User: tushargupta101 Topic: Water
Category: Water-Supply :: Pollution
Last updated: Oct 05 2017 02:05 IST RSS 2.0
 
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NGT orders joint inspection of canal 5.10.2017 The Hindu - Tamil Nadu
Says report must be submitted to Rivers Restoration Trust
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HC seeks water supply plan for Sonshi 4.10.2017 Hindu: National
To hear petition on pollution in village next week
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BMC claims only 3% water unfit 25.9.2017 DNA: Opinion
If you are one of the residents who has complained about the BMC's water supply being contaminated, think again. According to the civic body's latest Environment Status Report (ESR) 2016-17, only three percent of the collected samples from all 24 administrative wards and 27 service reservoirs was found unfit for consumption. This fares better than last year's samples wherein four percent of the water was found contaminated and in 2014-15, it was worse at 4.4 percent. The report says that the R-South ward of Kandivli supplied the cleanest water during this period, as no contamination was found in the water samples analysed. Ironically, the maximum contamination, standing at nine percent, was in the upmarket A-ward which comprises Colaba, Churchgate and CST. This was followed by T-ward (Mulund) at 7 percent and F-South (Parel, Sewree and Dadar) and H-West (Bandra) with 6 percent of unfit water samples. The BMC supplies 3,750 million litres of water to Mumbai city and suburban areas daily. Of this, around ...
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Call against compulsory sewage plants in existing apartments 23.9.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The Federation of Apartment Associations Bengaluru (FAAB) has criticised the diktat on the compulsory installation of sewage treatment plants (STPs) in old apartments with 50 flats and more. In March, the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) took the decision on the compulsory installation of STPs and set aSeptember 9 deadline. However, 912 apartments in Bengaluru are yet to instal the STPs. The BWSSB will fine them 25% of water charges now, 50% after three months and 100% after nine months. The water board has extended the deadline to December 31, 2017. The Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) is also issuing notices to apartments that it will ask Bescom to stop the power supply if they do not instal the STPs, C S V Prasad, president, FAAB, said. FAAB wants the BWSSB to limit the rule to upcoming apartments and has sought an exemption for existing apartments that lack proper infrastructure to build an STP. "New apartments can design and implement these STPs but not the old ones ...
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Over 900 apartments yet to install STP: BWSSB 20.9.2017 Hindu: News
Associations argue rules cannot be implemented retrospectively; KSPCB serves notices in Bellandur lake catchment area
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A-ward tops list of poor quality water 19.9.2017 DNA: Popular News
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation's (BMC) A-ward, which comprises areas like Colaba, Churchgate and Cuffe Parade, has consistently been receiving poor quality water. While in May, the highest number of contaminated water samples collected by the BMC for tests belonged to the A-ward, in June and August, the ward had the second highest number, and in July the third. Civic officials blame the ongoing underground Metro work for the water contamination in this ward, alleging that the work damaged water lines. Ashok Tawadia, hydraulic engineer, BMC, said, "There were two incidents of water line bursts due to Metro work which not only caused water contamination but also cuts in local water supply." Meanwhile a spokesperson from MMRC said, "In both such incidents brought to our notice, our contractors promptly took remedial measures." The monthly water quality reports for May to August, accessed by DNA, show that A-ward has consistently been among the bottom three wards in terms of pure water supply during ...
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Powering cities with clean energy 15.9.2017 Hindu: Leisure
The World Resources Institute’s latest report recommends replacement of solid fuels for cooking in cities, shift to community-based renewable energy and enforcement of energy-efficiency codes for buildings and appliances. By M.A. Siraj
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Clear and present danger: What’s the future of Bengaluru’s rejuvenated lakes 8.9.2017 Citizen Matters
Rejuvenating a lake is a tough task. But the real work lies after the revival. Maintaining that the lake stays clean and clear of sewage and encroachment is a continuous task that requires funds and people. What would be the future of these lakes? ...
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L-G Baijal hands over reins of DJB to CM Kejriwal 5.9.2017 DNA: Top News
The Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal on Monday approved the cabinet reshuffle giving one of the most crucial departments to the Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. Kejriwal who will be heading the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) too chaired his first meeting with the officials on Monday. The CM asked for the current status of water supply in all colonies. The board has been asked to furnish a report on the timing of water supply in every colony, the duration and problems faced — including water contamination. "They have been asked to come up with a deadline for resolutions," said a senior Delhi government official. Earlier, the Delhi government had hinted of financial irregularities against the DJB. According to the sources, the Vidhan Sabha committees had been asking for papers related to 14 projects under two major STPs of DJB, indicating there was an irregularity of over Rs 700 crore in these. Kejriwal has also directed the officials to fill up the vacant posts. "The CM directed that on the basis of the ...
