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Category: water-harvesting
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Kerala law soon to tackle film industry disputes 23.2.2017 Hindu: Home
The law would be framed based on the recommendations of the Adoor Gopalakrishnan Committee.
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Goa to host See Sharp Fest 23.2.2017 Hindu: National
Panaji: The See Sharp Fest, a green living and learning festival, will be hosted by Goa for the first time.Described as a learning holiday in the arms of nature, the three-day festival will begin from...
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‘Big river’ down to a trickle 22.2.2017 Hindu: News
With the Periyar at a low ebb, questions are being asked about power generation and irrigation
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City budget promises to offer 19 services on-line 22.2.2017 Hindu: News
Rainwater harvesting to be made compulsory for buildings above 100 sq m area
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PVS Circle to Ladyhill road to be developed as 'smart road' 21.2.2017 deccanherald.com
The Mangaluru City Corporation has proposed to develop road from PVS Circle to Ladyhill as smart road in its budget for 2017-18. Appi, Standing Committee for Taxation, Finance and Appeals chairperson who presented the budget, said that Rs 2 crore has been earmarked for the purpose. The smart road will be a pothole-free and 100% pavement road with proper footpaths, stormwater drains and streetlights. Although the MCC had introduced three new cess in the budget for 2016-17 - solid waste management for traders, underground drainage (UGD) and underground cable cess - they were not introduced. Hence, the three cess find place in the 2017-18 budget. Traders will now have to pay solid waste management cess while obtaining trade licence. Appi said that the cess also applied to renewed trade licences. The Corporation expected Rs 3.07 crore as annual revenue from this cess. Those who use UGD facility of the Corporation will have to pay UGD cess. The civic body expected an annual Rs eight crore revenue from the UGD ...
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Smart city - with infobox 21.2.2017 Hindu: Cities
********The city Corporation has finalised the contours of the Core City Area which has been selected for the area-specific development as part of the city Corporation’s Smart City proposal to be subm...
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Curry leaves everywhere 20.2.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
Giriraj, a resident of Medehalli village near Chitradurga, may be into business, but his front yard shows his passion for agriculture. Over 150 curry leaf plants grown in this half acre patch not only enhance the beauty of the landscape, but also contribute to the wellbeing of the family. A native of Davanagere, Giriraj moved to Chitradurga with his family 14 years ago to start a new business. Eventually, he bought half-an-acre land in Medehalli. While he built a house in one part of the land, he decided to utilise the remaining area too. Though he tried growing flowers, vegetables and greens there, none of them came out well as the water was saline. It was then one of his friends showed him a healthy curry leaf plant near the well in the land and suggested him to grow it in the entire land. Giriraj considered his friend's advice and decided to plant curry leaf saplings in the entire area. He and his brother Ravi visited a nearby nursery and bought local variety curry leaf saplings. They started with ...
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Bihar against check dams on Ganga 20.2.2017 TOI: Patna
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Andhra Pradesh govt is raising heights of check dams across Palar river, TN officials say 20.2.2017 TOI: Chennai
The Andhra Pradesh government has been gradually increasing the heights of existing check dams across the Palar and its tributaries to multiply the water storage capacity, according to a reliable source in the public works department (PWD) of the Tamil Nadu government.
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Water theft on the rise in city, say officials 20.2.2017 Hindu: News
No revenue for 40% of supply: KWA
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Innovators fight drought drop by drop 18.2.2017 Hindu: Cities
With mercury rising as early as February, people have begun innovating and exploring methods of conservation and purification of available water. The Hindu takes a look at some of the edifying examples from across the State.
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AP has built new dam across Palar: Farmers 18.2.2017 The Hindu - Tamil Nadu
Farmers in Vellore on Friday informed the district administration that the Andhra Pradesh (AP) government had constructed a 50-foot-dam across the Palar at Noolgunda in Kuppam. A.C. Venkatesan, presid...
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BDA's first boulevard park comes up in Horamavu 17.2.2017 deccanherald.com
There is lush green space amid chaotic traffic at Horamavu junction in eastern Bengaluru. The Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) on Thursday opened the Banaswadi Boulevard Park on the Outer Ring Road (ORR). Developed on the lines of Lakshman Rau Boulevard Park in Jayanagar, the boulevard park has 30 species of plants, mostly flowering trees, and a 2.8 km-long walkway. Mooted in March 2016, the project cost Rs 1 crore. Omprakash K, assistant director (Horticulture), BDA, said it was the first boulevard park opened by the agency. "We expect around 2,000 people to use the park daily as it is close to residential localities such as HRBR Layout and Horamavu." The park has benches, two gazebos, sufficient lighting and is set to get surveillance cameras. The BDA plans to set up an artwork in the park to raise awareness on rainwater harvesting. Bengaluru Development Minister K J George who inaugurated the park asked the BDA to maintain it well. The BDA has planned to open a similar boulevard park in ...
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AP constructs more check dams across Palar as power struggle continues in TN 17.2.2017 TOI: Chennai
When the Tamil Nadu government has come to a standstill following a stand-off between the power centres within the ruling AIADMK in capturing the government, the neighbouring Andhra Pradesh government has taken up a series of construction works to build new check dams and raise the height of the existing check dams across Palar.
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Seawater intrusion hitsdrinking water quality 17.2.2017 Hindu: Madurai
‘Permanent solution is building a check dam across the Tamirabharani’
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Saving Bengaluru from a water crisis 17.2.2017 Hindu: Home
Builders, local bodies and urban experts must stop mindless exploitation of groundwater, and look at recycling options, feels hydro-geologist K.C. Subhash Chandra. By Ranjani Govind
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Double whammy for Idukkisugar cane farmers 17.2.2017 Hindu: Home
Early drought and scanty monsoon takes a toll on the crop
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PMK wants Central govt. to intervene in Mekedatu issue 17.2.2017 Hindu: Tamil Nadu
: PMK founder Dr. Ramadoss urged the central government to not allow the Karnataka government to build a fifth check dam on Mekedatu river on Thursday. “The PMK will do everything in its power to oppo...
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‘Greenest’ schools awarded 16.2.2017 Hindu: Cities
A school from Punjab’s Moga district, a Kendriya Vidyalaya from Hebbal in Karnataka, and a sports school from Sonipat, Haryana, claimed the top honours as the “greenest” schools of 2016 in India.Unio...
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Development to have a green approach 16.2.2017 Hindu: Cities
Focus on farming, education, skill development, social welfare
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