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Category: water-harvesting
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Amid agri crisis, pain for rural India as Modi govt chokes MGNREGS funding 4.5.2018 Top Stories
Delays in wage payment have been a constant throughout MGNREGS implementation
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Jaipur: Save water in a whole new way 4.5.2018 DNA: Opinion
To conserve rainwater in the state, now it has been decided to make a rooftop rainwater harvesting system in the police stations. Public Works Department (PWD) has notified a large number of police stations in the city namely Brahmpuri, Murlipura, Jhotwara, Harmaada, Malviya Nagar etc. Not only in the police stations, but also in police quarters the work of making the rooftop rainwater harvesting structures will be done. The work will begin in May and is expected to be completed by the time rains hit the city. “Attempts are being made to complete the work before rains so that the benefit can be taken,” said an engineer of PWD while speaking to DNA. Most of the police stations of Jaipur are of old construction wherein no method of water conservation has been put up. As such, a lot of rainwater gets wasted in absence of harvesting structure and the opportunity to restore the rainwater is lost. The campuses are large and have a big roof which can be put to use by making rooftop rainwater harvesting system. ...
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Gujarat govt launches 'save the water' project 2.5.2018 General News
The Gujarat government initiated a month-long state-wide water conservation campaign, on the occasion of the state's Foundation Day.The project, named 'Sujalam Sufalam Water Conservation Campaign', was officially launched by Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Tuesday by desalting a pond at Kosamdi village in Anklesvar tehsil of Bharuch district.In Rajkot, food and civil supply minister Jayesh Radadiya launched the scheme and thanked people who supported the cause."Water is the foundation of development. If there is no water, development will be automatically stalled. Drought in one year halts development for five years. If water is conserved, the water table will rise. Along with water conservation, this scheme also aims at desalination and focuses on the environment too. Thus on a whole, to better the happy living index of Gujarat in the coming years," Radadiya told media.The massive campaign aims at conserving 11,000 lakh cubic feet of rainwater by desalting nearly 13,000 ponds, 200 ...
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New Talab 2.5.2018 Central Chronicle » Editorial
The State Government is working on a long term plan this year for conservation of... more »
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HMWSSB links rainwater harvesting to tanker tariff 1.5.2018 Hindu: Cities
Linking RWH photos with CAN, must by June 30
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Shah urges people of Gujarat to join state govt's water conservation drive 1.5.2018 General News
BJP president Amit Shah today urged the people of Gujarat, especially the youth, to join a month-long water conservation drive of the state government. Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani earlier launched the water conservation drive at Kosamadi village in Bharuch district, some 200 kms from Ahmedabad, on the occasion of the state's 58th Foundation Day. The "Sujalam Sufalam Jal Abhiyan" initiative aims to increase the state's water-storage capacity by 11,000 lakh cubic feet by deepening 13,000 lakes, check dams and reservoirs. It also envisages the revival of 32 rivers and cleaning and repairing of canals, among other activities. Gujarat is staring at an acute water crisis in the wake of deficient rains in the catchment areas of the Narmada river last year. "To conserve water and to nourish our water resources is the need of hour. I appeal everyone in Gujarat specially the youth to join "Sujalam Sufalam Jal Abhiyan" - a statewide initiative by CM @vijayrupanibjp ji (sic), Shah said in
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CM launches water conservation drive on Guj foundation day 1.5.2018 General News
Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani today launched a water conservation drive at Kosamadi village in Bharuch district on the occasion of the 58th Foundation Day of the state. In a function held in Bharuch, located around 200 kms away from here, Rupnai rode a JCB machine to deepen a lake, as part of the month-long statewide drive. Once deepened, the lake is expected to provide water to 25 nearby villages. The water conservation initiative "Sujalam Sufalam Jal Abhiyan" aims to increase state's water storage capacity by 11,000 lakh cubic feet by deepening 13,000 lakes, check-dams, and reservoirs. It also envisages revival of 32 rivers, and cleaning and repairing of canals, among other activities. Gujarat is staring at acute water crisis in the wake of deficient rains in the catchment areas of the Narmada river last year. "Let's remember that we are mere custodian of the natural resources we inherit from our ancestors and they must be passed on to our next generation as it ..
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Cong govts didn't take water conservation seriously: Nitin 30.4.2018 General News
Gujarat deputy chief minister Nitin Patel today accused previous Congress governments in the state of not taking the issue of water conservation seriously. He was talking to reporters here on the eve of the state government's 31-day 'Sujalam Sufalam Water Conservation Initiative' beginning tomorrow. The initiative will see tasks like deepening ponds, desilting water reservoirs and check dams, cleaning and repairing Narmada canal networks, and implementing rain water harvesting projects in urban areas. Through the month-long programme, set to cost Rs 345 crore, the state government aims to increase rain water conservation capacity in the state by 11,000 lakh square feet. The project plans to revive 32 rivers across a length of 340 kilometres. Patel said, "Only 4,000 check dams were built in the state during the previous Congress regime while the BJP-led government had built more than 1,66,082 such dams with a water storage capacity of 28,408 million cubic feet (MCF). Patel
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Water Conservation Drive to cover 11K lakh cu mt area across Gujarat 30.4.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
Under the water-conservation drive — Jal Sanchay Abhiyan, which will launch on Tuesday from Kosamdi village, Bharuch district, the government of Gujarat is expecting to collect 11,000 lakh cubic meter area will be covered by deepening 13,000 lakes and reservoirs across the state in a bid to yield more water. Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani, on Sunday said at a press conference on Sunday, "This cause has been initiated by the Gujarat government for the people. We all need to understand the value of every single drop of water and that is why water-conservation drive was the need of the hour that has been initiated with the cooperation of the common man, non-government organisations, corporate sectors and everyone who is part of this society. This will help recharge the groundwater as water tables in state have gone deeper. This drive will be a permanent solution as water collected through different sources will percolate deep in the ground." "We are going by the 5 'R' formula focusing on reviving ...
