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India and ADB Sign $240 Million Loan to Provide Safe Drinking Water Service in 3 West Bengal Districts 3.10.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Government of India and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) today signed $240 million loan for providing safe and sustainable drinking water to about 1.65 million people in three districts of the state of West Bengal affected by arsenic, fluoride, and salinity.
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'Imran appears very meek and almost unhappy' 5.9.2018 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
'Imran and his government have obviously agreed to be subservient to the military establishment.''How can we expect him to take a stand on anything?'
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Study on Groundwater Contamination 30.7.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Central Ground Water Board (CGWB) regularly monitors ground water quality of shallow aquifers on a regional scale, once every year. Ground water quality data generated during various scientific studies and ground water quality monitoring indicate that the ground water in major part of the country is potable.
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Bihar to get world's cheapest clean drinking water 15.7.2018 Sify Finance
[India], Jul 14 (ANI): With the launch of cost-effective innovative water project, Bihar will soon provide the cheapest drinking water in the world.
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Demand for thorough exam of fish, vegetables in Diphu market 7.7.2018 The Assam Tribune
Demand for thorough exam of fish, vegetables in Diphu market
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21 Indian cities will run out of groundwater by 2020 6.7.2018 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
At the bottom of the water index for 2016-17 are Odisha, Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh (UP), and Haryana, which are major producers of paddy, wheat, along with a host of horticulture crops.
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Tainted by uranium: On groundwater contamination 26.6.2018 Hindu: Home
The groundwater contamination across India must be probed, and safe sources identified
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Delhi water is full of arsenic, fluoride: Report 13.6.2018 Sify Finance
[India], June 13 (NewsVoir): Water quality in Delhi is on alarming situation, as per a recent Lok Sabha secretariat reports east and northeast districts of Delhi are undergoing arsenic
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Sterlite row: Tamil Nadu govt files caveat in SC 31.5.2018 General News
The Tamil Nadu government on Thursday filed a caveat before the Supreme Court in connection with the closure of the Sterlite plant in Thoothukudi.The filing of a caveat means that the apex court cannot pass any order without hearing the side which had filed the same (Tamil Nadu government).Many social activists have been knocking the doors of the top court regarding arsenic and cadmium poisoning in the groundwater table in Thoothukudi due to the Sterlite plant's activities.Local fishermen have also demanded the closure of Sterlite Industries, alleging that chemical effluents from the industry have affected the rivers and ponds nearby, because of which their production has declined.Agitations against Sterlite industries have been going on for months now, with people demanding a ban on it due to the various environmental threats it posed.The protests took a violent turn on May 22 when police opened fire on the protesters, which resulted in the death of 13 people and injuring 102.
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IITKGP-Oxford collaboration addressing global water challenge 30.5.2018 General News
Researchers from IIT Kharagpur and Oxford University have entered into a collaboration to develop a better understanding of the filtration process of water and cope with global water challenge. While the collaboration is addressing arsenic contamination of water for drinking and other types of human use, the research has been extended to filtration of other water pollutants as well, an IIT KGP statement said today. Pointing out that the Ganges-Brahmaputra Delta is a global hotspot for arsenic groundwater contamination, the statement said, chemical leaching within fertile farmland soils, as a result of overuse of pesticides and fertilizers, is also widespread in the country. Researchers at the IIT KGP, led by Prof Sirshendu De of the chemical engineering department, recently developed an ultra-low cost, novel technology by chemically activating naturally available laterite that acts as an adsorbent to filter arsenic. "Based on our research at IIT KGP, filtered water can .
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Former Chief Justice welcomes move 29.5.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
Says he had ordered closure of the plant in 2010 after personal verification
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SC no to urgent hearing on plea on pollution from Tuticorin plant 28.5.2018 General News
The Supreme Court today refused to urgently hear a plea seeking direction to Tamil Nadu government to file a status report on its efforts to control arsenic and cadmium pollution in the ground water around the Sterlite Copper's smelting plant at Tuticorin. At least 13 persons were killed and hundreds injured in the recent police firing at Tuticorin on thousands of protesters demanding closure of the Vedanta Group-run Sterlite Industries for allegedly polluting the area causing severe health problems for the local residents and depletion of the water table. The fresh plea has demanded a status report regarding the steps taken to remove the copper sludge deposited by the company that the petitioner alleged had polluted the ground water across Tuticorin. A bench of Justices L Nageswara Rao and M M Shantanagoudar said the petition will come up in due course in July after the summer vacation and refused to list it for an urgent hearing. The plea filed by social activist P Shiv Kumar, ...
