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  • Hi,I recently gave my borewater for testing in a lab in Chennai. I am not able to understand the report and also the type of treatment required for the water.I have attached the scanned report. Can anyone have a look at it and suggest the treatment required?Bore Details:Depth: 123 FeetPump: Submersi...
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  • Tribunal favours Karnataka on Almatti dam's heightWinning the legal battle against Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka allowed to raise the height of Almatti reservoir across Krishna river to 524 metres.Master Blaster to bat for sanitationSachin Tendulkar is all set to support UNICEF in pr...
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  • New division dedicated to only Himalayas createdMoEF has formed a separate unit to deal with policy matters related to conservation and development in the Himalayan region. The new division was formally announced in 2011 but became active following the Uttarakhand flash floods.Authorities plan to re...
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  • Andhra coast reels under cyclone HelenFollowing Phailin, cyclone Helen creates a havoc in Krishna and Godavari delta areas of Andhra Pradesh. The cyclone killed seven people and destroyed paddy crops worth Rs. 5000 crore.Rajasthan mute as MP proceeds with dam project in inter-state Ch...
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  • Locals oppose power projects on Siang riverExpecting a large-scale submergence of their cultivable land, indigenous people demand immediate cancellation of the three mega power projects proposed on Siang river in Arunachal Pradesh.Install toilets at home to contest local body elections, announces Bi...
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  • MoEF finally notifies 37% of Western Ghats as no-go zoneAround 60,000 sq km of Western Ghats across Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu notified as Ecologically Sensitive Area. Protests break out in Kerala against implementation of Kasturirangan report on Weste...
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  • A couple from Chennai produce detergents from Soap berries providing a green solution for daily washing needs in cities.
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  • Rains hit 3200 villages in AndhraHeavy rains and floods in the state took 29 human and 555 cattle lives. Destroys 6,597 houses and crops in 5.64 lakh hectares.Montreal Protocol meeting leaves no big impactThe meeting ends with nations agreeing to study hydrofluorocarbons further, but ...
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  • India strengthens its ties with ChinaThe two countries sign a new agreement strengthening their relationship on trans-border rivers. China assures facilitating exchange of flood data and eases India's concern over new dams on Brahmaputra.Creating national regulator for green nod not possible, tells ...
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  • Hello,I was wondering if the salt based water softeners alternatives like electronic/ electromagnetic/ magnetic treatment systems actually work for small applications, eg: apartments. I am from Chennai and in my apartment complex, the water is very hard and the showers, bathrooms and sinks get ...
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  • Hi,We have started using water from a well which is 40-feet deep from last two weeks. The water is still brown in colour, muddy and salty to taste. The TDS of the water is morethan 2000.In mornings, the taste of the water is not salty. As we start using it, the water becomes salty. The wells in near...
    Jasima Azadhposted 6 years 1 month agoread more
  • For more information on the International Conference & Exhibition on Green Buildings, of which this training programme is a part, please click here.To register online for the same, click here.The Agenda for the programme and the registration forms are attached below. 
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  • Background of the programmeThe State level workshop aims to:Explore laws relating to groundwater resourcesCreate a platform for the participants to interact with lawyers,technocrats and bureaucrats to understand the working of groundwater laws in Tamil NaduParticipationThe workshop requires full day...
    P.Sakthivelposted 6 years 1 month agoread more
  • Unrecognised slums get recognitionCensus of India develops the new method of identifying slums as unhygienic and compact dwellings of atleast 300 people lacking proper sanitation and drinking water facilities. With the new method, many unknown slums have added up to the category.The mega c...
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  • Mining of earth banned in IndiaNational Green Tribunal bans digging of earth throughout India for making bricks and roads without obtaining environmental clearance.Ahmedabad and Chennai to host India Water ExpoAiming to bridge the knowledge gaps on water and wastewater management for user ...
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  • For details on the event, please click here.To book your stall at the expo, click here.If you would like to share knowledge and present your paper at the conference, click here.To register online, click here.The brochure may be downloaded from below.
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  • Rural India needs to curb its expectations from NREGARural development minister clarifies on the employment scheme considered as a permanent job solution among the rural people in the country. Says the scheme can provide jobs for only 100 days to unemployed people in rural India.Backwardne...
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  • MoEF bans clearance in eight industrial areasEnvironment ministry to not grant any further clearance to new projects in eight critically polluted industrial areas of the country, owing to the alarmingly rising levels of pollution in these clusters.Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha and UP are hunger...
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  • MoEF gets in trouble for allowing mining in GoaSC questions the ministry for granting  environment clearance to 162 iron ore mines near national parks and sanctuaries in Goa, despite the court's stay order on mining activities in the state. PIL filed against Kalpakkam nuclear power pl...
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  • Rajiv Awas Yojana to make India slum freeGovernment uncovers its plan to launch urban housing programme, Rajiv Awas Yojana, for slum dwellers under JNNURM.Power ministry gears up for hydel developmentThe sixth meeting of hydro task force held to speed up the development of hydropower projects. ...
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After a brief interval, the north-east monsoon made its presence felt through the cyclonic storm Vardah, terrorising both coastal Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh.

Chennai’s disastrous December run continues for the second year in a row. While the devastating flood of December 2015 remains etched in the city’s collective memory, cyclone Vardah was no less scary and did not lag behind in its severity.

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Chennai’s topography, along with civic apathy, official lethargy and a complete disregard for its natural floodplains see the city reeling under severe waterlogging every year.

Chennai’s drainage system--both natural and man-made--is unparalleled. Three rivers flow through the city--the Kosasthalaiyar to the north, the Cooum cutting right through the centre and the Adyar to the south; around 16 major drains criss-cross the metro in addition to the mammoth Buckingham canal along the coast. Around 2000 km of micro drains flush stormwater out in addition to the Ennore creek and the Pallikaranai marsh. “What more does a city need?” remarks professor S. Janakarajan from the Madras Institute of Development Studies (MIDS). 

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Glacial lakes pose flood risk to 441 hydel projects in Himalayan region

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My home was constructed in the year 2000 having only ground floor (2BHK) so I planned for a septic tank for black water and soak pit for grey water. in 2008, I have constructed the first floor (3 BHK) in which I stay. During that construction, we have not made any change in septic tank and soak pit.

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About: IIT Madras will be conducting a round table discussion titled 'Emerging Paradigms in Water,Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) service delivery' on 23rd November, 2016

November 23, 2016 9:00AM

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Forest clearance to Yettinahole project gets challenged

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Buckingham canal in Chennai plays a crucial role in flood mitigation. It is rapidly deteriorating and needs immediate attention to avoid a repeat of last year's flood.

Long-time Kottur resident Narayanan’s earliest memories of the Buckingham canal are those of the famed salt and timber-laden wooden catamarans of the 1950s and the 60s. A namesake of the Duke of Buckingham and Chandos, the erstwhile governor of Madras, the canal was initially constructed as a brackish water-navigation channel in the early 1800s, connecting the north of Madras with Ennore. Additions were made till the end of the 18th century when the canal extended for over 100 km from the city up to Marakkanam in Villupuram district.

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J&K govt to construct ‘mini dams’ for irrigation

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NABARD to raise Rs 77,000 crore to fund 100 prioritised irrigation projects

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Guinness World Records names Assam’s Majuli world’s largest river island

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