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Raise funding under water plan: Stokes 24.3.2017 The Tribune
SHIMLA: Irrigation and Public Health Minister Vidya Stokes has urged the Union Government to increase funding under the National Rural Drinking Water Programme that had been reduced substantially over the years.
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Old water supply system leaves city high, dry 24.3.2017 The Tribune
JAMMU: Residential colonies in Jammu continue to get drinking water supply from old and rusted pipes that were laid decades ago.
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Water concerns to the fore at two-day meet 23.3.2017 TOI: Jaipur
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Karnataka wants to drill more borewells, but where’s the water? 23.3.2017 Downtoearth
Despite groundwater depletion and huge expenditure incurred, the state government seeks answer to water scarcity in borewells 
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Wastewater should be considered a resource 23.3.2017 Downtoearth
As water demand is increasing across the globe, the quantity of wastewater produced as a result of various human activities is also growing, a UN report says
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Water crisis is here, admits Tamil Nadu govt 23.3.2017 TOI: Chennai
Chennai's drinking water reservoirs have only 13% of its full capacity as on Wednesday.
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Visakhapatnam: BARC technology for drinking water 23.3.2017
Visakhapatnam: The Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), which will be setting up its centre in Vizag, will launch the membrane-based water purification technology for safe drinking water in some villages in and around Achyuthapuram in the district. BARC Technology Display and Dissemination Centre (BTDDC) has been set up at Dibbapalem, to conduct awareness and training programmes on the use of the technology. BARC is primarily in-volved in the field of research in nuclear sciences but has societal commitment domains of research and application as well. Water is one of them. BARC has developed and demonstrated several types of thermal and membrane-based desalination and water purification technologies that have also been patented. The nuclear research centre has expertise in development of water purification products and technologies besides the construction of brackish or seawater desalination plants ranging from small to large ones. The water output quality for these range from potable to high end ultra ...
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TN gets ready to tackle worst water shortage in 140 years 22.3.2017 BusinessLine - National
Tamil Nadu is spending ₹976.76 crore in its cities and towns to tackle the severest water shortage in over 140 years, said Minister for Municipal Administration SP Velumani.In addition, drinking wate...
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One in four children will live with water shortages by 2040: Unicef 22.3.2017 All International Stories
More than 36 countries are currently enduring extreme water stress, the report said
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1 in 4 children will live with water shortages by 2040: UNICEF 22.3.2017 DNA: Health
In research released on World Water Day, the UN children's agency warned that in just over two decades nearly 600 million children will be living in areas with severely limited safe water sources, as population growth and surging demand for water clash with the effects of climate change.
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One in four children may face severe water shortages by 2040 - UNICEF 22.3.2017 DNA: Health
By J. D. Capelouto LONDON, March 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - One in four children - 600 million in total - may live in areas with severely limited water resources by 2040, putting them at risk of deadly diseases like cholera and diarrhoea, the U. N. children's agency UNICEF said on Wednesday.
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Sanskrit varsity plans major academic, infrastructure initiatives 22.3.2017 Hindu: Home
Budget projects revenue of ₹211.83 cr. and expenditure of ₹224.39 cr.
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Despite global warming, these underwater species still serve as source of food 22.3.2017 DNA: Evolutions
The study has been published in the journal Nature Ecology & Evolution.
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Tamil Nadu gears up to tackle worst water shortage in over 140 years 22.3.2017 BusinessLine - National
Tamil Nadu is spending ₹976.76 crore in its cities and towns to tackle the severest water shortage in over 140 years, said the Minister for Municipal Administration, SP Velumani. In addition, in ru...
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#WorldWaterDay: Did you know that 77mn Indians lack access to safe water? 22.3.2017 DNA: Top News
On World Water Day, one of the biggest concerns India faces is the lack of proper drinking water. Currently, nearly 77 million Indians lack access, which amounts to five per cent of the country’s population While nearly 70 percent of the world is covered by water, only 2.5 percent of it is fresh. The rest is saline and ocean-based. Even then, just 1 percent of our freshwater is easily accessible, with much of it trapped in glaciers and snowfields. This makes the numbers from India all the more staggering. Here are some other things you need to know about India’s relationship with water 17% of poor’s income spent on drinking water According to Water Aid, a UK-based NGO, most people who don’t have access to drinking water come from impoverished communities that live on around Rs 300 per day. Of this money, 17 per cent of their income is spent on water that they buy from water tankers 21% of communicable diseases due to unsafe water The World Bank estimates that 21% of communicable diseases in India are ...
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Indians without clean water exceed Punjab, Haryana, Uttarakhand population 22.3.2017 All Current Affairs Stories
Number is 63 mn, which is more than populations of Australia, Bulgaria, Lanka, Sweden put together
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World Water Day: Why waste, go for reducing and reusing waste water 22.3.2017 Business Standard: News Now
Every year on March 22, the UN observes World Water Day to highlight the global water crisis
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Recycling is new mantra to beat shortage of water 22.3.2017 TOI: Chennai
Water scarcity looms large over the city after a failed monsoon and many apartment complexes, particu lalry in the suburbs, are opting to recycle waste water from kitchens and bathrooms.
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Even in drought, these TN farmers script success 22.3.2017 TOI: Cities
Even as the entire state is in the grip of a severe drought, a small bunch of farmers in Mailam and surrounding villages in Villupuram district hold out some promise.
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JNTU-H water harvesting saving lakhs each year 22.3.2017
HYDERABAD: Thanks to extensive rainwater harvesting measurues, the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad campus (JNTU-H) is ready to face the summer. A successful rainwater harvesting project has been taken up by JNTUH under technical guidance from the Central Ground Water Board (CGWB). The project was implemented with the objective of promoting demonstrative rainwater harvesting practices in urban areas and it has had a considerable impact on ground water levels. Data revealed that the piezometric heads in the wells within the vicinity of the artificial recharge structures have stabilised, when compared to pre-project data despite low rainfall in the post-project period. Before the construction of rainwater harvesting structures in the campus, many of its bore wells had gone dry or were functioning with reduced yields. In the face of acute shortage of water, university authorities used to purchase water through tankers to meet the requirement during summers and used to receive 30 tankers ...
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