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Flood water in Bihar recedes, but epidemic fear increases 20.8.2017 Deccan Herald - National
With more than 200 deaths and 1.5 crore people in 18 Bihar districts affected by the flood in the last one week, the government has roped in Army personnel too for carrying out relief and rescue operations. The move comes as flood water has started receding at several places but the fear of epidemic has increased. It is believed that complaints of diarrhoea from those residing in makeshift relief camps may increase in the days to come. Although medical facilities are being provided on war-footing, handling such huge number of flood-hit people will be an arduous task. One classic example was reported from Lauria block in West Champaran district where the primary health centre ensured 43 safe deliveries to pregnant women despite adverse circumstances. Meanwhile, apart from the 28 NDRF, SDRF and Army teams already working in different districts, one more team joined the relief and rescue work in Gopalganj district. Army personnel have been roped in to revive movement of vehicles on the damaged bridges in ...
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Modern toilets for fisherfolk colonies 20.8.2017 thehansindia3899
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Pisciculture on lines of farming for profit 20.8.2017
Rajahmundry: Fisheries authorities are taking up two model programmes called 'Chandranna Raithu Kshetralu' and 'Organic Farming' to culture fish, shrimps, crabs and other species similar on the lines of agriculture, to help enhance their production and enable farmers to earn good income in West Godavari. As a part of 'Chandranna Raithu Kshetralu' scheme, the authorities are encouraging farmers to take up aquaculture with pond automation as it helps boost up fish production with less impact on environment. "Under pond automation, electric equipment fitted with censors will be monitoring the potential of Hydrogen (pH), dissolved oxygen and salinity in the water in the pond. The equipment is designed in such a way that it records readings for every three hours and sends them to the farm owner on his mobile phone," a fisheries official said.  Officials said that this helps the farmer keep a tab on these vital parameters in the pond water and in case the there is a ...
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Water supply to be hit in south, west Delhi today 20.8.2017 India – The Indian Express
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H1N1 cases see a dip but dengue still on the rise 20.8.2017 Mumbai – The Indian Express
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Munak supply cut, Delhi faces water scarcity 19.8.2017 TOI: Delhi Times
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Citizens happy with water quality, claims OCW 19.8.2017 Nagpur News, Latest Nagpur News Headlines & Live Updates - Times of India
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No water, no deaths 19.8.2017 Hindu: Andhra Pradesh
While incidents of children falling into uncovered borewells is on the rise, Anantapur district did not witness such cases in the past few years, more due to luck than prevention. The district has mor...
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‘GST hits activated carbon production’ 19.8.2017 Hindu: Home
‘Levy of 5% tax on coconut shells, an ingredient, affects farmers, vendors’
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IISc: Copper-coated membrane makes drinking water safe 19.8.2017 Hindu: S & T
The membranes show enhanced antibacterial and antifouling performances
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Noida Sector 19 RWA writes to CM requesting water treatment plant 19.8.2017 Noida - City - The Times of India
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Cholera outbreak: 18 fresh cases reported on Day 5 19.8.2017 Punjab News, Ludhiana News, Ludhiana City News | Times of India Punjab News
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‘Saudi-led coalition responsible for worst cholera outbreak in the world in Yemen’ 19.8.2017 World – The Indian Express
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Death toll in Sierra Leone mudslides rises to 467 19.8.2017 Free Press Journal: World
Freetown: A government health official on Friday said the death toll from devastating mudslides in Sierra
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Doubling the farmers? income 19.8.2017 thehansindia3918
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Yemen cholera outbreak eases but alert continues: Unicef 19.8.2017 World News – The Navhind Times
IANS Sanaa The cholera outbreak in Yemen, which has killed over 2,000 people, has started to recede but there was still no grounds for complacency regarding the health situation in the country, according to the Unicef. Deputy Representative of Unicef to Yemen Sherin Varkey told Efe news on Thursday that although the situation is easing ...
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Unpotable water supply irks consumers 19.8.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Jammu, August 18 The private water supply chain in Jammu catering to the needs of shopkeepers, small hotels, restaurants and inns is serving water filled from ‘unknown sources’ and charging consumers Rs 750 per month. Though the sellers claim that they get the water checked every six months from the Food and Supplies Department, they fail to answer if the water is fit for consumption and does not contain germs and bacteria. The consumption of this water at Nai Basti recently led to diarrhoea and vomiting among a few residents who complained that besides dirty water, the campers in which it was brought were filthy and broken. The Public Health Engineering (PHE) Department supplies water to the sellers who in turn supply it to the shopkeepers. “In such circumstances, the six-monthly check-up of water is an eyewash. From what source the water is collected and distributed to us is not known,” said Ramesh Gupta, a mobile shop owner at Nai Basti. The owner of Aryan Sheetal Jal Company at ...
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Cloudy water increases risk of gastrointestinal illnesses: Study 18.8.2017 thehansindia3913
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Project Replenish: water tips from a gated community 18.8.2017 Hindu: Home
There recent spells of rain underline the importance of having rainwater harvesting systems in place much before the North-East Monsoon sets in. There may be something to be learnt from the water-management strategy of a residents’ association in South Chennai
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Over 100 minors killed in Sierra Leone floods, mudslides 18.8.2017 national
At least 109 children were among the more than 300 people who were killed in the deadly floods and mudslides that swept through Sierra Leone earlier in the week, a UN agency said. The number could grow as search and rescue operations are ongoing and over 600 people remain missing, after heavy rainfall caused a natural disaster in the Sierra Leonean capital Freetown on Monday, the United Nations children's fund (UNICEF) said on Thursday. The Unicef representative in the country Hamid el-Bashir Ibrahim said the magnitude of the damage was unprecedented and many children were left homeless, terrified and vulnerable, Efe news agency reported. In a report, Unicef explained that it had supplied water and sanitary resources to the affected families and had distributed supplies such as medicine, plastic tarps and gloves. The UN's humanitarian teams were making water storage tanks available to distribute to displaced people in order to avoid cholera and typhoid fever outbreaks, as many wells were contaminated ...
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