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J&K government to implement Forest Rights Act

The Act, which grants and safeguard the rights of forest dwellers,was not applicable in the UT for the last 14 years
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Updated on Nov 19, 2020 12:49 AM IST
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Hindustan Times/Jammu | ByPress Trust of India, Jammu

Pune district enjoys better than average rainfall in September

The recorded rainfall received at Shivajinagar and Lohegaon over Sunday and Monday, stood at 36.9 mm and 10.8mm, respectively
People use umbrella to protect themselves from rain near Ganjwe chowk in Pune.(Sanket Wankhade/HT PHOTO)
People use umbrella to protect themselves from rain near Ganjwe chowk in Pune.(Sanket Wankhade/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 22, 2020 05:31 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByJigar Hindocha

Pune registers 31mm rainfall on Friday, Khadakwasla discharge begins

According to the India Meteorological Department, till 5:30 pm, Pune received 18mm rain, with Lohegaon recording 17mm rain
From September 13-14 – the city will receive moderate showers, while isolated heavy rain is expected in the ghat areas.(Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)
From September 13-14 – the city will receive moderate showers, while isolated heavy rain is expected in the ghat areas.(Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 12, 2020 05:40 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByJigar Hindocha

Uttarakhand to revive one himalayan river in every district: CM Rawat

Mountains, glaciers, rivers, water bodies, forests are all our priceless heritage and their protection is the responsibility of all of us, said chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat.
uring the last nearly three and a half years, the work of conservation and revival of the rivers, lakes, ponds and waters of the state has been done on a large scale, said CM Rawat. (Photo @tsrawatbjp)
uring the last nearly three and a half years, the work of conservation and revival of the rivers, lakes, ponds and waters of the state has been done on a large scale, said CM Rawat. (Photo @tsrawatbjp)
Updated on Sep 08, 2020 07:19 PM IST
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Rain and topography triggering flash floods, landslides in Uttarakhand hills, say experts

Over 40 people have died in rain-related disasters in Uttarakhand in the current monsoon.
A seasonal river overflowing in Dehradun on Monday after continuous rainfall.(Paras Negi/HT Photo)
A seasonal river overflowing in Dehradun on Monday after continuous rainfall.(Paras Negi/HT Photo)
Published on Aug 10, 2020 05:37 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dehradun | BySuparna Roy| Edited by Sabir Hussain

Jharkhand unveils SOPs for schools’ reopening preparedness amid pandemic

Jharkhand seeks support of corporate, banks and civil societies for required safety measures in schools such as masks, thermal guns, hand washing units and sanitizers
Updated on Jul 03, 2020 01:52 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ranchi | By, Ranchi

Chandigarh admn to conduct aerial survey of Sukhna catchment area

UT administrator VPS Badnore accompanied by adviser Manoj Kumar Parida and other senior officials will be surveying the area in a chopper.
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Published on Mar 10, 2020 12:27 AM IST
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HC order on Sukhna catchment area: Capt forms panel to devise strategy with Haryana

The HC on March 2 had declared Sukhna Lake a legal entity and ordered the demolition of unauthorised as well as legal constructions in its catchment area within three months
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Published on Mar 06, 2020 01:22 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandiagarh | By, Mohali

SUKHNA CATCHMENT AREA: Map demarcations were verified on ground by UT

Exercise was carried out last year, but findings have not been made public.
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Published on Mar 05, 2020 12:18 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By, Chandigarh

Sukhna Lake is a living entity with rights: HC

Court orders demolition of buildings in catchment area in Chandigarh, Punjab, Haryana; wants lake to be declared wetland within 3 months
The court observed that Sukhna Lake is required to be declared as a legal entity for its survival, preservation and conservation.(HT FILE)
The court observed that Sukhna Lake is required to be declared as a legal entity for its survival, preservation and conservation.(HT FILE)
Published on Mar 03, 2020 12:32 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By, Chandigarh

HC to hear petitions on drying up of Sukhna Lake daily

Matters on construction in catchment area also to be taken up
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Published on Jan 16, 2020 12:58 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByHT Correspondent, Chandigarh

NGT panel slaps 1-crore fine on four Ludhiana units

The panel constituted by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) to check pollution in the Sutlej and Beas rivers has asked the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) to slap ₹1 crore fine on four industrial units in Ludhiana for violating environmental norms.
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Published on Dec 05, 2019 11:38 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jalandhar | ByGagandeep Jassowal, Jalandhar

