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Chennai Buzz: Trees cut for Smart City, plans for new STPs, a Nature trail along the Cooum and more! 16.7.2018 Citizen Matters, Chennai
What's happening, or set to happen, in your city? A quick look at some of the more important headlines from Chennai last week, as you start a new one! »
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How best to tackle India's water crisis 13.7.2018 Rediff: Columns
The tragedy is not the inevitable drought or the inevitable flood. It is our inevitable lack of ability to push and get done what needs to be done, says Sunita Narain.
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'Water is not anybody's private property' 12.7.2018 Rediff: Interviews
'Water is not an economic resource, but we treat water as an economic resource meant for the benefit of human beings.'
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Shedhi canal repairs still on, Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation to supply bore well water 11.7.2018 DNA: India
Starting this summer, the city stopped receiving a 200 MLD water supply from Shedhi canal. There was reportedly a breach in the canal, and due to the ongoing repair work, water supply can only be resumed by June end. To compensate for this water shortage, the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) continued acquiring water from bore wells. For one more month, the AMC will have to resort to groundwater for supplies. For this, the civic body is going to fetch water for 12 hours continuously. "Supply from the Shedhi canal has been delayed further by a month. So we have to depend on water from bore wells for that month. Shedhi canal is the main source of water for the Raska water treatment plant. From Raska treatment plant, AMC gets 250 MLD water," said a senior civic body official. "Constant use of groundwater has pushed the water level down from 15 feet to 18 feet. Due to delay in the onset of monsoons, the situation is likely to get worse if we continue extracting groundwater," said a civic official. In ...
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Examining the impact of MSP 9.7.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Examining the impact of MSP
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'Solar farming' raises profits for Dhundi village farmers 9.7.2018 DNA: Money
While the state might have recently launched the Suryashakti Kisan Yojana (SKY) for farmers to generate solar power, nine farmers from Dhundi village of Kheda district have been practicing solar farming ever since they launched Dhundi Solar Energy Producers' Cooperative Society around two years ago. The village, as a result, became an example for energy minister, Saurabh Patel, who visited the village before launching SKY. "The village had implemented the scheme almost two years ago. Before announcing the scheme, I visited the village to meet these farmers," said Patel. In May 2016, nine farmers became solar entrepreneurs and launched DSEPCS, which transformed their lives. "We used to spend Rs 25,000 a year on the diesel-run pump to fetch water for farms. After installing the solar grid panels in the farms, we are earning Rs 65,000 a year through clean energy while also saving money," Pravin parmar, secretary of DSEPCS. DSEPCS was a pilot project created as part of a field research by the International ...
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21 Indian cities will run out of groundwater by 2020 6.7.2018 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
At the bottom of the water index for 2016-17 are Odisha, Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh (UP), and Haryana, which are major producers of paddy, wheat, along with a host of horticulture crops.
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CM asks GMC to act as single window agency 4.7.2018 The Assam Tribune
CM asks GMC to act as single window agency
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Tata Motors’ 2 plants honoured for green initiatives 2.7.2018 Central Chronicle » Business
New Delhi, Tata Motors’ announced that its Sanand and Pantnagar plants have been awarded Platinum Certification at CII’s GreenCo Summit 2018 held at Chennai, a statement said here on Monday. The GreenCo Platinum Certification was based on the recently concluded assessment by a two-step evaluation process based on ten environmental parameters such as Water Management, Water […]
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Chennai Buzz: Road widening, beautification, flood mitigation — and all that made news last week 2.7.2018 Citizen Matters, Chennai
Start your week by catching up on some of the buzz in your city last week. A quick recap of some important headlines. »
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Mars valleys were created by run-off rainwater, claims new study 1.7.2018 DNA: Mumbai
Contours seen on Mars may have been created by run-off rainwater, say scientists who found that branching angles of the valleys on the red planet were very similar to those found in arid landscapes on Earth. The surface of Mars bears imprints of structures that resemble fluvial steam networks on Earth. Scientists therefore assume that there must have been once enough water on the red planet to feed water streams that incised their path into the soil. For years, however, scientists have been debating the source from which this water must have originated. A study, published in Science Advances, suggests that the branching structure of the former river networks on Mars has striking similarities with terrestrial arid landscapes. Using statistics from all mapped river valleys on Mars, researchers conclude that the contours still visible today must have been created by superficial run-off of rainwater. Consequently, the influence of groundwater seepage from the soil can be excluded as a dominant process for ...
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Bengaluru Buzz: Water and waste ranking ring alarm bells 30.6.2018 Citizen Matters
Water, waste, infrastructure - all the news from last week you must know about Bengaluru, in one place! »
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Congress asks govt to reply to charges 30.6.2018 Central Chronicle » Bhopal
Party MLAs organize Sacchai Janata Ki Adalat Mein, level allegations against BJP Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal, The Congress legislators organized ‘Sacchai Janata Ki Adalat Mein’ to register protest over winding up of Assembly session in just two days and not allowing discussion on No Confidence Motion in the House. Congress MLAs organised the meeting at the entrance […]
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India’s colonial legacy almost caused Bangalore to run out of water 27.6.2018 Citizen Matters
Grand technological schemes, inspired by erstwhile colonial policy, have led to the systematic neglect of natural water sources and traditional water wisdom. The impact on Bengaluru's water future is there for all to see, »
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Ahmedabad: Wastewater irrigation also leads to diarrhea! 27.6.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
A study has found that a large portion of Ahmedabad's farming population relies on water unsuitable for irrigation, which has had significant adverse health effects on them. The year long study covered 187 households from four communities that used surface water, groundwater and wastewater for irrigation. Apart from getting reports about the health of the households, the study also analysed the water samples for E.coli and found that in all the three water sources, the average E-coli numbers per 100 ml exceeded the international irrigation water standard. The study also found a positive correlation between irrigation water quality and incidence of diarrhea. The study found that the incidence of diarrhea in areas that used groundwater (7.92 episodes/1000 person-week) was lesser than those that used wastewater (13.1 episodes) and surface water (13.4 episode). Overall, the incidence of diarrhea in the study sample was 11.5 episodes/1,000 person-weeks. Based on the microbiological assessment, the average E. ...
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Coastal villagers fume over aquaculture 27.6.2018 Hindu: National
Increased salinity plagues 10 mandals, says official
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AAP Minister asks Centre to share reports on projects 27.6.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
Imran Hussain writes to Union Environment Ministry
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Tainted by uranium: On groundwater contamination 26.6.2018 Hindu: Home
The groundwater contamination across India must be probed, and safe sources identified
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Saving Delhi’s trees 26.6.2018 Hindu: Op-Ed
The government could heed residents’ voices on redesigning the city
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Greater Noida: Khodna Khurd locals meet District Magistrate over proposed landfill 26.6.2018 DNA: Money
Several residents of the Khodna Khurd village and its neighbouring areas met the District Magistrate (DM), on Monday, and raised their concerns over the construction of solid waste management site at the village saying that the newly proposed site is in violence of the Noida Authority’s master plan. The residents, in their letter submitted to the DM, said that the newly proposed site has not been selected in accordance with the waste management laws and as per the authority’s master plan. They also alleged that it will not only lead to the creation of a civic mess but will also cause of air, water and ground pollution and will also destroy the Surajpur wetland area. “The newly proposed site for the temporary disposal of solid waste from across the city will aggravate air pollution and will lead to groundwater contamination. The site is just 500 meters from the wetland which attracts thousands of birds every year,” said , an environmental activist and resident of Khodna Khurd. The residents further warned ...
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