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Artificial waterholes created in Shettyhalli sanctuary 25.4.2017 Hindu: News
In the wake of acute shortage of water in Shettyhalli Wildlife Sanctuary limits in the district, the Forest Department has constructed 40 artificial waterholes there to provide water for the wildlife ...
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Finally, civic agencies hit ground zero to clean up Bellandur Lake 25.4.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
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Panel divided over revival of Bellandur lake 24.4.2017 deccanherald.com
Members of the lake expert committee are divided on desilting Bellandur lake. While some members and government officials say desilting of the lake is required, others think it is a futile exercise. P N Nayak, engineer member of the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA), said desilting the lake was needed and would be undertaken after weed was cleared and aeration was completed. Siddaiah, former BDA commissioner and committee member, said the lake needed desilting and for this, it would have to be drained of all the water. But before that, the government had to identify what would be done with the accumulated silt, whether to send it to brick factories, cement industries or create manure out of it. A study conducted by Prof T V Ramachandra from Energy and Wetlands Research Group, IISc, last year on Bellandur and Varthur lakes showed that the silt in both the lakes was over 7.6 million cubic metres. Ramachandra, also a member of the committee, said the depth of the lake was not more than two metres as it ...
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BDA files complaint over attempt to encroach on Varthur lake 24.4.2017 deccanherald.com
Bangalore Development Authority (BDA), the custodian of Varthur lake on Monday finally stepped in to save the dying water body from encroachments. On Monday, revenue and BDA officials inspected the spot following a recent video on encroachment that was doing the rounds on social media since Sunday. The BDA lodged a complaint at Thubarahalli police station and informed the police to alert them in case of fresh encroachments. BDA engineer member P N Nayak told DH, "Our officials tried to hunt down the people who were grabbing the lake area. They were claiming that the area belongs to them. However, they fled when we tried to question them further." The two-minute video shot by a local resident shows heaps of mud dumped on the lake bed and JCBs pushing the mud into the lake bed. Survey to start soon BDA engineer Veera Singh Naik who was at the spot said they plan to carry out a survey of the lake at the earliest with the support of the revenue department and have written to the revenue department about it ...
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Treated sewage for dry districts 24.4.2017 deccanherald.com
Even as work on weeding Bellandur lake has started, the government has entrusted the minor irrigation department with the task to flow the treated sewage water from Bellandur lake to Kolar and Chikkaballapur. "Work on this has already started. BWSSB will complete the installation of a 60-MLDSTP by the end of April and a 90 MLD STP by July. We are also laying pipelines. Once the STPs are completed and pipelines laid, work on pumping treated water from Bellandur lake to Kolar and Chikkaballapur via Narasapura tank will start. The whole project will be commissioned by 2018," a department engineer said. The department will lay 124-km pipelines to supply treated sewage. The project costs Rs 1,340 crore. But, members of the lake expert committee are not happy with the proposal. "The idea of supplying water to Kolar and Chikkaballapur is to recharge groundwater there. What about Bengaluru? The groundwater level in Bengaluru too has depleted. Treated water should be used to meet the drinking water needs of ...
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Weeding begins at Bellandur lake 24.4.2017 deccanherald.com
Citizens passing by Bellandur lake on Monday were delighted to see weeding in progress. Many agencies are scrambling to clean up the city's largest lake, notorious for its toxic froth, in the wake of the National Green Tribunal setting a month's deadline. The Bangalore Development Authority started removing weeds four days after the tribunal called for an urgent clean-up of the 919-acre water body. On the first day, workers cleared a 50-metre stretch on the Yamalur side. The weeding will pick up pace from Tuesday, according to BDA officials. "JCBs are working on the banks now. From Tuesday, a special floating machine will get into the lake and start clearing the growth," BDA engineer Veersingh Nayak said. Members of an expert committee have asked the BDA to slow down the entry of sewage into the lake by building ramps at the inlets. They believe this will help control the frothing to some extent. The suggestion first came from the committee when the lake had caught fire in February. The BDA has agreed ...
