User: tushargupta101 Topic: Water
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Last updated: Feb 22 2019 18:30 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Why do we see fewer migratory birds in Pallikaranai? 22.2.2019 Citizen Matters, Chennai
Unabated dumping of garbage in the waters of Pallikaranai and rampant encroachment by the Chennai Corporation as well as the people have dealt a big blow to the biodiversity of the area.
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Long-neglected Varthur lake awaits rejuvenation 21.2.2019 Citizen Matters
Very little has been done over the years by the authorities in rejuvenating Varthur lake. The recent National Green Tribunal order on Varthur and Bellandur lakes comes as a respite to the citizens around the area.
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Here’s how you can fight water crisis by recycling greywater! 21.2.2019 Citizen Matters, Chennai
As Chennai braces for a water-starved summer, here is how you can do your bit to conserve the resource: reduce water consumption by recycling greywater.
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Flowing water bodies become parched lands: Where did the water go? 20.2.2019 Citizen Matters, Chennai
Keezhkattalai and Pallavaram lakes, that once were primary sources of water for irrigation as well as domestic use, now suffer the effects of rampant encroachment, often sanctioned by governments themselves. Restoration work has also been moving at snail's pace.
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In Mumbai, ‘bird races’ are highlighting city’s avian diversity, whether in wetlands or wastelands 20.2.2019 Scroll.in
Alongside skyscrapers, malls and industries, the city houses a variety of natural habitats, making it conducive for birds and biodiversity to thrive.
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Focus on replacing regulatory ‘control’ based environments with enabling ‘strategic’ planning framework : Hardeep Puri 19.2.2019 Govt of india: PIB
Shri Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister of State (I/C) of Housing and Urban Affairs, has said that in the last few years a more holistic view of urban development has emerged that focuses on replacing regulatory ‘control’ based environments with a more enabling ‘strategic’ planning framework, on active citizen engagement and co-creation, on sustainable green growth principles, on compact mixed-use planning of cities and on data-linked governance and service provision.
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Projects worth Rs 1,387.71 cr in Yamuna towns approved under Namami Gange 18.2.2019 Central Chronicle
New Delhi, In its 20th Executive Committee meeting held on February 15, sewerage infrastructure and other projects worth Rs 1,387.71 crore focusing on towns along river Yamuna have been approved.The projects involve construction and renovation of sewage treatment plants, online monitoring systems of sewage treatment plants and other infrastructure projects. Sewage infrastructure project worth Rs 140.6 […]
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Many battles to fight before Chennai wins war against plastic 12.2.2019 Citizen Matters, Chennai
The goal of ensuring a plastic-free city is a step in the right direction, but the issue of dealing with the already existing and potential plastic waste in the system needs much deeper attention and careful handling.
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27 parks in the pipeline for Imphal 10.2.2019 Manipur: E-Pao
27 parks in the pipeline for Imphal
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Status of National Gas Grid 6.2.2019 Govt of india: PIB
The Government has envisaged to develop the National Gas Grid. At present about 16,788 Km natural gas pipeline is operational and about 14,239 Km gas pipelines are being developed to increase the availability of natural gas across the country.
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Namami Gange Prog: 136 sewerage infra projects sanctioned, 36 completed so far 6.2.2019 Central Chronicle
New Delhi, Under Namami Gange Programme, a total of 136 sewerage infrastructure projects have been sanctioned and 36 projects have been completed so far; remaining projects are under various stages of implementation. The Government has launched Namami Gange Programme covering short term, medium term and long term activities. Under short term activities, certain entry level activities […]
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Land Pooling--New Paradigm for Urban Development of Delhi:  Hardeep Puri 5.2.2019 Govt of india: PIB
Shri Hardeep S Puri, Minister of State (I/C) for Housing & Urban Affairs has stated that the land pooling is a new paradigm for the urban development of Delhi, wherein the private sector will play an active role in assembling land and developing physical and social infrastructure.
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Chennai Buzz: Quiet plastic comeback? | Looming drought | Metro Phase 1 all set… and more 2.2.2019 Citizen Matters, Chennai
Is the city staring at a drought? How is the plastic ban faring in the city one month on? And why did the Madras High Court come down heavily on officials of the Chennai Corporation? Catch this and more in our latest weekly news capsule.
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Data analysis: Government’s flagship schemes for urban development have fallen far short of targets 1.2.2019 Scroll.in - News that matters
Barely 7% to 20% of the central assistance earmarked for the three flagship schemes has been used since their launch.
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The lake of thousand birds to receive treated water by mid-year 31.1.2019 Citizen Matters
Sarakki lake saw a host of demolitions when it got flooded a few years ago. Lake teams working for the rejuvenation of the lake have had an eventful journey along with the lake, which will see water entering into it in a few months.
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This dry lake in North Bengaluru to get new life soon 29.1.2019 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
The rejuvenation of Yelahanka Puttenahalli lake is expected to be completed by mid-February. The Forest Department is leading the efforts, but BWSSB, which is another government agency, is proving to be a pain, as their work interferes with rejuvenation work.
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Chennai Buzz: City stares at acute water crisis | Teachers’ stir | Smart cards at RTO ..and more! 28.1.2019 Citizen Matters, Chennai
Did you miss reading up on the looming water crisis or the strike by government school teachers? Catch that and other news from around the city in our weekly roundup !
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The Modi Years: How close is India to getting 100 Smart Cities? 26.1.2019 Scroll.in
Progress has been slow. Projects have been limited to small areas.
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This Valentine’s Day, a festival to show your love towards Bengaluru 24.1.2019 Citizen Matters
The Bengaluru Civic Fest will be held on the 14th of February. It will see civil society organisations and groups discuss their work, government agencies communicate their work with citizens and school children discuss their participation in local governance.
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Central survey teams visit over a dozen places 23.1.2019 Central Chronicle » Bhopal
Express displeasure over absence of air fresheners and liquid soap in lavatories Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal, The teams conducting cleanliness survey visited over a dozen places in the city and took stock of the sanitation arrangements. The team members expressed displeasure over absence of air fresheners and liquid soap in lavatories. Team members visited over a dozen […]
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