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City to get one more desalination plant, at Perur 22.6.2018 Hindu: Chennai
In a few years, Chennai will have one more desalination plant dotting its shoreline to cater to its growing water needs. Chennai Metrowater has starte
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Indian plant seed could bring clean water to millions, say scientists 21.6.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
Proteins from the Moringa oleifera plant - a tree native to India - can help effectively purify water in developing nations at a low cost, say scientists. The plant - commonly known as the drumstick tree - is cultivated for food and natural oils, and the seeds are already used for a type of rudimentary water purification. However, this traditional means of purification leaves behind high amounts of dissolved organic carbon (DOC) from the seeds, allowing bacteria to regrow after just 24 hours. This leaves only a short window in which the water is drinkable. Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University in the US used sand and plant materials to create a cheap and effective water filtration medium, termed "f-sand." F-sand was created by extracting the seed proteins from the Moringa oleifera plant, and adhering them to the surface of silica particles, the principal component of sand.  It kills microorganisms and reduces turbidity, adhering to particulate and organic matter. These undesirable contaminants and ...
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Varahi water to Udupi project figures in review meet 21.6.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
The issues of bringing water from the Varahi in Bharatkal, about 36 km from here, to Baje, and underground drainage system figured prominently in the
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Fate of 10,000 artefacts hangs in balance 19.6.2018 Goa News – The Navhind Times
PANAJI : The future of the over 10,000 valuable artefacts in the possession of the Goa State Museum and presently stored in the Adil Shah Palace is under threat, with dampness affecting them during the monsoon, while humidity/ salinity causing damage to them during rest of the year. These artefacts had to be shifted to ...
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Indian plant seed could bring clean water to millions worldwide 19.6.2018 The Tribune
Washington, June 18 Proteins from the Moringa oleifera plant--a tree native to India--can help effectively purify water in developing nations at a low cost, say scientists. The plant--commonly known as the drumstick tree--is cultivated for food and natural oils, and the seeds are already used for a type of rudimentary water purification. However, this traditional means of purification leaves behind high amounts of dissolved organic carbon (DOC) from the seeds, allowing bacteria to re-grow after just 24 hours. This leaves only a short window in which the water is drinkable. Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University in the US used sand and plant materials to create a cheap and effective water filtration medium, termed “f-sand”. F-sand was created by extracting the seed proteins from the Moringa oleifera plant, and adhering them to the surface of silica particles, the principal component of sand. It kills microorganisms and reduces turbidity, adhering to particulate and organic matter. These undesirable ...
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Make demand for pure water a campaign, says Seechewal 19.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Faridkot, June 18 Giving a call to make the demand for pure drinking water a campaign in the next Lok Sabha elections to force all political parties to address the issue, environmentalists, religious persons and social activists on Monday joined hands in Faridkot in the wake of high pollutants spoiling the surface and groundwater in the state. Starting this campaign, Bhai Kanhiya Cancer Roko Sewa Society on Monday invited Baba Balbir Singh Seechewal, the person who is spearheading anti-river pollution drive, using his assiduously cultivated self-help philosophy, Bhai Harpreet Singh, jathedar Takht Damdama Sahib, Dr Pyare Lal Garg, a prominent pediatrician and many others from across the state. “Once known for its prosperity and deriving its name from five rivers (Punj-aab), the state is now losing its prosperity, sheen and water. There is no gain in just criticising political leaders, bureaucrats and the industrialists for messing up our water, it is time for action,” said Balbir ...
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Indian plant seed ‘Moringa oleifera’ can bring clean water to millions, say scientists 18.6.2018 Free Press Journal: World
Washington: Proteins from the Moringa oleifera plant – a tree native to India – can help
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Infra boost likely for schools, anganwadis 16.6.2018 Hindu: National
Given priority under MLACDS
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When Shimla queued up for water 15.6.2018 Hindu: Rx
Taps in Shimla went dry this summer, posing an unprecedented water crisis in the hill town. Adverse climatic conditions are believed to be the main factor for reduced flow in streams. Vikas Vasudeva reports on the failure of State governments to check unplanned development and exploitation of water resources.
