User: tushargupta101 Topic: Water
Category: Water-Supply :: Infrastructure
Last updated: Apr 21 2018 17:39 IST RSS 2.0
 
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First RO Community Water Plant launched in Bhopal 21.4.2018 Central Chronicle
Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal Diageo India, Swami VivekanandShiksha Samiti (SVSS), anon-profit organization working towards upliftment of... more »
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Mission Bhagiratha trial run at Imampeta by May 5 21.4.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
Water supply to every household by year end, says Minister
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Police oppose farmers' plea for permission of 90-day fast 19.4.2018 General News
The city police today opposed a farmers' plea to the Madras High Court for permission to stage a 90-day fast at the Marina Beach here to press for expeditious setting up of the Cauvery Management Board to implement the apex court judgement on the rive water distribution among the riparian states. The Chennai police opposed the plea by farmers' leader P Ayyakkannu fearing the anti-social element may exploit the agitation and create law and order problem. They also pointed out to the court that Marina was not in the list of places, designated for staging agitations. Ayyakannu, who had led a prolonged agitation in New Delhi last year pressing for farmers' issues, has sought permission to observed a "hunger strike" at the Marina for 90 continuous days, demanding constitution of the Cauvery Management Board. The group led by Ayyakannu earlier had staged bizarre protests, demonstrating with human skulls outside the prime minister's residence and stripping and drinking urine during their ...
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India stares at water crisis, urgent steps needed: experts 19.4.2018 General News
As the proverbial Indian summer sets in and taps dry up across large swathes of the country, India faces an acute shortage of safe and sustainable water, specifically groundwater, a crisis that will exacerbate with factors like indiscriminate use and climate change, warn experts. The issue of water sustainability for the years to come centres around critical water sources such as reservoirs and groundwater. Last week, the World Resources Institute (WRI), basing its findings on a new early warning satellite system, warned that shrinking reservoirs in India could result in water taps going completely dry in the country. Experts also point to research establishing the criticality of groundwater for India's agriculture dependent people. "Almost 70-80 per cent of the population of South Asia (including India) is dependent on groundwater for drinking and agricultural irrigation," said leading IIT Kharagpur hydrogeologist Abhijit Mukherjee. The northern and eastern parts lose groundwater at
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Study to implement 24x7 drinking water supply project begins 19.4.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
Civic body to replace distribution pipelines for over 1,000 km.
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High & Dry 18.4.2018 DNA: India
More than water, apartments are flowing in Jaipur. The concrete edifices are capturing the skyline in parts of the city, where water line is non existent. Regular supply of the very basic need to survive – drinking water – is still a far cry. Around 20% population which lives in these high rises have to lower down their ‘guards’ just to quench their thirst. And surprisingly no one is complaining. Residents are happy getting their ‘supply’ through non reliable exorbitant tankers, builders indifferent to providing basic facilities after ‘shedding’ their ‘inventory’ and the state government not bothered at all above fulfiling its promise to supply Bisalpur water. Non cognitive of the water quality, tankers simply ferry several rounds to these apartments, empty the ‘blue gold’ and leave residents grapple with the high Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) content in water, which can damage kidney and cause bone deformities on prolonged use. The state government had announced PHED connections for apartments long back. ...
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Unhappy with Maha govt's 'casual' approach, HC on Tansa pipeline 17.4.2018 General News
The Bombay High Court today pulled up the Maharashtra government for failing to identify a place in Mumbai to accommodate persons who were displaced after their houses in the vicinity of Tansa pipeline were demolished by the civic body. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation BMC), complying with a previous order of the HC, has been demolishing encroachments, including unauthorised residential and commercial structures, along the Tansa water pipeline that runs across nine administrative wards of the city. While the state government had, initially, decided to accommodate the displaced persons in suburban Mahul village, these people refused to move there citing high levels of pollution due to refineries in the vicinity. Those displaced had relied on an observation made by Mumbai bench of the National Green Tribunal in a related matter to this effect. The high court had last month asked the state chief secretary to file an affidavit explaining if the state would provide ...
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Sangareddy ZP meeting witnesses war of words 17.4.2018 Hindu: Home
Members raise a host of issues from water supply, pollution to compensation for farmers
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Blue Star partners Sands Intl for distribution in Saudi Arabia 16.4.2018 General News
Air-conditioner maker Blue Star today said its wholly-owned subsidiary in Dubai, Blue Star International FZCO, has partnered with Sands International and its local partner Saudi Retail Company for distribution of its unitary products in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The room air conditioner market in Saudi Arabia is estimated at 3.3 million units, with an annual growth of 12 per cent. Saudi Arabia with the largest market share in the GCC region is a promising market for the company's heating ventilation air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC&R) segment, it said in a statement. "We are well equipped to deal with the rising demand for air conditioning and refrigeration products in the Saudi market and are confident that Sands International's well-entrenched distribution network of retailers and dealers will help us ensure an extensive reach for our unitary products range," said Dawood Bin Ozair, chief executive officer, Blue Star International FZCO. Blue Star, along .
