CII Water Innovation Summit
The CII Water Innovation Summit was held on 18th and 19th Sept., 2019 at New Delhi is attended by Col TP Tayagi, Mrs Ranju Minhas, Mr Joseph Verghese and Mr Ashish singh.
Mrs Ranju Minhas proposed that the corporates and the industries should allocate CSR funding on raising awareness on preventing water pollution happening from homes. She also wondered whether it would be possible to install water pollution meters at community level. There should be a ban on harmful chemicals being used in toiletries in households, because 80% of waste water gets critically polluted due to such harmful chemicals which are banned in other countries. Since regulatory authority is issuing incentives to industries which are using best practices for waste water treatment and its reuse, similar incentives should be offered to communities of residents (RWAs) also. Mr Ashish Singh raised the issue of water pollution caused by carpet and dying industry as majority of these industries are not complying with the water treatment norms. This was causing ground water pollution and also polluting the water bodies and rivers in the vicinity. – By Ranju Minhas
Drip Irrigation for the Farmers of Medak District in Telangana
Ms Shubha Thakur who recently took charge as Mission Director – Drip Irrigation in the capacity as Jt. Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture shared with the Hyderabad-based civil society organisations and the CoRWA team, the new initiatives she is planning to implement to increase the drip irrigation across India that has the potential to save much water by farmers. In response to their request she promised to visit Medak District farmers, as the central schemes are implemented through state governments.
Lake Beautification in RK Puram
A meeting, chaired by Corporator Smt. K Sridevi Hanumantha Rao was convened with Mr. Hanumantha Rao, irrigation SE, Bim Prasad Rao, EE Kurshid, DE Venkatprasada, BT Srinivasan, Major Shivakiran, Prof. B.V. Subba Rao, Venkataramana Sharma, Shankar, Nanda Prasad and Syed Ahmed in order to review the progress on RK Puram Lake beautification.
Mr. Bim Prasad Rao highlighted issues faced due to private lands within the full tank level (FTL), and lake buffer zone. The irrigation department explained plans for dredging the lake but the issue of insufficient funds allocation to take up the work. The Corporator assured that she would talk to MLA Sri Mynampally Hanumantha Rao and take all the required help. – By B T Srinivasan, Malkajgiri
CII – Indian Green Building Council (IGBC)
CII-IGBC’s National Conference on Green Hotels & Resorts – 28 September 2019 will take place at HICC, Novotel, Hyderabad. On behalf of UFERWAS and CoRWA, it will be attended by Mr. T.Kanishka and Mr. V.V. Rao.
The Indian Green Building Council (IGBC), part of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), is spearheading the green building movement in India since 2001. India with over 6.92 Billion Sq.ft is one of the top five countries in the world with largest registered green building footprint. This significant growth has been made possible with the support of passionate and committed stakeholders of the Indian industry. IGBC aspires to facilitate 10 Billion Sq. ft., by 2022, when India celebrates 75th year of Independence. The vision of the Council is to ‘enable sustainable built environment for all and facilitate India to be a global leader in sustainable built environment by 2022’.
By Vaishnavi Paturu, Associate Counsellor, CII-IGBC: +91 90326 58795,
Choice of Telecom & Internet Service Providers Cannot be Limited
Soon RWAs may not be at liberty to strike exclusive deals with telecom and internet service providers, as per new guidelines on the anvil by the Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry.
Just like works through approved vendors for services like electricity, water, sanitation by the urban authorities, ducting for internet and other telecom services will have to be entrusted to approved service providers based on new rules formulated by the Digital Communications Commission.
New rules will apply to old and upcoming residential colonies across India.
Padmavathi Nagar Welfare Association, Hasthina Puram (Vanasthalipuram), Hyderabad has conducted an awareness programme on water conservation in coordination with Water Board on 15th in their colony. Hasthinapuram Corporator Ms. Ramavat Padmanayak told the residents to develop more water harvesting pits, and to go green. Water Works Manager Sri. Ravinder Reddy and other members Sri. Surender, Nageshwara Rao, Srinivasa Reddy, etc. took active part in it.
Teachers’ Day Celebrations
The Adileela Foundation celebrated “Guru Brahmotsavam Celebrations” on the occasion of Teachers Day at Andhra Pradesh & Telangana Bhavan, New Delhi on 5th September 2019. Shri. G. Kishan Reddy, Minister of State for Home, GoI who was the chief guest. Shri. Ramdas Athawale, Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment was present along with several eminent personalities from all over India.
Deendayal Nagar Senior Citizens Welfare Association under Malkajgiri circle, Hyderabad has celebrated Teachers’ Day on the occasion of the birthday of Dr. S. Radha Krishnan, former President of India on 5th September at their office. They honoured Sri. Hanumantha Reddy, Khaja, Dr. Chandraiah, Dr. Veeraiah, and Sri. Uday Shankar Rao with shawls and fruits for their excellence in teaching. The association’s President Sri.N.E. Acharya in his speech explained the importance of the teacher in the society and the same is shown in their slogan. “Jai Jawan-Jai Kisan, Jai Upadhaya’ as the three are the pillars of the Nation. He also explained that their Association is honouring Teachers right from its formation since 2013.
By N.E. Acharya, President
Avagahana Samstha, Guntur (A.P.) celebrated Teachers’ Day on 5th, where several students participated actively and felicitated 11 eminent teachers. Members from Senior Citizens Association, literateur Dr. Ravi Ranga Rao and several others have participated in the celebrations.
Mr. Giri along with Upender, Anand, Lakshminarayana, Rajender, Swamy, Silpa, Radha Manjeera and other members of Prerana have richly rewarded the Karate kid Ramji of Vidyaranya School for having won the gold medal at the national competitions held recently in Hyderabad.