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A French agency held a contest to identify 13 new priority air pollutants 18.12.2018 Scroll.in - News that matters
1,3-Butadiene has been identified as the most dangerous of the lot.
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Year End Review 2018-NITI Aayog 12.12.2018 Govt of india: PIB
INITIATIVES AND PROGRAMMES: (i)   Measuring performance and ranking States on outcomes in critical sectors With emphasis on outcomes, NITI finalized indices to measure incremental annual outcomes in critical social sectors like health, education, water and Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).
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In West Bengal’s Gangarampur, at least one member of every household has fluorosis 2.12.2018 Scroll.in - News that matters
Villagers claim that they know nothing about the ailment since there were no awareness programs.
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Why much of India lacks access to safe drinking water, despite an ambitious government project 27.11.2018 Scroll.in - News that matters
In August, the CAG found that the National Rural Drinking Water Programme had failed to meet its targets.
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Sophisticated water analyser gathering dust at Goalpara 25.11.2018 The Assam Tribune
Sophisticated water analyser gathering dust at Goalpara
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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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