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Cancer-causing chemical formalin found in Odisha fish sample 14.7.2018 National News – The Navhind Times
BHUBANESWAR: Cancer-causing chemical formalin was found in fish stocks available in the markets here, an official said on Friday. Traces of cancer-causing formalin were found in Pomfret fish samples, collected from the Unit-IV fish market in Bhubaneswar, said Fisheries and Animal Resources Development Department Secretary Vishal Gagan. A 12-member team from the department collected samples ...
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Avoid waterborne diseases, medicos tell Palghar locals 14.7.2018 Metros | The Asian Age
Doctors have appealed to residents to boil potable water, rely on home-cooked food and take preventive vaccination.
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Nalasopara Flooding: Doctors warn of rise in patients affected by water contamination 13.7.2018 Free Press Journal: Mumbai
Mumbai: Doctors have warned that there could be an alarming rise in the number of patients affected by
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Mumbai rains: 37,000 million litres of water wasted! BMC to treat sewage water for non-potable purposes 12.7.2018 Free Press Journal: Mumbai
Mumbai: In order to protect the marine life and stopping the sea from getting dirtier due to sewage water
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Mumbai Rains: It's a long swim home for Vasai after its 26/7 12.7.2018 DNA: Top News
Life started limping back to normalcy in the Nallasapora-Vasai belt on Wednesday, which was marooned by the torrential rains for the past three days. On Wednesday afternoon, wading through waterlogged streets in many parts of Palghar district, residents stepped out to buy bare essentials. A spot visit made by the DNA team revealed the plight of common people, who had to shell out extra money for vegetables, milk and water. Many residents across the western suburbs complained of vegetables becoming dearer and shortage of milk. Bottled water, that is normally sold at Rs 30 was being sold at Rs 80, while one litre milk was being sold for Rs 100. Several officegoers said that they would resume work on Thursday if the water subsided and the rain gods had mercy. Even as mobile network, electricity and rail connectivity remained erratic, the Western Railway stated that local train services were running normal between Dahanu and Churchgate. Trains ran at 10 km per hour on the Nallasopara-Vasai belt. On ...
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Hospicio dialysis unit can continue operations as HC gives interim relief 12.7.2018 Goa News – The Navhind Times
NT NETWORK   MARGAO The dialysis unit located at the Hospicio Hospital in Margao was given interim relief by the High Court of Bombay at Goa on Wednesday with regard to a petition filed by Dr Venkatesh, the doctor, who runs the dialysis unit. The High Court has said that the unit would be allowed ...
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Food safety advisory for flood-prone areas of state 12.7.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Jammu, July 11 The state government has issued a food safety advisory for flood-prone areas to prevent the spread of water-borne diseases during monsoon. The advisory has been issued by the Commissionerate of Food Safety. Due to population growth and illegal constructions along flood channels and river banks in recent years, threat of floods during heavy rains has become common. Taking lessons from the 2014 floods, the state administration is making every effort to reach out to people through various mediums to create awareness on health issues during wet season. “The post-flood situation is always dangerous. Preventive measures is the only way to avoid the spread of water-borne diseases such as jaundice, dysentery and diarrhoea. Silt, sewerage, oil and chemical waste get mixed with water, which contaminate food and sources of drinking water,” said Dr Abdul Kabir Dar, Commissioner, Food Safety, ...
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Shedhi canal repairs still on, Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation to supply bore well water 11.7.2018 DNA: India
Starting this summer, the city stopped receiving a 200 MLD water supply from Shedhi canal. There was reportedly a breach in the canal, and due to the ongoing repair work, water supply can only be resumed by June end. To compensate for this water shortage, the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) continued acquiring water from bore wells. For one more month, the AMC will have to resort to groundwater for supplies. For this, the civic body is going to fetch water for 12 hours continuously. "Supply from the Shedhi canal has been delayed further by a month. So we have to depend on water from bore wells for that month. Shedhi canal is the main source of water for the Raska water treatment plant. From Raska treatment plant, AMC gets 250 MLD water," said a senior civic body official. "Constant use of groundwater has pushed the water level down from 15 feet to 18 feet. Due to delay in the onset of monsoons, the situation is likely to get worse if we continue extracting groundwater," said a civic official. In ...
