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Politicians, experts and people unite to take stock of Bengaluru's dying lakes 29.4.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
ACTIVE PARTICIPATION Citizens Take Ownership Of City's Waterbodies Amid Renewed Conservation Efforts By Govt, Civic Bodies
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Kodambakkam stinks as sewage stagnates 29.4.2017 TOI: Chennai
Alagar Perumal Kovil Street residents in Vadapalani are living in fear of a disease outbreak due to sewage stagnation over the past one week.The street has been prone to stagnation owing to a block in the pipeline.
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Chennai: Metro water holds sewage work for week 29.4.2017
CHENNAI: Following the death of a 32-year-old manual scavenger at a manhole in Mogappair, Chennai Metro Water called off the non-emergency sewage related works for a week. The labourer, who entered the manhole to rescue a fellow worker, who had fallen into the manhole accidentally when the latter opened it to verify the flow level, said a press release from Metro Water Board. Metro water has conducted a meeting of all contractors engaged in sewer-related works in the Board's Head office, stressing on the need for safety and the penal provisions available in the agreement. The Assistant Engineer in charge of the location has been placed under suspension and the Area Engineer has been transferred. The contractor was instructed to immediately pay the applicable compensation to the deceased labourer's family failing which the Chennai Metro Water Board will pay and recover from the contractor. A safety-training programme will be conducted for all contract employees engaged in sewage contract works at Metro ...
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Karnataka government lacks political will to protect lakes 29.4.2017
Bengaluru: Various citizens' groups carried out an inspection of Bellandur, Varthur and Rampura lakes and lamented that state government lacked the political will to safeguard the city's water bodies and called for collective action to save them. Due to the rampant corruption, the officials at lower and  middle level are doing nothing to prevent the rampant encroachment of these lakes, said Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Founder Trustee, Namma Bengaluru Foundation and Rajya Sabha member.  It is tragic that the city which houses ISRO and the IT industry and has so many good well-meaning people must be saddled with a reputation of living in a state that houses the most corrupt government in the country, he added.  Lok Sabha MP P.C. Mohan said, "This was a beautiful lake and we want it to be as it was. All agencies and the state government are passing the buck between themselves. Elected representatives like myself and Rajeev Chandrasekhar want to stress to the government to put all lakes under one agency. We have ...
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Effluent treatment plants might prove insufficient, say experts 29.4.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
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Two new committees set up on Kukkarahalli Lake 29.4.2017 Hindu: Home
A decision has been taken not to take up further development work at the lake
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Sewage-laden lorries raise a stink 29.4.2017 Hindu: Chennai
They have been dumping untreated water into stormwater drains for the past few years
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Citizens' groups take pledge to save city's lakes 28.4.2017 deccanherald.com
Public representatives and members of various citizens groups on Friday took an oath to protect water bodies in Bengaluru. Launching their campaign, Rajya Sabha member Rajeev Chandrasekhar, BJP MP P C Mohan and BJP MLA Aravind Limbavali along with a few corporators visited Bellandur, Varthur and Rampura lakes. During the inspection, citizens and politicians discussed the government's inaction in protecting lakes and deliberated over the need for civic agencies and citizens to collectively take the onus of restoring the lake ecosystem. Chandrasekhar said, "What we see today is clear evidence that there has been corruption in the state. Corruption is a culture that is now all-pervasive in the current government." N S Mukunda, founding president of Citizens' Action Forum hailed the initiative of building a strong group of people from every section of society to preserve the lake ecosystem. Naresh Narasimhan of a citizens' group Naagarika blamed the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) for ...
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Cattle chew on fodder grown in polluted Bellandur lake 28.4.2017 deccanherald.com
There is a section of people making brisk business in the troubled waters of Bellandur lake. Livestock in the rural patches in Bengaluru is dwindling. But whatever cattle remain in the metropolitan city depend on fodder grown in Bellandur and other lakes. The kind of fodder found alongside water hyacinth ('Sona Hullu' in Kannada) grows easily without any investment. Its 'harvesters' sell the fodder to various goshalas or cattle sheds and to farmers rearing cattle in the city at an affordable price. "We sell a trolley-load of fodder for Rs 150 to Rs 200. We sell between 10 and 12 loads a day to various goshalas in the city," said Manjunath, engaged in the work. His entire family is in the business of harvesting, transporting and selling fodder. The family members use canoes to get into Bellandur lake to harvest fodder. Once it is brought to the shore, they bundle it and place it on the trolleys of their autorickshaw and mini trucks. "Most of the fodder goes to dairy farms in Koramangala and ...
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Now, fire breaks out in Benniganahalli lake 28.4.2017 Deccan Herald - City
A fire broke out on the Benniganahalli lake in the city, leaving residents living around it shocked. Jerry George from Benniganahalli could not believe his eyes when he saw thick smoke rising from the water body.

"I was standing on the balcony of my apartment around 11.30 am when I saw the fire," said George. He then took pictures and shared them with his friends through a WhatsApp group. It is learnt that the lake comes under the Bangalore Development Authority. Eventually, it became a garbage dump.

Four months ago, fire broke out in Bellandur lake too drawing the ire of the National Green Tribunal, which had made a scathing remark on the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) and the Karnataka Lake Conservation and Development Authority (KLCDA) stating that they were the only government agencies in the world responsible for lakes on fire.

