Storm played havoc on Wednesday night forty five people have died following heavy rainfall and dust storms across Uttar Pradesh.
Agra registered thirty six deaths, Bijnor three and Saharanpur two, while one death each was reported from Bareilly, Moradabad Chitrakoot and Rampur. Local authorities in each of these areas have issued directions to provide immediate relief and carry out a thorough and full assessment.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has announced a compensation of upto Rs.4 lakhs to the families of the deceased and Rs 50,000 for each of the injured.
At least 27 people were killed and nearly 100 injured as a high-intensity squall followed by thunder showers hit parts of Rajasthan overnight, leaving a trail of destruction. Houses collapsed and electricity poles and trees were uprooted as the severe dust storm swept the Matysya region.
Saddened by the loss of lives due to dust storms in various parts of India. Condolences to the bereaved families. May the injured recover soon. Have asked officials to coordinate with the respective state governments and work towards assisting those who have been affected: PM
May02, 2018 (C) Ravinder Singh firstname.lastname@example.org
WHO report only talked of Air Pollution, Water Pollution is DEADLIEST – ones who can’t afford Water Purifiers drink Contaminated With Bacteria & Heavy Metals, Dissolved Salts, at most places Water Extracted from Ground is Unfit for even Crops we eat.
Air, Water & Foods are all contaminated and harmful to health.
India has Talent but are not allowed to work. Mediocre are engaged for all critical and non-critical jobs. I was not getting Patents, on getting patents after 10 years; was not getting Funds next 20 years; I may get funds for filing patents but not for setting up R&D Center.
India needs A MILLION R&D CENTERS.
India is let down by TERI & CSE for 40 years. India didn’t require a single thermal power plant – has over 200,000 MW Hydro Potential in Himalayas alone. TERI & CSE had failed to promote ENERGY EFFICIENCY. Forget high-tech TERI and CSE couldn’t deliver a good FUNCTIONAL VERY COSTLY Rain Harvest Structure in 40 years- it was basically All Loot.
In 2006 I told at one TERI-CSE event ‘Capital Cost of Yamuna Dams is Rs.10 per Cubic Meter of Water Shall Serve Over 100 Years but a RWH structure Rs.1400 Per Cubic Meter that doesn’t work even for a day.’
TERI has operating since 1974 didn’t deliver a good Kerosene Stove or Wood Burning Stove though managed FUNDING for perhaps over 100 such projects – main cause of pollution in Rural Homes.
In 1975 I offered JRD Tata to improve TRF Coal Handling Plant. What is shocking is that then New Electrostatic Precipitators operated at 99.5% Efficiency but were not maintained properly. >> Way back in 1965 or earlier Fly Ash collection technology was available – Installed at Hitachi 60 MW Power Plant at IP Station.
India could not even ‘Copy Electrostatic Precipitators’ in 50+ years want foreign technology for it.
CSE Opted for CNG for Public Transport in Delhi in 2000 when LPG was cheaper and Freely available – took 6 years to roll out – 6000 Blue Line CNG buses were Scrapped because Bus Drivers were Reckless –gave 5 km per kg of CNG, Marcopolo Buses 2 km or less. Delhi need UBERISED Buses, Autos & Taxis & Strict Parking Regulations.
Joseph Bazalgette pioneered covered Sewer System 150 years ago –Delhi is not investing in Under Ground Sewers but building Flyovers in Open Sewage Channel/Drains.
Delhi can restrict supply of RAW FOODS Like Banana, Pine Apple, Cauliflower that cause 10,000 Tons of City Garbage – Delhi can have CLEAN FOODS.
Delhi-Indian Cities Can Have Clean Air Water and Foods – In Near Future.
Ravinder Singh, Inventor & Consultant, INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES AND PROJECTS
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Ravinder Singh* is a WIPO awarded inventor specializing in Power, Transportation,
Smart Cities, Water, Energy Saving, Agriculture, Manufacturing, Technologies and Projects