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Six farmers try to commit `suicide' in Maharashtra's Parbhan... 19.4.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Six farmers try to commit `suicide' in Maharashtra's Parbhan...
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Do not use Pawna water for IPL, says HC 18.4.2018 Hindu: Cities
Bombay High Court on Wednesday asked the Maharashtra Cricket Board (MCA) not to use water from Pawna river for Indian Premier League matches in Pune
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Dry since 50 years, Khadia heritage well to be revived 18.4.2018 DNA: Top News
The 200-year-old well at Haldarwalo Khancho, Khadia is all set to be refilled with the newly-planned rain water harvesting system, thanks to the collective efforts of local residents and Mahila Housing Trust. The decision comes ahead World Heritage Day. The well has been sitting dry since past 50 years. Gunvant Mistry’s (82) happiness knows no bounds. “I remember my mother and aunties were used to fetch water from this well. I was playing here when I was a child. This was the most interestingly place in my childhood. People from the Pol used to gather here,” he said. “It went dry few years ago. At that time people tried to recharge it, by removing sand and mud from bottom, but nothing worked so far.” “We took permission from the civic body for the revival of the well. After their green signal, it took six months for us to connect roof tops for rainwater to connect with the well,” said Bharti Bhonsale, programme manager at Mahila Housing Trust. Bhonsale explained simple mechanism that will recharge the ...
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I am totally against corruption, says Ashwath Narayan 16.4.2018 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
Two-time MLA from Malleshwaram says waste and water managements and supporting education have been his achievements. He thinks religion should be kept away from politics. Read the interview to understand the MLA better. ...
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Rajasthan Royals launches 'Go Green' initiative 16.4.2018 Sify Finance
[India], April 16 (ANI): Rajasthan Royals extends their gratitude towards Royal Challengers Bangalore and their skipper Virat Kohli for presenting the momentous sapling to their captain Ajinkya
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Rajasthan Royals launches 'Go Green' initiative 16.4.2018 General News
Rajasthan Royals extends their gratitude towards Royal Challengers Bangalore and their skipper Virat Kohli for presenting the momentous sapling to their captain Ajinkya Rahane.The ceremony marked the beginning of 'Go Green' initiative by the Rajasthan Royal as part of which the team has aimed to plant one million saplings across the state of Rajasthan.This initiative will be undertaken in association with Government of Rajasthan and other NGOs that will work towards creating rural futures and develop the community as a whole.The Rajasthan Royal Team will start planting saplings across the periphery of our fortress, Sawai Mansingh stadium followed by various locations across the state of Rajasthan.Further, they will spread awareness regarding green- carpooling, rainwater harvesting and waste management.Executive Chairman of Royal Challengers Bangalore Ranjit Barthakur said, "The relentless Go-green approach of RCB has brought together great changes in common perceptions. This ...
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Hope under Sun: Marathwada villagers wage war on drought 15.4.2018 General News
Hundreds of people from 15 villages in Maharashtra's Beed district are braving blazing Sun to wage a war on perennial water crisis in Marathwada, one of the most arid regions of the state. They are part of the 45-day "Shramdaan Abhiyan" (Voluntary labour campaign), launched on April 8 by an NGO under former AAP leader Mayank Gandhi, who has adopted these villages for water conservation and preservation. The villagers are digging trenches, farm ponds, watershed structures, check dams to preserve the rain water. Dozens of excavators and earth-movers, funded by various corporates, are deepening and widening the tributaries of the "Paapnashi" river which passes through six of the selected villages. The 15 villages have collective population of 30,590. Gandhi, previously associated with the India Against Corruption movement, said he chose the particular area in Parli taluka of the district because it has the lowest irrigation. "Only 1.72 per cent of land here is under ...
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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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Bombay High Court wants MCA to explain water use plan for IPL in Pune 13.4.2018 Zee News : States
The MCA had asked the same question for maintaining Wankhede Stadium. At the time, MCA had said rain-water harvesting stadium here would ensure adequate supply.
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Akshay Kumar spends three hours water harvesting in Satara 12.4.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Akshay Kumar spends three hours water harvesting in Satara
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Gujarat to start drive for water conservation 12.4.2018 DNA: India
Gujarat is reeling under acute water scarcity and the situation may worsen in the coming summer months as Sardar Sarovar Dam, a major source, has low water levels. In the wake of the ongoing water crisis in the region, the state government has decided to focus on water conservation. Chief Minister Vijay Rupani held a meeting with stakeholders on Wednesday to finalise the blue print of the water conservation programme that will be carried out between May 1 and May 31. Speaking to media persons after the meeting, the CM said: “We are planning to launch a state-level programme for water conservation. We met people from outside the government who work in this sector. We will release the details of the programme later and make announcements so that people of the state can also do their bit for conservation of water.” Rupani also said that his government has decided to increase the water-storage capacity in the state by next monsoon so that such as situation of water crisis could be avoided next year. The ...