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Punjab Environment Minister OP Soni sets two-month deadline for dyeing industry to follow rules 13.6.2018 Chandigarh – The Indian Express
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This village school has set benchmark 12.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Malout, June 11 It sounds strange but true. This is Government Primary School, Gobind Nagar branch at Sarawan Bodla village here, where students from not only this village but from some neighbouring villages such as Kabarwala, Bhagwanpura and even Malout town are enrolled. This school is located about eight km away from Malout town. In 2007, when Surinder Singh joined here as a teacher, just 10 students were enrolled in the school. But now, the count has increased to 55. This is an ordinary school just like many others, which means no special teachers, no special infrastructure. Its location is odd and not even close to residential areas. Still it’s attracting the students. Asked the reason behind this success journey, Surinder Singh, head teacher of the school, said, “Due to put in by me and my colleague Arjun Singh, people are sending their kids to our school. We teach them in simple ways and treat them like our own kids. We have even provided books to them, which match the ...
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Delhi’s groundwater plummets 11.6.2018 Downtoearth
As groundwater levels fall to crisis levels, the government moves to limit use of borewells, but activists say it's not enough, and not based on any information of water needs and usages
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Delhi’s groundwater plummets 11.6.2018 Downtoearth
As groundwater levels fall to crisis levels, the government moves to limit use of borewells, but activists say it's not enough, and not based on any information of water needs and usages
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Tiruppur shows how it’s done 9.6.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
The court-ordered clean-up in the textile town has managed to mitigate ill-effects of industrial pollution to a large extent. A similar remediation effort, involving the government and stakeholders, is needed in other parts of Tamil Nadu, where groundwater has been so contaminated that farming is not possible anymore
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Murky water, stinks too 9.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Ludhiana, June 8 Come summer season and residents of various localities, as usual, start complaining about contaminated water being supplied to them. There had been four major outbreaks of water-borne diseases, three cholera and one hepatitis E, in the city last year, which affected more than 1,200 residents. Residents at Sekhewal Road, Jawahar Nagar, Labour Colony, Bahadur-ke-Road and other areas have complained of contaminated water supply. Besides, choked sewers have increased the risk of contaminated water supply at Giaspura, Dhandari Khurd, Dhandari Kalan and Prem Nagar. A group of residents at Jawahar Nagar said sewers generally remain choked, resulting in mixing of sewage with water supply through leaking pipes. Residents of Labour Colony said they expected that the new MC House would address their decade-old water supply problem. Though the MC has laid new water lines, these have not been made functional yet, they said. Former councillor Kapil Kumar Sonu said: “I have also ...
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Punjab: Experts raise alarm over water pollution 9.6.2018 Chandigarh – The Indian Express
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Canal closure: City faces water shortage 9.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Bathinda, June 8 The city is facing water scarcity in this hot and sultry weather due to the closure of the Sirhind canal for maintenance work. The Irrigation Department has closed the canal till June 20, due to which the Water Supply Department has cut 20 per cent of the daily supply to the city. However, Water Supply Department SDO Ravi Kumar said, “We have stored water in tanks to provide water supply to the city for the next 10 days. I appeal to the city residents to use water judiciously during this period.” During the closure, the MCB is also conducting cleaning of the 1.5 MGD water treatment plant located at Growth Centre, due to which there is water problem in some areas. However, the MCB is claiming that in areas where the supply has been hit are being provided water through tankers. The Water Supply Department has stopped the afternoon supply in many areas. At present, the stored water is enough to supply for 15 days, but the situation would worsen if the date of closure is ...
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Uranium contamination in Rajasthan groundwater, finds study 8.6.2018 Hindu: Fitness
Level exceeds drinking water safety standards, according to the study
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Mullai Nagar residents protest creation of water purifying plant 8.6.2018 Hindu: News
Following the agitation, the work has been suspended
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Azim Premji’s younger son Tariq joins Wipro Enterprises board 8.6.2018 Hindu: Health
Tariq Premji as a non-executive Director on the board of the company
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