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Anti-Sterlite: SC refuses to give urgent hearing 28.5.2018 General News
The Supreme Court on Monday refused to give an urgent hearing to the plea filed over alleged police atrocities during protests against the Anti-Sterlite plant in Tamil Nadu's Thoothukudi.The apex court has also said, "We would hear it after the vacation."Tamil Nadu based social activist had knocked the doors of the top court regarding arsenic and cadmium poisoning in groundwater in Thoothukudi due to the Sterlite plant.Yesterday, the fishermen from Thoothukudi also demanded the closure of Sterlite Industries.They alleged that chemical waste from the industry has affected the river and ponds nearby this area because of which their production has gone down.The people of Thoothukudi have been protesting against Sterlite industries for months. The protesters were demanding a ban on the Sterlite Industries, alleging it was polluting groundwater and various environmental hazards.The protests took a violent turn on May 22 when police opened fire on the protesters, which has killed 13 people .
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Scientific research has three-fold objective, President tells IISER graduates 20.5.2018 General News
Scientific research has three major objectives which should serve as a guiding light, President Ram Nath Kovind told graduating students of Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) at their seventh convocation here on Sunday.
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Death by slow poisoning 18.5.2018 Hindu: Gadgets
An estimated 10 million people in nine districts of West Bengal drink arsenic-laden groundwater. Priyanka Pulla finds that despite alarms having been sounded over decades, the State government has moved at a glacial pace to tackle the crisis, while people struggle to cope with the symptoms
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IISER develops device to detect and remove arsenic from water 17.5.2018 General News
The Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) in collaboration with a private company has developed a new device which can be used to detect and remove arsenic content from water and make it safe and usable by households. The device - 'Arsenic Sensor and Removal Media - is an effective system with low production cost, IISER Director Sourav Pal told a press meet here yesterday. An IISER research team, led by Dr Raja Shunmugam, developed the arsenic sensor in the laboratory of a leading manufacturer of chemicals. The arsenic sensor would show an immediate change in colour in arsenic contaminated water, he said. The Shantiswarup Bhatnagar award recipient Dr T Ramasami, who was present said, "primarily the general public is aware about arsenic presence in water. But whether that is beyond threshold - unsafe or safe levels - they do not know." Ramasami said, "the arsenic sensing methodology has very simple and household detection principle. But knowing ...
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A cost-effective way of arsenic sensing and removal 16.5.2018 All News-IANS Stories
A Kolkata-based company in partnership with the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research has come up with a cost-effective and user-friendly arsenic detection and removal sensor that is capable of sensing soluble arsenic (3).
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Prepare comprehensive plan for recharge of groundwater: NGT to DJB 14.5.2018 General News
The National Green Tribunal has directed the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) to prepare a comprehensive plan for groundwater recharge, besides asking authorities to take expeditious action against illegal borewells which had led to serious depletion of water levels in the city. A bench headed by acting NGT Chairperson Justice Jawad Rahim directed the DJB, which supplies water to the city, to file a detailed affidavit in this regard before May 23. The tribunal also pulled up the city government and the DJB over illegal borewells and directed the authorities to take speedy action against the violators. "The senior counsel H S Phoolka submits that taking into consideration all attending circumstances, it is desirable to direct the NCT Delhi and DJB to place before the tribunal whether they have prepared any project or comprehensive plan for recharge of groundwater. "The counsel for Delhi government submits as far as the Delhi is concerned, if DJB has prepared any such plan it may be forwarded to ..
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Toxic water fears in Pakistan region infamous for deformities 11.5.2018 General News
Basharat Ali was 15 when his legs began to falter, a condition doctors have blamed on polluted water in a Pakistani region infamous for the deformities that afflict many of its people. Too weak to carry his own schoolbag, he was taken to hospital, where doctors said water laden with toxic levels of arsenic, fluoride, minerals and various metals was to blame. "It was a big blow to me as I had to quit my studies to get treatment," Ali told AFP on the rooftop of his house some 45 kilometres (28 miles) from Lahore, the capital of Pakistan's largest province Punjab. From there Ali's view takes in some of the plastic, chemical, pharmaceutical and wire manufacturing factories nearby. They are widely blamed for contaminating the water local residents have to drink. According to the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry, 90 per cent of factories in and around the city dump their waste untreated in open pits or discharge untreated water in streams. Local media first reported on the problems ..
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Over-exploitation of groundwater in Delhi, situation semi-critical: SC 8.5.2018 General News
The Supreme Court today expressed grave concern on "over-exploitation" of groundwater in most parts of Delhi and asked the authorities to avert a crisis, saying the situation was "semi-critical". The apex court, after perusing a report filed by the Central Ground Water Board (CGWB) on the status of groundwater level in Delhi from May 2000 till May 2017, said it indicated an "extremely sad state of affairs" and the situation was serious. A bench of Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta referred to the CGWB report which said the analysis of long term water level data revealed that over the period, in areas categorised as "over-exploited" as per groundwater resources estimation of 2013, water level decline rate varied from 0.5 metre per year to over 2 metre per year. "It is quite clear that there is over-exploitation of ground water in south district, New Delhi district, south-east district, east district, Shahadara, north-east district and almost rest of Delhi is in a semi-critical ...
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