Delhi Jal Board launches rainwater harvesting campaign ‘30 days, 200 structures’
Delhi Jal Board (DJB) vice-chairperson Raghav Chadha on Wednesday launched a rainwater harvesting campaign under the banner “30 days, 200 structures”.
The aim of the campaign is to encourage people to build rainwater harvesting systems in their buildings, especially hospitals, education institutes, shopping malls, large residential apartments, commercial spaces, etc., said the DJB in a statement, highlighting that 42 zonal officers have been entrusted with leading the initiative in their respective areas in terms of persuading individuals and institutions.
“Every resident of Delhi is supposed to have 24x7 access to water. Rainwater harvesting is one such foundation. I am hopeful that the DJB’s latest campaign will be a success,” said Chadha.
Shiv Sena spokesperson Sanjay Raut on Sunday called the rebel lawmakers camping in BJP-ruled Assam “living corpses” and said souls were dead. Stating that the bodies of the 40 MLAs, led by dissident party leader Eknath Shinde, will be sent directly to the Assembly for post-mortem when they come back. Shinde's rebellion, with tacit help from the BJP, has triggered a survival crisis for the Uddhav Thackeray-led coalition government in Maharashtra. NCP supremo Sharad Pawar said in Delhi.
UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath's helicopter made an emergency landing, at the Reserve Police lines ground in Varanasi after it suffered a bird-hit on Sunday. The CM had arrived in Varanasi on Saturday evening for a review meet. Around 9.05am, on Sunday, he reached the police lines ground and boarded a helicopter for Lucknow. He later boarded a state plane to Lucknow from Varanasi's Lal Bahadur Shastri International airport.
Pratapgarh police on Saturday lodged an FIR against Samajwadi Party MLA from Raniganj constituency RK Verma and Verma's 55 supporters for blocking government works and under other relevant sections of the IPC. The case has been registered at the Kandhai police station on the complaint of the project manager of the Noida-based construction firm, Mohd Irshad. He claimed that Verma and his supporters also threatened the company's workers when they raised objections.
Congress candidate Shilpi Neha Tirkey won the by-election to Jharkhand's Mandar seat on Sunday, defeating her nearest rival, BJP's Gangotri Kujur, by a margin of 23,517 votes, an official said. Shilpi Neha, the daughter of former legislator Bandhu Tirkey and also supported by the ruling JMM-led coalition, secured a total of 95,062 votes and gave credit to the people of Mandar for her success. Kujur bagged a total of 71,545 votes, the official said.
State Congress president Pratibha Singh on Sunday urged the government to not make 'Agnipath' a prestige issue and roll back the short-term recruitment scheme, which has sparked nationwide protests. “The scheme – which envisages recruitment of personnel below officer rank in the army, air force, and navy for four years, including six months training – is neither in the interest of the country nor the army,” the Mandi MP said.