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Villagers pour out their water woes 30.4.2017 Hindu: News
People in Musi riverbed areas look to government for help
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Goddess Lairai unites devotees across communities 30.4.2017 TOI: Goa
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A caution against pesticide use 30.4.2017 Hindu: News
Township with 36 houses dedicated to endosulfan victims
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Environmental protesters return to Washington as Trump passes milestone 30.4.2017 Zee News : World
Thousands of people gathered for the afternoon march from the lawn of the US Capitol to the White House, an event that coincides with the completion of Trump's first 100 days in office.
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Bellandur's industrial woes 29.4.2017 deccanherald.com
For years, the pollution control officials were in denial mode: Domestic sewage, and not industrial effluents was what caused Bellandur lake's decay, they declared. Going after polluting apartments was then their obvious response. But could the real big polluters, the industries big and small, get away so fast? The National Green Tribunal (NGT)'s inspection of the lake offered the scientific community an opportunity for some course correction. Armed with telling lake sample study reports, they exposed how the deadly concoction of chemicals let out by industries had wrought unimaginable damage to the water body. The extent of that chemical destruction convinced the Tribunal of the urgent need to arrest the decay. Its recent ruling, mandating the closure of all polluting industries in the lake's vicinity, was a direct result of that scientific mediation. Rejuvenation blueprint The critical role played by industrial effluents in the foam and froth formation has been reinforced by a blueprint on the ...
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Lake revival needs 'holistic approach,' feel activists 29.4.2017 Deccan Herald - News
A long struggle of residents to save Bellandur and Varthur lakes received a major boost when the National Green Tribunal (NGT) recently directed the state government to close all polluting industries around the water body. DH interacts with a few of the residents to know other possible ways to deal with the issue. Bibuti Panda, a Whitefield resident who volunteered to participate in the efforts to rejuvenate Varthur lake, has this to say: "Awareness is not yielding any results. Poor implementation of regulatory norms on the governments part is the main reason for such a disaster to happen. So more and more volunteers should join hands with the stakeholders." He feels every individual and civic body should be made accountable. It works as a chain system, where the involvement of the local community plays a major role, he says. On the NGT order on industries, he wonders: "What is the guarantee that even after shifting, the lake will be free from such pollutants." Srini Jasti, a resident of HSR Layout, ...
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People leave drought-affected villages in Karnataka search of livelihood 29.4.2017 Hindu: Karnataka
In some places, however, the rural job guarantee scheme has stemmed exodus
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Water to the power of four 29.4.2017 Hindu: News
By innovating in integrated water conservation methods, Telangana has developed a replicable model of groundwater recharge, which has improved its water table significantly
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As a bridge comes up over troubled waters 29.4.2017 Hindu: Cities
1,048-m structure linking upscale region with emerging business area in Hyderabad divides opinion
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Where in Bengaluru, are steps taken to save a poisoned lake? 29.4.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
On April 19, two years after accumulating froth inexplicably caught fire at the Bellandur lake, the largest in the city, the National Green Tribunal — in perhaps its strictest order yet — pulled up Be...
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People leave drought-affected villages in search of livelihood 29.4.2017 Hindu: National
In some places, however, the rural job guarantee scheme has stemmed exodus
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Where do tankers source water from? 29.4.2017 Hindu: Cities
BBMP says from borewells that are either meant for the general public or ones that are illegal
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UAE's battle-hardened military expands into Africa, Mideast 29.4.2017 TimesOfIndia
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Politicians, experts and people unite to take stock of Bengaluru's dying lakes 29.4.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
ACTIVE PARTICIPATION Citizens Take Ownership Of City's Waterbodies Amid Renewed Conservation Efforts By Govt, Civic Bodies
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Day 3 of hearing explodes over discrepancies in EIA reports 29.4.2017 TOI: Goa
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Effluent treatment plants might prove insufficient, say experts 29.4.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
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Animals struggling to cope with ‘driest’ year 29.4.2017 Hindu: Andhra Pradesh
As intensifying heat grips the hilly forests of Tamil Nadu in the summer months, thirst-driven animals in these areas are facing higher mortality rates, and sometimes wander into human habitations
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Lakes in and around city vanishing 29.4.2017 Hindu: Cities
Basin water spread for three urban lakes shrinks by 40%
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Cattle chew on fodder grown in polluted Bellandur lake 28.4.2017 deccanherald.com
There is a section of people making brisk business in the troubled waters of Bellandur lake. Livestock in the rural patches in Bengaluru is dwindling. But whatever cattle remain in the metropolitan city depend on fodder grown in Bellandur and other lakes. The kind of fodder found alongside water hyacinth ('Sona Hullu' in Kannada) grows easily without any investment. Its 'harvesters' sell the fodder to various goshalas or cattle sheds and to farmers rearing cattle in the city at an affordable price. "We sell a trolley-load of fodder for Rs 150 to Rs 200. We sell between 10 and 12 loads a day to various goshalas in the city," said Manjunath, engaged in the work. His entire family is in the business of harvesting, transporting and selling fodder. The family members use canoes to get into Bellandur lake to harvest fodder. Once it is brought to the shore, they bundle it and place it on the trolleys of their autorickshaw and mini trucks. "Most of the fodder goes to dairy farms in Koramangala and ...
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Now, fire breaks out in Benniganahalli lake 28.4.2017 Deccan Herald - City
A fire broke out on the Benniganahalli lake in the city, leaving residents living around it shocked. Jerry George from Benniganahalli could not believe his eyes when he saw thick smoke rising from the water body.

"I was standing on the balcony of my apartment around 11.30 am when I saw the fire," said George. He then took pictures and shared them with his friends through a WhatsApp group. It is learnt that the lake comes under the Bangalore Development Authority. Eventually, it became a garbage dump.

Four months ago, fire broke out in Bellandur lake too drawing the ire of the National Green Tribunal, which had made a scathing remark on the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) and the Karnataka Lake Conservation and Development Authority (KLCDA) stating that they were the only government agencies in the world responsible for lakes on fire.

KLCDA chairperson G Vidyasagar was not available for comment.
DH News Service
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