“The Water Dancer” by Victoria James will be displayed at the LA Times Festival of Books 2022

Discovering hidden talents is depicted in Victoria James’ book that entices the readers.

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“I absolutely loved this book. It’s very inspiring, and it teaches everyone to go for their dreams… we all have gifts and talents. Don’t be afraid to believe in yourself.” – Stranda James.



“The Water Dancer” by Victoria James will be displayed at the Los Angeles Times Festival of books on April 23-24, 2022, at the University of Southern California campus, Los Angeles, CA.



This story is about Zulaya, a hip-hop dancer who can control water with her dancing techniques. It will be a series that follows a high school student as she develops her abilities and capabilities. She will experience friendships, pain, and love along the journey. Because she struggles with not knowing where she belongs in this world, the character is relatable. I like that she isn’t this cool girl who has everything sorted out.



This story relates to the author as she once thought that she had no purpose in the world for not having talent. While she could not express her thoughts and feelings through words, she opted for music. Soon Victoria discovered that she was a natural at writing and cherished it throughout her life.



This does not relate only to Victoria but to all the people that are downed by not knowing what they are good at. It is never too late to discover talents.



“The Water Dancer” is a fantastic children’s book. Adults can benefit from it as well. It’s precisely what the world requires. This book teaches readers never to forget that humans are flawed beings. Also, keep in mind that everyone may achieve anything.



The mix of the story and the artwork will keep readers absorbed from beginning to end. It’s full of adventure, excitement, and life lessons that are simple enough for a young mind to comprehend.



The Water Dancer

Author | Victoria James

Genre | Children’s Mystery

Publisher | AuthorHouse

Published date | May 11, 2020



Anyone that is interested can get a copy of Victoria James’ “The Water Dancer” available at AuthorHouse and visit the upcoming LA Times Festival of Books 2022.



Author

The Author’s name is Victoria James, and she is 29 years old; she has loved writing ever since she was a girl. There is nothing better than to be able to write it all down on paper when words seem to fail her. She has three beautiful children, Kai, Annalee, and August, that have only driven her to focus on her passion that much more. This will be Victoria’s third published book, and she is so excited to continue this journey and put more of her work out there for people to read and enjoy.

 

Water Treaty/Agreement


 Government of India has signed water treaties/ agreement with our neighbouring countries in the past for mutual benefits in the field of water resources. Indus Waters Treaty was signed in the year 1960 with Pakistan concerning the use of waters of the Indus system of rivers. The Treaty extends to main rivers of Indus basin i.e. Sutlej, Beas, Ravi (Eastern rivers) and Jhelum, Chenab and Indus (Western rivers) including their tributaries and sub tributaries and other water bodies. All the waters of the Eastern Rivers were allocated to India for her unrestricted use while India is under obligation to let flow all the waters of the Western Rivers, except for the domestic, non-consumptive and other uses permitted in the Treaty.


A Treaty has been signed with Nepal in the year 1996, viz. Mahakali Treaty concerning Integrated Development of the Mahakali River (known as river ‘Sarda’ in India), including Sarda Barrage, Tanakpur Barrage and Pancheshwar Project. In addition, Kosi Agreement, 1954 (amended in December, 1966) and Gandak Agreement, 1959 (amended in April, 1964) were signed with Nepal for construction of Kosi Project and Gandak Project respectively.


Ganga / Ganges Waters sharing Treaty was signed with Bangladesh in the year 1996 for sharing of Ganga/Ganges waters at Farakka. As per the Treaty, the Ganga/Ganges waters is being shared at Farakka (which is the last control structure on river Ganga in India) during lean period, from 1st January to 31st May every year, on 10-day period basis as per the formula provided in the Treaty. 


No proposal is pending with the Government to have such water treaty/agreements with the neighbouring countries in the coming days.


This Information was given by the Minister of State for Jal Shakti Shri Bishweswar Tudu in a written      reply in Lok Sabha today.


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conservation of Water Resources


Water being a State subject, it is the responsibility of States/UTs and local bodies to ensure required treatment of sewage and industrial effluent before discharging into recipient water bodies or land for prevention and control of pollution therein.




Government of India supplements efforts of the States/UTs by providing financial and technical assistance in abatement of pollution including protection of water resources in the country through various central sector schemes for development of infrastructure for environmentally sound management of generated municipal sewage, industrial effluent and wastes apart from specific schemes such as National River Conservation Plan (NRCP) for rejuvenation of polluted rivers, National Lake Conservation Plan for restoration of stagnant water bodies, National Wetlands Conservation Programme (NWCP), AMRUT.




