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Green groups bring out report on lake encroachment 24.4.2014 deccanherald.com
Environment protection groups, Save Bangalore Lakes Trust (SBLT) and Namma Bengaluru Foundation (NBF), have brought out a report on the encroachment of lakes in the City. The 209-page report, titled 'Phase 1-Lake Encroachment Report,' has been compiled after surveying 43 lakes. It essentially contains information on the total area, encroachment, BBMP action plan and survey number of the lakes, besides maps and satellite images. While 16 lakes were visited by volunteers from NBF, under the guidance of BBMP officers, information on the 27 others has been provided by the SBLT team with assistance from lake associations and residents in the vicinity of the water bodies. The volunteers started the survey in January this year and compiled the report recently. "While surveying the Madiwala lake, we found that the south-west corner of the lake had been encroached by builders and many temporary huts constructed. At present, there is a plan for laying underground sewage pipes along the periphery of the lake. At ...
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Parties fail to address manual scavenging 24.4.2014 Deccan Herald - New Delhi
There are possibly over a million of them, but they hardly matter to our politicians and manual scavenging, though being banned, was never an election issue. Even after the law has been enacted by the government, to ban the inhuman practice and the Supreme Court too, has awarded compensation for people who have died doing such jobs, the number of manual scavengers working all over India is startling. The 2011 census has put the number of manual scavengers at 750,000, but activists feels the figure is closer to 1.2 million, which includes those cleaning manholes and septic tanks. There could be some truth in the figure, with the Bombay High Court last week stating that it is shocking that manual scavenging is still practised. But for our politicians, they perhaps don't exist. "Sanitation facilities and removal of untouchability has always remained the lowest priority for political parties. The issue on scavengers not only fails to appear in political manifesto, their existence is also not acknowledged", ...
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Internet to the rescue of lakes 24.4.2014 Deccan Herald - New Delhi
In a bid to save the lakes and ponds of Delhi, the environment department has linked over 1,000 water bodies of the city to Google Earth. This will help the department officials for a real-time monitoring of water bodies. The GeoSpatial Delhi Ltd (GSDL) is providing this facility to the environment department. A password has been provided to the officials concerned for a daily real-time monitoring of water bodies. So far, some 1,012 water bodies have been identified and connected to Google Earth. "Through satellite imaging, we have conducted a mapping of water bodies in all the 10 districts of Delhi and it has been connected to Google Earth. Now, whenever any officer needs to check any encroachment, dumping of debris or any illegal activity that can harm the area, the satellites will provide a real-time image of the area," said S D Singh, CEO of Delhi Park and Garden Society, who has been appointed as the nodal officer for revival of water bodies in Delhi. The environment department has called a meeting ...
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Capital dumps a fortune at its landfills 24.4.2014 Delhi News, Delhi City News - Cities News - Times of India
Delhi government calls its three garbage dumps at Ghazipur, Okhla and Bhalswa landfills.In reality, they are far from what a landfill should ...
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Water review by Najeeb Jung 24.4.2014 Delhi News, Delhi City News - Cities News - Times of India
Water review by Najeeb Jung
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This dam changed lives and now decides course of votes  (Cached) 24.4.2014 TOI: India
Tamil Nadu wants height of the Mullaperiyar Dam, which was built in 1895,  to be raised to 142ft, up from the present 136ft, so that more water could be saved and ...
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NGOs provide water to Garo hills 24.4.2014 The Telegraph : North East
Tura, April 23: Meghalaya's Garo hills, is known for its abundant water sources.
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Rural cops to fight fire too 24.4.2014 The Telegraph : Bihar
Several rural police stations across the state, including Patna, have been given 67 mini fire tenders with "mist technology".
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Traffic snarls hit Taratala crossing 24.4.2014 Kolkata News, Kolkata City News | Cities News - Times of India
With the pipeline laying work inching towards the Taratala crossing, there is absolute chaos on the road leading to ...
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Mizoram, Meghalaya reel under heat (Cached) 24.4.2014 Telegraph: Front Page
Aizawl/Shillong, April 23: The hill states of the Northeast are blessed with a moderate climate ' pleasant in summer and enticingly chilled in winter. But this natural air-conditioning will soon become a thing of the past with global warming.
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Voting is compulsory in this Rajkot village - Times of India 24.4.2014 Rajkot News
Voting is compulsory in this Rajkot village Times of India AHMEDABAD: The country is still debating whether voting should be made compulsory or not but in Raj Samadhiyala, a remote village 30 km from Rajkot city, it is already something of a religion. Here 98% voting is routine. The village, which has 950 ...
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Narendra Modi opens campaign in Gujarat with swipe at Priyanka Gandhi (Cached) 24.4.2014 TOI: India
BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi undertook a whirlwind tour of Gujarat on Wednesday to campaign for his party’s candidates by addressing rallies in Saurashtra and north Gujarat where he continued attacking the Gandhi ...
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Merciless sun is kinder than the frying questions (Cached) 24.4.2014 Telegraph: Nation
In Malda, it all seems to depend on how much sun one is taking. The big guns can come and go. Mithun Chakraborty, for example, led to a new saying when he visited Disco Mor on April 16, accompanying Mamata Banerjee, to a meeting in support of the Trinamul candidate, Bhumi singer Soumitra Roy.
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Padmanabhaswamy temple steeped in filth and squalour: Amicus (Cached) 24.4.2014 TOI: Home
Padmanabhaswamy temple, whose wealth was recently estimated at Rs 1 lakh crore, is wallowing in filth and squalour due to mismanagement and lack of upkeep, amicus curiae Gopal Subramaniam told the Supreme Court.
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11,000 apply for water connection regularisation 24.4.2014 Hindu: Hyderabad
: Nearly 15,000 consumers settled their dues and 11,000 others applied for regularisation of their illegal water connections under the One Time Settlement (OTS) and the Voluntary Disclosure Scheme...
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Caring for silkworms in summer 24.4.2014 Hindu: Agriculture
Robust growth of silkworms and silk yield are directly influenced by the quality of mulberry leaves fed. At the same time, climatic condition also plays an equal role as the silkworms are se...
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Cong Terms Modi 'Anti Dalit' Over Statements in His Book (Cached) 24.4.2014 Outlook Wires
Congress today dubbed BJP leader Narendra Modi as "anti-Dalit", citing a quote from a book written by him in 2007 in which he purportedly says Valmiki community do manual scavenging not for living but to attain "spiritual experience".
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Masula farmers find brick-making lucrative 24.4.2014 Hindu: Home
Majority of the land is being diverted to the production of bricks in tail-end areas or where farmers are keen to turn into entrepreneurs on their own land.
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20 pure litres for just Rs 7 23.4.2014 The Telegraph : Jharkhand
Water has just become worthwhile in two parched neighbourhoods of Ranchi.
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Focus on water, power in summer: LG Najeeb Jung (Cached) 23.4.2014 TOI: Delhi Times
Focus on water, power in summer: LG Najeeb Jung
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