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It’s my son who’s made a mistake, not me, will get ticket 100%, says Haris 10.4.2018 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
Haris says he has worked passionately in the field of education, water and footpaths. He says he is constantly in touch with people in the constituency and has worked to address all concerns. ...
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Cash crunch puts Jaipur Development Authority’s smart dream in limbo 8.4.2018 DNA: Money
Despite showing interest in several ‘smart’ components of its international ‘sister’ cities, Jaipur Development Authority (JDA) has been unable to advance for their replication. The authority to have entered ‘knowledge sharing’ understanding with counterparts abroad has been unable to reap its benefits due to financial strains.  “The smart city works are being implemented mostly through ‘Jaipur Smart City Limited’ through the funding for smart city projects, the JDA facing financial issues has not initiated any such work recently,” said a senior JDA officer. Authority officials had indicated the development of smart traffic monitoring system using bluetooth sensors and smart lighting following a JDA delegation visit to the city of Adelaide in South Australia a few months ago. These projects though remain in conceptual stage for now. As smart city components, the JDA has projects of video surveillance, remote access governance services, interactive kiosks, parking solutions and rainwater harvesting on its ...
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Projects to start late as poll code delays BBMP budget approval 4.4.2018 deccanherald.com
Projects announced in the BBMP budget for the 2018-19 financial year are likely to be delayed as the state government is yet to approve the Rs 9,322-crore spending plan. And given that its election season, this wont happen until the new government takes office by the end of May. As long as the model code of conduct remains in force, the BBMP cannot launch new projects, invite fresh tenders or issue fresh work orders. A BBMP official said: "The implementation of the budget will take time. We cannot invite tenders for new projects or prepare an action plan. Approval for the budget will not come anytime soon because the new government will take its own time to settle down." Helipads, 400 Wi-fi zones, bus stands, wooden skywalks, rainwater harvesting, bungalows for the mayor and the commissioner, tablets (computers) for all the 198 corporators, focus on civic health and education are some of the major programmes announced in the BBMP budget on February 28, 2018. Curiously, the BBMP worked overtime to ...
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Extend support to farmers, Agriculture Minister advises samithis 3.4.2018 Hindu: National
P. Srinivas Reddy stresses the importance of Rythu Samanwaya Samithis
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Conrad seeks Central help in improving life in Meghalaya 2.4.2018 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, April 02: Taking forward his government’s commitment to improve life for the citizens of Meghalaya, Chief Minister Conrad Sangma called upon the Union Minister of Rural Development and Panchayat Raj, Narendra Singh Tomar at New Delhi on Monday.
Accompanied by state Tourism Minister Metbah Lyngdoh, Conrad sought Tomar’s help in developing water harvesting and check dams to tap on the rich sources of the State besides provide safe drinking water to the people.

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The vanishing waterbodies of Chennai 1.4.2018 Hindu: Energy & Environment
The area of the waterbodies in Chennai city and its suburbs has shrunk from nearly 12.6 sq. km. in 1893 to about 3.2 sq. km. in 2017, mainly due to urbanisation, a recent study has revealed
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More departments at Central University planned 30.3.2018 Hindu: Home
VC invites students to apply for various programmes, CUCET on April 28, 29
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CAG report reveals salinity control project costs in Gujarat spiked by 455% due to delays 30.3.2018 Latest News India on Firstpost
A report by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) on the Salinity Ingress Prevention Scheme (SIPS) was tabled in the Gujarat Legislative Assembly on Wednesday.
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CAG slams Gujarat govt over salinity control measures 30.3.2018 General News
The CAG has expressed dissatisfaction over the Gujarat government's efforts to control salinity ingress in coastal areas, saying the delay in implementing various works has escalated the project cost by 455 per cent. A report by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) on the Salinity Ingress Prevention Scheme (SIPS) was tabled in the state Legislative Assembly on Wednesday. The government has not enacted a law in this regard despite being recommended by a high-level committee (HLC) almost 40 years ago, it pointed out. The CAG noted that the state government had appointed two HLCs in 1976 and 1978 to study the problem and suggest appropriate measures to save ground water in coastal areas from getting affected by the ingress of sea water towards land. Both these HLCs submitted their reports, having various recommendations, between 1978 and 1984, the CAG said, adding all these reports were accepted by the Gujarat government in the subsequent years. The recommendations included
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