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CR to install 76 water vending machines at all its stations 24.6.2017 Business | The Asian Age
These machines would sell purified Reverse Osmosis water to passengers at cheaper rates.
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CR to install 76 water vending machines at all its stations 24.6.2017
Mumbai: With a view to further improve availability of potable and affordable drinking water for passengers, the Central Railway has started installing 76 water vending machines (WVMs) at all its stations. These machines will be operated by private parties. According to the chief PRO Sunil Udasi, "A total 76 WVMs have been allotted out of which 37 have been commissioned so far at 20 stations. These machines would sell purified Reverse Osmosis (RO) water to passengers at cheaper rates where commuters can purchase 300 ml of purified RO water at the cost of Rs 1 for 300 ml of water, Rs 3 for 500 ml water and Rs 5 for one litre of water." Giving details of the initiative, Udasi said, "Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTC) has been tasked to install these machines, which uses RO water purification technology that keeps the bacteria away from the water. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, Dadar, Lokmanya Tilak Terminus,Thane and Kalyan stations have been installed ...
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Workers at Podocem paid after 3 months 24.6.2017 TOI: Goa
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Untreated waste polluting Gomti, treated one’s also below par: Report 24.6.2017 TOI: Lucknow Times
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Mazhayoram project: DYFI takes to well recharging 24.6.2017
KANNUR: The Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) is showing an example of water conservation with their "Mazhayoram water Conservation project" in Kannur. The project, launched by the Karivelloor North Village unit of the DYFI, has already covered nearly 250 houses in the area, and they are planning to extend the project further. The DYFI is charging a minimal amount for the expenses of water filter equipment and pipes used for the system while the rest of the work is done for free. Speaking to Deccan Chronicle, DYFI Payyannur Block Committee secretary A. V. Ranjith said that they are planning to cover 300 more houses as part of the project in Payyannur region. "Karivelloor North area is an area with acute water shortage. During the last many years, we were supplying drinking water in the area to tackle the drought. However, this time we thought we should give prominence to water conservation project and thus launched the Mazhayoram project," he said. Ahead of the ...
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I-Drop Water makes a splash providing purified water to South Africans 24.6.2017 Hindu: Home
A nanocarbon system removes harmful micro-organisms at a fraction of the cost of bottled water.
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Call to make use of BARC technologies for producing low cost water purifiers 24.6.2017 Hindu: Home
The Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) has developed technologies for water treatment and purification at low cost and is willing to offer the same to entrepreneurs willing to take up ventures in pr...
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Multi-village water projects at Kollegal, Hanur soon 23.6.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Drinking Water and Sanitation Inspection Committee chairman S G Nanjayyanamath has said that two multi-village drinking water projects will be launched in the district at Kollegal and Hanur at a cost of Rs 342 crore and Rs 60 crore respectively. At a progress review meeting here on Friday, the chairman told reporters that, "The action plan has been prepared and is awaiting the Cabinet approval. The multi-village drinking water projects at Chamarajanagar and Gundlupet taluks are almost completed and will be inaugurated by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah by July-end." With regard to people of North Karnataka facing health hazards due to the presence of arsenic and fluoride in drinking water, he said, 90% of the problems have been sorted out after setting up pure drinking water units there. "The drinking water problem in Chamarajanagar is not as bad as that in North Karnataka districts. Only 14 villages are being supplied drinking water through tankers," he said. During the tenure of the late H S Mahadev Prasad ...
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Tamil Nadu proposes integrated textile park in Ramanathapuram district 23.6.2017

Chennai: An integrated textile processing park has been planned to be set up in Ramanathapuram District at a cost of Rs 150 crore with Central grant, the Tamil Nadu government said on Friday.

The facility upon operational would have 30 textile processing units with a capital outlay of Rs 450 crore and create 6,000 jobs, Industries Minister MC Sampath told the state Assembly.

The park would come on a 225 acre land in Manakudi village under Thiruvadanai Taluk, he said.

Besides, a desalination plant to supply water will also be established at the facility.

In order to obtain grant from the Centre, proposals has been sent and approval was "awaited".

To receive the environmental clearance and coastal regulatory zone (CRZ) clearance for the project, the CRZ maps and study report has been submitted to the CRZ Comittee and project approval was "expected" shortly, it said.

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Combating soil pollution vital for addressing climate change 23.6.2017 Downtoearth
Soil pollution refers to the presence of chemicals in soils that are either out of place or at higher-than-normal concentrations
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Rivers of poison 23.6.2017 HBL: Home
The unabated pollution of Nilgiris’ water bodies poses a grave risk to the region’s fragile ecosystem, its people and wildlife
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1,2,3,4,5... Once I caught a fish alive 23.6.2017 HBL: Home
Every May, as hordes of tourists luxuriate in Kerala’s famed backwaters, volunteers arrive in droves for the annual fish count in Vembanad lake
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Taps to go dry in new Gurgaon 23.6.2017 TOI: Chandigarh Times
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Alert after 53 diarrhoea cases surface in Mandi 23.6.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Mandi, June 22 The health authorities here were put on alert after diarrhoea cases surfaced in the district. In Masyani village under the Sakaghat subdivision of the district, 53 cases of diarrhoea have so far been reported. According to official sources, inadequate water supply was responsible as it forced villagers to use water from traditional water sources, which was contaminated. Deputy Commissioner, Mandi, Sandeep Kadam visited the village yesterday and reviewed the situation. He directed the officials concerned to provide adequate water supply with proper chlorination. Chief Medical Officer, Mandi, Des Raj Sharma said the cause of diarrhoea outbreak was intake of contaminated water from traditional sources. He said according to villagers, they were facing inadequate water supply for the last few days and used water from traditional ponds that were in the vicinity of the village for domestic use. The water was highly contaminated. “However, the situation is under control and ...
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New water policy ready 22.6.2017 Hindu: Home
Groundwater sources to be identified; rainwater harvesting to be promoted
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Dredge sand sale to resume in Kerala 22.6.2017
Malappuram: Kerala"s first dredge sand refinery that produces construction grade sand at the lowest price can now resume its functioning. The Kerala High Court has stayed the order of National Green Tribunal"s southern bench shutting it down days after its inauguration last month. The HC held that the private partners could run the unit. The NGT had stayed the functioning of the refinery at the KINFRA industrial park in Kuttippuram pointing out that private parties should not be allowed to sell the sand dredged from Ponnani harbour. They set up the `8-crore processing unit for the ports department"s experimental project on the Public Private Participation (PPP) model. "The dredged sand purification process and sales will be restarted soon," said V.V. Prasad, port conservator of Ponnai. Ponnani municipal chairman C.P. Kunhu Mohammed said it was the port based traditional sand dealers who approached Green Tribunal because it posed a threat to their exploitations. "Buyers ...
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Business opportunities in BARC’s water-based projects 21.6.2017 BusinessLine - News
Bhabha Atomic Research Centre has come forward to disseminate several water purification devices and desalination technologies developed by it to potential business partners.And for the first time a o...
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Ganga as a ‘Living Person’: Will it help? 21.6.2017 HBL: Home
The Uttarakhand High Court ruling confers on rivers a right to be restored. But finally, it is a multi-stakeholder exercise
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Countries are progressing too slowly on green growth, says OECD 21.6.2017 Downtoearth
No country is performing well on all green growth dimensions and most of the countries studied are yet to fully disconnect economic growth from fossil fuel use
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Eco park rich in animal life now 21.6.2017 Hindu: National
Constant restoration efforts, resulting in better water quality, have borne fruit
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