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3 major state PSUs incurred loss of Rs 981 cr in 2016-17: CAG 22.2.2018 General News
Three major public sector units, including Karnataka Neeravari Nigam Limited, incurred loss of Rs 981 crore to the state exchequer during 2016-17, according to a Comptroller and Auditor General report. The report, which was made public today, said the working state PSUs earned a profit of Rs 1,420.49 crore in the aggregate and incurred a loss of Rs 1,265.37 crore as per their latest finalised accounts at the end of September 2017. The Karnataka Rural Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited made a profit of Rs 109.88 crore. As per the report, the major loss making units were Karnataka Neeravari (irrigation) Nigam Limited under the Water Resources Department (Rs 476.88 crore), Hubli Electricity Supply Company Limited (Rs 372.73 crore) and Gulbarga Electricity Supply Company Limited (Rs 131.25 crore). In an example citing the reason for the losses, the audit report said the water resources department had introduced an incentive clause for contractors completing the ..
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Citing volatile border, Capt wants special status for Punjab 22.2.2018 General News
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh today sought a 'special category' status for Punjab to facilitate restoration of the 90:10 sharing pattern for Centrally sponsored schemes, to enable the state to expedite its development programmes. At a meeting here with NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar, the chief minister also reiterated the state's demand for central assistance for development, including a special package for border areas and river protection along the border, in the interest of national security. Describing the meeting as a preliminary one, an official release said the chief minister underlined the need for differential treatment for Punjab in view of its active border, with a hostile neighbour, and dense population. Pointing out the the sharing pattern for Punjab had been changed to 50:50, Singh called for it to be restored to the original 90:10, which is now applicable only to special category states. In this context, he called for inclusion of Punjab in the list of ...
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Projects worth nearly Rs. 4,000 crore approved in 9th executive committee meeting of NMCG 22.2.2018 Govt of india: PIB
In the 9th Executive Committee meeting of National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG), projects worth nearly Rs 4,000 crore were approved including a 20 MLD Common Effluent Treatment Plant (CETP) for tannery cluster at Jajmau in Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh.
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Indonesia president says toxic river should be clean enough to drink 22.2.2018 deccanherald.com
Indonesias president on Thursday said water from the Citarum River should be made drinkable within seven years under a new cleanup project for the Java island river often ranked among the worlds most polluted. Running 300 km (190 miles) from a spring in West Java to the sea near capital city Jakarta, the Citarum feeds three hydro power stations and is used for 400,000 hectares of rice paddies. The Citarum basin supports 28 million people, although the river is choked with household waste and polluted with dangerous levels of dyes and heavy metals pumped by factories into its tributaries. "The Citarum river, which was once clear is now the most polluted," President Joko Widodo tweeted after visiting the source of the river in West Java on Thursday. "We are trying to clean it as quickly as possible and hopefully in seven years time it can be a source of drinking water," he said. The government also plans to replicate the Citarum project in other basins that need cleaning, said Widodo. The Asian Development ...
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Learning from Cauvery 21.2.2018 Hindu: Opinion
It’s time political parties realise that their strident stands on water-sharing issues have no bearing on election outcomes
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TN refuses to release water from PAP reservoirs 21.2.2018 Hindu: News
Paddy in over 30,000 acres in Chittur taluk withering
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PCB flags rule violations at Maramon 21.2.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
Notices issued to Kozhencherry and Thottappuzhassery grama panchayats
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CVPP awards Rs 1K cr works order to AFCONS JAL JV 21.2.2018 General News
A joint venture of Chenab Valley Power Projects (CVPP) has awarded works package for construction of power house of 1,000 MW Pakal Dul hydro electric project worth Rs 1,051 crore to AFCONS JAL JV. "In a major breakthrough in the harnessing of vast Hydro Power potential available in the Chenab Basin, the civil works package for construction of Power House of 1,000 MW Pakal Dul hydroelectric project has been awarded to AFCONS JAL JV at a total cost of Rs 1,051 crore. Letter of acceptance has been issued by CVPP to AFCONS JAL JV," a company statement said. According to statement, the work is scheduled to be completed in 58 months. Construction work of approach road for various components of the project as well as MAT Portal of the Power House are already in progress. The 1,000 MW Pakal Dul hydro power project is part of the Prime Ministers Development Package (PMDP) for Jammu & Kashmir and its implementation will lead to overall development of the area. The CVPP is a Joint Venture ...
