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Last updated: Aug 19 2017 01:53 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Poor upkeep of canals blamed for Delta crisis 18.8.2017 Hindu: Cities
Several tanks and canals have disappeared endangering the livelihood of farmers, says expert
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Steps mooted to revive Canoli canal 18.8.2017 Hindu: News
District administration to conduct mass survey of the waterbody on August 26
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Bihar flood toll hits 153; Army help sought in UP 18.8.2017 TOI: Home
The Bihar flood toll climbed to 153 on Friday while those marooned in 17 districts of the state crossed the 1 crore mark, even as the Army was called in for relief and rescue operations in deluge-hit eastern Uttar Pradesh districts adjoining Nepal.
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Toxic froth from lake recedes, rain-hit areas recovering 18.8.2017 deccanherald.com
The citys famous Bellandur lake continued to spew toxic froth today, but it is reducing because of receding rains. After being pounded by a record-breaking downpour early this week, the city is on the road to recovery. "The lake still continues to spew toxic froth. Continues to fly, though it is not that nightmarish as it was during the torrential rainfall four days back. "It is reducing because of receding rains," Lakes Conservation Expert and resident of the area, Shalini Batra Sahni told PTI, here today. Incessant rains on August 14 and 15 had resulted in the increase of the lakes water levels and the formation of toxic froth. The rains had aggravated the situation with thick froth spilling on to the road nearby causing inconvenience to commuters driving along the stretch. "This, however, is not the scene today," she said. Sahni expressed fear about residents living around the lake developing disease by coming in contact with toxic froth flying around. After the National Green Tribunal (NGT) had ...
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How a city can tackle floods 18.8.2017 Hindu: Home
Cleaning lakes and drains, adopting rainwater harvesting, adhering to building bylaws are a must. By S. Vishwanath
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Penury in the backyard of India’s rocket launch pad 18.8.2017 TOI: Chennai
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Torrential rain in Kodaikanal hills 18.8.2017 Hindu: Home
Vehicles moved on the Ghat Road at a snail’s pace
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NGT pulls up Karnataka government on Bellandur lake frothing 18.8.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
Frothing began after rain on Aug. 15, 16
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Change approach to fix road-flooding, say experts 17.8.2017 deccanherald.com
Stumped by Monday nights torrential downpour that trapped thousands in flooded roads and layouts, Bengalureans are scared of a repeat disaster. Old, quickfix solutions will not save the city from another catastrophic crisis, warn urban environment architects. They have now offered an alternative agenda, a total overhaul of the citys flood management system. Moving away from what they call Business As Usual models, environment architect Mohan Rao and civic evangelist V Ravichander have suggested alternatives to tackle flooding of road networks, inundation and pollution of lakes and more. Flooding of roads Re-linking fragmented storm water drains (SWDs) and clearing them have been the standard response by BBMP to tackle road-flooding so far. But this has not worked because longer duration rainfall generates very high intensity of water, much beyond the designed capacity of SWDs. The alternative: Adaptive designs for traffic islands and medians to perform functions of swales apart from increasing the ...
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Punnami Ghat witnesses hectic water sports activity 17.8.2017 Hindu: Home
The serene Punnami Ghat here was abuzz with water sports activities on Thursday as Andhra Pradesh police teams enthusiastically participated in a demonstration-cum-practice session in canoeing and kay...
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Activists laud NGT's close follow-ups on Bellandur lake clean-up 17.8.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Citizens actively monitoring the efforts to save Bellandur lake are happy that the National Green Tribunal (NGT) is pursuing the matter seriously. Nagesh Aras, a member of Bellandur Lake Citizen Team, set up by the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) to monitor the progress of the water bodys restoration, praised the NGT for closely following up on the work. "The NGT's approach to monitoring the progress through a local officer is significant. This will force the administration into taking timely action with the active involvement of citizen watch bodies," he said. He added that though the administration claims that the expert committee report was implemented in part, the haphazard sequence of work has caused waste of money. "For example, the action plan called for monitoring and identification of the sources of pollution. But till today, the majority of the sources have not been identified at all while the KSPCB tries to show activity by persecuting lakeside apartments which are responsible for a mere ...
