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STP: Govt. to suspend penalty clause for existing apartments 15.12.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
Rule to be applicable only to apartment complexes with over 50 units built after January 2016
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Buildings with 20 flats get STP relief 14.12.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Following protests by apartment dwellers, the government on Thursday agreed to relax the rule on sewage treatment plants (STPs) for complexes with less than 20 units by scrapping the retrospective clause. The relaxation, however, does not apply to apartment complexes with 50 and more units. At a meeting with representatives of the Federation of Apartment Associations Bengaluru (FAAB), Bengaluru Development Minister K J George said an order on setting up STPs would be relaxed for existing apartments that have less than 20 flats. George told reporters that the order would be suspended temporarily. "However STPs are mandatory for apartments in areas not connected to the underground drainage network," he said. The federation noted that building and maintaining STPs in old apartments with less than 20 flats was not viable due to the high cost of installation and operation. They said they do not have any objection if the rule is prospective. The government had issued an order making STPs compulsory for ...
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Centre to soon sanction sewage treatment units along Ganga tributaries 14.12.2017 Business Standard: Economy & Policy
The government is expected to sanction sewage treatment plants (STPs) along some tributaries of the Ganga -- Hindon, Ramganga, Gomti and Kali (East) -- by the end of this month. Also, a 20 million litres a day (MLD) common effluent treatment plant (CETP) in Kanpur."All the STPs in the main rivers under the Namami Gange Mission have already been sanctioned. Now, STPs along the polluted tributaries, also responsible for much of the industrial waste that flows into the river, are being sanctioned," said U P Singh, secretary, water resources.Singh took charge as secretary in the ministry earlier this month; till then, he was director-general of the National Mission for Clean Ganga.He said the Kali and Ramganga rivers were dotted with industrial units making leather, pulp & paper and sugar. In all, 1,109 'Gross Polluting Industries' have been identified so far, of which around 300 have been closed. The majority of these industries are leather manufacturers in and around Kanpur.On the ..
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Civic body floats tender for ₹344 crore UGD project 14.12.2017 Hindu: News
January 23 is the last date for submission
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BJP to protest against STP norm for apartments 13.12.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
To hold a dharna in Freedom Park on Saturday
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Clean Narmada 13.12.2017 Central Chronicle » Editorial
The Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Mr.Shivraj Singh Chouhan committed to Narmada River has declared his... more »
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Cleaning Yamuna: NGT asks DJB for Phase II plan 13.12.2017 Hindu: News
The National Green Tribunal (NGT), on Tuesday, directed the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) and the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) to submit its action plan with respect to Phase II of the Yamuna clea...
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BWSSB will spare most apartments from fine for not possessing OC 12.12.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The BWSSB would ask for Occupancy Certificate to residences with five kitchens and commercial areas with more than 300 square metres, sparing a large number of flats from penalty. The Board has been charging a fine on those flats that obtain water connection without producing OC. With the penalty hurting a large number of residents, the issue was raised at a special council meeting of the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) to which BWSSB Chairman Tushar Girinath was invited. "According to Karnataka Municipal Act, we are supposed to give OCs for residential spaces with more than five kitchens, irrespective of the floor on which they are located," BBMP Commissioner N Manjunath Prasad said. "OCs is given for commercial spaces when they are bigger than 300 sq meters." Following the clarification, Girinath assured that the BWSSB will seek OCs only for those residential and commercial spaces falling within the mentioned stipulation and will not penalize other flats and apartment complexes. However, at ...
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Upgraded Hubballi airport opened in Karnataka 12.12.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Civil Aviation Minister P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju on Tuesday unveiled the upgraded airport in Karnataka's second-largest city to enhance connectivity from the region to other parts of the state and the country.
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Give info on Phase-II of Yamuna cleaning by tomorrow: NGT to DJB 12.12.2017 All Current Affairs Stories
The green panel had said that pollution in the Yamuna was of serious concern as it was highly contaminated by industrial effluents and sewage.
