User: sailendram Topic: Water
Category: Water-Supply :: Quality
Last updated: May 25 2018 19:23 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Water distribution point coming up in Ashok Nagar 25.5.2018 Hindu: Chennai
The facility is expected to benefit 15,000 households
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Panel formed to suggest measures for cleaning of rivers 24.5.2018 General News
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh today constituted a high-powered committee under the chairmanship of Environment Minister O P Soni to suggest measures for cleaning of the state's rivers. The committee, which has been also tasked with suggesting ways to ensure supply of clean potable water, has been asked to submit its report within 10 days, said an official spokesperson. He said the chief secretary has been directed by the chief minister to work out modalities for making funds available for this gigantic project. The chief minister also asked the Managing Director, Water Supply and Sewerage Board, to give a detailed presentation on the cleaning of Buddha Nullah in Ludhiana, besides focusing on the causes of water pollution due to excessive discharge of industrial waste and effluents. Singh also underlined the need to study the reasons for water pollution due to reckless flow of effluents from leather tanneries into Kala Sangian drain in Jalandhar district. On a request by Soni, .
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Haryana orders supply of water to parched areas through tankers 23.5.2018 General News
As temperatures continue to rise in Haryana, the state government has directed officials to ensure tankers supply potable water to areas facing a scarcity. The order was given last evening by Haryana's Public Health Engineering Minister Banwari Lal at a departmental meeting attended by the state's superintending engineers, an official statement said. The mercury has stayed above the 40-degree mark in most parts of Haryana for days. Hisar was the hottest yesterday with a high of 45.5 degrees Celsius. With monsoon expected to reach the state by the end of June, flood preparedness was also discussed in the meeting. The officials were directed to ensure that sewers, inlet channels and tanks were cleaned in time to prevent waterlogging during rains. The problem is very common in Rohtak. The minister also ordered regular collection and testing of water samples to prevent the spread of vector-borne diseases.
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14 ‘very large’ water projects planned under Vision 2023 22.5.2018 Hindu: Fitness
₹21,050 crore will be spent for the purpose, says Minister
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‘Conduct study on water supply status in villages’ 19.5.2018 Hindu: Rx
The State government should conduct a survey of the supply of drinking water in villages and release funds to undertake repairs of filtration beds whi
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Crores spent on lake is money down the drain 19.5.2018 Hindu: Rx
Clean-up is risky: environment expert
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Pb govt decides to supply potable water to Ludhiana, Amritsar, Patiala through canals 19.5.2018 General News
Concerned over depleting underground water levels, the Punjab Local Bodies department has decided to supply canal water for drinking purposes to Ludhiana, Amritsar and Patiala. Punjab Local Government Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu said the need for immediate measures to check the rapid decline and deterioration of ground water has been realised by the state government. The state government has already initiated the process of switching to surface water (canal water) based water supply for three cities of Ludhiana, Amritsar and Patiala, an official release said. Detailed proposals were made by the Department of Local Government under the guidance of Principal Secretary A Venu Parsad and CEO of PMIDC Ajoy Sharma for supplying treated potable water through canal in these three cities. Sidhu said considering huge investment requirement in this project, the Punjab government has approached the Centre for arranging funds through external funding agencies such as the World Bank and Asian ...
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River water can’t quench their thirst 18.5.2018 Hindu: Fitness
Residents of Amravathi, Dharanikota forced to fend for themselves
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A tale of depleting water table 16.5.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
Low groundwater level stalls day-to-day activities
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No clarity on proposed water audit, say Pune activists 8.5.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
Unhappy with Minister Girish Mahajan who criticised Pune citizens for consuming more water than necessary
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Gujarat teachers told to offer 'Shramdaan' to deepen water bodies 5.5.2018 All News-IANS Stories
As if engaging Gujarat government teachers in census data gathering, election duties and promoting health awareness campaigns was not enough, now they have been asked them to help deepen water bodies in the state by offering "Shramdaan" (voluntary manual service).
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Delay in her constituency's water project angers MP minister 5.5.2018 General News
Madhya Pradesh Sports and Youth Welfare Minister Yashodhararaje Scindia today threatened to stage a sit-in protest after work on a project to supply water to her constituency was delayed. The minister had gone to Sonchiraiya road to see the construction works that were part of the Karondi sump well water supply scheme. The sump well scheme is a component of the Sindh Water Augmentation Project that aims to create a potable water supply system to Shivpuri town. Scindia is a BJP MLA from Shivpuri Assembly constituency. Scindia got angry when, during her visit, she found that a main pipeline, which was to be connected last evening, was still lying incomplete. "Now, I will have to stage a sit-in here to set things right," she told media persons present at the site. She pulled up officials present there and directed District Collector Tarun Rathi to terminate the contract of the agency working on the project. Later, she left without inspecting the project. A video of the ...
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More than 30 Maha districts facing water contamination: Report 29.4.2018 General News
Water samples collected from over 30 districts of Maharashtra were found to have contaminants, a report by the state's Public Health Laboratory has stated. The Maharashtra Public Health Laboratory has found that water taken from various sources like bore wells, wells, public tanks and water tankers in rural and urban areas of several districts had traces of contamination. It informed that the samples, taken from 34 out of the state's 36 districts, excluding the two districts that make up Mumbai, were tested in several of its labs in March this year. The report said that the problem was most severe in Washim district as 27 per cent of the samples tested turned out to be contaminated. Hingoli, at 24 per cent, and Chandrapur, with 21 per cent contaminated water samples, stood second and third respectively, the report stated. It said that 20 per cent of water samples from districts like Aurangabad, Nanded and Raigad had contaminants while it was 15 per cent in Akola, Buldana,
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Meghalaya Govt’s bid to supply potable water to rural households 29.4.2018 The Assam Tribune
Meghalaya Govt’s bid to supply potable water to rural households
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Sustainable technologies for city infrastructure 20.4.2018 Hindu: Rx
Waste-to-energy plants, RWH, and solar power can obviate the need for dependence on municipal services for waste collection, water supply boards and centralised power grids. By M.A. Siraj
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MLA Imo assures completion of development works 19.4.2018 Manipur: E-Pao
MLA Imo assures completion of development works
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Spark it up: Municipal water can be rid of harmful substances using only electricity 16.4.2018 DNA: Mumbai
Harmful organic substances, such as pharmaceutical residues, can be efficiently removed from wastewater using only electricity, say scientists who tested a process called pulsed corona discharge (PCD). Pilot tests by researchers from Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) in Finland showed that pharmaceutical residues, their variants and other similar compounds degrade easily from wastewater because the process is non-selective. "It does not require the vast settling tanks needed by the traditional approach to water purification so a membrane bioreactor plant can be built cost effectively in a smaller area", explains Kimmo Arola, a researcher at LUT's department of Chemical Engineering. PCD is based on the instantaneous contact produced by an electric discharge between a plasma zone and water. In this phenomenon, water molecules and oxygen in the atmosphere create strong oxidants which degrade organic compounds into water and carbon dioxide. The study examined the formation of oxidants on the ...
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Water tested 12.4.2018 Manipur: E-Pao
Water tested
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Illegal connections draw 40% of water in Hyderabad 11.4.2018 Hindu: News
HMWSSB cracks down on three pilferage rings, 22 motors seized
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Local bodies fail to supply potable water to drought-hit areas 9.4.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
Opening of water kiosks in municipalities and grama panchayats in limbo
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