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Water Contamination Alleged
Source :   The Hindu City :  Chennai Published Date :   02-07-2010  

Residents of around 60 houses in West Mogappair have complained that the ground water in their area has been contaminated with oil for almost a year now. They said that the contamination is due to leakage of oil from a petrol pump situated in the vicinity.

Eyewitnesses said some residents took to the streets on Sunday morning demanding that the issue be addressed immediately......

Workshop On Water Conservation At YASHADA
Source :   Express India City :  Pune Published Date :   02-07-2010  

The fourth Edition of the Harvest Rainwater & Recycle Water for Future workshop, which engages people for an inclusive environment protection initiative will be held on Friday, July 16, at the Yashwantrao Chavan Academy of Development Administration YASHADA.

The objective of this workshop is to address the growing need to manage water resources, water shortage problem and the initiatives taken to conserve and optimise the use of this precious resource, stated a release Safeguarding the freshwater ecosystem, addressing water efficiency by harvesting rain water can enhance environmental stability and thus involve everyone in the process of Green initiatives, said Janaki Raman of Vision India, the organisers of the seminar......

40-crore Water Plan For Jaipur, Ajmer
Source :   The Hindu City :  Jaipur Published Date :   02-07-2010  

The Rajasthan Government Water Resources Department on Monday formulated an emergency plan worth Rs.40 crore for supplying drinking water to Jaipur and Ajmer districts till the next month-end. The department decided to make optimum utilisation of the available sources to maintain normal levels of water supply.

At a high-level meeting presided over by Water Resources Minister Mahipal Maderna here, senior officers and engineers said the delay in monsoon rains had made the water supply situation “very critical” in the State, which was already grappling with paucity of water......

State Allots 1,214.26 Cusecs Of Water To Industries
Source :   The Hindu City :  Bhubaneswar Published Date :   02-07-2010  

The State government has allotted 1,214.26 cusecs of water from different river systems to industries with which it has signed Memorandum of Understandings for setting up of steel, power, cement and aluminium projects.

As per the written reply tabled on behalf of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, the State government has signed MoU with 86 companies, of which permission to draw water from rivers has been granted for 45 projects......

Age Of Slums Is Why BMC Hesitates To Remove Settlers Around Water Mains
Source :   Express India City :  Mumbai Published Date :   24-07-2010  

More than a year after the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation BMC came up with a project to protect the water mains and the adjoining municipal land from encroachments, barely 7 per cent of the total work has been completed.

Of the total encroached area of 1.42 lakh square metres adjacent to water pipelines, reservoirs and pumping stations identified by the hydraulic engineering department, only 10,000 square metres of such land has been cleared until now......

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