User: aseem Topic: Water
Category: Water_Contamination
Last updated: Sep 19 2017 08:07 IST RSS 2.0
 
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A-ward tops list of poor quality water 19.9.2017 DNA: Popular News
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation's (BMC) A-ward, which comprises areas like Colaba, Churchgate and Cuffe Parade, has consistently been receiving poor quality water. While in May, the highest number of contaminated water samples collected by the BMC for tests belonged to the A-ward, in June and August, the ward had the second highest number, and in July the third. Civic officials blame the ongoing underground Metro work for the water contamination in this ward, alleging that the work damaged water lines. Ashok Tawadia, hydraulic engineer, BMC, said, "There were two incidents of water line bursts due to Metro work which not only caused water contamination but also cuts in local water supply." Meanwhile a spokesperson from MMRC said, "In both such incidents brought to our notice, our contractors promptly took remedial measures." The monthly water quality reports for May to August, accessed by DNA, show that A-ward has consistently been among the bottom three wards in terms of pure water supply during ...
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In holy city, Godavari gets 24x7 security 18.9.2017 TOI: Cities
Nashik takes steps to check pollution, but concrete layer on riverbed remains vexed problem
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Srinagar’s coveted stream turns into dirty nullah 17.9.2017 TOI: India
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Call for finding ways to turn waste into wealth 13.9.2017 The Assam Tribune
Call for finding ways to turn waste into wealth
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Bottled water contamination: FSSAI given four weeks for report 11.9.2017 DNA: Wide Angle
After a social activist filed a complaint with the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to look into the matter of packaged drinking water containing harmful substances, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has written a letter to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Maharashtra to look into the matter. Two years ago, researchers at the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) found the presence of carcinogen (cancer-causing) bromate in packaged drinking water available in Mumbai. Based on this report, an activist filed a complaint on July 7 to the NHRC, who have communicated the petition to FSSAI to seek the action-taken report within four weeks. The FSSAI has further forwarded the complaint to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on August 22 stating that they should investigate and take action as per provisions of FSS Act 2006 and allied rules and regulations. The activist, who did not wish to be named, said, "A report must be asked on the study conducted and various matters ...
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Creating the right environment 11.9.2017 DNA: Wide Angle
After terming it a 'roadblock ministry' under the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) regime, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance government has set about changing the face of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) to one that enables 'ease of business' while attempting to maintain sustainable development. While the jury is out on the 'sustainable development' aspect, over the last three years, the ministry has certainly gone about revising and overhauling the regulatory regime of environmental governance. This trend has continued as the ministry is in the process of ushering in more crucial changes to central environmental legislations such as Environment Protection Act, Coastal Regulation Zone notification, 2011, and is also on the cusp of approving commercial cultivation of a genetically modified crop for the first time. Ease of business At the heart of wholesale changes made in environmental regulations during the last three years has been the ...
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No arsenic in Brahmaputra near Guwahati, lead content below danger level: Himanta 7.9.2017 The Assam Tribune
No arsenic in Brahmaputra near Guwahati, lead content below danger level: Himanta
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Environment Minister Urges State Governments to Initate Necessary Action to Manage Air Pollution 5.9.2017 Govt of india: PIB
Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan has called upon State Governments of Delhi-NCR region, to initiate all necessary actions on a war footing for
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L-G Baijal hands over reins of DJB to CM Kejriwal 5.9.2017 DNA: Top News
The Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal on Monday approved the cabinet reshuffle giving one of the most crucial departments to the Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. Kejriwal who will be heading the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) too chaired his first meeting with the officials on Monday. The CM asked for the current status of water supply in all colonies. The board has been asked to furnish a report on the timing of water supply in every colony, the duration and problems faced — including water contamination. "They have been asked to come up with a deadline for resolutions," said a senior Delhi government official. Earlier, the Delhi government had hinted of financial irregularities against the DJB. According to the sources, the Vidhan Sabha committees had been asking for papers related to 14 projects under two major STPs of DJB, indicating there was an irregularity of over Rs 700 crore in these. Kejriwal has also directed the officials to fill up the vacant posts. "The CM directed that on the basis of the ...
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Karnataka dumps 2,500 million litres of sewage into rivers every day 4.9.2017 TOI: India
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DR. Mahesh Sharma Takes Charge as Minister of State Of Environment, Forest and Climate Change 4.9.2017 Govt of india: PIB
Dr. Mahesh Sharma took charge as Minister of State in the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change here today. Soon after assuming the charge, Dr. Mahesh Sharma said that this is an important and a challenging Ministry in today’s time, when the whole world is concerned about forest, environment and climate change.
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First batch of 1000 E-rickshaws ‘SmartE’ flagged off in Gurugram Today 4.9.2017 Govt of india: PIB
Shri Nitin Gadkari, Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Shipping and Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation flagged off a fleet of first batch of 1000 E-rickshaws from Huda City Centre metro station in Gurugram today
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Stripped of green cover, 70% of rivers in the red 1.9.2017 TOI: India
The Shrinking Of Our Rivers Calls For Urgent Action. In A New Series, TOI Maps The Terrain And The Initiatives Taken To Reverse Their Decline Water Available Per Person In A Year Has Reduced By Over Two-Thirds In Six Decades. And It's Getting Worse. Saving Water Is Not Enough, It's Time To Revive Our Lifelines
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After the deluge, Harvey's blight lingers in the floodwater 1.9.2017 TOI: Intl Business
STORM-HARVEY/WATER-EPA (UPDATE 1, PIX):UPDATE 1-After the deluge, Harvey's blight lingers in the floodwater
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Energy hogs: China targets farm waste as a 'clean' power source 30.8.2017 Sify Finance
By Hallie Gu and Josephine Mason
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In UP, drinking water fetches encephalitis 30.8.2017 TOI: Cities
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Nordic investors reject Dakota pipeline operator’s allegations 29.8.2017 TOI: Intl Business
ENERGY TRANSF-LAWSUIT/NORDICS:Nordic investors reject Dakota pipeline operator’s allegations
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Environment Ministry asks CPCB to issue Directions to Rajasthan SPCB to ensure proper Segregation and Collection of Industrial Effluent and Sewage in Bhiwadi 29.8.2017 Govt of india: PIB
The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has asked the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to issue directions under Section 18 (1)
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Offshore wind farms proposed to meet energy demand 27.8.2017 ET: Power
Powerful and consistent winds and low sound pollution make offshore wind farms preferable to onshore farms, they report in the journal Current Science.
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Mangaldai citizens’ water-logging woes 22.8.2017 The Assam Tribune
Mangaldai citizens’ water-logging woes
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