however, is the fact that it has begun to travel down the valley towards other lakes, including Kaggadasarapura Kere, which have also begun to froth. Irate residents say they clean it themselves each day as the government has proved completely unresponsive.  "The blatant negligence by the KSPCB and Lake Development Authority has led us to this situation," said Sridhar Pabbisetty, CEO Namma Bengaluru Foundation. The consequences of this pollution are both immediate and far-reaching - apartments have been forced to abandon their swimming pools and playgrounds after foam entered the buildings too. Raw sewage from these ...
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‘Public-private participation need to rejuvenate Najafgarh drain’ 18.8.2017 Hindu: Home
Water is of great concern to future generations and the government and private companies should come together to rejuvenate the Najafgarh basin, said Union Minister of State for Urban Development Rao ...
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NGT pulls up Karnataka government on Bellandur lake frothing 18.8.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
Frothing began after rain on Aug. 15, 16
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Helium useful in leak checks: BMC 18.8.2017 Metros | The Asian Age
According to sources, of the 3,500 million litre of water supplied to the city, nearly 700 million litre is lost to either leakage or theft.
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As froth spills out of Bellandur lake, effluents keep flowing in 18.8.2017 Hindu: Cities
Nearly four months after the National Green Tribunal (NGT) issued a stern warning to the State government to get its act together or face action, things don’t seem to have improved in the city’s froth...
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Sewage keeps 3K plants blooming at Otteri park 17.8.2017 TOI: Chennai
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Irked by unending pipeline work on Mylapore road, residents mob MLA 17.8.2017 TOI: Chennai
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Punnami Ghat witnesses hectic water sports activity 17.8.2017 Hindu: Home
The serene Punnami Ghat here was abuzz with water sports activities on Thursday as Andhra Pradesh police teams enthusiastically participated in a demonstration-cum-practice session in canoeing and kay...
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Activists laud NGT's close follow-ups on Bellandur lake clean-up 17.8.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Citizens actively monitoring the efforts to save Bellandur lake are happy that the National Green Tribunal (NGT) is pursuing the matter seriously. Nagesh Aras, a member of Bellandur Lake Citizen Team, set up by the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) to monitor the progress of the water bodys restoration, praised the NGT for closely following up on the work. "The NGT's approach to monitoring the progress through a local officer is significant. This will force the administration into taking timely action with the active involvement of citizen watch bodies," he said. He added that though the administration claims that the expert committee report was implemented in part, the haphazard sequence of work has caused waste of money. "For example, the action plan called for monitoring and identification of the sources of pollution. But till today, the majority of the sources have not been identified at all while the KSPCB tries to show activity by persecuting lakeside apartments which are responsible for a mere ...
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NGT summons govt officials 17.8.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Pulling up the Karnataka government for its failure to address the pollution in the Bellandur lake in Bengaluru, National Green Tribunal on Thursday summoned top state officials to explain the action taken on its directions so far. The NGT principal bench headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar directed the Additional Chief Secretary, who heads the Department of Urban Development, and Chief Executive Officer of the Lake Development Authority to appear before it on August 22 and submit a compliance report on its April 19 direction to protect the water body. The bench asked the state government to explain how many big canals (rajakaluves) had been cleaned so far, how much waste was removed from the rajakaluves and from Bellandur lake, where the waste was dumped, what preventive steps had been taken to check effluents entering the water body and fire episodes in lakes. Sajan Poovayya, senior counsel appearing for Namma Bengaluru Foundation, produced audio visuals on the fresh frothing in Bellandur lake and the ...
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Efforts to rescue water bodies begins in Gurugram 17.8.2017 Gurgaon - City - The Times of India
In an attempt to lay the future roadmap for water security, diverse stakeholders came together on a common platform to deliberate on the issue of Najafgarh drain.
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Bengaluru lakes are frothing and a household item may be the cause 17.8.2017 Downtoearth
Scientists say excessive phosphorus from detergent, which enters the lakes along with sewage, is creating the foam
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Bellandur toxic foam: CM Siddaramiah says problem will be solved in 2 years 17.8.2017 India Today| Must Read
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah who was in New Delhi assured that the Bellandur lake frothing will be solved but it will take time.
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Bellandur Lake menace: CM Siddaramaiah assures of action within 1-2 years 17.8.2017 All Current Affairs Stories
The Bellandur Lake once again spilled toxic foam earlier on Thursday
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