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8 crore saplings to be planted in Narmada catchment area on July 2: Chouhan 12.12.2017 Central Chronicle
Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that 8 crore saplings will be... more »
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Not a single drop of sewerage water would be released in Narmada River 12.12.2017 Central Chronicle
CM Chouhan Performs Bhoomi Poojan of Sewerage Plant Costing Rs. 324 Crore and Water Supply... more »
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NGT directs Himachal hotel to demolish illegal structure 12.12.2017 Hindu: National
Imposes environmental compensation of ₹10 lakh
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Mayor told to get STP rule withdrawn 11.12.2017 deccanherald.com
The Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) came under attack from the members of Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) for the second time in as many months. At the monthly council meeting on Monday, members cutting across party lines criticised the BWSSB for making the installation of sewage treatment plants (STPs) mandatory for existing apartment complexes with more than 50 units built prior to February 2016 and 20 units for those built post that period. In November, members criticised the BWSSB for penalising its consumers who failed to produce the building occupancy certificate (OC). On Monday, the members urged Mayor R Sampath Raj to get the BWSSB to withdraw its mandatory order on the STPs. Apartment dwellers are protesting against the boards decision claiming that the older apartment complexes do not have proper infrastructure to install the STPs. They also said that sewage lines have been connected to the internal drainage system. The opposition party leaders complained that the ...
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HC stays STP rule for old apartments 11.12.2017 Deccan Herald - City
The high court stayed the implementation of the BWSSB regulation that mandates the installation of sewage treatment plants and dual piping systems in existing buildings with 50 or more apartments. Justice A S Bopanna passed the interim order while hearing a batch of petitions filed by the Raheja Residency Apartment Owners apex body and 12 other petitioners, comprising various apartment owners associations in the city. The bench observed that the structural integrity of the buildings has to be taken into account as most of them are nearly 10 to 30 years old. According to the petitioners, the regulation is illegal, arbitrary and unconstitutional. The petition states that the regulation violates the directions issued by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board, wherein it is the responsibility of the urban and local bodies to set up a system for sewage and waste disposal of the local area. The petitioners stated that the BWSSB is passing on this ...
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‘Treated sewage’ stagnating in river for eight km 9.12.2017 Hindu: Madurai
Residents of six villages face health hazards
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Yet another protest against sewage plants 9.12.2017 deccanherald.com
The members of Federation of Apartment Associations Bengaluru (FAAB) have organised a silent march on December 16, against the imposition of retrospective Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs) in apartments by the BWSSB. More than 500 residents from 218 apartment associations under the federation are expected to participate in the rally from Town Hall to Freedom Park. "We are against the retrospective imposition of STPs in apartments which can be a threat to the buildings and moreover, the National Green Tribunal never ordered to include STPs in old apartments," said S Shivakumar, general secretary, FAAB. Shivakumar also said that most of these old apartment complexes have their sewage lines connected to the existing underground drain and it is the responsibility of the BWSSB to maintain the system. "Among the existing STPs that are maintained by BWSSB, all of them are situated near lakes and they are letting out the treated water into the water body. The water is supposed to be used only for industrial and ...
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Muhurtha fixed for upgraded airport opening, Mumbai flight service 7.12.2017 Deccan Herald - District
At last, the Muhurtha for officially dedicating the upgraded airport in the City for public service, and starting the much-awaited air service between Hubballi and Mumbai has been fixed. Hubballi Airport which is upgraded at a cost of Rs 142 crore, with an expanded runway, new terminal, new air traffic control (ATC) tower, more parking area, and other facilities, is set to be thrown open for the use of air passengers on December 12, and on the same day, Air India will launch its Bengaluru-Hubballi-Mumbai air service also. An airport of international standards having the ability to handle bigger and more aircrafts, and better air connectivity have always been considered as one of the essential infrastructure facility required to boost the economic development of this region. The process to upgrade the airport began in 2006, and later, the State Government handed over 600 acres of land to the Airports Authority of India (AAI) free of cost. After 11 years since then, the upgraded airport with new terminal ...
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New terminal is high-tech 7.12.2017 Deccan Herald - District
The new terminal constructed at a cost of around Rs 48 crore, as part of Rs 142 crore Hubballi Airport upgradation project, has modern facilities and it can handle 300 peak hour passengers at a time. Spread over 3,600 square metres of area, the new terminal is a centrally air-conditioned building, which has facilities like CUTE-enabled check-in counters, flight information display system, and CCTV cameras. It has six check-in counters, two baggage conveyor belts, four x-ray baggage inspection systems, reserved lounge, elevator, and parking area that can accommodate 60 cars and 50 taxis. Low heat gain glazing, LED lighting, double-insulated roofing system, energy-efficient chillers, construction using fly ash bricks, sewage treatment plant, and reuse of treated water for horticulture purpose are among the green features in the new passenger terminal building, according to the airport officials. Artistic depictions of culture, history, and rural lifestyle of North Karnataka region, and portraits of ...
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NGT directs DJB, NMCG to share costs of 14 STPs 7.12.2017 Hindu: Delhi
The sewage treatment plants had been proposed to carry out the rejuvenation of the Yamuna
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