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Reduce demand with water-saving techniques: expert 19.2.2018 The Hindu - Tamil Nadu
Moots rainwater harvesting
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Water warning still holds 17.2.2018 deccanherald.com
Water warning still holds Barely a week after an alarmist BBC report warned that Bengaluru will be the next city to run out of water, the Cauvery verdict comes as a relief. Yet, the allocation of an additional 4.75 TMCFt of water for the city does little to reverse a disturbing trend: Lack of any serious, concerted attempt to recharge the groundwater table, rejuvenate lakes and treat and reuse its waste water. Backed by well-researched studies, scientists have clearly indicated that if a well structured recharge-recycle-reuse policy is in place, Bengaluru can potentially be a water-surplus city. But half-hearted measures with little planning have left the city in an inglorious mess. To make it worse, over 40% of the Cauvery water supplied in the city is lost due to inefficient distribution and pilferage. Antiquated plumping system The BBC report had dubbed the citys plumbing system as antiquated and in need of an urgent upheaval. Citing a 2014 study, the report also observed that the city loses over half ...
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City didn't depend on lakes for water after 1896: Expert 17.2.2018 deccanherald.com
Bengaluru city never actually depended on lakes for their water source after 1896, says Rainwater Harvesting Club founder S Vishwanath. Only till 1895, when the citys population was just around 30,000, did people relied on these water bodies. According to BWSSB, till 1896, unfiltered water was supplied to the city through the Kalyani system from a number of tanks such as Dharmambudhi, Sampangi, Ulsoor and Sankey. This was supplemented by local wells and stepped ponds. Vishwanath rubbishes reports that Bengaluru is about to run out of water. "Cauvery water replaced the source of water from lakes, wells and step ponds. There is now a huge potential in harvesting rainwater in the city, which could easily act as a supplementary source," he adds. The city, on an average, receives around 3,000 MLD (Million Litres Daily) of water. If at least half of this is conserved, then there can be a sustainable alternate source of water, says Vishwanath. But compliance on RWH is extremely low. "People should start doing ...
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Water warning still holds 17.2.2018 deccanherald.com
Barely a week after an alarmist BBC report warned that Bengaluru will be the next city to run out of water, the Cauvery verdict comes as a relief. Yet, the allocation of an additional 4.75 TMCFt of water for the city does little to reverse a disturbing trend: Lack of any serious, concerted attempt to recharge the groundwater table, rejuvenate lakes and treat and reuse its waste water. Backed by well-researched studies, scientists have clearly indicated that if a well structured recharge-recycle-reuse policy is in place, Bengaluru can potentially be a water-surplus city. But half-hearted measures with little planning have left the city in an inglorious mess. To make it worse, over 40% of the Cauvery water supplied in the city is lost due to inefficient distribution and pilferage. Antiquated plumping system The BBC report had dubbed the citys plumbing system as antiquated and in need of an urgent upheaval. Citing a 2014 study, the report also observed that the city loses over half of its drinking water to ...
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Preparing for the big water challenge this summer 17.2.2018 deccanherald.com
Water scarcity has been a recurring annual crisis Bengalureans have been facing for years. This year too, the scenario will not be any different although the Cauvery verdict gives some respite. DH spoke to residents to ascertain their views on the impending challenge this summer. The water shortage gets particularly acute in the outer BBMP wards of the city. Rama Acharya, a resident of Hebbagodi, who lives in an apartment, has to depend on borewells and water tankers. "There is no supply from the government. Most of the time, we depend on borewells. But during summers, water output from these borewells reduces drastically," she points out. Not all borewells go dry though. Owners of such wells strike lucrative deals with tankers to make a killing. "While we struggle for water, they use it unconcernedly. Even behind our house, they wash their building walls and grounds everyday," she says. Residents in the area are not sure when the BWSSB supplies would start. Most feel it may not be any time soon. "But it ...