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Quenching the thirst of wildlife 24.4.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
The air is already hot, the sun is scorching, the temperature is touching over 40° C and the watering holes are running dry. The script is running as predicted by the Indian Meteorological Department, which said that India is expected to experience a hotter-than-normal summer this year. Water shortage in summer months is a perpetual problem in the desert state of Rajasthan. More so for its wildlife in its numerous famous sanctuaries. Most of the watering holes dry up in the extreme heat from May onwards. But this year, the intensity of heat has brought on the summer earlier. In 2012, a panther died of thirst in the Devdungari forest in Bhilwara district, one of the first such recorded occurrences. There could be more, but unreported. Environmentalists accuse the government of not making adequate arrangements for water, forcing wild animals to stray into human habitats to quench their thirst and hunger. The state wildlife department, however, claims otherwise. G V Reddy, state chief wildlife warden, ...
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Countering the challenges of drought 24.4.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
Unlike many people who seek the aid of the government for water during the time of scarcity, Gouri Chandrashekhar Naik succeeded in getting enough water by digging an open well single-handedly. A small farmer residing at Hutgar village of Sirsi in Uttara Kannada, Gouri had planted about 150 areca, 20 coconut and a few banana plants in a small patch near her house. Sirsi is situated in the midst of Western Ghats where the groundwater level is about 20 metres and the average rainfall is 2,800 mm. Open wells are the main source of water for household use. Sensing that the existing open well would go dry, she started digging a well of about five feet diameter in the month of January this year in her backyard. Though her family members discouraged her as it involves a lot of hard work, she did not deter. As she had already dug a similar well at her brother's house, it was not a new task for her. Eventually, she reached a depth of 40 feet in about two months. After that, she was helped by her ...
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NGT pressure sees work progress in Bellandur 24.4.2017 Hindu: Karnataka
Boats start pulling out weeds that have overrun the lake
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‘Second ‘Sathyagraha’ needed for effective water conservation’ 24.4.2017 Hindu: Tamil Nadu
Rajendra Singh of Tarun Bharat Sangh says State did not face such a drought a few decades ago
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Swim your way to health 24.4.2017 Hindu: Home
Swimming not only beats the heat, it also is a stress buster. Hear it from the renowned swimmer Nisha Millet
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HSR's composting plant back to square one, no solution in sight 24.4.2017 Citizen Matters

Karnataka Composting Development Corporation (KCDC) is back to its old status, and the deadlock continues. Akshatha M traces a month's journey of the plant, through her interactions with concerned key parties.

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NITI's vision: Houses, vehicles, ACs for all by 2032 24.4.2017 ET: Policy
The India 2031-32: Vision, Strategy and Action Agenda also visualises a fully literate society with universal access to healthcare.
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Niti Aayog envisions houses, vehicles, ACs for all by 2032 24.4.2017 News
This is a glimpse of Vision 2031-32 presented by Niti Aayog Vice-Chairman Panagariya
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India is the Fifth biggest military spender in the world 24.4.2017 deccanherald.com
India emerged as the worlds 5th biggest military spender, ahead of its arch rival Pakistan, says a new report from a European think tank. Three out of the top five military spenders are from Asia, suggesting how military conflicts are spreading across the subcontinent. While India was beaten by China and Saudi Arabia, the list of worlds top 15 military spenders doesnt include Pakistan. With a spending of $611 billion and a year-on-year growth of 1.7%, the USA remains the top most military spender in the world followed by China with a spending of $245 billion and a growth of 5.4%. However, by the Chinese standard, the growth rate is lower than what the communist country achieved in the past. Russia comes third on the list with a spending of $69.2 billion, followed by Saudi Arabia. The Arab nation was the third largest spender in 2015 but dropped to fourth position in 2016 as its spending dropped by 30% in 2016 to touch $63.7 billion, despite its continued involvement in regional wars. India's military ...
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Remove encroachment on roads, Kamrup Metro DC tells PWD 24.4.2017 The Assam Tribune
Remove encroachment on roads, Kamrup Metro DC tells PWD
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Farmers give shape to State’s first ornamental fish village 24.4.2017 The Assam Tribune
Farmers give shape to State’s first ornamental fish village
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New guidelines for inland fisheries 24.4.2017 Hindu: Kerala
Encroachment and pollution of waterbodies to be punishable offence in proposed Bill
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Kochi district to hit its target of 100 clean ponds soon 24.4.2017 Hindu: Kerala
16 ponds cleaned up on Sunday; Collector oversees work
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‘Seek technical expertise on maintaining temple tanks’ 24.4.2017 Hindu: Home
L-G wants information on temple heritage to be displayed
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