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For 22 years, these rain harvesters are doing without BWSSB water 30.4.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
Couple Recycles Used Water
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5 ragpickers asphyxiate in drain 30.4.2017 TOI: Delhi Times
Five ragpickers, including three children, died allegedly due to suffocation while looking for scrap inside an underground drain in southwest Delhi's Chhawala on Saturday.
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Bellandur's industrial woes 29.4.2017 deccanherald.com
For years, the pollution control officials were in denial mode: Domestic sewage, and not industrial effluents was what caused Bellandur lake's decay, they declared. Going after polluting apartments was then their obvious response. But could the real big polluters, the industries big and small, get away so fast? The National Green Tribunal (NGT)'s inspection of the lake offered the scientific community an opportunity for some course correction. Armed with telling lake sample study reports, they exposed how the deadly concoction of chemicals let out by industries had wrought unimaginable damage to the water body. The extent of that chemical destruction convinced the Tribunal of the urgent need to arrest the decay. Its recent ruling, mandating the closure of all polluting industries in the lake's vicinity, was a direct result of that scientific mediation. Rejuvenation blueprint The critical role played by industrial effluents in the foam and froth formation has been reinforced by a blueprint on the ...
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Lake revival needs 'holistic approach,' feel activists 29.4.2017 Deccan Herald - News
A long struggle of residents to save Bellandur and Varthur lakes received a major boost when the National Green Tribunal (NGT) recently directed the state government to close all polluting industries around the water body. DH interacts with a few of the residents to know other possible ways to deal with the issue. Bibuti Panda, a Whitefield resident who volunteered to participate in the efforts to rejuvenate Varthur lake, has this to say: "Awareness is not yielding any results. Poor implementation of regulatory norms on the governments part is the main reason for such a disaster to happen. So more and more volunteers should join hands with the stakeholders." He feels every individual and civic body should be made accountable. It works as a chain system, where the involvement of the local community plays a major role, he says. On the NGT order on industries, he wonders: "What is the guarantee that even after shifting, the lake will be free from such pollutants." Srini Jasti, a resident of HSR Layout, ...
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Fire breaks out on road following leak in GAIL gas pipeline 29.4.2017 Hindu: News
There was panic and chaos among residents as the bylanes of the congested Garvebhavipalya near HSR Layout seemingly caught fire on Saturday afternoon. Around 1.45 p.m., a stretch of road between Garve...
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Govt to give Rs 35 cr to children of freedom fighters in Bangladesh 29.4.2017 All Current Affairs Stories
Students at a higher secondary level will get a one-time grant of Rs 1,53,700
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Where in Bengaluru, are steps taken to save a poisoned lake? 29.4.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
On April 19, two years after accumulating froth inexplicably caught fire at the Bellandur lake, the largest in the city, the National Green Tribunal — in perhaps its strictest order yet — pulled up Be...
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Where do tankers source water from? 29.4.2017 Hindu: Cities
BBMP says from borewells that are either meant for the general public or ones that are illegal
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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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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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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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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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