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Right to Water 19.9.2019 Central Chronicle
The Chief Minister Mr.Kamal Nath has indicated that his Government would introduce the Right to Water Bill in the coming winter session of the Vidhan Sabha. He has asked the committee of water experts to draft it soon. He has also expressed has firm resolve to remove all encroachments on water bodies the rivers, talab […]
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Excess Rains 16.9.2019 Central Chronicle
The rains have relented in the country but the Madhya Pradesh is exception. Here the very heavy rains are still battering its western side. All the rivers are in high spate, bridges are submerged. All the dams are overflowing and all the gates opened. That is over flooding the rivers. The north western districts of […]
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RWH: Hulimavu apartment shows way 16.9.2019
Bengaluru: Water crisis may hit Bengaluru in a big way but residents of Sai Sunshine Apartment in Hulimavu have shown the way forward to utilise every drop of water that reaches them. The water requirements of Sai Sunshine Apartment with a terrace area of 45,000 sq.ft and 94 dwellers is self-sufficient. They are no longer dependent on water tankers and are not even waiting for the Cauvery River water to be made available to them either. The entire transformation came about in two years. The residents pooled in Rs 3.50 lakh to implementation a rainwater harvesting system. Shenoy H V, the treasurer of the apartment committee said during last February they used to hire 6 to 7 water tankers a day which continued till July. "We saw that the pipelines linked to RCC were not working as everything was linked to the public gutter, he says. "Initially, we started going about the task by finding out why water was not going into the well. It came to light that there was no pipeline connection. To ...
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AMC still fails to supply purified drinking water 16.9.2019
ANANTAPUR: Anantapur Municipal Corporation authorities have been still unable to supply purified drinking water to people of Anantapur, but are justifying that  the muddy water will not harm the people. Even as Anantapur has adequate drinking water allocation through the Tungabhadra high level main canal and Penna Ahobilum balancing reservoir storage point and separate storage point along with necessary systems to purify water at Muddalapuram in Kudair mandal. The purified drinking water is being supplied through a separate pipeline by filling nearby tanks in various localities. In Rayalaseema, only the AMC has a drinking water facility throughout the year but the situation appears worse this season due to lack of proper measures by the civic authorities. Most of the areas in the corporation including connecting villages receive muddy water and are unable to drink it. "We are afraid of drinking the water and are purchasing from private purified plants for the past 15 days", Krishnamma, a ...
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Two water supply schemes launched 15.9.2019 The Assam Tribune
Two water supply schemes launched
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City entrepreneurs attend biz summit in Singapore 14.9.2019 The Assam Tribune
City entrepreneurs attend biz summit in Singapore
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Shigella alert in Kozhikode 14.9.2019
KOZHIKODE: The death of Sanusha, 14, of Avanadukka, Perambra, on Sunday is suspected to have been caused by the shigella bacterial infection (shigellosis). The main sign of shigella infection is diarrhoea, which often is bloody. Shigella bacteria also can be passed through contaminated food or by drinking or swimming in contaminated water. The girl was initially admitted to Government Taluk Hospital, Perambra, and later shifted to Medical College Hospital here. Health officials said that the report on the post-mortem of the body was yet to be received. The symptoms were diarrhoea with the presence of blood and fever. Her grandfather and sister also have been admitted to the MCH with similar symptoms. Their condition is stable, said the authorities.  The results of the chemical examination of the samples may be delayed for three to seven days, said experts. Those infected with the bacteria develop diarrhoea, stomach pain and fever within a few days. The health department has started preventive steps ...
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PHE revenue doubles in SWGH 13.9.2019 The Shillong Times
TURA: In an achievement of sorts for PHE department in South West Garo Hills, the department has managed to double its revenue collection from individual household connections during the quarter ending June 2019.  While the total Rural water Tax collection by the department in the quarter ending March 2019 was Rs.55,551, it had doubled up to […]
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Come up with alternative packaging: Ram Vilas Paswan to Pepsi, Coca Cola; sets deadline 10.9.2019 The Asian Age | Home
Paswan said: 'Plastic has a big role to play in damaging environment as well as health of human beings and animals.'
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Look for alternative packaging: Ram Vilas Paswan to Pepsi, Coca Cola; sets deadline 10.9.2019
New Delhi: Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan asked manufacturers of packaged drinking water, like Pepsi and Coca Cola, to come up with alternative packaging in the next three days as he favoured a ban on plastics because of its health and environmental impact. He informed that an inter-ministerial committee, under the chairmanship of cabinet secretary, has been formed to look into the issue of banning single use plastic in one go or phased manner. Paswan on Monday held a meeting with bottled water industry and various government departments to find a suitable alternative for single-use plastic bottles for drinking water. Consumer Affairs Secretary AK Srivastava and senior officials from environment and chemical ministries as well as Bureau of Indian Standard, FSSAI, IRCTC were present in the meeting. "Plastic has a big role to play in damaging environment as well as health of human beings and animals. We have seen reports of huge quantity of plastics found in stomach of cow," ...
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Stuck in flood, no water to drink in Andhra Pradesh villages 10.9.2019

Kakinada: People living in the villages affected by floods in the two Godavari districts are facing a severe drinking water scarcity and are drinking river water after cleaning it with indiga kaya which is believed to purify muddy water.

