User: tushargupta101 Topic: Water
Category: Water-Supply :: Privatisation
Last updated: Nov 28 2017 02:43 IST RSS 2.0
 
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BWSSB plan to outsource upkeep of pump houses raises hackles 27.11.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) is quietly planning to "privatise or rather outsource" the maintenance of water pump houses that supply water to the city. It recently placed an advertisement in newspapers inviting tenders for the annual maintenance of Cauvery Water Supply Scheme Stages 1, 2, 3 pump houses at Thorekadanahalli (TK Halli). The operation and maintenance of these pump houses were under the control of the board until now. BWSSB engineers, however, insist that the tenders were invited only for repair, not maintenance. "This is the second time we have invited tenders as there were no bidders the first time we called them two months ago. The repair of nine pumps at TK Halli was done by many contractors who took it up as piecework (small work). Now, we want to assign the repair to one contractor for a year," said Venkatesh S V, executive engineer, Cauvery head works division, BWSSB. He denied that the board was planning to outsource the work. A former engineer, who had ...
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Cabinet nod to improve monitoring of rural drinking water programme 10.11.2017 All News-IANS Stories
The Union Cabinet on Friday gave its approval to continuation and restructuring of National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP) to make it "outcome-based, competitive and better monitored" with Rs 23,050 crore outlay for the next three years.
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Cabinet approves continuation and Restructuring of National Rural Drinking Water Programme 10.11.2017 Govt of india: PIB
The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has accorded its approval for continuation and restructuring of National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP) to make it outcome-based, competitive and better monitored with increased focus on sustainability (functionality) of schemes to ensure good quality service delivery to the rural population.
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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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Irabot's birth anniv celebration begins 2.9.2017 Manipur: E-Pao
Irabot's birth anniv celebration begins
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Government sector under RCEP threat 27.7.2017 Hindu: Hyderabad
It will prevent nations from making laws on minimum wages also
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Peru wants to partner with companies on water management 26.7.2017 TOI: Intl Business
PERU-WATER/REFORMS:Peru wants to partner with companies on water management
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Israel to help UP in water utility reform 23.7.2017 TOI: India
Uttar Pradesh will be Israel’s first major partner among Indian states to jointly work on water utility reforms, covering all aspects, including drinking water supply, in both rural and urban areas, efficiency and conservation.
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Modi sees desalination plant demo in Israel 6.7.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, accompanied by his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu, on Thursday witnessed a demonstration of sea water purification at a desalination plant here.
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Full text: Modi, Bibi upgrade India-Israel ties to strategic partnership 6.7.2017 Latest News
The 2 sides signed 7 pacts covering areas like innovation and water conservation
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India, Israel elevate ties to strategic partnership level, vow to combat terrorism, growing radicalisation 6.7.2017 Zee News : India National
India and Israel on Wednesday decided to scale up their relationship to that of a strategic partnership in the fight against terror.
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Netanyahu describes 'deeply moving moment' as India, Israel sign seven MoUs 5.7.2017 New Kerala: World News
Netanyahu describes 'deeply moving moment' as India, Israel sign seven MoUs
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India, Israel agree on strategic partnership in water, agriculture 5.7.2017 All News-IANS Stories
India and Israel on Wednesday agreed to establish a "Strategic Partnership in Water and Agriculture" that will focus, among other areas, water conservation and reuse of water for agriculture.
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India, Israel ink 7 pacts during Modi's historic visit 5.7.2017 deccanherald.com
India and Israel today signed seven agreements to step-up cooperation in key sectors like space, agriculture and water conservation after Prime Minister Narendra Modi held in-depth talks with his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Department of Science and Technology and Israels National Technological Innovation Authority for setting up of USD 40 million worth India-Israel Industrial Research and Development (R&D) and Technical Innovation Fund. Prime Minister Modi said, "we are of one view that together our scientists and researchers would develop, build and implement mutually beneficial solutions in the field". "Our decision to establish a bilateral technology innovation fund worth USD 40 million for research in industrial development will help us in achieving this goal. "We regard thriving two-way trade and investment flows as the bedrock of a strong partnership. Prime Minister Netanyahu and I agreed on the need to do more in this direction. ...
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Water, energy audit by GVMC 18.6.2017 Hindu: News
Agency to suggest measures to plug leakages and pilferage
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Chief Minister calls for roadmap on reducing power tariffs 17.6.2017 Hindu: News
Insists on timely completion of four mega solar parks
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City's water woes stay afloat 17.6.2017 DNA: Popular News
With the steady rise in mercury and the dog days of summer still hanging, the National Capital continues to suffer from a spiralling water crisis. Despite the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government's claims of putting in place another summer action plan. Delhi is facing a demand-supply gap of 265 million gallons a day (MGD) of drinking water. It is also fighting a festering battle with Haryana over Yamuna water sharing. The city-state is meeting its 70 per cent of water requirements from the river that has today become a sewage canal in most places. Delhi's worst-hit areas are its pockets in the southwest (rocky terrain), north floodplains (parched) and northwest. Experts say Delhi does not actually face a crisis when it comes to availability of water. The crisis lies in its supply as there is no equity in distribution. According to informal estimations, there are leakages that account for 25 per cent of the total water produced. Unfortunately, the city's water utility — Delhi Jal Board (DJB) — has not been ...
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In Pakistan's Sindh water is only for rich and powerful 7.6.2017 All News-IANS Stories
In the late 1990s when we were working on an irrigation reform project in Sindh, Pakistan, an old man in his 70s walked into the office and narrated the story of unequal canal water distribution. I still remember the story two decades later, and in that time the situation has only deteriorated.
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‘End to water crisis in Erode Railway Junction’ 3.6.2017 Hindu: Tamil Nadu
Privatisation of 23 railway stations on the cards
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1,705 boreholes help boost water supply in Ghana 12.5.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Accra, May 12 (IANS/MAP) The Community Water and Sanitation Agency (CWSA) in Ghana over the past two years has constructed 1,705 boreholes fitted with hand pumps and 70 piped schemes to boost the nation's drinking water supply coverage.
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