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Cycas circinalis: ‘living fossil’ with a deadly twist 22.2.2018 Hindu: Fitness
A plant species found only in Western Ghats faces threat of extinction
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Foundation stone laid for Aviation Regulatory Authorities' integrated office building 21.2.2018 General News
Union Minister for Civil Aviation, Ashok Gajapati Raju and Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Jayant Sinha on Wednesday laid the foundation stone for an integrated office complex to better the coordination between the aviation regulatory authorities.Ashok Gajapati Raju praised the efforts of the Airports Authority of India (AAI) for the project."The idea is if you are able to give a functionally efficient environment to work on, it will help us in sustaining growth that we have. So, AAI is building this facility and the offices will all be moved here and it will be more of an open office concept, where everything is taken care of," said Ashok Gajapati Raju.The integrated office building at Safdurjung Airport will have offices of Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS), Airports Economic Regulatory Authority of India, and Airports Authority of India.The three storied building will be a masterpiece of glass and stone, having contemporary ...
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‘Mother Shelter’ may lessen woes of flood-hit 21.2.2018 The Assam Tribune
‘Mother Shelter’ may lessen woes of flood-hit
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River interlinking will soon be a reality, says Gadkari 21.2.2018 Hindu: Home
Foundation stones laid for five National Highway improvement works covering 177 km
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More emphasis on water conservation 21.2.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition

Asserting that his Ministry was laying more emphasis on conserving water, Union Minister for River Development, Water Resources and Surface Transport, Nitin Gadkari said that a new project ‘Atal Bh

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Groundwater Regulation Act is need of the hour: eco report 20.2.2018 Hindu: Cities
EPTRI presents ‘TS state of environment report’ to govt.
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Reduce demand with water-saving techniques: expert 19.2.2018 The Hindu - Tamil Nadu
Moots rainwater harvesting
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Water warning still holds 17.2.2018 deccanherald.com
Water warning still holds Barely a week after an alarmist BBC report warned that Bengaluru will be the next city to run out of water, the Cauvery verdict comes as a relief. Yet, the allocation of an additional 4.75 TMCFt of water for the city does little to reverse a disturbing trend: Lack of any serious, concerted attempt to recharge the groundwater table, rejuvenate lakes and treat and reuse its waste water. Backed by well-researched studies, scientists have clearly indicated that if a well structured recharge-recycle-reuse policy is in place, Bengaluru can potentially be a water-surplus city. But half-hearted measures with little planning have left the city in an inglorious mess. To make it worse, over 40% of the Cauvery water supplied in the city is lost due to inefficient distribution and pilferage. Antiquated plumping system The BBC report had dubbed the citys plumbing system as antiquated and in need of an urgent upheaval. Citing a 2014 study, the report also observed that the city loses over half ...
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City didn't depend on lakes for water after 1896: Expert 17.2.2018 deccanherald.com
Bengaluru city never actually depended on lakes for their water source after 1896, says Rainwater Harvesting Club founder S Vishwanath. Only till 1895, when the citys population was just around 30,000, did people relied on these water bodies. According to BWSSB, till 1896, unfiltered water was supplied to the city through the Kalyani system from a number of tanks such as Dharmambudhi, Sampangi, Ulsoor and Sankey. This was supplemented by local wells and stepped ponds. Vishwanath rubbishes reports that Bengaluru is about to run out of water. "Cauvery water replaced the source of water from lakes, wells and step ponds. There is now a huge potential in harvesting rainwater in the city, which could easily act as a supplementary source," he adds. The city, on an average, receives around 3,000 MLD (Million Litres Daily) of water. If at least half of this is conserved, then there can be a sustainable alternate source of water, says Vishwanath. But compliance on RWH is extremely low. "People should start doing ...
