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Solar plant inauguratedat President’s Estate 11.2.2017 Hindu: Delhi
President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday inaugurated a solar power plant at the President’s Estate that is expected to power 650 homes for a period of 25 years. The plant, with a capacity of 668 kilowatt...
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Officials to pay for faults in sewage treatment plants: NGT 10.2.2017 All News-IANS Stories
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Friday said officials involved in designing the sewage treatment plants (STPs) of drains flowing into Ganga river will lose salary if faults are found in those plants.
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Polluted Yamuna: NGT calls compliance details from government 9.2.2017 All News-IANS Stories
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Thursday asked the Ministry of Water Resources and the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) to file an affidavit listing the actions taken in pursuance of its previous orders to clean the Yamuna river.
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‘Sewage treatment plants needed to end manual scavenging’ 9.2.2017 Hindu: News
Bezwada Wilson, Magsaysay award winner and convener of the National Safai Karmachari Andolan, said on Wednesday that the government should install sewage treatment plants to end manual scavenging in ...
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Committee of Secretaries setup to speed up the implementation of Namami Gange Programme 8.2.2017 Govt of india: PIB
Union Minister of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Sushri Uma Bharti has announced setting up of a Committee of Secretaries to speed up the implementation of Namami Gange Programme.
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Just spending money won't clean Ganga, say experts 8.2.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Just spending money on Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs) will not clean the Ganga river - what is needed is a comprehensive plan to stop sewage from entering the river, say experts.
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No water worries in city, promises minister 7.2.2017 deccanherald.com
The government, on Tuesday, said the available water in the Cauvery river would be sufficient for Bengaluru city till May. In a written reply to questions by K Gopalaiah (JD-S) in the Assembly, Bengaluru Development Minister KJ George said he was making the statement based on the information given by the Cauvery Neeravari Nigam. He said the city's requirement per day is 1,400 million litres per day (MLD), while at present 1,380 MLD is being supplied from KRS and other sources. To a question by Gopalaiah on the measures taken to meet the drinking water requirement in summer, George said the government had written to the BBMP, forest department, rural drinking water and sanitation department to divert their water tankers to the BWSSB for four months to supply water.BWSSB has 7,932 borewells and of these, 6,994 are functional. In addition, there are 1,925 mini-tankers. All these would help meet the demand for water, he added. Replying to questions by HCBalakrishna (JD-S) regarding the Thippagondanahalli ...
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Speaker lays foundation for housing project for MPs 7.2.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Tuesday laid the foundation stone of a project here for constructing 72 flats for members of Parliament.
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Rs 2,070 cr released to K'taka under Amrut scheme: Venkaiah 4.2.2017 deccanherald.com
Union Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu has said that the Centre had released Rs 2,070 crore to Karnataka under the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (Amrut). The mission aims to improve infrastructural facilities such as water supply, sewage treatment, drainage and urban transport. Addressing a press meet in Bengaluru on Saturday, Naidu said that a total of 27 cities from Karnataka had been selected under Amrut scheme. Instead of sanctioning funds every year, theCentre decided to release funds at one go for the next three years. So far, Rs 4,971 crore has been allocated for Karnataka, he added. Naidu said that Rs 388 crore had been sanctioned to Belagavi and Davangere under the Smart City Mission and Karnataka had to submit a proposal to the Centre for including Bengaluru in the mission. He said that the Union government had so far sanctioned Rs 16,700 crore for the metro rail network in Bengaluru. DH News ...
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Waste water worries 4.2.2017 deccanherald.com
Wonder why Bengaluru's lakes remain so hopelessly polluted and dead? Blame the notoriously inefficient systems set up to treat the enormous volumes of waste water generated by the city. If this is not addressed on priority, will big Master Plans and decentralised treatment work? This question agitates every Bengalurean invited to respond to the grand ideas put forth by the Revised Master Plan (RMP) 2031. When the new Plan talks about more Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs) and mandating apartment owners to treat their waste water themselves, they ask: Why did the old plan fail? Completion of the underground drainage (UGD) network was high on RMP 2015's priority list. But today, the UGD network on the city's outlying areas is complete only in stretches. Implication: Huge gaps in the network, leading to direct flow of untreated sewage into the lakes. This problem, as Ajit Sequeira from Whitefield Rising points out, is acutely pronounced in Mahadevapura, where the UGD lines end up in Varthur lake. There is no ...
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Waste water worries 4.2.2017 deccanherald.com
Wonder why Bengaluru's lakes remain so hopelessly polluted and dead? Blame the notoriously inefficient systems set up to treat the enormous volumes of waste water generated by the city. If this is not addressed on priority, will big Master Plans and decentralised treatment work? This question agitates every Bengalurean invited to respond to the grand ideas put forth by the Revised Master Plan (RMP) 2031. When the new Plan talks about more Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs) and mandating apartment owners to treat their waste water themselves, they ask: Why did the old plan fail? Completion of the underground drainage (UGD) network was high on RMP 2015's priority list. But today, the UGD network on the city's outlying areas is complete only in stretches. Implication: Huge gaps in the network, leading to direct flow of untreated sewage into the lakes. This problem, as Ajit Sequeira from Whitefield Rising points out, is acutely pronounced in Mahadevapura, where the UGD lines end up in Varthur lake. There is no ...
