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Of 4,862 large dams, only 349 have emergency disaster action plans: CAG

23 Jul 2017 | IANS | New Delhi

Only 349 of 4,862 India's large dams have emergency disaster action plans in place, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India's performance report on flood control and management schemes of the Water Resources Ministry has revealed. "Out of 4,862 large dams, emergency action plans or disaster management plans of only 349 dams, which is seven per cent, were prepared (March 2016)...

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Inmates refuse to take lunch to protest against new jail rule

25 Jul 2017 | PNS | Haridwar

Authorities of the district jail landed in trouble on Monday when the prisoners refused to take lunch asa part of protesting againstthe new rules proposed by the district jail. As per the new system, the meeting of the inmates with the visitors would be video-recorded with the duration of such meetings being reduced from half an hour to 15 minutes...

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