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Water warning still holds 17.2.2018 deccanherald.com
Barely a week after an alarmist BBC report warned that Bengaluru will be the next city to run out of water, the Cauvery verdict comes as a relief. Yet, the allocation of an additional 4.75 TMCFt of water for the city does little to reverse a disturbing trend: Lack of any serious, concerted attempt to recharge the groundwater table, rejuvenate lakes and treat and reuse its waste water. Backed by well-researched studies, scientists have clearly indicated that if a well structured recharge-recycle-reuse policy is in place, Bengaluru can potentially be a water-surplus city. But half-hearted measures with little planning have left the city in an inglorious mess. To make it worse, over 40% of the Cauvery water supplied in the city is lost due to inefficient distribution and pilferage. Antiquated plumping system The BBC report had dubbed the citys plumbing system as antiquated and in need of an urgent upheaval. Citing a 2014 study, the report also observed that the city loses over half of its drinking water to ...
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Preparing for the big water challenge this summer 17.2.2018 deccanherald.com
Water scarcity has been a recurring annual crisis Bengalureans have been facing for years. This year too, the scenario will not be any different although the Cauvery verdict gives some respite. DH spoke to residents to ascertain their views on the impending challenge this summer. The water shortage gets particularly acute in the outer BBMP wards of the city. Rama Acharya, a resident of Hebbagodi, who lives in an apartment, has to depend on borewells and water tankers. "There is no supply from the government. Most of the time, we depend on borewells. But during summers, water output from these borewells reduces drastically," she points out. Not all borewells go dry though. Owners of such wells strike lucrative deals with tankers to make a killing. "While we struggle for water, they use it unconcernedly. Even behind our house, they wash their building walls and grounds everyday," she says. Residents in the area are not sure when the BWSSB supplies would start. Most feel it may not be any time soon. "But it ...
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Cauvery Board can ensure equity in water sharing: Swaminathan 17.2.2018 General News
The Cauvery Water Management Board, which the Supreme Court had directed to be set up, can help ensure greater economy and equity in sharing the water of the river, eminent farm scientist M S Swaminathan said here today. Such a management board, which should include eminent water technologists and agriculture specialists, can help ensure greater economy and equity in sharing Cauvery water, he said. Towards such equitable sharing, it is important to pay attention to demand management and supply augmentation, he said. "All the Cauvery basin states should reduce the demand for water by introducing cropping patterns requiring less water and by adopting drip irrigation and other water saving techniques," he said in a statement. Less water requiring cropping system should pay attention to crops which are in demand in the market and which can enhance the income of farmers per unit of water, he said. On supply augmentation, the noted scientist referred to the Supreme Court ...
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Alternative Futures: India Unshackled review: Another way forward 17.2.2018 Hindu: Home
A utopian idea of what India should be like
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₹ 2,400 cr. for drinking water schemes 17.2.2018 Hindu: News
1st phase will be completed in 3 years: Prakasam Collector
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Foundation stone laid for Kangeyam Cattle Research Centre 16.2.2018 Hindu: States
Foundation stone for establishing the Kangeyam Cattle Research Centre at a cost of ₹ 5 crore in Paguthampalayam in Kothamangalam Panchayat in Bhavanisagar Panchayat Union was laid here on Friday. Min...
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Industrial minister Shukla visits Bina refinery 16.2.2018 Central Chronicle
Chronicle Reporter, Bina Commerce, industry and employment, Minister of Mineral Resources Rajendra Shukla visited Bina... more »
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Zoological park work to begin soon 15.2.2018 Hindu: Kerala
First phase development on 110 acres at Puthur in Thrissur district
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Rain water harvesting projects on the anvil 15.2.2018 Manipur: E-Pao
Rain water harvesting projects on the anvil
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Check-dams to check man-animal conflict 14.2.2018 Hindu: Kerala
A dozen brushwood dams so far to store water for animals
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Paddy harvesting begins 14.2.2018 Hindu: States
Harvesting of paddy cultivated along the Kalingarayan canal has begun. Farmers expect the yield to be normal. The canal runs for about 91.10 km and irrigates 15,743 acres in the district and the water...
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