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Uttar Pradesh Urban Sanitation Policy - Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission - Government of India (2010)
The factors that lead to this poor sanitation situation in the city include:
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Capacity and investment in the water supply and sanitation sectors - Guidelines in respect of participation of cooperative institutions (2006) - Water Supply and Sanitation Department (Government of Maharashtra)
It argues that this is because civil bodies are facing many problems due to urbanisation and increasing demand from the residents. There is a need to increase efficiency in the water supply and sewage.
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Rainwater harvesting in urban areas of Karnataka (Government of Karnataka) - Draft policy (2006)
The Rainwater Harvesting Policy (2006) for Karnataka state has evolved out of the need for conserving rainwater and providing facilities for rainwater harvesting, in the context of the growing rate of urbanisation in the state and the rapid depletion of groundwater resources, leading to a water crisis. The objective of the urban rainwater harvesting policy is to ensure that the available water is put to best possible use in the state by encouraging involvement of  multiple level of stakeholders such  as government and private institutions as well as  citizens, in the appropriate management of rainwater.
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Model muncipal law - Ministry of Urban Development and Poverty Alleviation (2003)
 This document includes the details of the Model Municipal Law and includes the details of : The document includes the details of the Model Municipal Law and includes the detailsof : The constitution and the government Municipal revenue Urban environmental infrastructure and services Urban environmental management, community health and public safety Regulatory jurisdiction Powers, proceedures, offences and penaltiesThe document includes the details of the Model Municipal Law and includes the details of :
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Environmental impact assessment - Notification and amendment (2006) - Ministry of Environment and Forests
The document emphasises the need for taking prior environmental clearance in case of new projects or activities or expansion of already existing activities in accordance with the objectives of National Environment Policy that has approved by the Union Cabinet on 18th May, 2006 and the procedure specified in the notification, by the Central Government or the State or Union territory Level.
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The Karnataka Muncipal Corporation Act (1976)
The document describes the details of the Karnataka Municipal Corporations Act and includes:  The short title, extent and commencement Definitions Details of the establishment of the corporation Municipal authorities Elections Powers and functions of the corporation and other authorities Proceedure of corporation and committees
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The Karnataka groundwater (regulation and control of development and management) bill (2009)
This document from the Department of Mines and Geology, Government of Karnataka site is a bill to regulate, and control the development and management of groundwater and matters connected therewith. The document is divided into the following chapters:
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The Goa sewerage system and sanitation services management act - Government of Goa
This document describes the Goa Sewerage System and Sanitation Services Management Act and includes: Short title, extent and commencement Definitions of the terms used in the Act Management of sewerage system and sanitation services Prohibition of nuisance Exemptions Taking over sewerage systems and sanitation facilities developed by other Dispute Redressal Authority Appeal Offences and penalties Act to have effect in addition to other Acts Protection of action taken in good faith Power to make rules
rajshekar  posted 6 years 5 months ago
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Future water solutions for India - a paper by Himanshu Thakkar in the Palgrave Development journal
This paper by Himanshu Thakkar published in the journal Development looks at the daunting challenges that future water demand places on India a
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The Karnataka town and country planning and certain other laws (Amendment) bill - Karnataka Legislative Assembly
This document describes the Karnataka Town and Country Planning and Certain Other Laws Bill, 2004 and includes:
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Environment Policy - Department of Environment, Government of Kerala (2007)
This policy document by the Department of Environment, Government of Kerala highlights the need for conservation of natural resources in the state of Kerala, in the context of increasing exploitation of resources and deterioration of the environment in the state. The policy aims at mainstreaming environmental concerns in all the developmental activities and  argues that the most secure basis for conservation is to ensure that people dependent on resources obtain better livelihoods from conservation, rather than degradation of resources.
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Urban development plans formulation and implementation (UDPFI) - Ministry of Urban Affairs and Employment (1996)
The terms of reference of the study for formulation of guidelines included:
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Sethusamudram channel project - An epoch making event - Paper presented at the National Seminar on Water and Culture (2007)
Beginning with the need for a such a shipping lane, the author compares its importance to the Suez and Panama canal. Currently ships have to go round Sri Lanka to go between the two India coasts. This increases the passage time and fuel costs.The canal would lead to a saving of 254 to 424 nautical miles and reduce sailing time of ships by 21 to 36 hours.
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Study of ancient water storage systems on forts in Nashik district of Maharashtra - Paper presented at the National Seminar on Water and Culture (2007)
This paper studies the water supply, distribution, collection and storage in the forts around Nashik with the idea of testing the viability of implementing such systems in areas of similar topography. The history of forts in Maharashtra and the forts around Nashik and the water collection and distribution systems thereof are described.
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Two ancient irrigation systems of India - Paper presented at the National Seminar on Water and Culture (2007)
The Phad system of irrigation, is found in Maharashtra over the rivers Panzara, Girna and Burai, which are tributaries of Tapi.
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Water and culture vis-à-vis river diversions - Paper presented at the National Seminar on Water and Culture (2007)
This paper discusses river linking, as a part of an ancient tradition, and suggests how NGOs can play a role in this attempt. The example of the Koyna dam is taken, and the effective handling of the technical and human angle of the dams construction is detailed through in-depth study and detailed field visits.
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Water conservation in the dry regions of India for sustainable agriculture - Paper presented at the National Seminar on Water and Culture (2007)
This paper attempts to discuss farm water conservation techniques and multiple  cropping patterns with the idea of minimising water use. The authors provide a glimpse of agricultural facts that include total geographical area, net sown area etc. They provide population trends in the country to point out to the water and food stress.
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Khazana Bawali - Historical wisdom needing protection - Paper presented at the National Seminar on Water and Culture (2007)
This paper presents the case of Khazana Bawali - a large ancient well that irrigated around 1000 acres in the past but is now in disrepair. The well is about 20 metres in diameter which stores rainwater from the neighbouring hills. The water is brought through underground tunnels that have ventilators at regular intervals to ensure fresh air and also to help in its manual cleaning. This well today irrigates only about 525 acres. It was built by the Jagirdar of Beed in 1582.
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Palaeochannels as groundwater storage - A promising option to cope with hydro-hazards in Rajasthan - Paper presented at the National Seminar on Water and Culture (2007)
This paper discusses the role of paleochannels, which are remnants of stream channels cut in older rocks/sediments and filled by younger overlying sediments, representing the distribution of valley systems, in meeting current and future water requirements.
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Pampa Sarovara and its environs in Valmiki Ramayana - Paper presented at the National Seminar on Water and Culture (2007)
This paper describes a lake in one of the forests through which the Hindu god Ram and his brother Laxman passed, during their search for Sita. A virtual picture of the forest and the lake (Pampa Sarovara) in it using the Valmiki Ramayana which is a religious biopic of Ram's life on earth is created. This lake is situated near the town of Hampi in Karnataka today, and the forest is a rich source of water to this day.
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