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Mettur Dam level 10.2.2016 The Hindu: Today's Paper
Mettur Dam level
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Clean Ganga: NGT appoints panel to look into grossly polluting units 10.2.2016 DNA: India
The National Green Tribunal has set up a committee to look into the grossly polluting industries located along the banks of Ganga and inform it about the quantum of sewage discharged by them in the river. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar constituted the panel comprising member secretary of Central Pollution Control Board, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand Pollution Control Board, CEO of UP Jal Nigam, Director of Environment Ministry and a professor from IIT-Roorkee. "The committee shall submit report on actual effluent discharge from each drain that joins Ganga and measure load on points where Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs) are sought to be constructed under Phase-I B of the judgement (Haridwar to Kanpur)," the bench said while warning that if the directions are not complied with, it would impose heavy costs. The green panel also asked the UP pollution control board to inform it about the industrial units of tannery, paper and pulp, textile, located along the banks of Ganga, to ...
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Govt stresses on waste management to achieve smart cities 10.2.2016 DNA: Top News
Terming lack of proper urban planning as a "major" failure for the country, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday said the government will finalise comprehensive waste management rules next month to deal with the pressing problem. Addressing a Global Partnership Summit on Smart Cities here, the Ministers rued that cities "have been converted into slums" in the last seven decades and said it is more challenging to transform them into smart cities then building new ones. "Our single most failure after independence is in our urban and town and country planning. I wonder Nehruji bought great architects like Le Corbusier and built Chandigarh. But we never thought of waste management, sewage treatment and pollution," he said. The minister said this planning failure has to be corrected if the goal of smart cities is to be achieved.  "In last 70 years, we have converted cities into slums.... We have to correct this planning failure. It is bigger challenge to convert the present city into a smart city," he ...
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I’m starting to hate the EU. But I will vote to stay in |George Monbiot 10.2.2016 Guardian: Environment
On jobs, health and wildlife, the European Union is often all that stands between us and unfettered corporate power

By instinct, like many on the left, I am a European. I recognise that many issues – perhaps most – can no longer be resolved only within our borders. Among them are grave threats to our welfare and our lives: climate change and the collapse of the living world; the spread of epidemics whose vectors are corporations (obesity, diabetes and diseases associated with smoking, alcohol and air pollution); the global wealth-grab by the very rich; antibiotic resistance; terrorism and conflict.

I recognise that the only legitimate corrective to transnational power is transnational democracy. So I want to believe; I want to belong. But it seems to me that all that is good about the European Union is being torn down, and all that is bad enhanced and amplified.

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Centre-Maharashtra to soon discuss river interlinking project 10.2.2016 News
The proposed Par-Tapi-Narmada river interlinking project, aimed at diverting "surplus" water from parts of west flowing rivers like Par, Nar, Ambika and Auranga basins in Maharashtra
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Rs 115 cr released for Polavaram-affected persons: Irrigation minister 10.2.2016 TOI: All Headlines
Rs 115 cr released for Polavaram-affected persons: Irrigation minister
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Rs 399 cr to be spent for restoration of Jhelum 10.2.2016 TOI: All Headlines
Rs 399 cr to be spent for restoration of Jhelum
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Ken-Betwa link may deprive Panna of green lung and big cats, say experts 10.2.2016 TOI: All Headlines
Ken-Betwa link may deprive Panna of green lung and big cats, say experts
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She wants to help clean the Ganga, but... 10.2.2016 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
'It will take many years to clean the Ganga. It will not happen in five years like the prime minister wants. If you want it to be sustainable, temporary measures won't work.'
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Deputy Commissioner inspects TB Dam - The Hindu 10.2.2016 dam - Google News
Deputy Commissioner inspects TB Dam The Hindu Ms. Kanagavalli, following reports in a section of the media that the city was likely to face a drinking water problem given the steep decrease in the water level in the Tungabhadra dam, conducted a spot inspection recently. She instructed the ...
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Centre, Maharashtra to soon discuss Nar-Par-Tapi-Narmada river interlinking project 10.2.2016 ET: Infrastructure
The proposed Par-Tapi-Narmada river interlinking project is all set to become a major cause of conflict between Gujarat and Maharashtra.
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Shops down shutters in Avinashi 10.2.2016 Hindu: Home
Around 60 per cent of the shops and establishments in Avinashi town were closed on Tuesday following a call made by Athikadavu-Avinashi Flood Flow Canal Scheme Struggle Committee to pressure the gover...
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Rs. 399 crore to be spent for fast restoration of Jhelum embankments 10.2.2016 Hindu: Home
Embankments along Jhelum which the swollen river breached in 2014 causing devastating floods, will be restored and other remedied measures taken at a cost of Rs 399 crore over the next two years, a se...
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Implement Thoni Maduvu water project: DMDK 10.2.2016 Hindu: Home
Demanding the implementation of the Thoni Maduvu project so as to provide drinking water and irrigation in Kolathur areas, DMDK Mettur MLA S.R. Parthiban along with cadre staged a protest near Mettur ...
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Time Wetland Rules are implemented by states 9.2.2016 Deccan Herald - Analysis
On February 2, the world celebrated the International Wetlands Day. This is fitting particularly for India, where wetlands have always been celebrated and used in some form. We rejoice when it rains, have built our cities next to rivers, and have created acres and acres of paddy fields, all joining up into a living, ethnographic entity. It is also fitting then that it took years of hard work to create a legislation for the diverse array of wetlands that India possesses, but tragically, this is mostly on paper. Taking note of this, the National Green Tribunal recently sent a notice to the states asking for action taken to protect wetlands. Our legislation maps out the various corporeal forms of wetlands, and importantly, also the natural forms in which they do not resemble wetlands. The Wetland Rules, 2010, say that wetlands are an area of marsh, fen, peatland or water, natural or artificial, permanent or temporary, with water that is static or flowing, fresh, brackish or salt, including areas of marine ...
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Gujarat-Maharashtra dispute stalls river project 9.2.2016 TOI: All Headlines
Gujarat-Maharashtra dispute stalls river project
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“Climate change issue being ignored in haste to clear Ken -Betwa link project” 9.2.2016 TOI: Cities
When expert appraisal committee (EPA) on river valley and hydropower projects met to decide environment clearance to Ken-Betwa river link proposal, on Feb 8 and 9, it was flooded with fervent appeals from environmentalists to save Panna national park and its ...
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River link DPR cost worries Jharkhand 9.2.2016 Ranchi - City - The Times of India
Jharkhand water resources minister Chandra Prakash Choudhary on Monday asked the Centre to bear the financial burden for preparing the detailed project report (DPR) for intra-state linking of rivers.
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Yamuna: NGT Raps DJB for Spending Money Without its Permission 9.2.2016 newindianexpress.com
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Yet again, ‘Smart’ Pune stares at acute water shortage 9.2.2016 The Hindu: Today's Paper
Yet again, ‘Smart’ Pune stares at acute water shortage
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