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Speech of Nitin Gadkari in the International Conference on Water for Sustainable Development 20.6.2018 Govt of india: PIB
  Following is the Text of speech delivered by Shri Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation in the “Conference on International Decade for Action: Water for Sustainable Development 2018-28” held at Dushanbe, Tajikistan:- Tajikistan has taken a leading role to get the theme of water at the centre of global Sustainable Development Goals for the coming decade.
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Water audit at school calls for better management 20.6.2018 Hindu: Home
Need for proper rainwater harvesting, recycling of water
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Mixed response to proposal to get water from Linganamakki dam 20.6.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
One argument is for Bengaluru to harness its resources instead of diverting river water from other regions
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Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani named in panel on Agri & MNREGA 19.6.2018 DNA: Top News
Chief Minister Vijay Rupani is among the seven chief ministers who have been included in a committee that will make recommendations on a coordinated policy approach on the subject of 'Agriculture and Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA). The committee was announced at the fourth meeting of the NITI Aayog Governing Council in New Delhi on Sunday. The committee will be headed by Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan, and also comprise chief ministers of Bihar (Nitish Kumar), Sikkim (Pavan Chamling), UP (Yogi Adityanath), West Bengal (Mamata Banerjee) and Andhra Pradesh (N Chandrababu Naidu). The committee will make recommendations for increasing farmers' income through agriculture related activities under MGNREGA before sowing and after harvesting. The state government said in a release that it is committed to achieve the prime minister's goal of doubling farmers' income by 2022. It cited the example of the water conservation drive under which de-silting of river bodies was ...
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Jaisalmer Military Station to get a makeover to become 'smart' 19.6.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
While the state government has taken several initiatives under the Smart city Programme, now it is the Indian Army which has undertaken a similar initiative and started development of a military station. The development is expected to provide major boost to the local economy and aid ecological conservation and balance. The Jaisalmer Military Station is being developed into a Smart Armed Forces Station for which a detailed plan has been formulated in consonance with the eight key areas identified by the Central government for development of Smart Cities. A systematic development of habitat is being undertaken incorporating the concept of Smart Building and Green Building Norms. Some of the unique facilities provided in these dwelling units would be rain water harvesting, centralised garbage disposal system, solar water heater, solar security lights, underground electric cabling, LED lighting system, provision of LPG through pipelines, prepaid electricity and water meters, waste disposal chutes, passenger ...
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On a mission to avert monsoon woes 19.6.2018 Hindu: Fitness
PWD will desilt 20 tanks and 32 ponds and clear weeds from canals ahead of the rains
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Check-dam triggered landslip, says Oppn 18.6.2018 Hindu: Rx
A high-level probe has been ordered by the government to ascertain whether a private check-dam with holding capacity of 4 lakh litres of water atop t
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Accent on harvesting rainwater 18.6.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
Lieutenant Governor urges PWD to work with Pondicherry University to recharge water table
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Two more check-dams coming up soon across Kosasthalaiyar river 17.6.2018 Hindu: Home
The Korattur anicut, damaged during the 2015 floods, is finally getting attention
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Probe into ‘illegal’ check-dam ordered 16.6.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
Private property developer in the dock
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When Shimla queued up for water 15.6.2018 Hindu: Rx
Taps in Shimla went dry this summer, posing an unprecedented water crisis in the hill town. Adverse climatic conditions are believed to be the main factor for reduced flow in streams. Vikas Vasudeva reports on the failure of State governments to check unplanned development and exploitation of water resources.
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This monsoon, citizens demand 10,000 recharge wells 14.6.2018 Hindu: Fitness
Want these to be put in place over the next five years
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Varsity teams to check development works 13.6.2018 Hindu: Rx
Special teams, led by teachers of the four government universities in Jodhpur, will visit the villages adopted by them to monitor the progress of deve
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Airport modernisation: panel okays environmental clearance 12.6.2018 Hindu: Rx
MoEF’s appraisal committee lays down conditions
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Solar-powered system can harvest fresh water from air 11.6.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
Scientists have developed a system that can harvest water out of the air using just solar power, an advance ideal for people living in arid areas of the world. The prototype, developed by researchers at University of California, Berkeley in the US, can extract drinkable water every day/night cycle at very low humidity and at low cost. "It operates at ambient temperature with ambient sunlight, and with no additional energy input you can collect water in the desert. This laboratory-to-desert journey allowed us to really turn water harvesting from an interesting phenomenon into a science," said Omar Yaghi, who invented the technology underlying the harvester. The trial in Scottsdale, where the relative humidity drops from a high of 40 per cent at night to as low as 8 per cent during the day, demonstrated that the harvester should be easy to scale up by simply adding more of the water absorber, a highly porous material called a metal-organic framework (MOF). Metal-organic frameworks are solids with so many ...
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Solution to Shimla water crisis soon: CM 8.6.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Thursday said the State government would soon come out with a permanent solution to deal with Shimla
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Monsoon yagna 6.6.2018 Hindu: Opinion
A more modern version of the yagna may have resulted in saving water, if not guaranteeing the monsoon
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‘RWH, a sustainable means of water supply for hotels’ 6.6.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
‘This water is softened, so that TDS and pH levels are accurate, and later put to use’
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Plastic ban to kick in from Jan 2019 6.6.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
The Tamil Nadu Government on Tuesday announced that it would ban the manufacture, storage and use of plastic products except as packing material for
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Site for check dams inspected 4.6.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
A team of officials of the Public Works Department inspected the sites for the construction of check dams near Thammampatti recently. The visit of th
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