KLCDA chairperson G Vidyasagar was not available for comment.
DH News Service
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How Bidar beat back the drought 28.4.2017 Hindu: Op-Ed
As Karnataka reels from drought, an academic is helping restore indigenous systems that were Bidar’s water lifeline 600 years ago. Lalitha Sridhar reports
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NCRPB has sanctioned 25 projects for Haryana: Venkaiah Naidu 28.4.2017 India – The Indian Express
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Bombay High Court pulls up Maharashtra Minister in hutment demolition case 28.4.2017 India Today| Must Read
The BMC has told the Bombay High Court that Maharashtra Minister Prakash Mehta prevented the civic body from carrying out the order for demolition of illegal encroachment in the central suburb of Mumbai.
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Thirteenth Main Road stays sandy 28.4.2017 Hindu: Home
Despite the completion of a Metrowater work, the stretch is still waiting for a coat of bitumen
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Mumbai: Cops hunt down thief who made them swim through sewage 28.4.2017 mumbai
Hanif Sheikh Embarrassed at being unable to prevent a robbery under their noses, the Tardeo police were left humiliated after they waded neck-deep in sewage but still failed to catch a petty thief. They finally caught him after two months. In February, the Tardeo police were left red-faced after a burglar looted Rs 40,000 from two shops in their jurisdiction. Although the amount was not large, the cops were made to look like fools because the shops were a stone’s throw from the police station. The cops zeroed in on three suspects -- Hanif Sheikh (32), his brother-in-law Saddam Sheikh (25), and associate Asaiyya Sheikh (27). They managed to nab Asaiyya first, but catching Hanif was harder. Further investigation revealed that the resident of Indira Nagar, Bandra (E) had over 100 housebreaking offences lodged against him. The first time cops went to arrest him, Hanif Sheikh had already got wind of their arrival. Before they could even knock on his door, he managed to escape. Illustrations/Uday Mohite "He ...
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Why Bellandur lake clean-up exercise could snap many human linkages 28.4.2017 Politics and Nation-News-The Economic Times
The NGT has asked for proof of action, leaving the Karnataka government to take necessary steps. The Bangalore Development Authority has taken up de-weeding to remove hyacinth.
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Earnings misses, rising debts: Indian Railways turnaround hits buffers 28.4.2017 Most Popular
Funding via market borrowing rose to about 22% last year from an average of 8% between 2010-15
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Survey finds E. coli in 92% ice samples from roadside eateries 28.4.2017 DNA: Opinion
In ice samples collected by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), 96 per cent of the samples collected across the city have been declared as contaminated, with 75 per cent samples detected with E. coli (sewage mixed with water), the bacteria which causes illnesses like diarrhoea and typhiod. The civic body has urged citizens to avoid consuming unpackaged drinks at roadside stalls and fast food centres, specially iced drinks. The samples were collected between April 1 and April 25 from all 24 wards in the city. M-East ward- (Chembur-Govandi) tops the list with maximum amount of contaminated ice and water. On March 16, DNA had reported that the ice samples from all hawkers in Chembur East were detected with E. coli. A civic official said eateries in Mumbai get their ice from ice factories in Navi Mumbai. "The BMC water is pure. However, hawkers bring ice from outside BMC jurisdiction. Also, they do not maintain the standards of hygiene, because of which water gets contaminated," the official ...
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Bengaluru: Use Jakkur clean up model for Bellandur lake, says expert 28.4.2017
Bengaluru: While civic agencies have woken from their slumber after the National Green Tribunal’s order to clean up Bellandur lake, water expert and scientist from the Indian Institute of Science,  T V Ramachandra has some pointers that could help them revive both the Bellandur and Varthur lakes.  Suggesting that the authorities replicate the measures taken to clean up the Jakkur lake in the city, the scientist says Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs) should be set up along with wetlands around the two lakes.  "Once the sewage is treated, it should be made to pass through algae ponds to remove its nutrients before it enters the lakes. Also, we  need to remove all blockades at their outlets and inlets, so that their  water does not stagnate, and their aeration is improved, " he adds. Underlining that encroachments  on the lake beds, the stormwater drains leading to them and their buffer zones should be removed to conserve them. Dr Ramachandra  suggests wet dredging to take away their deposited sediments, ...
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Bengaluru: Six Maasthigudi film crew charged 28.4.2017
Bengaluru: Five months after the tragic incident in the sets of Kannada movie 'Maasthigudi', where two artistes drowned in the Thippagondanahalli Lake during a  shoot, the Tavarekere police submitted the chargesheet to the Magadi JMFC Court on Wednesday. In the chargesheet, which runs to 400 pages, the police have framed charges against the film producer Sundar P Gowda as accused number one, director Nagashekhar as accused number two, followed by assistant director Siddu, stunt choreographer Ravi Verma, and Unit Manager S. Bharath as accused number 3, 4 & 5 respectively. The police have also booked Prakash Biradar, the pilot of the helicopter used in the shoot, as accused number six. It is learnt that the police have charged the accused mainly for flouting various conditions laid by the BWSSB while carrying out shooting at the T. G. Halli reservoir. Though the BWSSB authorities had clearly mentioned in the permission letter that no aerial shots could be done, the film team had brought in a helicopter for ...
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