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Category: water-harvesting
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Shiv Sena, BJP try to outdo each other with sops for Mumbaikars 19.1.2017 All News-IANS Stories
As the battle for the upcoming civic elections hots up, ruling alliance partners Shiv Sena and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) are trying to upstage each other by announcing sops for Mumbaikars.
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Govt committed to mitigate city flood woes 19.1.2017 The Assam Tribune
Govt committed to mitigate city flood woes
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After Rs 50 crore splurge, another Rs 8 lakh from coffers for CM camp office 19.1.2017 TOI: Hyderabad Times
More Funds To Be Spent On Rain Water Pits
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‘Act against construction of check dams across Bhavani’ 19.1.2017 Hindu: National
: Political leaders have urged the State government to take steps to stop construction of six check dams across Bhavani river by the Kerala government, saying the neighbouring State’s move is against ...
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Check dams across Bhavani river: Stalin asks Panneerselvam to speak to Kerala CM 18.1.2017 TOI: Chennai
DMK on Wednesday asked Tamil Nadu chief minister O Panneerselvam to speak to Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan and stop construction of check dams across Bhavani river.
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PM to see Nalanda model of water conservation on Feb 2 17.1.2017 TOI: Patna
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Basics of integrated farming 16.1.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
Lakshmidevamma of Hosakote village in Krishnarajapet taluk of Mandya district has set a model for others through her sustainable farming methods. She has opted for integrated farming in her 6.25-acre farm, with stress on multicropping and non-chemical inputs. Under the concept of live fencing, she has planted coconut, areca nut, teak and silver oak on the edges of the farm. While paddy, sugarcane and finger millet are the major crops, she also cultivates turmeric, ginger, pulses, sweet potatoes and maize in different seasons. She has also taken up floriculture in a small patch of the farm. The list of plants doesn't end here. To enhance the biodiversity of the farm, she has taken up tree-based farming. Thus, she has grown horticulture plants like papaya, banana, pomegranate, jackfruit and orange. Water harvesting activities and drip irrigation have facilitated water conservation in the farm. A biodigester plant generates sufficient manure for the farm. Dairy, beekeeping, sheep rearing and poultry are ...
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Pathankayam hydel project ready for commissioning 15.1.2017 Hindu: Cities
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan to inaugurate project on Tuesday
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Cycle expedition to create awareness about water conservation 15.1.2017 TOI: Jaipur
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Citizens demand better management of resources 14.1.2017 deccanherald.com
Come summer, Bengalureans are most likely to face yet another water crisis, thanks to the numerous factors that have worked against the city. A city that had managed to meet its water demands with a smartly networked lake system now struggles to cope with the problem despite water supply from river Cauvery. How did this happen, how can we cope with the crisis? Citizens respond here in many voices. Prof Ramakrishnan, an ex-SBI employee and a visiting faculty for MBA at several colleges, has spent most of his life in the city. Water crisis, he says, is now synonymous with the city every summer. "The only difference each year is for how many months the problem lasts. For many years, there hasn't been a summer without a drought-like situation here," he says. The professor, to a great extent, holds the electricity and water management board responsible. "The management is extremely poor. They only talk big. Where the officials concerned in other states take steps on a war-footing, our officials are not at all ...
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Averting another water crisis 14.1.2017 deccanherald.com
Another year and another summer water crisis looms large over Bengaluru. But as this vicious cycle repeats itself predictably, a grim reality remains a constant: A staggering 46% of the 1,380 MLD of Cauvery water pumped into the city is not accounted for. Water theft through unauthorised connections, that's the standard response from the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB). But a bigger problem remains unaddressed: Distribution leakages due to old, worn out pipelines that were laid decades ago. The Board says it can tide over the summer shortage through water-rationing. Its confidence stems from the Irrigation department's assurance that adequate supply from the reservoirs can be maintained till May. But if the rains don't arrive in June, a crisis could unfold. The city's current water requirement is 1.58 tmcft every month. "Based on the inflow to the Krishnarajasagar and Kabini reservoirs, about 4 tmcftft should be available till May. We will be short of 2-3 tmcft," informs BWSSB's ...
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Averting another water crisis 14.1.2017 deccanherald.com
Another year and another summer water crisis looms large over Bengaluru. But as this vicious cycle repeats itself predictably, a grim reality remains a constant: A staggering 46% of the 1,380 MLD of Cauvery water pumped into the city is not accounted for. Water theft through unauthorised connections, that's the standard response from the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB). But a bigger problem remains unaddressed: Distribution leakages due to old, worn out pipelines that were laid decades ago. The Board says it can tide over the summer shortage through water-rationing. Its confidence stems from the Irrigation department's assurance that adequate supply from the reservoirs can be maintained till May. But if the rains don't arrive in June, a crisis could unfold. The city's current water requirement is 1.58 tmcft every month. "Based on the inflow to the Krishnarajasagar and Kabini reservoirs, about 4 tmcftft should be available till May. We will be short of 2-3 tmcft," informs BWSSB's ...
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Check-dam offers hope in parched Tiruvallur 14.1.2017 Hindu: National
The 1.5 m-high structure on the Kosasthalaiyar will raise groundwater levels
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Water issues dominate BDA's second public consultation meeting 13.1.2017 deccanherald.com
Water issues and construction on raja kaluves were the most important issues at the second public consultation meeting organised by the Bengaluru Development Authority and Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike in the city on Friday. The meeting was held for residents of west zone in Rajajinagar. The BDA will hold such meetings throughout this month in various zones seeking opinion from Bengalureans. Citizens raised concerns on the garbage menace, waterlogging and encroachment. People questioned the officials on how they were planning to manage encroachments on raja kaluves which they said were permitted by the officials themselves. Replying to this, a BDA official said that the were waiting for the court and government orders. MLA Ashwathnarayan pointed that the revised master plan 2031 should take into account rainwater harvesting and lay emphasis on its implementation. He also questioned the present status of its implementation. Rajajinagar MLASuresh Kumar asserted that water should be used judiciously ...
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'Bijli' portends lifestyle changes in rural Bihar 12.1.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Unlike in the past, the current cold wave-like conditions don't bother Nagma Khatoon any more. The biting chill has stopped discomforting her and her family of late -- thanks to the bliss of "bijli".
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‘BDA’s water solutions for 2031 not well planned’ 11.1.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
As the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) is batting for an optimal growth scenario for 2031, for a projected population of 2.3 crore, irrigation experts and farmers are tearing into the agency’s ...
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Is Bengaluru ready to drink treated sewage? 9.1.2017 Citizen Matters

With more and more apartments installing sewage treatment plants, recycled water is available for use. After RO treatment, this water becomes potable. But are people drinking it?

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Gavi Mutt jatra to focus on water conservation 9.1.2017 Hindu: National
Gavi Mutt in Koppal, which in the past has been focusing on creating public awareness on various social issues during its annual fair, will be focusing on the importance of conservation of water under...
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Parched earth 8.1.2017 Hindu: Letters
We are paying the penalty for not following rain harvesting with sincerity (Tamil Nadu editions, “Alarming dip in water table across districts”, Jan.7 and “Rain-starved Chennai sees dipping water tabl...
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Water literacy campaign need of the hour: Rajendra Singh 8.1.2017 Hindu: News
Stresses on local and traditional solutions to water crisis
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