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Chief secy holds meet, takes stock of rain havoc 17.8.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Two days after rainwater flooded parts of Bengaluru, Chief Secretary Subhash Chandra Khuntia held a review meeting on Thursday with officials of all civic agencies to assess the situation. The city witnessed heavy rainfall late on Monday night and early Tuesday morning, leaving several areas inundated. He took officials to task for the inconvenience citizens experienced. "I have sought a detailed report and a list of those responsible. No erring official will be spared," he told DH. He directed the additional chief secretaries to ensure that the damages are set right. "I was told that there was a breach of the retaining walls of the lakes and this is sheer negligence to take up work during monsoon. Notices will be issued to officials responsible for this. Orders have been issued to clear encroachments at the earliest," he said. He said the rainfall received was abnormal. However, keeping previous instances in mind, the officials should have been well prepared to tackle such a situation. Regarding ...
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NGT summons govt officials 17.8.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Pulling up the Karnataka government for its failure to address the pollution in the Bellandur lake in Bengaluru, National Green Tribunal on Thursday summoned top state officials to explain the action taken on its directions so far. The NGT principal bench headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar directed the Additional Chief Secretary, who heads the Department of Urban Development, and Chief Executive Officer of the Lake Development Authority to appear before it on August 22 and submit a compliance report on its April 19 direction to protect the water body. The bench asked the state government to explain how many big canals (rajakaluves) had been cleaned so far, how much waste was removed from the rajakaluves and from Bellandur lake, where the waste was dumped, what preventive steps had been taken to check effluents entering the water body and fire episodes in lakes. Sajan Poovayya, senior counsel appearing for Namma Bengaluru Foundation, produced audio visuals on the fresh frothing in Bellandur lake and the ...
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Lake in Bengaluru spews 'toxic froth' 17.8.2017 deccanherald.com
As the citys Bellandur lake continued to spew toxic froth raising concerns among residents in its vicinity, Karnataka Chief Minister today said the problem will be solved in one or two years. Torrential rains that hit the city in the last few days has aggravated the situation with thick froth spilling on to the road nearby causing inconvenience to commuters driving along the stretch. Videos showing cars being engulfed by a large pack of froth, purportedly taken near Bellandur lake, have now gone viral. The residents nearby the lake are the worst hit with froth flying all over the area and strong stench emerging from the polluted water. Residents who complain about coming in contact with toxic froth flying all around, have expressed fear about them developing disease. Speaking to reporters in Delhi about the frothing lakes in Bengaluru, Siddaramaiah said government is taking all necessary actions. When pointed out about it being a long standing issue, he said "it is there...it will be solved in one ...
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Bring water to distressed areas: Minister 17.8.2017 Hindu: Kerala
Special attention for Thiruvananthpuram, Kollam, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kasaragod
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Bellandur Lake menace: CM Siddaramaiah assures of action within 1-2 years 17.8.2017 All Current Affairs Stories
The Bellandur Lake once again spilled toxic foam earlier on Thursday
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Continuing tale of state neglect 17.8.2017 FrontLine: Home
Decades of flawed policy and meagre state funding, followed by the era of neoliberal reforms, have resulted in the poor state of the country’s public health systems. By AMIT SENGUPTA
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Space flights, nuclear power and a missile shield 17.8.2017 FrontLine: Cover Story
India’s achievements in space, marked by missions to the moon and Mars; its nuclear power programme; and the range of missiles in its armoury were made possible by the visionary zeal of scientists such as Vikram Sarabhai and Homi J. Bhabha and the commitment of the political leadership to building a scientific temper. By T.S. SUBRAMANIAN
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After Bengaluru's Bellandur lake, pollution in Musi river in Hyderabad becomes cause of worry 17.8.2017 New Kerala: Andhra Pradesh
Hyderabad (Telangana) , August 17 : The residents putting up close to the Musi river in Hyderabad have started complaining of foul smell and pollution, due to the spillage of sewage waste and chemical mixture in the area.
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Bellandur lake froth: NGT summons top Karnataka officials 17.8.2017 Deccan Herald - Breaking News Rss Feeds
Pulling up the Karnataka Government for its failure to address the pollution in Bellandur lake in Bengaluru, the National Green Tribunal on Thursday summoned the state government's top officials to explain the what action the government took on directions issued by it earlier, on August 22. The NGT Principal bench headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar directed that the Additional Chief Secretary to Department of Urban Development and Chief Executive Officer of the Lake Development Authority should be present in the court and submit a compliance report on its earlier direction issued on April 19 on
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