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Maha dams have 52% water stock; worry looms over Vidarbha 21.2.2018 General News
Dams in Maharashtra have 52 per cent water stock of their capacity, which is 2 per cent higher compared to the corresponding period last year, a Water Resources department official said today. "Dams in the state have 761 TMC water as on today, which is 52.83 per cent (of their capacity). There are 3,246 dams of various size across the state that have a total water storage of 1,338 TMC (thousand million cubic feet)," he said. The storage of water in dams was 74.47 per cent at the end of September last year, the official said. The monsoon in Maharashtra generally gets over by September. "In February last year, the total water stock was 50 per cent," the official said. "There was a good spell of showers over Marathwada in September last year which helped the dams in the region to have a good storage of water for remaining year," he said. By September last year, 232.48 TMC water storage (73%) was recorded in Marathwada dams. "Today, the storage has come down to 122 TMC (47%) ..
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TWAD Board plans to dig channels inside Tamirabharani 21.2.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
To ensure water stagnation around infiltration wells in summer
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Ghaziabad Haj House sealed for polluting Hindon River 21.2.2018 General News
Following the orders of the National Green Tribunal (NGT), the district administration on Tuesday, sealed the Haj House in Ghaziabad.The house was sealed since it did not have a Sewage Treatment Plant and the effluents were being dumped into Hindon, polluting the river and underground water.A panel of three officials formed by district magistrate Ritu Maheshwari sealed the premises after conducting an inspection following the NGT directive.The NGT had issued the directive on February 6 while hearing a petition filed by environmental activist Himanshu Mittal and three others seeking demolition of the Haj House on the ground that it had been constructed on land earmarked as floodplains of the Hindon river in revenue records.The Ala Hazrat Haj House is a seven-story structure that has arrangements for foreign exchange, immigration, medical aid and other amenities for pilgrims.
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Citing India, UNGA President says world needs science for addressing water scarcity 21.2.2018 General News
Citing a project in India where farmers are using solar-powered pumps to access groundwater for irrigation, UN General Assembly president Miroslav Lajcak has said that the world needs science for tackling global water scarcity. Noting that the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development calls for making sure that there is water and sanitation for all, Lajcak yesterday said water is critical for achieving all Sustainable Development Goals but world leaders are not doing enough. "We need science for solutions. Science now helps us to calculate how population growth and climate change will affect the availability of water; It helps us track the shifting of rivers in order to help predict floods; In India there is a project where farmers use solar-powered pumps to access groundwater for crop irrigation, Lajcak said in his address to the 'Science for Water' conference convened by UNESCO and Joint Research Centre of the European Commission. "In Nairobi I met a young lady from Burkina Faso who ..
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After Cauvery: A look at other inter-state water tussles 21.2.2018 Hindu: Fitness
While the Supreme Court has upheld the Cauvery tribunal’s verdict with modifications, here is a status check on other such tribunals.
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Expert submits draft report to State govt 21.2.2018 The Assam Tribune
Expert submits draft report to State govt
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'Vital to look at Cauvery beyond water disputes' 21.2.2018 Rediff: News
'Sharing of water from a river which flows through several states is a crucial challenge which comes in the way of maintaining the spirit of good neighbourly relations.'
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Pump house scheme awaits PWD nod 21.2.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
Seeks to supply drinking water to five wards in Tiruverumbur and Kattur
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Telangana State gets MoWR word on Krishna water 21.2.2018 Hindu: National
Dependability of Krishna river is coming down, says Harish Rao
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Pollution control board seals Hajj house in compliance with NGT order 21.2.2018 General News
The pollution control board has sealed the Hajj House in compliance with a National Green Tribunal (NGT) order that was passed on a public interest litigation (PIL) petition. The tribunal had conveyed its decision to the pollution control board and directed it to seal the Hajj House and ensure that it did not pollute the environment as well as the Hindon river, Ghaziabad District Magistrate (DM) Ritu Maheshwari said. She added that following the NGT order, the pollution control board sealed the Hajj House with the help of police and in the presence of a magistrate. The NGT had ordered the Hajj House to be sealed in case a sewage treatment plant (STP) was not constructed for waste disposal. It will remain sealed till the STP is not constructed by the department concerned.
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River interlinking will soon be a reality, says Gadkari 21.2.2018 Hindu: Home
Foundation stones laid for five National Highway improvement works covering 177 km
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More emphasis on water conservation 21.2.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition

Asserting that his Ministry was laying more emphasis on conserving water, Union Minister for River Development, Water Resources and Surface Transport, Nitin Gadkari said that a new project ‘Atal Bh

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