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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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Change approach to fix road-flooding, say experts 17.8.2017 deccanherald.com
Stumped by Monday nights torrential downpour that trapped thousands in flooded roads and layouts, Bengalureans are scared of a repeat disaster. Old, quickfix solutions will not save the city from another catastrophic crisis, warn urban environment architects. They have now offered an alternative agenda, a total overhaul of the citys flood management system. Moving away from what they call Business As Usual models, environment architect Mohan Rao and civic evangelist V Ravichander have suggested alternatives to tackle flooding of road networks, inundation and pollution of lakes and more. Flooding of roads Re-linking fragmented storm water drains (SWDs) and clearing them have been the standard response by BBMP to tackle road-flooding so far. But this has not worked because longer duration rainfall generates very high intensity of water, much beyond the designed capacity of SWDs. The alternative: Adaptive designs for traffic islands and medians to perform functions of swales apart from increasing the ...
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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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Lake in Bengaluru spews 'toxic froth' 17.8.2017 deccanherald.com
As the citys Bellandur lake continued to spew toxic froth raising concerns among residents in its vicinity, Karnataka Chief Minister today said the problem will be solved in one or two years. Torrential rains that hit the city in the last few days has aggravated the situation with thick froth spilling on to the road nearby causing inconvenience to commuters driving along the stretch. Videos showing cars being engulfed by a large pack of froth, purportedly taken near Bellandur lake, have now gone viral. The residents nearby the lake are the worst hit with froth flying all over the area and strong stench emerging from the polluted water. Residents who complain about coming in contact with toxic froth flying all around, have expressed fear about them developing disease. Speaking to reporters in Delhi about the frothing lakes in Bengaluru, Siddaramaiah said government is taking all necessary actions. When pointed out about it being a long standing issue, he said "it is there...it will be solved in one ...
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Bring water to distressed areas: Minister 17.8.2017 Hindu: Kerala
Special attention for Thiruvananthpuram, Kollam, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kasaragod
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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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After Bengaluru's Bellandur lake, pollution in Musi river in Hyderabad becomes cause of worry 17.8.2017 New Kerala: Andhra Pradesh
Hyderabad (Telangana) , August 17 : The residents putting up close to the Musi river in Hyderabad have started complaining of foul smell and pollution, due to the spillage of sewage waste and chemical mixture in the area.
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Bellandur lake froth: NGT summons top Karnataka officials 17.8.2017 Deccan Herald - Breaking News Rss Feeds
Pulling up the Karnataka Government for its failure to address the pollution in Bellandur lake in Bengaluru, the National Green Tribunal on Thursday summoned the state government's top officials to explain the what action the government took on directions issued by it earlier, on August 22. The NGT Principal bench headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar directed that the Additional Chief Secretary to Department of Urban Development and Chief Executive Officer of the Lake Development Authority should be present in the court and submit a compliance report on its earlier direction issued on April 19 on
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Siddaramaiah assures action in Bellandur Lake menace 17.8.2017 New Kerala: Karnataka
New Delhi , August 17 : Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Thursday assured that the government is taking all necessary action to tackle the Bellandur Lake menace adding the problem will be solved within one or two years.
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Bellandur Lake spills toxic foam again, residents complain of foul smell, pollution 17.8.2017 New Kerala: India News
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , August 17 : The Bellandur Lake in Bengaluru once again spilled toxic foam, on Thursday, which grew to such an extent that the residents have started complaining of foul smell and pollution.
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Bengaluru's Bellandur Lake continues to spill thick toxic foam – Watch video 17.8.2017 Zee News : States
 Karnataka's Bellandur Lake on Wednesday once again spilled toxic foam after a heavy downpour.
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Linking rivers to tanks and ponds more essential: Water activist 17.8.2017 Hindu: Home
‘It is more feasible and cost-affective than linking rivers’
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After rains, foam rises again at polluted Bellandur lake 16.8.2017 deccanherald.com
Vehicles moving past the Bellandur lake on Wednesday evening had to drive through a chemical snowstorm as froth from the polluted lake rose up in volumes due to heavy rainfall. Cars and two-wheeler riders were assailed by the thick froth, formed because of the industrial and household effluents flowing into the lake. "Because of heavy rainfall, the foam started rising again. This morning it was really bad and the foam was flying out from above the mesh. It has subsided in the evening and the foam is flying only when there is a strong gust of wind," said Ramesh R, a shop owner in the area. In the evening, the situation worsened as it started to rain heavily. Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) chairman Lakshman said that majority of the polluting industries have been closed already. "The frothing is caused by detergents in the household sewage from apartments. About 50% of the domestic sewage entering the lake is treated. The remaining apartments are releasing untreated waste and we have given ...
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Mission Bhageeratha: No takers for intra-village tanks 16.8.2017 Hindu: National
Contractors say that the unit cost of the works is not remunerative
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Bengaluru records 180 mm rainfall in barely three hours, heaviest in August since 1890 16.8.2017 Zee News : States
 Bengaluru early on Tuesday witnessed a record 180mm rainfall in barely three hours.
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Bengaluru records heaviest August rainfall since 1890 15.8.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Bengaluru early on Tuesday witnessed a record 180mm rainfall in barely three hours, the heaviest downpour in August since 1890, an official said.
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Bengaluru records heaviest August rainfall since 1890 15.8.2017 Zee News : States
According to the Met Department, a few spells of rain are likely to continue over the next few days in the city. 
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Independence Day Exclusive: Little Jholamba, a world away from India 15.8.2017 Zee News : States
By Komal Badodekar Jholamba, located about 75 kms from Amravati in Maharashtra, is yet another study of contrast between a rapidly developing "India" and "Bharat". The problems of Jholamba are the same as many of India's villages.
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