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Groundwater extraction by DMRC: NGT directs AAP govt to submit minutes of meetings 16.4.2018 General News
The National Green Tribunal has directed the AAP government to submit minutes of the meetings held for preparing a district-wise schedule of the permission granted to the DMRC for extracting ground water. A bench headed by Raghuvendra S Rathore directed the Delhi government to include Deputy Commissioners of every district, Delhi Metro Rail Corpoartaion (DMRC) and Central Ground Water Authority (CGWA) for discussions and asked it to expedite the meetings. "Counsel for the Delhi government has submitted that meetings in respect of all the districts except South Delhi had been held and he will be submitting the records of the meetings. "As regards the district of South Delhi, it has been informed that meeting is fixed for April 20, 2018. The counsel for NCT of Delhi may place minutes of the meetings on record and give copies to all the concerned," the bench said. The matter has been posted for next hearing on May 3. The tribunal had earlier warned of halting the capital's metro ...
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Electricity can remove drug residues from wastewater: Study 16.4.2018 Zee News : Science and Technology
Harmful organic substances, such as pharmaceutical residues, can be efficiently removed from wastewater using only electricity, say scientists who tested a process called pulsed corona discharge (PCD).
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Spark it up: Municipal water can be rid of harmful substances using only electricity 16.4.2018 DNA: Mumbai
Harmful organic substances, such as pharmaceutical residues, can be efficiently removed from wastewater using only electricity, say scientists who tested a process called pulsed corona discharge (PCD). Pilot tests by researchers from Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) in Finland showed that pharmaceutical residues, their variants and other similar compounds degrade easily from wastewater because the process is non-selective. "It does not require the vast settling tanks needed by the traditional approach to water purification so a membrane bioreactor plant can be built cost effectively in a smaller area", explains Kimmo Arola, a researcher at LUT's department of Chemical Engineering. PCD is based on the instantaneous contact produced by an electric discharge between a plasma zone and water. In this phenomenon, water molecules and oxygen in the atmosphere create strong oxidants which degrade organic compounds into water and carbon dioxide. The study examined the formation of oxidants on the ...
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DNA Campaign: The water battle rages 16.4.2018 DNA: India
Residents of Prithviraj Nagar are gearing up for an indefinite protest from Monday as hundreds of colonies are staring at a water crisis in the near future.  This basic amenity remains in short supply even in regularised colonies. The apathy of the authority has turned residents ballistic and they plan to organise an indefinite sit-in at the Chitrakoot office of the Jaipur Development Authority (JDA), which collected the regularisation fees. “It’s their responsibility after all. They have collected over Rs 830 crore as regularisation charge so far,” leader of the agitating committee, advocate Ghanshyam Singh said.  Rajni Vihar Demanding water for Bisalpur, the residents are aware of the extent of the task and cost involved to connect these colonies to the mainstream water supply. The cost issue remains a major hurdle, demotivating the JDA or any other department to take up works.  The JDA has been urging the Public Health Engineering department to undertake the work, while officials at the deputy ...
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Fishbone model helps restore mangrove cover in KWS 16.4.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
River water reduces salinity to support plant species
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NGT seeks details of industries in Ghaziabad, Hapur 15.4.2018 General News
The National Green Tribunal has sought a detailed list of various industries of Ghaziabad and Hapur districts on a plea alleging that incessant extraction of groundwater has led to severe depletion of water table in the area. A bench of Justice Raghuvendra S Rathore ordered the respective District Industries Corporations (DIC) to submit the the lists by the next date of hearing on April 25, failing which, it warned, heavy costs would imposed on them. "Last opportunity is granted to respondent no 10 (DIC) to file the list of industries in Ghaziabad and Hapur. It is made clear that in case such list is not filed before the next date, the cost of Rs 5,000 per day thereafter shall be saddled on respondent no 10, till it is submitted," the bench said. The NGT sought the lists of various industries in two districts on a plea by Ghaziabad resident Sushil Raghav and NGO Society for Protection of Environment and Biodiversity seeking closure of all industrial units extracting groundwater ...
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Water Crisis: Everyone cries politics, but no one wants to be named 15.4.2018 Deccan Herald - News
Winter is long gone, and whatever we can call spring in this city has also passed, and we see the first sign that tells us summer has begun: water tankers. Citizens in many parts of the city suffer from an insufficient supply of water to their areas and are desperate for these tankers. While the BWSSB order mandates that water should be supplied every alternate day, the reality is far from this. One of the areas that do not receive the necessary amount of water in the city is the Saibaba temple road in Doddanekundi. What strikes one about this locality is that the Doddanekundi lake is right next to it, yet the residents of this locality suffer greatly. Here the residents get Cauvery water only once a week. Usually released on Friday or Saturday, the flow of water, which is "like a thread", lasts a couple of hours before stopping. "Its all politics! Theres a man who comes here to turn on the tap. One day I asked him why our area gets so little water. He replied that the other areas dont get more water, ...
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Jaipur left dry in ‘water-tight’ Compartment 15.4.2018 DNA: Top News
Water crisis is a reality. In 1727, when Jai Singh – II founded Jaipur, he planned perennial water supply to the city. Tankas, baodis, johad, step wells and other traditional water systems ensured that Jaipur has drinking water for its population.  But with development, traditional water bodies and harvesting techniques had sunken into the history books. The legendary Ramgarh dam had supplied water to the entire city for decades.   The dam was commissioned by Jaipur King Madho Singh - II and was completed in 1903. But it started supplying water to the city only in 1931. Soon, the lake or the reservoir became a well-known tourist spot and shot to international fame in 1982 when it hosted the rowing events of the Asian Games.  Today, however, the four rivers, Roda, Banganga, Tala and Madhoveni, which used to bring their water to the lake, have gone dry. After the Rajasthan High Court took suo moto cognizance of the drying up of Ramgarh Lake in 2011, it was found that its catchment area, spread over 700 sq ...
