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MCC budget: Focus on better roads, waste management 25.3.2017 Hindu: Karnataka
The Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) budget for 2017-18 envisages a slew of development works to make the city pothole free, besides creating infrastructure for solid waste management. Fresh efforts will...
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A man ahead of his times 24.3.2017 Hindu: Home
Meet D. Suresh, a Kilpauk resident who relentlessly pursues the goal of self-sustained living
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Save yourself from rainy days 23.3.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
Come rainy season, and urban India is on tenterhooks, when it comes to their houses. The reasons for these are many, ranging from poor construction to lack of a good rainwater draining system. Sometimes, a good many number of building parts, or even entire buildings have little or no exposure to sunlight. Correcting these anomalies is beyond the realms of practicality. Such being the case, it will be only wise to take the next best recourse. Architects, builders, consumers and the waterproofing industry have identified the problems associated with moisture in buildings and have come up with solutions that can keep the building dry for the most part of the year. When the rainy season sets in, they have come up with techniques that will get the water off the building fast, so that pooling and leaking of water into the structure can be contained. Adding slopes in the roofing area wherever possible and rainwater harvesting project incorporated into buildings can stem this problem to a large extent. It has ...
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Sky is the limit 23.3.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
There is a Native American saying that goes 'When the last tree has been cut down, the last fish caught, the last river poisoned, only then we will realise that one cannot eat money'. This realisation is catching up with Bengalureans as the city battles with the loss of greenery. In such a scenario, the only hope seems to be skywards or vertical gardening. The vertical garden on the Electronic City flyover, the work of 'SayTrees', seems to be a great step in this direction. With more than 10 varieties of saplings, they are using automatic drip irrigation system to water the plants. The benefits of a vertical garden include reduction of urban heat, increase in biodiversity and it also acts as a sound proofing barrier. Dr B N Viswanath, a consultant in organic farming and organic terrace gardens, says that vertical gardens are a great way to enliven the city. "Although 'SayTrees' has installed a vertical garden, that is not enough. We need more of these in the city. One should realise that the temperature ...
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Call for reviving rainwater harvesting structures 23.3.2017 Hindu: Cities
Collective efforts must to save waterbodies, say experts on World Water Day
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FEATURE-Honduran farmers prize rainwater as most precious harvest 22.3.2017 DNA: Evolutions
By Sophie Hares TEPIC, Mexico, March 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In the heart of Honduras' notorious "Dry Corridor", the most important harvest for farmer Daniel Cruz Castro is rainwater.
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Unmanned electric buses to ply in new Andhra capital 22.3.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Unmanned electric buses will run on the roads of this upcoming city, one of the nine planned in the residual Andhra Pradesh after Telangana was carved out of it.
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Institutions to get free rainwater harvesting system 22.3.2017 Hindu: Cities
Corporation to offer facility to Thanthonithuruthu, an island facing acute water shortage
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On World Water Day, Railways unveils water conservation policy 22.3.2017 DNA: Evolutions
The Railways unveiled its water conservation policy, a first in the transportation sector, to reduce wastage of the precious natural resource on the World Water Day today.
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Minister of Railways Releases New Water Management Policy 22.3.2017 Govt of india: PIB
Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu released New Water Management Policy in Indian Railways and handed over GreenCo Certificates to Diesel Locomotive Works (Varanasi), Perambur Carriage Workshop (Chennai), Lalaguda Carriage Workshop (Hyderabad).
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Rainwater harvesting a lifeline for 900 families 22.3.2017 TOI: Jaipur
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Geo-membrane tank helps farmer to fight water scarcity 22.3.2017 Hindu: Karnataka
With several taluks in the State reeling under drought and groundwater table fast depleting, many farmers are making futile attempts to sink borewells to get water by investing a huge sum. However, a ...
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Metro will extend rainwater harvesting project to Phase 2 21.3.2017 deccanherald.com
The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (BMRCL) that started its rainwater harvesting (RWH) project on Namma Metro Phase 1 will extend its project to Phase 2 also. Chief public relations officer of BMRCL U A Vasanth Rao said that at present, the RWH system is in place along the 33.48 km of elevated Metro stretch where two RWH pits are built between two pillars, for every 28 metres. BMRCL said that each pillar has inbuilt downpipes to collect rainwater from the viaduct and into the underground tanks on the median. "When these tanks get filled, the overflowing rainwater gets diverted towards the 5-metre deep harvesting pits located between the two pillars," Rao said. He said that under the second phase, around 72 km of elevated stretch will come up. "We have plans to instal RWH system along a 58 km stretch," Rao said. As a part of social responsibility, BMRCL has taken up the development of Kengeri lake and Veerasandra lake near Electronics City. The officials plan to set up a sewage treatment plant (STP) ...
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World Water Day Reflections 21.3.2017 Hindu: Opinion
The U.N. General Assembly in 1993 designated March 22 as World Water Day and over the years as water resources are increasingly critically threatened and as acess to safe drinking water to greater numbers of people becomes a growing reality, this day has become a very important day and so too the themes chosen to motivate particularly policy makers and administrators dealing with critical resources such as water.
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MK University campus to become Wi-Fi enabled 21.3.2017 Hindu: Cities
MADURAIThe sprawling 400-plus acre campus of Madurai Kamaraj University will completely be made Wi-Fi enabled with ₹ 2.98 crore funding through the Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) of Minist...
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Saving water, drop by drop 20.3.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
All the roof water of our school is now used to recharge the open well. As a result, the well has sufficient water to meet the needs of not only the school, but also neighbouring houses. Water problem is so acute in our area that many households depend on tankers for water. Next year, we will visit all these houses and guide them to recharge their wells," says Santhoshkumar T N, headmaster of Montepadavu Government High School, who is now a rainwater harvesting (RWH) campaigner too. What started as an awareness activity for students, rainwater harvesting has now been extended outside the school too. So far, he has addressed 12 awareness meetings on the issue, reaching over 3,500 people.Similarly, Ramesh Bayaru, headmaster of Government High School, Kallangala - Kepu, has addressed hundreds of teachers and has held 10 sessions for the public on RWH last year. Rainwater harvesting These are some instances that indicate how schools in Dakshina Kannada have become centres of water awareness programmes, ...
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LMC will hold first board meeting with Smart City Consultant in March end 20.3.2017 TOI: Lucknow Times
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Lucknow municipality to hold first board meet with Smart City Consultant 20.3.2017 TOI: Lucknow Times
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International conference on hydraulics and environmental systems from March 23 to 25 at Belagavi 20.3.2017 Hindu: News
The three-day “International Conference on Hydraulics and Environmental Systems-2017” being hosted by the city-based KLE Dr. M.S. Sheshagiri College of Engineering and Technology from Mar.23 to 25 wi...
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The new avatars of India's best known entrepreneurs 20.3.2017 Rediff: Business
Suveen Sinha finds out what the tribe of modern, internet entrepreneurs who no longer run their first start-ups are up to.
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