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Cauvery Board can ensure equity in water sharing: Swaminathan 17.2.2018 General News
The Cauvery Water Management Board, which the Supreme Court had directed to be set up, can help ensure greater economy and equity in sharing the water of the river, eminent farm scientist M S Swaminathan said here today. Such a management board, which should include eminent water technologists and agriculture specialists, can help ensure greater economy and equity in sharing Cauvery water, he said. Towards such equitable sharing, it is important to pay attention to demand management and supply augmentation, he said. "All the Cauvery basin states should reduce the demand for water by introducing cropping patterns requiring less water and by adopting drip irrigation and other water saving techniques," he said in a statement. Less water requiring cropping system should pay attention to crops which are in demand in the market and which can enhance the income of farmers per unit of water, he said. On supply augmentation, the noted scientist referred to the Supreme Court ...
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Alternative Futures: India Unshackled review: Another way forward 17.2.2018 Hindu: Home
A utopian idea of what India should be like
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₹ 2,400 cr. for drinking water schemes 17.2.2018 Hindu: News
1st phase will be completed in 3 years: Prakasam Collector
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Foundation stone laid for Kangeyam Cattle Research Centre 16.2.2018 Hindu: States
Foundation stone for establishing the Kangeyam Cattle Research Centre at a cost of ₹ 5 crore in Paguthampalayam in Kothamangalam Panchayat in Bhavanisagar Panchayat Union was laid here on Friday. Min...
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Industrial minister Shukla visits Bina refinery 16.2.2018 Central Chronicle
Chronicle Reporter, Bina Commerce, industry and employment, Minister of Mineral Resources Rajendra Shukla visited Bina... more »
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Zoological park work to begin soon 15.2.2018 Hindu: Kerala
First phase development on 110 acres at Puthur in Thrissur district
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Rain water harvesting projects on the anvil 15.2.2018 Manipur: E-Pao
Rain water harvesting projects on the anvil
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Check-dams to check man-animal conflict 14.2.2018 Hindu: Kerala
A dozen brushwood dams so far to store water for animals
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Paddy harvesting begins 14.2.2018 Hindu: States
Harvesting of paddy cultivated along the Kalingarayan canal has begun. Farmers expect the yield to be normal. The canal runs for about 91.10 km and irrigates 15,743 acres in the district and the water...
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Dear BBC, Bengaluru isn’t running out of water soon. Here’s why! 14.2.2018 Citizen Matters
Bengaluru has been projected as a city that will run out of water. Will this really happen? What water-safety measures does the city have in place? Water expert Vishwanath decodes the issue. ...
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Dhamaka Agritech to expand presence in Rajasthan market 14.2.2018 General News
Agrochemical formulations company Dhamaka Agritech Ltd today said it will expand business activities and presence in Rajasthan in the next fiscal year. "We are aiming to increase our distributors and experts in Rajasthan where the company has close to 5 per cent share in Rajasthan market," Atul Kumar, senior general manager of the company said. He said the company is planning to add more members to workforce in the market. "In Rajasthan, we have 50 agro experts 'Dhanuka doctors' who suggest farmers on crop management and we are increasing this number to 80 in next fiscal year." Besides, the company has also invested in water harvesting units in various parts to benefit farmers, he said.
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After Cape Town, Bengaluru set to face major water crisis: Atrocious state of Bellandur Lake a result of apathy by authorities 14.2.2018 Latest News India on Firstpost
In the 1970s, Bengaluru boast of about 285 lakes; today there are just a little over 190, most of which are polluted with raw sewage.
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₹10,867 crore spent on water conservation structures: CM 13.2.2018 Hindu: Andhra Pradesh
All rivers in State will be linked in future, says Naidu
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No water shortage this summer, says BWSSB 13.2.2018 Hindu: News
City has enough for consumption at least until 2031: K.J. George
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Rainwater harvesting park to reflect ‘best policy initiative’ 13.2.2018 Hindu: News
KTR calls for harvesting structures all public offices
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