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50 diarrhoea cases reported in D’sala village 11.7.2018 The Tribune
Dharamsala, July 10 As many as 50 cases of diarrhoea have been reported from Sarah village here. Chief Medical Officer, Kangra, RS Rana said villagers with complaints of vomiting started coming to the Zonal Hospital here on Monday evening. He said while 10 patients were admitted, the others were sent home after medication. He added that the situation was under control. A team of the Health Department has been sent to the village to look for reasons behind the outbreak, which is likely due to the contamination of drinking water. The diarrhoea outbreak is common in areas around Dharamsala, where water is sourced from natural streams coming from the hills. The chances of water contamination increase during the monsoon. Recently, several people in the Shamnagar area of Dharamsala were taken ill due to gastroenteritis caused due to contaminated water. The problem was resolved after the IPH Department cleaned all water tanks supplying drinking water to the region. Executive Engineer, IPH Department, Vikas ...
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PPCB issues notice to service stations over water misuse 10.7.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Patiala, July 9 To save water going down the drain, the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) has asked for suggestions and objections while issuing a 21-day notice to stakeholders of service stations that use plunger pumps to wash vehicles. The PPCB wants that these stations should cut down water consumption by half and install effluent treatment plants to reuse water. A recent study by the PPCB had revealed that such service stations waste 150-200 litres of freshwater per vehicle and many of them have no facility to treat or reuse water. The PPCB on Monday issued a notice under Section 33-A of the Water (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act, 1974, asking for public opinion and objections in this regard so as to make pressure pumps with hand clutch must for each service station. The aim is to bring water consumption at these service stations down to 50 litres per vehicle and ensure that this water is treated before being released into drains. Kahan Singh Pannu, PPCB Chairman, said ...
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Guv orders release of Rs 6.5 crore for completion of works in Poonch 10.7.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Srinagar, July 9 Governor NN Vohra has ordered release of additional Rs 6.5 crore for the acceleration of the ongoing development works in Poonch district during his day-long visit to the district during which he reviewed the pace of development and met legislators. Since the imposition of the Governor rule, this was Vohra’s third visit to the field for first hand information on the pace of development works and reviewing the progress achieved. He also ascertained the bottlenecks impeding the completion of works in the field. He had earlier visited Budgam and Anantnag districts, where he ordered release of an additional amount of Rs 5 crore each in favour of various executing agencies to speed up the pace of works. The Governor ordered the Deputy Commissioner to conduct a safety audit of protection works. He also directed the chief engineer, PHE, to get a performance audit of all filtration plants in the district done and get the quality of water being supplied through PHE schemes ...
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Health Dept launches diarrhoea control drive 10.7.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Bathinda, July 9 The Health Department has launched a two-week Intensified Diarrhoea Control Fortnight programme to step-up efforts to contain child mortality rate in the district. During the programme, parents would be sensitised to prevention of the disease and how maintaining personal hygiene can keep their children from falling prey to the disease that is the second leading cause of death in children under five years. Civil Surgeon Dr Hari Narain Singh inaugurated the programme where doctors from the Women and Children Hospital also addressed parents about the treatment of the disease and its prevention. The Civil Surgeon said, “Spreading awareness regarding diarrhoea can save lives of many children. Through our two-week long exercise, we would focus on sensitising parents to various preventive techniques and make them aware of what to do when their children are affected with diarrhoea. ASHA workers are roped in to distribute ORS (Oral Rehydration Therapy) sachets in the ...
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A solar water purifier, with a difference 9.7.2018 Downtoearth
Scientists at the Nimbkar Agricultural Research Institute at Phaltan in Maharashtra developed a solar water purifier, that does not require electricity and does not waste water
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Japan rains: Death toll goes up to 112; rescuers race to find survivors 9.7.2018 DNA: Top News
Rescuers in Japan dug through mud and rubble on Monday, racing to find survivors after torrential rain unleashed floods and landslides that killed at least 112 people, with dozens missing. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe cancelled an overseas trip to deal with Japan's worst flood disaster since 1983, with several million people forced from their homes. Officials said the overall economic impact was not clear. Rain tapered off across the western region on Monday to reveal blue skies and a scorching sun that pushed temperatures well above 30 Celsius (86 Fahrenheit), fuelling fears of heat-stroke in areas cut off from power or water. "We cannot take baths, the toilet doesn't work and our food stockpile is running low," said Yumeko Matsui, whose home in the city of Mihara, in Hiroshima prefecture, has been without water since Saturday. "Bottled water and bottled tea are all gone from convenience stores and other shops," the 23-year-old nursery school worker said at an emergency water supply station. Some 11,200 ...