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Decentralising treatment: spare old buildings, please 4.2.2017 deccanherald.com
The grand plan to decentralise waste water treatment has run into rough weather, with apartment residents opposing it for multiple reasons. The Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) finds itself on the backfoot, finding it impractical to impose the rule retrospectively. Here are some voices from the ground opposed to the plan that all residential group housing projects as well as apartments with more than 20 units should mandatorily instal sewage treatment plants (STPs). Space constraint is an oft-quoted reason. Jasmine S, secretary of Ajanta Apartments, notes that the building is very old and the area, very small and confined. "It is practically impossible for an STP to be set up in the area. But we have been asked to pay extra fine for the same," she laments. Due to lack of an STP, the apartment dwellers had to pay a fine of Rs 15,000. "We are an apartment of 40 houses. We had given a request letter to the BWSSB in November to inspect the area. There has been no response from their end. The ...
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110 villages, struggling sans sanitation network 4.2.2017 deccanherald.com
The decision to expand the municipal limits of Bengaluru from 225 sq km to about 800 sq km by incorporating 110 villages, seven City Municipal Councils (CMC) and one Town Municipal Council (TMC), was apparently an invitation to chaos. With no proper planning and fund allocation, these villages, CMCs and TMC were merged to form the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP). Looking back, the lack of basic infrastructure, especially sanitary lines proved the nemesis for the lakes in the city. Most of the water bodies have either been reduced to cesspools or disappeared from the Bengaluru map over the last 10 years. Even today, many of these villages are forced to make do with open drains while Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs) are a distant dream. Sewage in these drains are directly let into the stormwater drains converting them into perennial streams of waste water. Eventually, the city's three rivers - Arkavathi, Vrushabhavathi and Dakshina Pinakini - lost their features, eventually becoming carriers of the ...
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Apartment complexes oppose BWSSB’s STP rules in petition to CM Siddaramaiah 4.2.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Apartment complexes oppose BWSSB’s STP rules in petition to CM Siddaramaiah
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People see wetlands as a wasteland (February 2 is World Wetlands Day) 2.2.2017 All News-IANS Stories
While wetlands are naturally programmed to help with disaster control, and are also a source of water, food, and even medicinal plants, they are only seen as a wasteland and continue facing apathy, feel experts on World Wetlands Day.
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Work on UGD for Guntur begins 31.1.2017 Hindu: News
70% of funds for sewage treatment plants and 25% for pipelines
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Gujarat CM dedicates underground drainage project, sewage treatment plant at Jamnagar to public 30.1.2017 TOI: Ahmedabad Times
Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani visited Jamnagar and laid foundation stone of various developmental works. As a part of the programme he dedicated underground drainage project built with a cost of Rs. 142 crore and advanced sewage treatment plant built with a cost of Rs. 78 crore and also laid foundation stone of waste to energy project, which will be constructed with a cost of Rs. 75 crore.
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Concern over release of sewage into Thumbe upstream 28.1.2017 deccanherald.com
The Opposition members in Mangaluru City Corporation council expressed concern over sewage being directly let into Nethravathi river in Thumbe upstream at 18 places under Bantwal Town Municipal Council jurisdiction. They demanded the mayor to urge the deputy commissioner to set up a treatment plant in Bantwal to treat the sewage. Speaking at the monthly council meeting here on Saturday, the Opposition members said tests have confirmed the presence of total coliform bacteria in alarming level in water that is being supplied to the citizens of Mangaluru. Even chicken waste is also being dumped directly to the river. Corrective steps need to be taken to check flow of sewage to the river, they said. The members said the municipal council, which falls within Legislative Assembly constituency of District In-Charge Minister B Ramanath Rai, should have set up a sewage treatment plant. Now, only underground sewage pipelines have been laid in Bantwal town, they said. Mayor Harinath said water supplied to citizens ...
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Nithyananda ashram told to instal sewage treatment plant 28.1.2017 deccanherald.com
Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) members inspected the Nithyananda Dhyanapeetam Ashram at Nithyananda Nagar, Bidadi, on the city's outskirts and found that the ashram did not have a single sewage treatment plant on its premises. KSPCB officials who inspected the ashram on Friday told DH that the management was letting in the sewage into an artificial pond inside the ashram. "There are 20 guest rooms at present and the management is planning to construct more. Though sewage is not overflowing at present, during festivals, when there are large crowds, there are chances of sewage overflowing. The artificial pond is connected to a natural valley further ahead. There is danger of the natural valley getting polluted if sewage overflows," said a KSPCB official. Sources said that around 30 KLD of sewage is let into the dug up pond every day. The official said that the management has assured them that they will build an STP soon. KSPCB chairman Lakshman said the officials have warned the management ...
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Angered mob torched a truck and tanker 28.1.2017 TOI: Chennai
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