Government of India (GoI), with an aim to prevent water pollution, promulgated Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974 and various Acts under the umbrella act called ‘Environment (Protection) Act, 1986.  As per the provisions of Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 and Water (Prevention & Control of Pollution), Act 1974, industrial units are required to install Effluent Treatment Plants (ETPs) and treat their effluents to comply with stipulated environmental standards before discharging into river and water bodies. Accordingly, Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and State Pollution Control Boards (SPCBs) in the States or Pollution Control Committees (PCCs) in Union Territories, monitor industries with respect to effluent discharge standards and take action for non-compliance under provisions empowered under these Acts.




Further, as per the information received from SPCBs/PCCs (including Tamil Nadu SPCB), there are 2,839 Grossly Polluting Industries in the country. Out of these 2,839 industries, 2,186 industries are operational and 653 industries are self-closed. Number of complying and non-complying units are 2,055 and 131 respectively. Show cause notices have been issued to 55 units and closure directions have been issued to 56 units for non-compliance. State-wise status of GPI units in the country is at Annexure-I.




Assessment with regard to the quantum of water being rendered unfit for use every year due to industrial pollution is not carried out by CPCB. However, based on water quality monitoring carried out under National Water Quality Monitoring Programme (NWMP), considering Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD) as criteria pollutant, in the year 2018, CPCB identified 351 polluted river stretches on 323 rivers on basis of two years’ data of 2016 & 2017 (Annexure – II).




This Information was given by the Minister of State for Jal Shakti Shri Bishweswar Tudu in a written      reply in Lok Sabha today.


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ANNEXURE-I


Compliance Status of Grossly Polluting Industries (GPIs)












































SPCB/PCC

Total no. of industries

No. of industries closed  by their own

No. of industries operational

No. of industries complying with environmental standards

No. of industries non-complying with environmental standards

No. of industries against which action is  taken for non-complying with environmental standards