Flood alert sounded in Panchkula

The water level had reached 476.2m at the time of filing this report around 9pm. The full reservoir level is 478m.
The DC has directed all officers concerned with disaster management not to leave their stations till the situation returns to normal. Tehsildars have been ordered to make public announcements.(HT image)
The DC has directed all officers concerned with disaster management not to leave their stations till the situation returns to normal. Tehsildars have been ordered to make public announcements.(HT image)
Updated on Aug 19, 2019 09:38 AM IST
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130 dead in Bihar floods, 88 lakh people affected

In Bihar 88.46 lakh people have been affected in 13 districts in inundation caused earlier this month due to the torrential rainfall in the catchment areas of Nepal, state disaster management department said.
People struggle to move on a street flooded with water in Bihar. (HT Photo)
People struggle to move on a street flooded with water in Bihar. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 31, 2019 10:18 AM IST
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Faridabad’s Badkal lake to be given new lease of life as tourist centre

The Haryana government is now making a concerted effort to revive these water bodies which — due to the influence of urbanisation, illegal groundwater extraction and mining in the Aravallis — have been worn to a shadow of their former selves, ecologically and culturally speaking.
Gurugram’s Badkal lake.(HT Photo)
Gurugram’s Badkal lake.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 28, 2019 12:48 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gurugram | ByPrayag Arora-Desai

Rain-hit Bihar villagers stare at a bleak future

Tragedy struck the Sadais in the wee hours of July 14, forcing hundreds like them, from Gopalkhan, Mehat, Bhalli Mehat and at least a dozen other adjoining villages to flee.
Heavy rainfall in Nepal this month, followed by heavy rainfall in several catchment areas of rivers in Bihar — including the Kamla which flows through Madhubani district — resulted in heavy flooding that has affected 12 of the state’s 30 districts, and led to 123 deaths.(PTI Photo)
Heavy rainfall in Nepal this month, followed by heavy rainfall in several catchment areas of rivers in Bihar — including the Kamla which flows through Madhubani district — resulted in heavy flooding that has affected 12 of the state’s 30 districts, and led to 123 deaths.(PTI Photo)
Published on Jul 27, 2019 02:34 PM IST
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Jhanjharpur (Madhubani) | ByB Vijay Murty

The tiger conservation policy needs a paradigm shift

Recent tiger-human conflicts and the persistent demands by affected people to control the animal, is a big challenge in ensuring the long-term survival of the tiger
Tigers living outside reserves need attention. We need better surveillance measures, more information gathering and better coordination among states to protect our tiger population. Can we imagine India without tigers?(PTI)
Tigers living outside reserves need attention. We need better surveillance measures, more information gathering and better coordination among states to protect our tiger population. Can we imagine India without tigers?(PTI)
Updated on Jun 15, 2019 10:37 PM IST
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ByDigvijay Singh Khati

Meghalayans plant 1.5 million saplings across the state

460 villages across the 46 community and rural development blocks planted 1,000 saplings each. A million saplings were also planted in 306 spring sheds and catchment areas across the state.
Chief Minister Conrad Sangma planting a sapling at Langkyrdem village.(HT Photo)
Chief Minister Conrad Sangma planting a sapling at Langkyrdem village.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 06, 2019 10:23 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Shillong | ByDavid Laitphlang

Drought, threat of less rain: Cloud seeding to help tackle water crisis

Jayakwadi is the biggest water reservoir in Marathwada and has zero water stock at present. There is only 2.86% water left in the reservoirs of Marathwada. Last monsoon, the state received only 77% of the average rainfall.
Faced with delayed onset of monsoon, severe drought and water scarcity, the state government has decided to conduct cloud seeding at Vidharbha and Marathwada, where little or no rainfall is expected this year. (Photo by Rishikesh Choudhary/HT)
Faced with delayed onset of monsoon, severe drought and water scarcity, the state government has decided to conduct cloud seeding at Vidharbha and Marathwada, where little or no rainfall is expected this year. (Photo by Rishikesh Choudhary/HT)
Updated on May 29, 2019 07:53 AM IST
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Gurugram’s new drainage plan focuses on revival of village ponds and recharging wells

This plan, which will be implemented over the next four years, was approved at the fourth meeting of the Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) on Monday, in Chandigarh.
A month before the expected arrival of the monsoon winds, chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar gave his approval to a ‘comprehensive drainage plan’ for the city(Photo by Sakib Ali / Hindustan Times)
A month before the expected arrival of the monsoon winds, chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar gave his approval to a ‘comprehensive drainage plan’ for the city(Photo by Sakib Ali / Hindustan Times)
Updated on May 28, 2019 07:44 AM IST
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Gurugram | ByHT Correspondent

