User: tushargupta101 Topic: Water
Category: Management-Approaches :: Harvesting
Last updated: Mar 27 2017 05:45 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Parched Bengaluru in no mood to harvest rainwater 26.3.2017 Deccan Herald - News
With water level in KRS dam threatening to hit dead storage levels, the BWSSB is struggling to quench the thirst of people in the city. However, experts have been warning against depending on Cauvery while wasting rainwater. Though the officials have made rainwater harvesting (RWH) compulsory, it has not been enforced in the city. The BWSSB has not been able to do much except issuing warnings occasionally. About 23 tmcft of rainwater is wasted every year in the city due to lack of RWH infrastructure. The excess water runs into drains which do not have the capacity to handle the huge quantity of water, leading to flooding in low-lying areas. "Bengaluru receives about 1,000 mm rain every year. One can collect 2.06 lakh litres of water on 2,400 sqft," said A R Shivakumar, Principal Scientific Officer, Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology. If a person uses 135 litres of water per day, a family of four uses about 2 lakh litres per year. "A family of four living in a 2,400-sqft house is already ...
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Civic body on a bigger mission to make Kochi greener 26.3.2017 Hindu: Cities
One lakh saplings to be planted under ‘Green Cover for Kochi’ programme
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Kerala seeks Rs 1,000 crore from Centre to face worst drought in 115 years 26.3.2017 News
With the State facing the worst drought it has seen in the past 115 years, the Government of Kerala is seeking the central government to release a drought relief assistance of close to Rs 1000 crore. Ministers from the State are expected to meet the Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare Radha Mohan Singh and others on March 28."Apart from a huge loss in agriculture, there were costs in terms of water supply and others. We have estimated the loss to the tune of close to Rs 1,000 crore and we are asking assistance from the centre," E Chandrasekharan, Minister for Revenue and Housing told Business Standard.While the government has announced all the districts as drought hit in the end of October, 2016 and has been taking steps to overcome the tough situation, almost 30,000 hectres of crops has already been affected and more losses are expected in the coming months if the rainfall continues to be lower.V S Sunil Kumar, Minister for Agriculture, Kerala said, "Around 30,000 ...
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Rallies, walkathons mark World Water Day 25.3.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Schoolchildren, officials, WaterAid India organisation and volunteers from like-minded civic groups marked World Water Day by taking out a rally from BBMP office in Bellandur to Yemalur to build awareness about issues related to water with tableaux, placards and by raising slogans on conservation methods. Organised by Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement (SVYM), a non-profit organisation that works on water, sanitation, and hygiene education in parts of Bengaluru, the rally saw the participation of over 200 people. One of the directors from SVYM, Kumaraswamy said, "With water crisis looming large over the state, saving water is the need of the hour." Water warriors Similarly, a group of activists from Bangalore Civic Leadership Incubation Programme (B.Clip) team launched a water conservation campaign under the banner 'Bengaluru Water Warriors' by taking out a walkathon from Kanteerava Stadium to the Queen's statue in Cubbon Park. A short video made by 'Beautiful Bengaluru' citizen's group on water ...
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BBMP budget: Push to save trees and parks 25.3.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
The civic body has given impetus to the preservation of parks and trees. Horticulture, lakes and forests have together got an 812% increase in allocation over the previous year’s budget.While the 2016...
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The Hindu property fair begins 25.3.2017 Hindu: Home
The Hindu Property Plus Living Spaces 2017, a three-day property fair, took off in the city on Friday with 15 participants, including a bank. The event also saw launch of new residential projects by a...
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A man ahead of his times 24.3.2017 Hindu: Home
Meet D. Suresh, a Kilpauk resident who relentlessly pursues the goal of self-sustained living
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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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Call for reviving rainwater harvesting structures 23.3.2017 Hindu: Cities
Collective efforts must to save waterbodies, say experts on World Water Day
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FEATURE-Honduran farmers prize rainwater as most precious harvest 22.3.2017 DNA: Evolutions
By Sophie Hares TEPIC, Mexico, March 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In the heart of Honduras' notorious "Dry Corridor", the most important harvest for farmer Daniel Cruz Castro is rainwater.
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Unmanned electric buses to ply in new Andhra capital 22.3.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Unmanned electric buses will run on the roads of this upcoming city, one of the nine planned in the residual Andhra Pradesh after Telangana was carved out of it.
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Institutions to get free rainwater harvesting system 22.3.2017 Hindu: Cities
Corporation to offer facility to Thanthonithuruthu, an island facing acute water shortage
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On World Water Day, Railways unveils water conservation policy 22.3.2017 DNA: Evolutions
The Railways unveiled its water conservation policy, a first in the transportation sector, to reduce wastage of the precious natural resource on the World Water Day today.
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Himachal Pradesh water level going down, warns Waterman 22.3.2017 TOI: Chandigarh Times
Waterman of India Rajendra Singh has opined that Himachal Pradesh needs to devise a mechanism for proper utilization of rainwater, which at present is going down the drain.
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Rainwater harvesting a lifeline for 900 families 22.3.2017 TOI: Jaipur
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Geo-membrane tank helps farmer to fight water scarcity 22.3.2017 Hindu: Karnataka
With several taluks in the State reeling under drought and groundwater table fast depleting, many farmers are making futile attempts to sink borewells to get water by investing a huge sum. However, a ...
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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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Metro will extend rainwater harvesting project to Phase 2 21.3.2017 deccanherald.com
The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (BMRCL) that started its rainwater harvesting (RWH) project on Namma Metro Phase 1 will extend its project to Phase 2 also. Chief public relations officer of BMRCL U A Vasanth Rao said that at present, the RWH system is in place along the 33.48 km of elevated Metro stretch where two RWH pits are built between two pillars, for every 28 metres. BMRCL said that each pillar has inbuilt downpipes to collect rainwater from the viaduct and into the underground tanks on the median. "When these tanks get filled, the overflowing rainwater gets diverted towards the 5-metre deep harvesting pits located between the two pillars," Rao said. He said that under the second phase, around 72 km of elevated stretch will come up. "We have plans to instal RWH system along a 58 km stretch," Rao said. As a part of social responsibility, BMRCL has taken up the development of Kengeri lake and Veerasandra lake near Electronics City. The officials plan to set up a sewage treatment plant (STP) ...
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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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World Water Day Reflections 21.3.2017 Hindu: Opinion
The U.N. General Assembly in 1993 designated March 22 as World Water Day and over the years as water resources are increasingly critically threatened and as acess to safe drinking water to greater numbers of people becomes a growing reality, this day has become a very important day and so too the themes chosen to motivate particularly policy makers and administrators dealing with critical resources such as water.
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