User: sailendram Topic: Water
Category: Drinking-Water :: Quality
Last updated: Mar 28 2017 06:01 IST RSS 2.0
 
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New Namma Metro stations to get water coolers 28.3.2017 Hindu: Cities
Facing criticism from passengers for not providing drinking water facilities at its underground stations, the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation (BMRCL) has decided to install water coolers or purifiers...
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Tertiary sewage plants to ease pressure on demand for water 28.3.2017 Hindu: Cities
Facilities in Kodungaiyur, Koyambedu will help to meet industrial needs
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Hyderabad entrepreneur wins water award 27.3.2017 Hindu: Hyderabad
City-based entrepreneur Karunakara M. Reddy was honoured with the ‘Jal Daan Water Hero’ award for his work of providing safe drinking water through community water plants. The award was given by Mahar...
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'Over 70 percent of country's water aquifers are overdrawn' 26.3.2017 All News-IANS Stories
At 76 million, India has the largest number of people living without access to safe water in the world, and experts warn of a looming crisis as over 73 per cent of the country's aquifers are being overdrawn.
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45 villages use toxic water for irrigation 26.3.2017 TOI: Ahmedabad Times
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Pumping of water, sinking of borewells banned in Swarna surroundings 24.3.2017 Hindu: News
Farmers seek compensation for crop loss owing to water shortage
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‘Revive old system to tap groundwater’ 23.3.2017 TOI: Patna
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SWN sets up 'Water ATMs' in Telangana 22.3.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Safe Water Network India (SWN), a non-profit organisation providing affordable and safe off-grid drinking water solutions, has launched a "Water ATM" in Telangana.
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Nestle India commits to water stewardship, cuts use by 53 per cent 22.3.2017 Business Standard: Companies & Industry
Initiatives have been accompanied by efforts to spread awareness about sustainable usage of water
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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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Erdanur Tanda gets safe drinking water 20.3.2017 Hindu: Cities
Help to residents sufferring due to contaminated water
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Drink alkaline water for a healthy body 20.3.2017 Hindu: Home
A Hyderabad-based company is strongly pitching the idea
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1.04 cr hit by arsenic contamination in Bengal 19.3.2017 Hindu: Other States
State task force chairman admits to tardy progress in providing safe water in eight affected districts
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Illegal drawing of drinking water to attract legal action 16.3.2017 Hindu: Home
Public can complain on 7449 104 104, says Corporation official
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District Panchayat budget lays stress on waste disposal, women’s welfare 15.3.2017 Hindu: Kochi
Bottled drinking water under the brand name ‘Periyar’ to be launched in the market
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Kerala mulls cloud seeding to tackle worst drought in century 7.3.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday hinted that cloud seeding could be one possible measure to tackle the worst drought that Kerala has faced in a century.
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Their cup of woes overflows 7.3.2017 Hindu: Home
Inadequate water supply, poor waste management irk residents of Ward 91
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This Delhi Colony is first to get portable tap water all day 6.3.2017 Business Standard: News Now
Jal Board supplies drinking water to residential, commercial areas through taps for select hours
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‘High fluoride content in water crippling northern districts’ 6.3.2017 TOI: Chandigarh Times
A Mohali-based orthopaedician has claimed that there has been an “alarming increase” in the cases of skeletal fluorosis — a potentially debilitating bone disease caused by excessive fluoride content in drinking water — in the north districts of Punjab, including Patiala, Ludhiana and Jalandhar.
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