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Crack down on illegal water connections, CM tells BWSSB 21.11.2014 deccanherald.com
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Thursday instructed the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) to crack down on unauthorised water connections in the City and disconnect them without any hesitation. Expressing concern over the high percentage of unaccounted for water (UFW), the chief minister asked the board officials to strive to reduce the current UFW percentage of 46 to the international standard of 15 per cent in the coming years. As per BWSSB records, there is 22 per cent of unauthorised and illegal water connections and 15 per cent of leakage of water while distribution. Speaking at the golden jubilee celebration of the BWSSB here, Siddaramaiah urged the public to adopt rainwater harvesting (RWH) on their buildings. "Bengaluru receives over 10 TMC (Thousand Million Cubic) of rainwater throughout the year. If at least 50 per cent of this rainwater is stored and used, the City's water crisis can be solved to a great extent. There is a need for greater awareness among the general public ...
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Take Steps to Cut Water Wastage, BWSSB Told 21.11.2014 newindianexpress.com
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Jaya’s RWH Scheme Pays off as Groundwater Level Rises 21.11.2014 newindianexpress.com
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Take steps on water conservation next monsoon: Government to states 20.11.2014 ET: Agriculture
"The states need to take advance steps to prepare for the monsoon of 2015 so that maximum water can be stored in those few months for the benefit of all," Singh said.
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Inter-linking of river will enhance irrigation facilities: Uma 20.11.2014 deccanherald.com
Emphasising the need for inter- linking of rivers in the country, Union Water Resource Minister Uma Bharati today said the project would bring about 90 per cent of arable land under irrigation. "Inter-linking of rivers would enhance irrigation facilities to 90 per cent of farm lands in the country," she said while inaugurating the national conference on issues for optimal use of water resources titled Jal Manthan here. According to Agriculture ministry data, 40 per cent of the agriculture land is irrigated and accounts for 55 per cent of total production, while 60 per cent is rain-fed and contribute 45 per cent to total output. Pointing out that there was no water crunch, Bharati stressed on the need for conservation of water through measures like rain water harvesting. Speaking on the occasion, Minister for Rural Development Chaudhary Birender Singh said that 86 per cent of drinking water supply schemes were based on ground water and proper attention should be paid for water security planning. "In this ...
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CM exhorts BWSSB officials to reduce water wastage 20.11.2014 Hindu: News
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Thursday exhorted the Bengaluru Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) officials to crack down on unauthorised connections without a second thought and reduce the u...
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ESR report confirms city’s scary water environment 19.11.2014 Nagpur News, Nagpur City News | Cities News - Times of India
ESR report confirms city’s scary water environment
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MNNIT offers help to update officials on rain harvesting 18.11.2014 Allahabad - City - The Times of India
Following announcement of Allahabad being developed into a smart city, Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology (MNNIT) has offered its services to brief government officials about advanced techniques and corrective measures for installation of Rain Water Harvesting (RWH) System.
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Three-day Krishi Mela from Tomorrow 18.11.2014 newindianexpress.com
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SmartCity Infra Works to be Over by Next July 18.11.2014 newindianexpress.com
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Water conservation focus of this year's Krishi Mela 17.11.2014 deccanherald.com
The annual Krishi Mela of University of Agricultural Sciences, Bengaluru, will be held from November 19 to 21 with focus on water-conservative crops. The varsity will showcase new farm techniques and release new varities of crops developed by it during the three-day event. "Farmers will be taught how to grow more crops per drop," Dr D P Kumar, Director (Education) and acting vice-chancellor, UAS-B, told mediapersons here on Monday. The duration of the mela has been restricted to just three days owing to scanty rainfall, particularly in Doddaballapur, Nelamangala and surrounding taluks. Also, the Mela has been scheduled during weekdays instead of weekends so that farmers get to attend and learn. The focus, otherwise, would be lost in weekend urban crowd. One of the main attractions this year will be the Aerobic/SRI method of rice cultivation which not only saves around 60 per cent water compared to the regular puddle method, but also conserves soil health and increases its productivity. Under the aerobic ...
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NMC awaits state approval for mandatory sewage treatment 17.11.2014 Nagpur News, Nagpur City News | Cities News - Times of India
With a motive to prevent water bodies, especially Nag, Pili and Pora rivers, from polluting further, the Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) had planned to make sewage treatment mandatory at big residential and commercial layouts and ...
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Egmore, Perambur schools win NGC’s prizes 16.11.2014 The Hindu: Today's Paper
Egmore, Perambur schools win NGC’s prizes
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Spreading the green message 16.11.2014 The Hindu: Today's Paper
Spreading the green message
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Corpn. school in Perichipalayam gets new RWH structures 15.11.2014 The Hindu: Today's Paper
Corpn. school in Perichipalayam gets new RWH structures
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Young ’uns stump officials with tough queries 15.11.2014 TOI: All Headlines
Young ’uns stump officials with tough queries
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They can’t harvest rain water 11.11.2014 The Hindu: Today's Paper
They can’t harvest rain water
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They can’t harvest rain water 11.11.2014 Hindu: Cities
These structures have become mosquito breeding centres
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Milky way con-stellation 10.11.2014 Deccan Herald - Opinion
Thirst has no time bar. A stray cow on the roadside ambles to an aluminium pail it has spotted. It has to move on because the pail contains no water. The fourth floor of a posh building on a trunk road nearby draws youngsters. Some trendy older folk too join them. Sporty ones can play billiards there. Bowling is very popular. Thrill overflows sometimes and the gathering moves to clear space, still upstairs but well covered. It's time for rain dance. Kaveri water or from borewell, where does all that go? Suppose the water supply board grumbles. The recreation centre chief brings the board's team down to earth. "See this large pipe sir. It leads the water to our rainwater harvesting system." The team is happy, the chief is happy and so are the well-off visitors. "What's the old goat's grouse?" asks a young techie who has paid a high price to enter the place. "It's my money and my fun." Fat pay cheques matter. For some, money is water. Call it mineral water. It reclines in full cans stacked up next to the ...
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Taking the Green Wave Beyond Campus 10.11.2014 The New Indian Express - Education - http://newindianexpress.com/education/
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