Officials are supplying packed drinking water only to those who have gone to the shelters set up by the government.

Mr M. Narasimha Murthy of Pudipalli of Devipatnam mandal in East Godavari said that previously, when floods occurred, rural water supply officials used to supply water packets before the floods and for 10 days afterwards. That is not being done now.

However, Rampacho-davaram RDO B. Sri-nivasa Rao said 20,000 drinking water packets had supplied and another 15,000 would be supplied on Tuesday.

As many as 125 villages in East and West Godavari districts are encircled by Godavari flood waters on Monday. The water level touched 15.20 feet at Dowlaiswaram and officials discharged 13.50 lakh cusecs.

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Microplastics harming our drinking water 10.9.2019 The Shillong Times
Tiny pieces of plastic in our waste streams break down further during treatment processes, causing potentially catastrophic consequences for human health and our aquatic systems, according to a study. Researchers from the University of Surrey in the UK and Deakins University in Australia investigated nano and microplastics in water and wastewater treatment processes. There has […]
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Kerala govt seeks CBI probe into Titanium scandal 4.9.2019
Thiruvananthapuram: The state government on Tuesday decided to entrust the probe into the Titanium corruption scandal with the the CBI. The accused in the case include former chief minister Oommen Chandy, Opposition Leader Ramesh Chennithala and former PWD minister V.K. Ibrahim Kunju. The case relates to the alleged loss of Rs 200 crore in connection with the setting up of a waste water treatment plant in the company. The Pollution Abat-ement Project at Trava-ncore Titanium Plant Limited (TTPL) in Thiruvananthapuram was taken up when Oommen Chandy was the chief minister during 2004-2005. The plant was sanctioned by the then UDF government following the directives of the Supreme Court and the High Court to set up a system to check the heavy acid pollution in the area. The LDF government later stopped the project after the implementing agency, Mecon India Limited, a public sector company, approached the government in 2007 saying that the project cost had risen to Rs 414 crore. It was then that the then LDF ...
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Need an alternative for packaged water: Paswan 2.9.2019 India News | Latest News Headlines & Live Updates from India - Times of India
Emphasising the fact that a campaign to shun single use plastic (SUP) will have a huge impact on packaged water bottles, Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan has urged govt departments to find alternatives. All ministries and departments have been asked to ban the use of SUPs. The environment ministry has been tasked to ban the entry of SUP in Himalayan region and other eco-fragile zones.
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Short term training programme on water conservation techniques held at SISTec 31.8.2019 Central Chronicle
Bhopal, Sagar Institute of Science and Technology (SISTec) Ratibad, Department of Civil Engineering conducted three days short training programme on Water Conservation Techniques. The training was sponsored by Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishvavidyalaya (RGPV) under third phase of Technical Education quality Improvement Programme (TEQIP-III). The three day training programme was aimed to create awareness on principles […]
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'A big deal': Florida braces for Hurricane Dorian 31.8.2019 PTI: All news
'A big deal': Florida braces for Hurricane Dorian
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IIT Guwahati, RD Grow ink MoU on water purification technology 29.8.2019 The Assam Tribune
IIT Guwahati, RD Grow ink MoU on water purification technology
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AAP govt's free water scheme being misused by several housing societies: NGT panel 29.8.2019 PTI: All news
AAP govt's free water scheme being misused by several housing societies: NGT panel
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Monsoon maladies: All you need to know about food borne diseases 21.8.2019
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), food borne and waterborne diarrheal diseases are a problem for every country in the world but they can be prevented. Diarrhoea is the acute and most common symptom of foodborne illness, but other serious consequences are kidney and liver failure, brain and neural disorders, reactive arthritis, cancer and death. Moreover, the rainy season brings relief from the scorching heat. But, at the same time, one is also at an increased risk of various health issues. There is a possibility that you may suffer from fatal diseases due to the unhygienic conditions and not adhering to preventive measures. Here, we brief you about foodborne diseases and foolproof tricks to keep them at bay. Facts about foodborne diseases Speaking about food borne diseases, it can be termed as an infection or irritation of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract caused by food or beverages which carry harmful bacteria, parasites, viruses, or chemicals. Did you know? Most foodborne illnesses ...
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Water purification plant donated to flood-hit village school 21.8.2019 The Assam Tribune
Water purification plant donated to flood-hit village school
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