User: tushargupta101 Topic: Water
Category: Water-Supply :: Pollution
Last updated: May 21 2017 20:02 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Agra residents protest lack of safe drinking water 21.5.2017 All News-IANS Stories
The city of the Taj continues to face a severe drinking water crisis, 24 years after a grim water tragedy claimed 21 lives and sent over 250 persons to hospital. Activists say the Yamuna now has been reduced to a sewage canal.
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After NGT rap, KSPCB shuts down 4 units near Bellandur lake 19.5.2017 Deccan Herald - News
After being pulled up by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) for not shutting down polluting industries near Bellandur lake, the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) on Friday closed four polluting units. Board chairperson Lakshman and his team visited around eight industries which were earlier issued closure notices. He told DH: "Four industries shut down voluntarily while others were asked to close. We had given closure notices to 76 industries a week ago and threatened to cut power and water supply if they did not close their units. Most of them have stopped operations on their own." The team also visited apartments and gave strict instructions in keeping with the NGT directive to install sewage treatment plants (STP) or face action. KSPCB identified around 157 apartments around the lake which were letting out sewage into Bellandur lake. Apartments to get 3 months Lakshman said apartments would be given three months time to install STPs and the board will inspect them from Monday to monitor ...
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Water crisis complaints on the rise, but MLAs fail to raise voice 19.5.2017 DNA: India
Over the last one year, issues related to water supply and its pollution have emerged as the city's major civic woes, with the incidence of such complaints rising by as much as 51 per cent in 2016. This is despite the fact that providing sufficient amount of water was the Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) major poll plank. The complaints regarding water crisis in Delhi increased from 150,885 in 2015 to 227,444 in 2016. What is rather unfortunate is, however, the fact that MLAs raised only 38 questions regarding the water crisis during the Assembly sessions held in 2016. As many as six legislators did not raise the issue at all. This data was revealed in a survey done by the Praja Foundation, based on the civic complaints lodged by people, deliberations by MLAs in Assembly sessions, and corporators in the three municipal corporation from January, 2014 to December, 2016. The number of pollution-related complaints by citizens increased from 86 in 2014 to 142 in 2015, and 216 in 2016. However, for ...
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NGT to pollution board: Slapping notices not enough, shut industries 19.5.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
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Complaints regarding civic issues up by 27%, says report 19.5.2017 Hindu: Delhi
Number of issues raised by MLAs has dipped from 2015 to 2016: Praja Foundation
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Shut down 76 industries around Bellandur lake immediately: NGT 18.5.2017 deccanherald.com
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) ordered Karnataka on Thursday to immediately shut down 76 highly polluting industries in the vicinity of Bellandur lake in Bengaluru. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar made it clear to the state government that issuing closure notices to the polluting industries was not enough. The authorities concerned should close them down as per an earlier order of the bench. The bench is hearing the case pertaining to multiple fire accidents in Bellandur lake, which it had taken up on its own on February 20 on the basis of media reports and photographs. The tribunal grilled the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) on its assertion that 76 out of 97 industries had been closed down as per the NGT's April 19, 2017, order. The bench sought to know whether the industries were really closed down or were just issued closure notices. The KSPCB replied that only closure notices had been issued. The tribunal then reminded the KSPCB: "Under Section 33A of the ...
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People complained more in 2016, but netas reacted even less: Study 18.5.2017 TOI: Delhi Times
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Bellandur: NGT directs state to ensure all industries, apartments set up STPs 18.5.2017 deccanherald.com
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Thursday directed the Karnataka Government to ensure that all industries and residential apartments in the vicinity of Bellandur lake should install Sewage Treatment Plant (STP)s to prevent entry of polluted water to the lake. The bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar, while asking the authorities to give sufficient time to both industrial units and residential apartments to set up the STPs said if they failed to set up the water treatment units, the authorities concern can take action against them by disconnecting their electricity and water supply and seal the polluting industries. The bench also directed that the Joint Investigation Team comprising officials of Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB), Bengaluru Development Authority (BDA) and Bengaluru Water Sewerage and Sanitation Board (BWSSB) to inspect all industries and residential apartments in the vicinity of the lake and submit the status report. The tribunal also directed the ...
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Effluents deprive them of even drinking water 18.5.2017 Hindu: News
Industrial units in adjoining village let out their effluents into the Asanikunta lake polluting groundwater
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Minister paints a grim picture of State’s water security 17.5.2017 Hindu: Kerala
State considering setting up desalination plants along coastline
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Manish Sisodia seeks PMO's intervention to resolve Delhi's water crisis 16.5.2017 Latest News
The national capital faces shortage of water every summer
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Treated water to keep central verges green 16.5.2017 TOI: Delhi Times
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Japanese envoy calls on UP CM, discusses cooperation 11.5.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Japanese Ambassador to India Kenji Hiramatsu called on Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday and held discussions on, among other issues, cooperation in state industrial and tourism sectors.
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Apartments near Bellandur lake told to transport waste to STPs 9.5.2017 Hindu: Home
Government is expected to issue a notification this week
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Why BWSSB’s notification on STPs is illegal, impractical and illogical 9.5.2017 Citizen Matters

Residents of many old apartments in Bengaluru were shocked to see a notice that asked them to install sewage treatment plants. Bengaluru Apartments Federation calls it completely illogical. Here's why.

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Cong MLAs take officials to task over waste management 9.5.2017 TOI: Chandigarh Times
City Congress MLAs came down heavily on officials of Jalandhar municipal corporation, Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) and Punjab Water Supply and Sewerage Board (PWSSB) for its dismal performance in controlling waste water management and dirty water in the drains without treatment. They also levelled corruption charges on the officials.
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Who is accountable for lake pollution in Bengaluru? 9.5.2017 Citizen Matters

Most lakes in Bengaluru are polluted. Why? Who all failed in their duties? Here are some answers.

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Water auditing need of the hour: Pinarayi 6.5.2017 Hindu: Home
Water supply scheme in Alappuzha
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Karnataka to seek more time to clean up highly polluted Bellandur Lake 5.5.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
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STPs to water roadside plantations 3.5.2017 TOI: Delhi Times
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