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HMR to harvest rainwater 30.4.2018 Hindu: Hyderabad
300 structures to be built along the rail lines
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Month-long water conservation drive in Gujarat in May 29.4.2018 General News
Gujarat will hold a month-long water conservation drive -- Sujalam Sufalam Yojana -- across the state from May 1 to increase the availability of water.
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Gujarat in major push to revive waterbodies 29.4.2018 Hindu: National
Effort to tide over acute water shortage
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Guj to launch month-long water conservation project from May 1 29.4.2018 General News
The Gujarat government will start a month-long initiative from May 1, the state's Foundation Day, to increase its water conservation capacity, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said today. Tasks like deepening ponds, desilting water reservoirs and check dams, cleaning and repairing Narmada canal networks, and implementing rain water harvesting projects in urban areas will be undertaken during the 31-day statewide 'Sujalam Sufalam Water Conservation Initiative,' Rupani told reporters at a press conference. Through the month-long programme, the government aims to increase rain water conservation capacity in the state by 11,000 lakh square feet, he said. The government has earmarked Rs 345 crore for the initiative which will also involve, apart form various government departments, voluntary organisations, industries, educational and religious institutes, and PSUs, he said. He said the state government had an aim to revive 32 rivers, across a length of 340 kilometres, as part of ..
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HMRL takes up rain water harvesting structures" 29.4.2018 General News
"As part of Telangana government's 'Jalam Jeevam' programme, to recharge the fast depleting water table in the city and address the water stagnation problem in the Metro corridors, HMRL"has come up with a rainwater harvesting structure design, a senior official said today. "Identifying the low lying road points/areas in the Metro corridors where rain water stagnates, Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited (HMRL) is constructing about 100 rain water harvesting structures with injection borewells mostly at the edge of the roads and about 200 structures without injection borewells," HMRL Managing Director NVS Reddy"said in a release. Enough gap is left between the filled up portion of the rain water well and the perforated RCC slab, which can hold a minimum of 5,000 litres of water at any point of time and the rain water constantly gets sucked at good speed to deep underground layers through the injection borewell, Reddy explained. While construction of new storm water drains and ...
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English rendering of PM’s address in Mann Ki Baat Programme on All India Radio (29.04.2018) 29.4.2018 Govt of india: PIB
        My dear countrymen, Namaskar. Just a while ago, from the 4th of April to the 15th of April, the 21st Commonwealth Games were held in Australia. 71 countries, including India, participated therein.
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Aamir Khan turns 30! 29.4.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Aamir Khan turns 30!
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‘No land for installing rainwater harvesting system at 9 Metro stations’ 28.4.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
DMRC to NGT: an area of 36 sq m required for installation of the system
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Rainwater harvesting system unavailable at 9 metro stns: DMRC 27.4.2018 General News
Rainwater harvesting systems at nine metro stations in Delhi and Noida cannot be installed because the minimum land required for constructing it is not available, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has told the National Green Tribunal. The submission came in response the query by the tribunal which had asked the DMRC to explain why rainwater harvesting system was not possible on certain stretches. In January, the tribunal had issued a bailable warrant issued against DMRC Managing Director Mangu Singh for the failure of its officials to appear before it to apprise it about the installation of rainwater harvesting systems. An areas of 36 square metres is required for installation of rain water harvesting system, DMRC told the NGT. In its reply to the tribunal, the DMRC told a bench headed by acting NGT Chairperson Justice Jawad Rahim that nine stations in the Phase I and Phase II of the project do not have the required land for installation. "Out of 107 elevated stations of Phase I
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Noida Campus of the Indian Culinary Institute to be inaugurated tomorrow 26.4.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Ministry of Tourism, Goverment of India has established a state of the art Indian Culinary Institute (ICI) at A-35, Sector 62, Noida.  Shri K.J.Alphons, Hon'ble Minister of State for Tourism (Independent Charge) and Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India will inaugurate the campus on 27th April 2018 at 4.00 PM.  Dr.Mahesh Sharma, Hon'ble Minister of State for Culture (Independent Charge) and Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India will be the Chief Guest of the function.
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Water-efficient kitchen gardening 26.4.2018 Hindu: Health
As water becomes scarce, it is prudent to conserve and use water resourcefully in your garden space with these easy methods
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