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A device to control overflow of water 16.4.2018 Hindu: Cities
HSL employee comes out with a new tool
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Jaipur left dry in ‘water-tight’ Compartment 15.4.2018 DNA: Top News
Water crisis is a reality. In 1727, when Jai Singh – II founded Jaipur, he planned perennial water supply to the city. Tankas, baodis, johad, step wells and other traditional water systems ensured that Jaipur has drinking water for its population.  But with development, traditional water bodies and harvesting techniques had sunken into the history books. The legendary Ramgarh dam had supplied water to the entire city for decades.   The dam was commissioned by Jaipur King Madho Singh - II and was completed in 1903. But it started supplying water to the city only in 1931. Soon, the lake or the reservoir became a well-known tourist spot and shot to international fame in 1982 when it hosted the rowing events of the Asian Games.  Today, however, the four rivers, Roda, Banganga, Tala and Madhoveni, which used to bring their water to the lake, have gone dry. After the Rajasthan High Court took suo moto cognizance of the drying up of Ramgarh Lake in 2011, it was found that its catchment area, spread over 700 sq ...
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City making its way towards water-surplus 14.4.2018 Hindu: Cities
‘ORR project will be completed in December, while water supplies project in peripheral circles will be completed this April’
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Despite scarcity, Kanpur road gets clogged with overflowing water 14.4.2018 Zee News : States
At a time when most cities in India face water shortage, Kanpur is no different. Summer months usually result in burden on water resources increasing manifold and it is because of this that a burst pipe leaking water by lakhs of litres in a Kanpur locality is being seen by many as nothing short of criminal negligence.
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MP: Villagers compelled to drink dirty water 13.4.2018 General News
In Madhya Pradesh's Chhatarpur district, villagers have been compelled to drink unclean water from a well.With no options to purify the water, the villagers here are being forced to use cloth to filter it."We cannot even hold wedding ceremonies here and have to go to Delhi. Our Buffaloes have gone weak without adequate water, so we carry load ourselves," said one of the Jhamtuli dwellers.In an attempt to provide aid for the villagers, authorities have started taking measures to tap the declining groundwater table."We have drilled a deep bore and have found water at the depth of 600 meters. Now we will fit a submersible pump inside it, probably by tomorrow. We have also selected a point for a hand pump," said Ajaz Khan, the Sub-Divisional Officer, Public Health and Engineering Department, Chhatarpur.
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Cauvery issue: Stalin calls on TN Governor 13.4.2018 General News
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) working President M.K. Stalin called on Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit on Friday and urged him to take the initiative in setting up the Cauvery Management Board before the May 3 hearing date of the river water distribution issue in the Supreme Court.The DMK working president said the party will continue its protests until the Cauvery Management Board is constituted.The Supreme Court on Monday said it will hear the Cauvery water distribution issue on May 3 and asked the Center to file a draft scheme on the same day.Meanwhile, Indian Premier League (IPL) matches that were to be held in Chennai, have been moved to Pune. Pune has been declared the home ground of the IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings (CSK).The apex court has reduced Tamil Nadu's share of Cauvery waters to 177.25 thousand million cubic feet (TMCF).
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CM to perform Bhoomi-pujan of Lift Irrigation Scheme today 13.4.2018 Central Chronicle » Bhopal
Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan will perform bhoomi-pujan of Chhipaner Micro Lift... more »
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India among four countries where water taps may run dry, says report 12.4.2018 Latest News
Last month, the Gujarat state government halted irrigation and appealed to farmers not to sow crops
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Water taps may completely dry up in India: study warns 12.4.2018 General News
Shrinking reservoirs in India, Morocco, Iraq and Spain could result in water taps going completely dry in these four countries, a study based on a new early warning satellite system has warned. According to the developers of the new satellite early warning system for the world's 500,000 dams, shrinking reservoirs in India, Morocco, Iraq and Spain could spark the next "day zero" water crisis, The Guardian reported. The system has named countries where shrinking reservoirs could lead to the taps completely drying up, the study said. Tensions have been apparent in India over the water allocations for two reservoirs connected by the Narmada river, it said. Poor rains last year left the upstream Indira Sagar dam in Madhya Pradesh a third below its seasonal average. When some of this shortfall was passed on to the downstream Sardar Sarovar reservoir, it caused an uproar because the latter is a drinking supply for 30 million people. Last month, the Gujarat state government halted irrigation .
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Major water pipeline replacement work begins 12.4.2018 Hindu: Cities
₹20-crore project taken up to plug frequent leakages
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SC asks Centre to file Cauvery mgmt scheme by May 3 9.4.2018 General News
The Supreme Court today asked the Centre to frame a draft Cauvery management scheme and file it by May 3 for implementation of its judgement on distribution of water among Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and other states. A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra asked the Tamil Nadu and Karnataka governments to ensure that peace prevails till it finalises the Cauvery management scheme for implementation of its judgment on water distribution. The bench, also comprising Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud, was critical of the fact that despite a specific direction on the setting up of the scheme within six weeks, the Centre has been unable to do so. It said the court had considered the award of the Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal (CWDT) while deciding the water share of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala and Puducherry in its judgement. Concurring with the grievances of Tamil Nadu, it said the entire judgment has to be complied with by all the stakeholders. It said once the Centre places ...
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