User: tushargupta101 Topic: Water
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NGT refuses to stay construction of waste recycling plant in Gurgaon 20.5.2018 General News
The National Green Tribunal has refused to stay the ongoing construction of a waste recycling facility in the catchment area of the Basai wetland in Gurgaon on a petition alleging it lacked requisite approvals from the Haryana pollution control board. A bench headed by Justice Raghuvendra S Rathore noted that another bench of the tribunal had lifted the injunction after hearing the parties. "In view of the earlier proceedings, namely, vacation of the initial injunction order dated July 22, 2017 and the fact that an application for clarification of the said order had also been considered by the Tribunal, consisting of the same Bench on January 10, 2018, whereby injunction was vacated, we are of the considered opinion that no further order for purposes of clarification or for any other purpose is required," the bench said. The green panel also considered the submission of the petitioner that the matter be urgently heard and fixed it for hearing on May 30. The tribunal had earlier ...
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Crores spent on lake is money down the drain 19.5.2018 Hindu: Rx
Clean-up is risky: environment expert
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Cleanliness the best way to promote hygiene and disease prevention, also creates a sense of social well-being and good mental health: Vice President 17.5.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that cleanliness ensures hygiene and disease prevention and it also creates a sense of social well-being and good mental health. He was addressing the gathering after releasing two books - ‘A Treatise on Cleanliness’ and ‘Waste Management, an Introduction’, authored by Shri Rajat Bhargava, here today.
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Chinese researchers use waste cartons to remove heavy metals from water 17.5.2018 General News
Chinese researchers have developed a nano material using waste cartons that can remove a toxic heavy metal from water, official media here reported today. The breakthrough has provided a new means to control heavy metal contamination and recycling of waste cartons. Incidents of heavy metal contamination of water have occurred frequently in China in recent years, and hexavalent chromium, a chemical compound of metal chromium and major cause of heavy metal pollution, can lead to significant risks to human health. There is an urgent need for low cost and high efficiency technology to deal with heavy metal water contamination in China, state-run Xinhua news agency reported. Researchers used high temperatures and pressure to create the nano material from waste cartons. The material can be coated with nano-scale iron which can effectively remove hexavalent chromium from water, control the migration of the compound in water sources, and prevent it from being absorbed by plants. The research,
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Biogas plant being built atThathaneri crematorium 14.5.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
In a bid to innovatively make use of segregated biodegradable waste, the City Corporation is working on setting up a biogas plant at the Thathaneri c
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Now, a block chain solution for India's water woes 13.5.2018 General News
For a long time, we have been hearing that there is a need to conserve water, but how many of us do really care to act on it. Only a handful presumably! Factually, only 0.014 percent of earth's water is available for its 6.8 billion people.Recently, a developed city like Cape Town was in the news faced with water scarcity and the threat of running out of drinking water and there is a likelihood of eleven other developed cities of the world reaching that same condition.A recent UNESCO report has highlighted how India too is staring at a deepening water crisis and few steps being taken to ameliorate this bleak situation. Can we afford a water-related crisis? Certainly not!Subharansh Rai, Advisor of Aquaoin INC, which says it is committed to providing clean reusable water without the use of chemicals, said that there are a group of entrepreneurs in India who have come up with a block-chain based technology "Water2All"(W2A) that can recycle waste water and make it safe for human ...
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Gujarat to set up 10 sea water desalination plants: Rupani 12.5.2018 General News
Gujarat would set up ten sea water desalination plants along its coastline in the Saurashtra region to address the issue of water shortage, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said today. Rupani was speaking at Jarakhiya village in Lathi taluka of Amreli district where he inaugurated a lake as part of the water conservation drive being carried out across the state, an official release said. Addressing a gathering there, Rupani said that the tendering process for the Rs 800-crore sea water desalination plant at Jodiya town of Jamnagar district in Saurashtra region was over and work would begin soon, the release stated. The Gujarat CM said that ten similar plants would be set up in the times to come, the official release informed. Rupani stated that his government would also formulate a waste water recycling policy for the use of such water for industrial purposes and gardening. Rupani said that the month-long "Sujalam Sufalam" water conservation initiative will continue for ...