Show cause notice issued

Closure directions issued

Legal cases filed

Action under process

Andaman & Nicobar

2


2

1

1


1



Andhra Pradesh

66

11

55

50

5

2

1


2

Arunachal Pradesh

97

8

89

63

26

3

23



Assam










Bihar

84

34

50

50






Chandigarh










Chhattisgarh

2


2

1

1


1



Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli










Delhi

3


3

3






Goa










Gujarat

25

1

24

20

4

3



1

Haryana

627

27

600

594

6


6



Himachal Pradesh










Jammu & Kashmir

69


69

66

3

3




Jharkhand

45

6

39

5

34

14

10

2

8

Karnataka

4


4

4






Kerala

29

1

28

27

1


1



Lakshadweep










Madhya Pradesh

2


2

2






Maharashtra

4

1

3

3






Manipur










Meghalaya

2


2

2






Mizoram










Nagaland










Odisha

6


6

6






Puducherry

3


3

3






Punjab

5


5

4

1

1




Rajasthan

1


1

1






Sikkim










Tamil Nadu










Telangana

3

1

2

2






Tripura










Uttar Pradesh

1,648

560

1,088

1,047

41

22

13


6

Uttarakhand

64


64

60

4

4




West Bengal

48

3

45

41

4

3



1

Total

2,839

653

2,186

2,055

131

55

56

2

18






ANNEXURE-II




State-wise & Priority wise number of Polluted River Stretches






































S. No.

STATE/UNION TERRITORY

PRIORITY

Grand Total

I

II

III

IV

V

1

ANDHRA PRADESH

2

3

5

2

ASSAM

3

1

4

3

33

44

3

BIHAR

1

5

6

4

CHHATTISGARH

4

1

5

5

DAMAN, DIU AND DADRA NAGAR HAVELI

1

1

6

DELHI

1

1

7

GOA

1

2

8

11

8

GUJARAT

5

1

2

6

6

20

9

HARYANA

2

2

10

HIMACHAL PRADESH

1

1

1

4

7

11

JAMMU & KASHMIR

1

2

2

4

9

12

JHARKHAND

3

4

7

13

KARNATAKA

4

7

6

17

14

KERALA

1

5

15

21

15

MADHYA PRADESH

3

1

1

3

14

22

16

MAHARASHTRA

9

6

14

10

14

53

17

MANIPUR

1

8

9

18

MEGHALAYA

2

3

2

7

19

MIZORAM

1

3

5

9

20

NAGALAND

1

1

2

2

6

21

ODISHA

1

3

2

13

19

22

PUDUCHERRY

1

1

2

23

PUNJAB

2

1

1

4

24

RAJASTHAN

1

1

2

25

SIKKIM

4

4

26

TAMIL NADU

4

1

1

6

27

TELANGANA

1

2

2

2

1

8

28

TRIPURA

6

6

29

UTTAR PRADESH

4

1

2

5

12

30

UTTARAKHAND

3

1

1

4

9

31

WEST BENGAL

1

1

3

4

8

17

Grand Total

45

16

43

72

175

351


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Big Water Marina and Campground Hosts Annual Polar Bear Plunge

 On Saturday, February 26, 2022, Big Water Marina and Campground will host an annual polar bear plunge into Lake Hartwell to raise awareness and funds for the Anderson County Red Fez Shrine Club. Organizers hope to beat previous years’ fundraising efforts and generate a strong sense of community during the day’s event.

The day will kick off at 9:00 AM with day-of registration & check-in for the polar bear plunge, and the participants will plunge into Lake Hartwell at 10:00 AM. Registration for the polar bear plunge is $30, and the event is open to the public. Any interested participants may visit the link for the event waiver below and send a completed version, along with registration payment, to AndersonRedFez@Gmail.com. All polar plungers will receive a complimentary t-shirt and medal to commemorate the event.

As an additional contribution from Big Water Marina and Campground, there will be a raffle for a free half-day pontoon rental. Anyone attending or participating in the event is eligible to participate in the raffle by purchasing tickets for $1/each. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Anderson County Shrine Club, and more event details can be found by visiting the Facebook event page linked below.

For questions or more information, please call 864-359-0216.

Visit the Facebook event page & RSVP here: https://fb.me/e/4Y4hApYwf

Polar Plunge waiver for participants: https://bit.ly/PolarPlungeWaiver

Sponsorship opportunities: https://bit.ly/PolarPlungeSponsors

About Big Water Marina and Campground: Big Water Marina is a self-service facility that is located on the largest expanse of open water on Lake Hartwell. The marina supports 150+ wet slips for both long and short-term boat parking. The full-service campground includes RV sites, primitive tent sites, and a seasonal bar & grill. Boat, kayak, paddleboard, and hydrobike rentals are available for visitors looking to explore the lake, while the marina’s Ship Store is stocked with essential items for purchase. Future plans in the works include cabin rentals, covered docks, family-friendly activities, and continued expansion of the marina grounds. To stay up to date with all announcements, follow Big Water Marina and Campground on social media.

For media inquiries, contact info@bigwatermarina.com.

Big Water Marina and Campground

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Cold Water Fisheries


The Department of Fisheries, Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying is implementing a flagship scheme namely Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY) with a highest ever investment of Rs. 20,050 crore for a period of 5 years with effect from 2020-21 to 2024-25 in all the States/Union Territories. PMMSY inter-alia provides support for promotion of cold water fisheries with a special focus on establishment of Trout Fish hatcheries, construction of raceways, inputs for Trout rearing units, construction of new ponds,, establishment of Recirculatory Aquaculture system(RAS), establishment of cages for culture of fish and also post-harvest infrastructure facilities. During 2020-21 and current financial year(2021-22), project proposals at a total outlay of Rs.19586.27 lakh have been approved for development of cold water fisheries including post- harvest development, transportation, promotion and branding facilities of Rainbow Trout. UT/State-wise details of proposals approved/funds released is furnished at Annexure-I.


UT/State-wise details of project proposals approved during 2020-21 and 2021-22 for development of Cold water fisheries under the Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana.














Sl. No.

State/UT

Cumulative total


Project Cost

Total Fund


Released

1.

Arunachal Pradesh

1864.20

503.33

2.

Himachal Pradesh

4434.57

1135.44

3.

Jammu & Kashmir

5397.99

2028.05

4.

Ladakh

744.60

139.05

5.

Sikkim

2825.31

555.21

6.

Uttarakhand

4319.60

1830.01

Total

19586.27

6191.09








This information was given by Union Minister for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying, Shri Parshottam Rupala in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today.


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