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Japan rains: Nearly 100 killed; residents struggle without electricity and water 9.7.2018 DNA: Mumbai
Rescuers in Japan dug through mud and rubble on Monday, racing to find survivors after torrential rains unleashed widespread floods and landslides that killed nearly 100, with dozens missing. Rain tapered off across the western region battered by last week's downpour, revealing blue skies and scorching sun forecast to push temperatures above 30 degrees Celsius (86°F), fuelling fears of heatstroke in areas cut off from power or water. "We cannot take baths, the toilet doesn't work and our food stockpile is running low," said Yumeko Matsui, whose home in the city of Mihara has been without water since Saturday. "Bottled water and bottled tea are all gone from convenience stores and other shops," the 23-year-old nursery school worker said at an emergency water supply station. About 12,700 customers had no electricity on Monday, power companies said. Tens of thousands had no water, Japanese media said. The death toll from the rains reached at least 94 after floodwaters forced several million people from ...
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MC accused of turning a blind eye 9.7.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Ludhiana, July 8 Residents of Gill Colony in Ward No. 31 are suffering due to contaminated water supply in their area. Besides, residents at Giaspura flats are suffering due to water shortage after a tube-well stopped functioning. BJP Councillor from Ward No. 31 Sonia Sharma blamed the MC officials for turning a blind eye towards these issues in the ward. She also sat on dharna at MC Commissioner’s Office recently, alleging that the issues of the ward were not being redressed. Sonia said the water being supplied at Gill Colony was stinking due to contamination. On Sunday, her husband Pankaj Sharma drove the tractor to bring a water tanker to Gill Colony, as no help was allegedly provided by the MC. “We have complained about the problem several times, but the officials don’t pay heed to our complaints. Residents are suffering as the MC has taken no action on the complaint,” Sonia alleged. Meanwhile, residents at Giaspura flats complained about water shortage and choked sewers. “The ...
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Toilet to tackle rural water pollution 9.7.2018 Metros | The Asian Age
Apart from the urine and solid waste, the flush water, sanitary pads, kitchen waste too can be disposed of in these toilets.
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Civic body agrees to install floating islands 9.7.2018 Metros | The Asian Age
Floating island is a first of its kind initiative where artificial islands are designed to create a terrestrial habitat.
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Karnal’s institutes grow vegetables without soil 7.7.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Karnal, July 6 No cultivation of vegetables in saline, alkaline and sandy soil will be a thing of the past as the Indo-Israel Centre of Excellence for Vegetables (CEV) in Gharaunda and Potato Technology Centre (PTC) in Shamgarh are getting good results of soilless cultivation technique for producing vegetables. As per data, 3,15,617 hectares are affected with salinity and alkalinity (sodic) in Haryana. Of these, 1,45,054 hectares are saline while 1,70,563 hectares are sodic. Under this technique, instead of soil, the crops are grown in soilless media, meant of coco-pit, a fibre made out of coconut husk, and two mineral rocks, including vermiculite and perlite, along with water, which is pre-treated with essential micro-nutrients in green houses. Coco-pit can be used separately, without vermiculite and perlite, as soilless media. But the combination of the trio gives better environment for plant roots, says an expert of the CEV. This technology will revolutionise farming in affected ...
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Eight down with diarrhoea in Adarsh Nagar 6.7.2018 The Tribune
Satinder Pal Singh Dera Bassi, July 5 As many as eight residents of Adarsh Nagar in Dera Bassi are reported to be suffering from diarrhoea due to contamination of water. “Sewage has mixed with water in the supply lines, due to which people have fallen sick,” said residents. They alleged that leakage in the water pipeline might have been caused while digging during the ongoing work to repair sewerage in the area. However, officials of the Municipal Council (MC) denied that the contamination of drinking water was the reason behind the people falling sick. The water supplied to the area was fit for drinking, they added. Meanwhile, teams of the Health Department visited the area on Thursday. Besides distributing chlorine tablets, teams also collected samples of water stored in houses. Reports of samples are awaited. The Health Department on Wednesday issued an advisory for residents to prevent further spread of the disease. District epidemiologist Deepti said the Health Department was taking all ...
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