Supreme Court bans mining activities along Kaziranga park

The court also directed the Assam director general of police, to ensure compliance of the order and prevent any illegal mining in the region.
The Supreme Court has banned all mining activities along the Kaziranga National Park and catchment area of rivers originating in Karbi Anglong Hills in Assam.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
The Supreme Court has banned all mining activities along the Kaziranga National Park and catchment area of rivers originating in Karbi Anglong Hills in Assam.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 16, 2019 09:08 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent and Agencies

As winter sets in, Dharamshala’s Dal Lake dries up again

The lake has gradually lost its water storage capacity due to rapid silting and continuous seepage. This has further affected the flora and fauna in the catchment areas.
The problem of silting and seepage first appeared in mid-2000s in the Dal Lake at Naddi village.(HT Photo)
The problem of silting and seepage first appeared in mid-2000s in the Dal Lake at Naddi village.(HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 19, 2018 11:56 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dharamshala | By, Dharamshala

Mumbai has 83% water stock in dams, 3 of 7 lakes overflow

The water stock on Monday was 12,05,597 million litres, compared to 12,51,102 million litres on July 15 last year.
The city needs 14.47 lakh million litres of water at the end of the monsoon to ensure there are no water cuts.(HT Photo/Representational Image)
The city needs 14.47 lakh million litres of water at the end of the monsoon to ensure there are no water cuts.(HT Photo/Representational Image)
Updated on Aug 01, 2018 12:33 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Morbe dam fills up, no water cut in Navi Mumbai this year too

Incessant rains this monsoon have filled Morbe dam to the overflow level. The Khalapur tehsildar, Rajendra Chavan on Tuesday initiated controlled release of water from the dam to ensure there is no flooding in the region. Villages located in the area have also been asked to be on alert.
Morbe dam in Navi Mumbai(HT Photo)
Morbe dam in Navi Mumbai(HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 25, 2018 11:49 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByG Mohiuddin Jeddy, Navi Mumbai

Rains raise lake levels to brim, Mumbai has enough water stock for 215 days

Mumbai gets water from lakes in Thane and Nashik districts, which have seen excess rainfall starting June 1.
Heavy rainfall over the weekend brought cheers as the level of water in the city’s seven main lakes has gone up by 56%.(Bachchan Kumar)
Heavy rainfall over the weekend brought cheers as the level of water in the city’s seven main lakes has gone up by 56%.(Bachchan Kumar)
Updated on Jul 16, 2018 11:52 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Gurugram faces flood due to construction on Ghata lake, warns activists

The Ghata lake bed serves as the floodplain for Li nullah, a storm water drain which enters Gurugram from Delhi via Gwal Pahari.
A signboard, metres away from a new building erected on bed of Ghata lake, warns that non-forest activities on the land are liable to action under Forest Act.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
A signboard, metres away from a new building erected on bed of Ghata lake, warns that non-forest activities on the land are liable to action under Forest Act.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 27, 2018 06:12 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByPrayag Arora-Desai, Gurugram

‘Long-distance swimming is on the rise in India,’ says founder of Enduro Sports Goa

Elias Patel, founder, Enduro Sports Goa, speaks about the Annual Swimathon and also explained the sports swimming industry in the country and people’s response to the sport.
Elias Patel, founder of Enduro Sports Goa.(HT Photo)
Elias Patel, founder of Enduro Sports Goa.(HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 23, 2018 05:31 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByHT Correspondent

A silent revolution of reviving the natural springs and protecting them in Pune’s Bavdhan

Shailendra Patel, known as ‘kaka’ to the local Bavdhan residents, is working on saving the natural springs in the city
The spring at Bavdhan, a natural one , was at the centre of a puja being performed on Sunday by residents seeking blessings for their efforts to clean the water fount and to persuade the municipal officials to preserve this “heritage site” from the ongoing march of urbanisation.(HT PHOTO)
The spring at Bavdhan, a natural one , was at the centre of a puja being performed on Sunday by residents seeking blessings for their efforts to clean the water fount and to persuade the municipal officials to preserve this “heritage site” from the ongoing march of urbanisation.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 23, 2018 05:09 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByPrachi Bari

Ecological Survey report: Mutha can get a new lease of life

Revival possible if recommendations in report are implemented.
Polluted Mutha river as seen from the bridge near Omkareshwar temple on Monday.(Sanket Wankhade/HT PHOTO)
Polluted Mutha river as seen from the bridge near Omkareshwar temple on Monday.(Sanket Wankhade/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 18, 2018 03:15 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByPrachi Bari
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