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Workers repairing cracks which have appeared near the retaining wall of bridge near Sherpur Chowk in Ludhiana on Sunday.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)

Rail overbridge in Ludhiana develops cracks a week after it opens

By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON JUN 01, 2020 05:38 AM IST
The cracks were spotted on Sunday morning by commuters and the traffic police diverted vehicles from the spot to prevent further damage
Miyawaki, the Japanese technique of plantation will lead to dense forests on small patches of land, which could help restore soil erosion and reduce water-logging.(HT Photo / Representative Image)
Miyawaki, the Japanese technique of plantation will lead to dense forests on small patches of land, which could help restore soil erosion and reduce water-logging.(HT Photo / Representative Image)

Mumbai civic body finalises 61 sites for its urban gardens

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Steffy Thevar, Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 15, 2019 01:14 PM IST
While announcing the plan, BMC chief Pardeshi had said these urban forests will not only increase Mumbai’s green cover, but could also help reduce waterlogging by working as natural ponds.
Villagers storing stones to make a boundary for rain water harvesting at Ara-Keram Village under Ormanjhi block in Ranchi on July 28, 2019.(Hindustan Times)
Villagers storing stones to make a boundary for rain water harvesting at Ara-Keram Village under Ormanjhi block in Ranchi on July 28, 2019.(Hindustan Times)

PM Modi praises Ranchi villages for water conservation efforts

Hindustan Times, Ranchi | By Sanjoy Dey
UPDATED ON JUL 29, 2019 05:42 AM IST
The PM in his Mann Ki Baat address drew upon various examples of conservation efforts undertaken by Jharkhand.
The only way we can save ourselves is to mobilise people and especially around the remaining forests. We need to create new forests across India.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The only way we can save ourselves is to mobilise people and especially around the remaining forests. We need to create new forests across India.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Make forest creation on degraded and private village land a priority

By Valmik Thapar
UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2019 09:21 AM IST
Sacred groves could add lakhs of hectares to India’s green cover and restore our depleting natural wealth.
Despite the report of respected scientist Madhav Gadgil, these essential forests were systematically violated and interest groups successfully lobbied for their further clearing for agriculture and even, real estate.(Corbis via Getty Images)
Despite the report of respected scientist Madhav Gadgil, these essential forests were systematically violated and interest groups successfully lobbied for their further clearing for agriculture and even, real estate.(Corbis via Getty Images)

Kerala blunder being repeated in Haryana

New Delhi | By Bharati Chaturvedi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 17, 2019 11:52 PM IST
Kerala’s unforgivable error is being repeated in Haryana, where the government is amending the Punjab Land Preservation Act, excluding a chunk of the Aravallis from protection, making it available for real estate and similar development.
Civic body discovered a 20-foot cavity near Marine Drive on Monday.(Bhushan Koyande/HT)
Civic body discovered a 20-foot cavity near Marine Drive on Monday.(Bhushan Koyande/HT)

20-foot cavity to clog Marine Drive for three days as civic body begins repairs

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JAN 29, 2019 08:19 AM IST
Civic body notices road had sunk near Pizza By The Bay, discover cavity
Trucks dumping garbage at Ghazipur landfill site in New Delhi.(HT File Photo)
Trucks dumping garbage at Ghazipur landfill site in New Delhi.(HT File Photo)

EDMC struggling to reduce garbage burden at Ghazipur landfill

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2018 09:41 AM IST
Several planned measures are either yet to be launched or have not been implemented in full steam
The state has been directed to ensure that the Chhoti Chowpatty part of the beach be cleared by the month-end.(HT File Photo)
The state has been directed to ensure that the Chhoti Chowpatty part of the beach be cleared by the month-end.(HT File Photo)

Restore north-end of Mumbai’s Girgaum Chowpatty, court tells state

Hindustan Times | By Kanchan Chaudhari, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2018 12:38 PM IST
In its report, the committee had flagged the risk of soil erosion at the northern end of the beach.
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As architecture changes, a guide to new-age monsoon maintenance

Hindustan Times | By Prakruti Maniar
PUBLISHED ON MAY 28, 2018 07:42 PM IST
More glass and less concrete; more basements, fewer balconies and taller buildings mean you need to look out for a different set of issues.
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)

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

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Prachi Bari
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2018 05:09 PM IST
Shailendra Patel, known as ‘kaka’ to the local Bavdhan residents, is working on saving the natural springs in the city
Water conservationist Rajendra Singh during a regional conference on environment at Punjab University on Sunday.(Sikander Singh Chopra/HT)
Water conservationist Rajendra Singh during a regional conference on environment at Punjab University on Sunday.(Sikander Singh Chopra/HT)

Sukhna is dead, can be revived, says Waterman of India

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Tanbir Dhaliwal, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2018 11:52 AM IST
At a Panjab University conclave, Rajendra Singh suggests scientific ways for desilting the lake.
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