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Prevention vs Reaction 18.10.2018 Financial Chronicle
Megha Jain Monsoon made such a splash in Kerala last month that it swept away not just precious lives but also rich flora & fauna leaving in its wake a trail of unmatched destruction. One without any precedence since the past century. India is suitably ranked as a region most prone to the world’s worst both natural and man-made disasters, clubbed with pollution and other environmental damages. The Kerala floods — categorised as a ‘calamity of severe nature’ instead of ‘national disaster’ — have proved that disasters are no more extraordinary events.  To add to it, their cause is not completely natural. Many experts have argued and put up convincing facts to tag the floods as a ‘man-made’ or ‘anthropogenic’ activity. This was expected when the gates of 90 per cent of the state’s dam(s) were opened. In 2011, the Gadgill Committee had listed Kerala among the top states containing the highest number of ecologically sensitive zones (ESZ) (or most vulnerable) due to its geographic placement surrounded by ...
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Eco-Friendly Green & Energy Efficient Features to be Used in Construction for 120 Type-VII Flats in Pocket-I at DDU Marg, New Delhi-- Hardeep Puri Lays Foundation Stone 16.10.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Shri Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs(I/C) has appreciated the Engineers involved in the construction project of 120 General Pool Residential Type-VII Flats for overcoming the engineering complexities and the plan to use Eco friendly Green and energy Efficient features in this project.
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For the love of rowing: anecdotes from three generations of rowers on Adyar River 16.10.2018 Citizen Matters, Chennai
Imagine a walk on the Kotturpuram bridge on any morning or evening – a glance below provides a picturesque sight: people shouting in happiness, their row boats on the tranquil waters of Adyar River, free
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Chennai Buzz: Increase in water table | Koyambedu market to be regulated | Corporation to make city safer for women 16.10.2018 Citizen Matters, Chennai
Reasons for Chennai to rejoice - a small rise in the water table, Corporation draws up plans to use Nirbhaya fund, the Koyambedu market to be regulated, and more news from around the city! Catch up on news from the week that was!
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The food on your plate: Is it safe? Is it organic? 11.10.2018 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
While organic fruits, vegetables and staples are much sought-after especially in metro cities like Bengaluru, consumers are often not able to verify the quality of the produce. What makes it ‘organic’ and how can we check?
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Government of India and The Asian Development Bank (ADB) sign $ 100 Million Loan Agreement to expand Sewerage and Drainage Coverage in Kolkata;To target expansion of sewerage and drainage services in selected peripheral areas of KMC to at least 3,000 additional households and provide sewage treatment for at least 100,000 households. 3.10.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of India signed a $100 Million Loan Agreement in New Delhi today to continue to expand sewerage and drainage coverage, provide sewage treatment and strengthen capacity of Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) for resilient urban services.
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Petroleum Minister to launch SATAT initiative to promote Compressed Bio-Gas as an alternative, green transport fuel 28.9.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas & Skill Development and Entrepreneurship will kick off an innovative initiative in New Delhi on 1st October, 2018, with PSU Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs ,i.e.
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Dr. Harsh Vardhan Addresses Environment Ministers of NCR States to Ensure Better Preparedness Towards Improving air Quality 27.9.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Strongly emphasising collective action by all the municipal and other agencies to work together to ensure cleaner air in the coming months, Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan has said that the Centre has provided all possible assistance such as grant of Rs. 1150 crore from Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSS) to tackle stubble burning to the States of Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh and also provided financial assistance under Urban Development Fund (UDF) to Delhi for procurement of mechanical road sweeping machines, water sprinklers and greening.
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Bengaluru Buzz: HC adjourns pothole case | Fuel price reduced by Rs 2 | Whitefield presses for GIL closure 27.9.2018 Citizen Matters
From potholes to sewage mismanagement to polluting industries -- a recap of recent headlines on burning issues for Bengaluru that you may have missed.
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Meghalaya rainwater a new worry, study being done: Govt 27.9.2018 The Assam Tribune
Meghalaya rainwater a new worry, study being done: Govt
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Govt spends over Rs 17 cr for Sunday ‘walking zone’ in Guwahati 27.9.2018 The Assam Tribune
Govt spends over Rs 17 cr for Sunday ‘walking zone’ in Guwahati
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Smart City or smart ideas: Where does Bhubaneswar stand today? 26.9.2018 Citizen Matters
Bhubaneswar was not just the government's first choice for its Smart Cities Mission, but has also featured in the list of top 20 global smart cities. But it has seen a number of setbacks recently. On safety, health, mobility, employment, how 'smart' is Bhubaneswar?
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Chennai Buzz: Using space under flyovers | Krishna water likely to ease Chennai water woes | E-auction of abandoned vehicles and more! 25.9.2018 Citizen Matters, Chennai
A quick round up of the civic highlights last week, in case you missed them! Flyovers in the city to get a makeover, water woes could be addressed by bringing in Krishna water, abandoned vehicles to go under the hammer and more.
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To control high fuel prices, India may cut oil imports 24.9.2018 Rediff: Business
Apart from this, state refiners are looking at optimising crude oil inventory levels without in any way affecting fuel supplies in the domestic market.
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Science and Research should be useful to the betterment of mankind: Vice President 24.9.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that Scientists play a key role in providing data and should focus on the requirements of the common man, more importantly of the farmer, and help in formulating strategies for better Governance.
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Bengaluru Buzz: Kannada on signboards | Drop in PoP Ganesha idols | LED to light-up KIA runway 18.9.2018 Citizen Matters
Been too busy to keep pace with what's been happening in your city, or what plans for its future are? Here's a recap of some of the most important developments in Namma Bengaluru over the last week.
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Union Science & Technology minister inaugurates two unique projects including Local Treatment of Urban Sewage Streams for Healthy Reuse project, in Delhi. 18.9.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Union Science & Technology minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan today inaugurated a novel holistic Local Treatment of Urban Sewage Streams for Healthy Reuse (LOTUSHR) project at Sun Dial Park in New Delhi that produces clean water which is reused for various purposes, while simultaneously recovering nutrients and energy from the urban waste water, thus converting the Barapullah drain into profitable mines.
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Water supply schemes launched in Dhemaji dist 18.9.2018 The Assam Tribune
Water supply schemes launched in Dhemaji dist
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Chennai Buzz: Monsoon vulnerability | Nod to four smart city projects | Chennai Central turns green…and more 17.9.2018 Citizen Matters, Chennai
Smart city projects worth Rs 258 crore were sanctioned last week; which are these and which areas will they impact? How are power and water supply set to change in the days to come? Catch all this and more important news from last week in our weekly Chennai buzz.
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CM launches Swachhta Hi Seva campaign 17.9.2018 The Assam Tribune
CM launches Swachhta Hi Seva campaign
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