JAIPUR: The empowered committee constituted by the state government for immediate clearance of debris in public areas and draining of flood water in affected areas of the city has sanctioned Rs 52 crore to JDA and Rs 48 crore to JMC. The amount has been sanctioned for cleaning of drains, repairing of potholes on roads and for purchase of new equipment.

The funds released by the empowered committee to civic authorities are part of drainage-repair package announced by chief minister Ashok Gehlot on Monday. Out of Rs 52 crore, JDA has been asked to spend Rs 15 crore on cleaning of sewage lines, Rs 18 crore for repairing of roads and Rs 30 crore to initiate construction under master drainage plan.

Civic bodies do not prepare in advance for the recurrent problem: Petition

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday asked the Delhi Chief Secretary to set up a high-power committee taking on board all stakeholders to suggest long and short term measures to deal with water-logging in the Capital. Passing the direction, a Division Bench of the Court comprising Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Vipin Sanghi said the committee will have officials of the Public Works Department, the East, South and North Delhi Municipal Corporations,

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday pulled up the city’s civic agencies for not taking measures to desilt drains in order to prevent the problem of water-logging during monsoon.

On a day the Capital received the season’s heaviest rain and traffic was thrown out of gear due to water-logging, the Delhi High Court pulled up the three municipal bodies on Tuesday for not taking concrete steps to deal with the poor drainage system.

A Division Bench of the Court comprising Justice S. K. Kaul and Justice Vipin Sanghi scolded the three local bodies -- East Delhi Municipal Corporation, North Delhi Municipal Corporation and South Delhi Municipal Corporation -- when their counsel submitted that the drains in their respective areas were very old which were coming in the way of draining of rain water fast and smoothly.

Aug. 8: Dispur has given the green signal for setting up Guwahati Waterbodies Regulatory Authority to protect wetlands from being converted for other purposes.

The death toll due to Japanese Encephalitis (JE) in eastern Uttar Pradesh has now reached 154 with three children succumbing to the killer virus on Wednesday night.

The three children died at the BRD Medical College in Gorakhpur where they had been admitted for treatment. A total of 663 encephalitis patients were admitted to different government hospitals of Gorakhpur and Basti districts in 2012 of which 154 died, said additional director, health, of Gorakhpur division, Diwakar Prasad.

Few other divisions of the Kochi Corporation have as many infrastructure projects lined up as the Vyttila division.

Vyttila is the biggest junction in the State and is home to the inter-modal mobility hub. A railway halt is expected at the adjacent Ponnurunni, so that Vyttila can lay claim to being a hub for road, metro-rail, railway and waterway transport. These peculiarities have together led to a steep increase in number of vehicles and pedestrians passing through the junction.

Fatehabad: Very few farmers turned up to receive their cheques on the first day today after the authorities announced award to compensate farmers whose land has been acquired for the upcoming nucle

KOLKATA, 12 JULY: Officials of the environment department of Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) are planning to visit the municipal markets in the city next week to check whether the ban on plasti

July 4: The Kamrup (metro) district administration will now seek the help of IIT Guwahati to conduct a study into the perennial problem of waterlogging in the city.

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