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Dravyavati revival turns out to be trendsetter for others 15.4.2018 DNA: Top News
Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje’s dream project “Dravyavati River Rejuvenation” can also show the way to Clean Ganga Project. The officer associated with the Clean Ganga Project is greatly influenced by the Dravyavati River Rejuvenation Project in Jaipur. Few days before, the team of officials of Varanasi Municipal Corporation visited Jaipur and inspected the Dravyavati River project and sought information about the construction and technology of the Sewerage Treatment Plant (STP). Notably, Prime minister Narendra Modi represents Varanasi in Lok sabha.Under the Dravyavati River Project, five STPs are being constructed every 9 kilometers distance.  From the STP, the sewerage water of the colonies surrounding the river will be treated and flown into the river. The modern technology will be used to treat the sewerage water in the Dravyavati River Project. TATA Company, which works for the Project, has decided to design the STPs after studying the sewerage water treatment project and river project of ...
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Summer in, Tankers out 14.4.2018 deccanherald.com
Water tankers rule the roost on city outskirts. People are forced to buy water as BWSSB is yet to cover the entire city. Summer is here and so is the demand for water tankers in the city. This unregulated business in the city has been flourishing ever since 8 city municipal councils (CMCs), one town municipal council (TMC) and 110 villages were brought under Bruhat Bengaluru Mahangara Palike (BBMP)in 2007. Most apartments mushrooming on city outskirts have no water supplied by Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB). According to officials, BWSSB despite having Cauvery water being supplied to over 9 lakh consumers, the city still falls short of the requirement which is largely fulfilled by private water tankers. Bhushan Iyer, a resident of Springfields Apartments located on Sarjapura Road says for the 550 odd apartments, they are spending nearly Rs 1 crore per year only for water. Apartments that have come up in East Bengaluru like Whitefield, Mahadevapura, KR Puram, Marathhalli, Sarjapura ...
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'A water purifier has become a necessity today' 14.4.2018 Deccan Herald - Business
Established in 1982, Eureka Forbes has emerged as a leading homegrown consumer durables brand, best known for its home cleaning and water purifier solutions, which have addressed changing consumer needs and environmental conditions. Of all the companys offerings, Aquaguard is indeed a household name, having purified drinking water in millions of Indian households since 1984, clinching a market share of over 60%. Marzin Shroff, CEO and MD of Eureka Forbes, tells what has kept Aquaguard steady in its dream run, and shares key industry trends with DHs Hrithik Kiran Bagade in this interview. Edited excerpts: How has been the journey of Eureka Forbes with regard to the Aquaguard brand? Eureka Forbes is a leading homegrown consumer durables brand, offering solutions in water purification, air purification and cleaning categories. When we started in 1982, our primary business was to go door-to-door and sell vacuum cleaners. In 1984, observing an increase in water contamination across the country, the company ...
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Students in Guntur taken ill after consuming water from well near hostel 14.4.2018 Hindu: News
In a shocking incident, 19 students belonging to Social Welfare residential school at Nadendla village near Chilakaluripet were taken ill after cons
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Groundwater levels fall at alarming rate 14.4.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
Ban on digging borewell except for drawing drinking water
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Two years after it was launched, the world’s first solar cooperative has transformed Gujarat’s Dhundi village 13.4.2018 Hindu: Health
Farmers here buy water from entrepreneurs at half the rate they paid when they used diesel pumps
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Waste-water to the rescue 13.4.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
Koramangala and Challaghatta valley waste-water treatment plants are expected to benefit industrial units as well as agriculture holdings in areas close to Bengaluru. By S. Vishwanath
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GMC to fast-track drinking water projects 13.4.2018 Hindu: Rx
Trial runs of lines soon for round-the-clock supply
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Metrowater to tap Retteri lake 13.4.2018 Hindu: Fitness
Plans on to keep it as a buffer resource in case of acute scarcity in the coming months
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Himachal to develop fossil park through ADB funding: CM 12.4.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Thursday said the Suketi Fossil Park in Sirmaur district will be developed through Asian Development Bank (ADB) assistance.
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VA Tech Wabag shares gain 4% on winning Rs 5,200 million Namami Gange order 12.4.2018 Top Stories
The stock was up 4% to Rs 518 on the BSE after the company said that it won orders worth of Rs 5,200 million under Namami Gange scheme and repeat order from oil & gas sector
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Release 1,500 cusec from Narmada dam: Gujarat government 12.4.2018 DNA: India
The state government has appealed to the Narmada Control Authority (NCA) to release 1,500 cusecs of water from the Sardar Sarovar Dam towards Bharuch. The request was made to save local ecology that is dependent on the river. Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel said: “We have appealed to the NCA through its sub group of environment to sanction release of 1,500 cusecs of water from the Sardar Sarovar Dam towards Bharuch. This is for the flora and fauna and local ecology that is dependent on the Narmada river. Till the gates were open, the overflowing water trough from the dam would meet the requirement but since the gates have been closed, very less water flows towards the Arabian sea and that has also increased salinity ingress.” Patel said the sub group of environment would study the case and give recommendations to the NCA. “Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Rajasthan governments also are supposed to give their opinion on the same as they are also partner states in the project. We have requested that if ...
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