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Category: water-harvesting
Last updated: Mar 23 2017 07:50 IST RSS 2.0
 
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College students construct check dam, soak pits to end water woes in Jawhar village 23.3.2017 DNA: Wide Angle
With an aim to provide water facilities to Jawhar village in Palghar district, the students from the NSS unit of KPB Hinduja College constructed a check dam and soak pit for the villagers. The college students adopted the village few years back to provide basic facilities to the tribals residing in the village. In their last visit, the students constructed one check dam and five soak pits to save water so that the villagers can use it in their routine and agricultural activities. Speaking about the project, Saira Banoo Shaikh, Coordinator, NSS, Hinduja college said, "Thirty seven student volunteers from the NSS unit set up a week-long resident camp at the village to construct the check dam and soak pits. Since it is a hilly area, storage of water for later usage is problematic. The check dam, which is three feet in height and 20 feet in length, has been constructed to help over 25 families residing in the village." Three years back, the village was adopted with an aim to develop it and provide basic ...
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Call for reviving rainwater harvesting structures 23.3.2017 Hindu: Cities
Collective efforts must to save waterbodies, say experts on World Water Day
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FEATURE-Honduran farmers prize rainwater as most precious harvest 22.3.2017 DNA: Evolutions
By Sophie Hares TEPIC, Mexico, March 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In the heart of Honduras' notorious "Dry Corridor", the most important harvest for farmer Daniel Cruz Castro is rainwater.
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Unmanned electric buses to ply in new Andhra capital 22.3.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Unmanned electric buses will run on the roads of this upcoming city, one of the nine planned in the residual Andhra Pradesh after Telangana was carved out of it.
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Institutions to get free rainwater harvesting system 22.3.2017 Hindu: Cities
Corporation to offer facility to Thanthonithuruthu, an island facing acute water shortage
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On World Water Day, Railways unveils water conservation policy 22.3.2017 DNA: Evolutions
The Railways unveiled its water conservation policy, a first in the transportation sector, to reduce wastage of the precious natural resource on the World Water Day today.
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Himachal Pradesh water level going down, warns Waterman 22.3.2017 TOI: Chandigarh Times
Waterman of India Rajendra Singh has opined that Himachal Pradesh needs to devise a mechanism for proper utilization of rainwater, which at present is going down the drain.
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Rainwater harvesting a lifeline for 900 families 22.3.2017 TOI: Jaipur
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Geo-membrane tank helps farmer to fight water scarcity 22.3.2017 Hindu: Karnataka
With several taluks in the State reeling under drought and groundwater table fast depleting, many farmers are making futile attempts to sink borewells to get water by investing a huge sum. However, a ...
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Thirukandalam check dam likely to be restored soon 22.3.2017 Hindu: Chennai
Structure across Kosasthalaiyar was damaged in 2015
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Metro will extend rainwater harvesting project to Phase 2 21.3.2017 deccanherald.com
The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (BMRCL) that started its rainwater harvesting (RWH) project on Namma Metro Phase 1 will extend its project to Phase 2 also. Chief public relations officer of BMRCL U A Vasanth Rao said that at present, the RWH system is in place along the 33.48 km of elevated Metro stretch where two RWH pits are built between two pillars, for every 28 metres. BMRCL said that each pillar has inbuilt downpipes to collect rainwater from the viaduct and into the underground tanks on the median. "When these tanks get filled, the overflowing rainwater gets diverted towards the 5-metre deep harvesting pits located between the two pillars," Rao said. He said that under the second phase, around 72 km of elevated stretch will come up. "We have plans to instal RWH system along a 58 km stretch," Rao said. As a part of social responsibility, BMRCL has taken up the development of Kengeri lake and Veerasandra lake near Electronics City. The officials plan to set up a sewage treatment plant (STP) ...
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Cauvery water dispute: SC fixes July 11 for final hearing 21.3.2017 deccanherald.com
The Supreme Court today said it will commence on July 11 the final hearing of the appeals filed by Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala against the 2007 award of the Cauvery Water Dispute Tribunal (CWDT) on sharing of water for 15 consecutive workings days. A bench headed by Justices Dipak Misra said that all interim orders of releasing 2000 cusecs of water by Karnataka will continue to be in force till further orders. Appearing for Tamil Nadu, senior advocate Shekhar Naphade alleged that Kerala is drawing water in excess of what has been allocated to it by the tribunal to build check dams across inter-state Bhavani river, which is a tributary of Cauvery, for its irrigation project. He said if the check dams were built by Kerala across the Bhavani river, it will affect the flow of water to Tamil Nadu with its western part facing shortages for irrigation and meeting drinking water requirements. The allegations were denied by counsel for Kerala who said the state is not using the Cauvery water to build the dam ...
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World Water Day Reflections 21.3.2017 Hindu: Opinion
The U.N. General Assembly in 1993 designated March 22 as World Water Day and over the years as water resources are increasingly critically threatened and as acess to safe drinking water to greater numbers of people becomes a growing reality, this day has become a very important day and so too the themes chosen to motivate particularly policy makers and administrators dealing with critical resources such as water.
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Saving water, drop by drop 20.3.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
All the roof water of our school is now used to recharge the open well. As a result, the well has sufficient water to meet the needs of not only the school, but also neighbouring houses. Water problem is so acute in our area that many households depend on tankers for water. Next year, we will visit all these houses and guide them to recharge their wells," says Santhoshkumar T N, headmaster of Montepadavu Government High School, who is now a rainwater harvesting (RWH) campaigner too. What started as an awareness activity for students, rainwater harvesting has now been extended outside the school too. So far, he has addressed 12 awareness meetings on the issue, reaching over 3,500 people.Similarly, Ramesh Bayaru, headmaster of Government High School, Kallangala - Kepu, has addressed hundreds of teachers and has held 10 sessions for the public on RWH last year. Rainwater harvesting These are some instances that indicate how schools in Dakshina Kannada have become centres of water awareness programmes, ...
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LMC will hold first board meeting with Smart City Consultant in March end 20.3.2017 TOI: Lucknow Times
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Lucknow municipality to hold first board meet with Smart City Consultant 20.3.2017 TOI: Lucknow Times
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International conference on hydraulics and environmental systems from March 23 to 25 at Belagavi 20.3.2017 Hindu: News
The three-day “International Conference on Hydraulics and Environmental Systems-2017” being hosted by the city-based KLE Dr. M.S. Sheshagiri College of Engineering and Technology from Mar.23 to 25 wi...
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Your FAVOURITE Koffee with Karan episode? VOTE! 20.3.2017 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
Killer Kangana or Teasing Twinkle? Take your pick!
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Sigurhalla River to be restored by Forest Department 20.3.2017 Hindu: Cities
The once picturesque Sigurhalla River, that used to flow perennially into the Sigur plateau, may once again be restored to its former glory, with plans by the Forest Department to ensure that water ...
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Old ‘kattas’ make a comebackas mini check dams 20.3.2017 Hindu: News
Once called “kattas” (mini check drams across streams) and commonly seen across the coastal belt, they gradually disappeared due to preference to borewells. However, now they are making a comeback in ...
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