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Tackle human-animal conflicts swiftly: Forest minister K Raju 23.3.2017 TOI: Thiruvananthapuram
Following allegations of laxity on the part of forest officials in handling human-animal conflicts, forest minister K Raju has directed the officials to ensure rapid action during such instances.
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College students construct check dam, soak pits to end water woes in Jawhar village 23.3.2017 DNA: Wide Angle
With an aim to provide water facilities to Jawhar village in Palghar district, the students from the NSS unit of KPB Hinduja College constructed a check dam and soak pit for the villagers. The college students adopted the village few years back to provide basic facilities to the tribals residing in the village. In their last visit, the students constructed one check dam and five soak pits to save water so that the villagers can use it in their routine and agricultural activities. Speaking about the project, Saira Banoo Shaikh, Coordinator, NSS, Hinduja college said, "Thirty seven student volunteers from the NSS unit set up a week-long resident camp at the village to construct the check dam and soak pits. Since it is a hilly area, storage of water for later usage is problematic. The check dam, which is three feet in height and 20 feet in length, has been constructed to help over 25 families residing in the village." Three years back, the village was adopted with an aim to develop it and provide basic ...
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Two couples, three kids rescued from bonded labour 23.3.2017 TOI: Jaipur
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Problems galore for these tribals 22.3.2017 The Hindu - Tamil Nadu
They demand shelters, power connection, road and, above all, community certificate
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MGNREGA - Lifeline to millions 22.3.2017 Govt of india: PIB Features
Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) has come a long way since its inception and has become a lifeline to millions.
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Rainwater harvesting a lifeline for 900 families 22.3.2017 TOI: Jaipur
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Dabbawalas go green for water conservation 22.3.2017 Hindu: News
Perform a flash mob for commuters to drive home the message
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Thirukandalam check dam likely to be restored soon 22.3.2017 Hindu: Chennai
Structure across Kosasthalaiyar was damaged in 2015
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SC: continue releasing 2,000 cusecs water to TN 21.3.2017 Deccan Herald - National
The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a Karnataka governments plea expressing its inability to provide 2000 cusecs of Cauvery river water daily to Tamil Nadu due to shortage of drinking water. A three-judge bench presided over by Justice Dipak Misra allowed Tamil Nadus plea to issue direction to Karnataka to continue releasing 2000 cusecs of Cauvery water every day as ordered on January 4. The court passed its order even though senior advocate F S Nariman, representing Karnataka, submitted that there was acute shortage of drinking water in the state. Let's pray "There is no water in the state even for drinking purpose. Tamil Nadu should join Karnataka in praying to God for more rain," Nariman said. Retorting that he was a rationalist, senior advocate Shekhar Naphade, representing Tamil Nadu, submitted that the order passed by the apex court had not been fully complied with by Karnataka. The court refused to pass any order on TNs plea for stopping certain lift irrigation projects undertaken by Karnataka ...
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Cauvery water dispute: SC fixes July 11 for final hearing 21.3.2017 deccanherald.com
The Supreme Court today said it will commence on July 11 the final hearing of the appeals filed by Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala against the 2007 award of the Cauvery Water Dispute Tribunal (CWDT) on sharing of water for 15 consecutive workings days. A bench headed by Justices Dipak Misra said that all interim orders of releasing 2000 cusecs of water by Karnataka will continue to be in force till further orders. Appearing for Tamil Nadu, senior advocate Shekhar Naphade alleged that Kerala is drawing water in excess of what has been allocated to it by the tribunal to build check dams across inter-state Bhavani river, which is a tributary of Cauvery, for its irrigation project. He said if the check dams were built by Kerala across the Bhavani river, it will affect the flow of water to Tamil Nadu with its western part facing shortages for irrigation and meeting drinking water requirements. The allegations were denied by counsel for Kerala who said the state is not using the Cauvery water to build the dam ...
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Congress attacks government for its budget proposals 21.3.2017 ET: Policy
Resuming the debate on the Union Budget in the Rajya Sabha, Congress leader Digvijaya Singh claimed the NDA government has not fulfilled a single promise it made to the people while coming to power.
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Nilgiris river revived, cheers wildlife, villagers 21.3.2017 TOI: Chennai
On the eve of World Forestry Day, the state forest department can be glad it has helped in a major conservation effort in the Nilgiris.
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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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87 lakh job cards removed from MNREGA list 20.3.2017 ET: Policy
Assets created under NREGA include works related to natural resource management such as water conservation, land development and irrigation.
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Sigurhalla River to be restored by Forest Department 20.3.2017 Hindu: Cities
The once picturesque Sigurhalla River, that used to flow perennially into the Sigur plateau, may once again be restored to its former glory, with plans by the Forest Department to ensure that water ...
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Old ‘kattas’ make a comebackas mini check dams 20.3.2017 Hindu: News
Once called “kattas” (mini check drams across streams) and commonly seen across the coastal belt, they gradually disappeared due to preference to borewells. However, now they are making a comeback in ...
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States to be ranked on their water management 19.3.2017 TOI: India
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Paschimavahini: Ivan wants hike in budgetary allocation 18.3.2017 deccanherald.com
Member of Legislative Council Ivan D'Souza on Saturday said that he would plead with Chief Minister Siddaramaiah for a hike in budgetary allocation for the Paschimavahini water project. Addressing reporters,D'Souza, who is the Chief Whip of the government in the Council, said, "In the recent budget, the chief minister, who also holds charge of finance ministry, had announced allocation of Rs 100 crore to build check dams under the project. However, it appears to be too meagre against the demand for a minimum of Rs 2,000 crore." D'Souza said, as the debate over the budget is still underway in both the houses of the Legislature, he would exhort the chief minister in the floor of the house, to consider the demand in supplementary budget in the interest of the people of the coastal districts. Groundwater Saying that the project is aimed at rejuvenating the depleting groundwater table in the coastal region, D'Souza underlined the need for the project, with the water-level dipping from 250 feet to 450 feet at ...
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‘Won’t allow dam project at any cost’ 18.3.2017 Hindu: Tamil Nadu
State govt. firmly opposed to dams at Mekedatu and Bhavani; issue taken up with Centre, says CM
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‘Social fences’ to check intrusions 18.3.2017 Hindu: Kerala
Faced with increasing incidence of man-animal conflicts in forest-fringe settlements, the Forest Department is exploring the option of empowering the populations in the affected areas. The government ...
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