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Ground Zero: Cauvery, a river in distress 12.5.2018 Hindu: National
The Cauvery has become a never-ending water-sharing dispute between Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. The Hindu follows the course of the river from its source to the sea and finds a riverine ecosystem in terminal decline
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Ground Zero: Cauvery, the river in distress 12.5.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
The Cauvery has become a never-ending water-sharing dispute between Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. Vidya Venkat follows the course of the river from its source to the sea and finds a riverine ecosystem in terminal decline
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Citizens’ demands are reflecting in manifestos of BJP and Congress, but is it enough? 11.5.2018 Hindu: Bangalore
For many, manifestos have become a hackneyed political tool replete with vague, recycled promises
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FOKIA urges Guj govt to include suggestions in drainage policy 10.5.2018 General News
The Federation of Kutch Industries Association (FOKIA)wrote a letter to Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani today, urging him to incorporate its suggestions in the drainage recycling policy to be announced soon. Rupani had recently announced that the Gujarat government will announce the drainage recycling policy next month to supply water to industrial units in the state. FOKIA managing director Nimish Phadke, in a letter addressed to Rupani said, "The government should ensure that the agreement between respective municipal corporations, municipal councils, gram panchayats and industries takes place and agreed quantity of sewerage water is supplied by the respective governing bodies to the STPs (sewage treatment plant)." "The government should provide capital and interest subsidy to the industries investing in STPs. Since electricity is necessary to treat the sewage, it is important to consider the waiver of electricity duty on the power consumed for the treatment," he
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Israeli firm to send experts to Haryana to rehabilitate 8,000 ponds 9.5.2018 General News
An Israeli group will send a team of experts to Haryana soon to help find solutions to rehabilitation of 8,000 ponds in villages, waste water recycling and its use for irrigation after treatment, according to a release. The CEO of Israel-based Tahal Group offered assistance during detailed talks with Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar in Tel Aviv, the release said. The group has expertise in the field of waste water management, micro irrigation and infrastructure. Tahal Group also has its headquarters in Gurugram, and is executing mega projects across India, the release said. Tahal experts will visit various departments and also guide the Haryana government on master planning for water management, the release said. Totally managed by Indians, Tahal in India works on projects related to climate change, food security, clean water, clean energy and sustainable development and is offering consultancy on many projects, the release said. The group is already offering consultancy on a
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Guj govt to come up with drainage recycling policy soon: CM 8.5.2018 General News
The Gujarat government will soon announce the drainage recycling policy to supply water to industrial units in the state, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said today. "To fulfil the demand of industrial units for water, the state government will come up with a drainage recycling policy, which would be announced next month," a government release quoted Rupani as saying during the launch of "Sujalam Sufalam Jal Abhiyan" in Gir Somnath district. Rupani said his government is committed to provide water for agriculture and industrial units and that the industrial units would get sufficient water under the proposed policy. Besides, the state government is going to set up a Rs 500 crore desalination plant for the benefit of coastal towns in the state, he said. The chief minister said the Sujalam Sufalam Jal Abhiyan is the country's biggest water conservation drive being launched by the state government. Under the month-long campaign, to culminate on May 31, around 13,000 ponds and .
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No clarity on proposed water audit, say Pune activists 8.5.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
Unhappy with Minister Girish Mahajan who criticised Pune citizens for consuming more water than necessary
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Stories that inspire 7.5.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
‘Living Room’, a curated initiative of eco-friendly narratives, featured some young changemakers
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Basai wetland: NGT directs Haryana to reply on plea against waste dumping in wetland area 7.5.2018 General News
The National Green Tribunal has directed the Haryana government to respond to a plea against the alleged dumping of waste at a construction and demolition waste recycling facility that is being built in the catchment area of the Basai wetland at Gurgaon in Haryana. A bench headed by Justice Raghuvendra S Rathore issued notices to the state government and the project proponent of the under construction site and asked them to file replies before May 11. "The counsel for respondent State as well as project proponent pray for short time to file reply. They may do so by the next date of hearing," the bench said. According to the plea filed by NGO Delhi Bird Foundation, the project proponent has the environmental clearance for the plant but it lacks requisite approvals from the Haryana state pollution control board as per the Construction and Demolition Waste Management Rules, 2016. Advocates Ritwick Dutta and Rahul Choudhary, appearing for the NGO, sought an immediate stay on the dumping .
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A to-do list for the summer 5.5.2018 Hindu: Cities
Residents  and associations have come up with these eco-friendly  and nature-loving solutions that you can implement in your neighbourhood 
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Look Beyond Rivers 5.5.2018 DNA: Top News
​​The mercury is climbing. These are the dog days of summer. Delhi is again facing acute water shortages — one of the biggest challenges it has been grappling with for decades. The worst-hit areas have been its pockets in the Southwest (rocky terrain), North floodplains (parched) and Northwest.  In such times, the Yamuna is always in focus. And it’s natural to some extent, because the river, despite being nothing better than a sewage canal at some places, meets about 70 per cent of Delhi’s water needs. And this is where the main problem has always been.   For, till about a century ago, the city did not depend directly on the Yamuna to meet its water needs. It was more for recreation, rituals, cargo transportation, and a source of livelihood for farmers, fishers, mallahs, washermen, pujaris and swimmers​/divers​.  Historian-filmmaker Sohail Hashmi says the river water was probably not potable in Delhi even before it began to be choked with sewage and industrial waste.  “It had mica seams embedded in the ...
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Unique recycling tech using citrus peel 1.5.2018 Hindu: Fitness
A Hyderabad-based startup has proposed a cost-effective method for recycling polystyrene waste into sub-micron aligned fibers, using environmentally s
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Water Conservation Drive to cover 11K lakh cu mt area across Gujarat 30.4.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
Under the water-conservation drive — Jal Sanchay Abhiyan, which will launch on Tuesday from Kosamdi village, Bharuch district, the government of Gujarat is expecting to collect 11,000 lakh cubic meter area will be covered by deepening 13,000 lakes and reservoirs across the state in a bid to yield more water. Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani, on Sunday said at a press conference on Sunday, "This cause has been initiated by the Gujarat government for the people. We all need to understand the value of every single drop of water and that is why water-conservation drive was the need of the hour that has been initiated with the cooperation of the common man, non-government organisations, corporate sectors and everyone who is part of this society. This will help recharge the groundwater as water tables in state have gone deeper. This drive will be a permanent solution as water collected through different sources will percolate deep in the ground." "We are going by the 5 'R' formula focusing on reviving ...
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