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Delhi CM takes charge of water dept, seeks deadline from DJB on ending water woes 5.9.2017 Zee News : States
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday convened a meeting of senior officials of the DJB.
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How Bengaluru’s lakes got a second chance at life 31.8.2017 Citizen Matters
From being a water network to becoming sewage basins of Bengaluru, lakes have an interesting history. But lakes still matter to this city, because they help in groundwater recharge. The story of rejuvenating Bengaluru's lakes is an inspiring one. ...
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Bellandur expert panel asks each govt dept to report on progress 28.8.2017 deccanherald.com
Angered by the callousness of government agencies in implementing their suggestions on improving Bellandur lake, an 18-member expert committee has asked all civic and government stakeholders to file individual affidavits before the National Green Tribunal (NGT) court. Earlier, Bengaluru Development Authority (BDA) used to file a collective affidavit from seven stakeholders — BDA , Bengaluru Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) , Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB), Karnataka State Lake Development Authority (KSLDA), Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), Revenue and Urban Development Departments — before the NGT court in Delhi on the progress on improving the condition of the 900-acre waterbody. Environmentalist A N Yellappa Reddy, one of the expert committee members, said none of the agencies was serious about implementing their suggestions. The decision to seek individual affidavits was taken during an expert committee meeting on August 26. "The revenue department deputes ...
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The making of first-ever Bellandur lake festival 11.8.2017 Citizen Matters
A lake festival requires coming together of officials from many departments and citizens, and a lot of planning. How did Bellandur lake see its first-ever lake festival? The full story. ...
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Apartment body to protest STP rule today 4.8.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Federation of Apartment Associations Bengaluru (FAAB) has opposed the notifications issued by the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) and Bangalore Sewerage and Water Supply Board (BWSSB), making it compulsory for apartments with 50 or more residential units to set up a sewerage treatment plant (STP). The members of over 150 apartment complexes and over 3,000 dwellers will stage a protest at Maurya Circle on Saturday, condemning the rule that mandates setting up of STP for apartments with 50 or more units. "We are not against the setting up of STP, it is required to reduce water pollution. But the government should also look into space constraints faced by many apartments. They cannot make it mandatory for apartment complexes which are 30 years old and above," said CSV Prasad, FAAB president. He said that BWSSB engineers, who know the ground reality, have realised that it is not possible to construct an STP at many old and new apartment complexes for want of space. Prasad said that to instal ...
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83% water in Pakistan's Sindh unfit to drink 31.7.2017 All News-IANS Stories
As much as 83 per cent of water in Pakistan's Sindh province is unfit to drink, with Karachi scoring the highest in terms of contaminated water supply, a report has said.
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World's Largest Event Dedicated to Stormwater Pollution Prevention Gears Up for its Biggest Year Yet 25.7.2017 New Kerala: World News
BELLEVUE, Wash., July 25, 2017 : StormCon, the only North American event dedicated exclusively to the education and advancement of stormwater pollution prevention, is preparing for its biggest year to date.
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‘It’s all about simple solutions’ 25.7.2017 Hindu: Coimbatore
Architect Vishnupriya turns filmmaker with Meel, a documentary on things we can do to help the environment
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Safe drinking water a myth 25.7.2017 The Assam Tribune
Safe drinking water a myth
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Flint water crisis whistle-blowers win MIT Media Lab's 'Disobedience Award' 21.7.2017 TOI: Intl Business
USA-POLITICS/DISOBEDIENCE (PIX):Flint water crisis whistle-blowers win MIT Media Lab's 'Disobedience Award'
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2.1 billion people lack safe drinking water at home, more than twice as many lack safe sanitation 13.7.2017 New Kerala: World News
Geneva [Switzerland]/New York[United States], July 13 : Some three in ten people worldwide, or 2.1 billion, lack access to safe, readily available water at home, and 6 in 10, or 4.5 billion, lack safely managed sanitation, according to a new report by WHO and UNICEF.
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