User: tushargupta101 Topic: Water
Category: Water-Supply :: Quality
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Spike in hepatitis A bares a few issues 10.2.2018 Hindu: Home
Faecal contamination of water puts focus on poor hygiene and sanitation
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BDA gives layout work order to L&T 4.2.2018 deccanherald.com
The work on developing the Nadaprabhu Kempegowda Layout will commence in two weeks. The Bangalore Development Authority has awarded the work order to L&T Constructions, and has directed the firm to start at the earliest. L&T will undertake utility development and management of the layout. BDA Commissioner Rakesh Singh told DH that the firm was awarded the contract, worth Rs 1,255 crore, four days ago. However, the process was on for the past three to four months. The company will also take up power transmission and distribution. Neyveli Lignite Corporation Limited has been awarded the order for installing solar EPCs (engineering, procurement, and construction) services. They will also construct buildings and factory spaces. L&T, in a media release, stated that its scope of work includes creating 360 km of potable water supply, sewage collection, recycling water supply networks, using 85 km of precast utility ducts, high and low tension power cabling, smart street lighting and fibre optic cables, among ...
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Activist urges CM to explore desalination technology 4.2.2018 Hindu: News
The Goa government should explore desalination technology as an option to improve water supply in the State, Mahadayi Bachav Abhiyan (MBA) environmentalist and Goa University professor Nandakumar Kama...
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Seal pumps in Sambhal, says NGT 30.1.2018 Hindu: National
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Monday directed the Uttar Pradesh government to seal hand pumps in the Sambhal district where contaminated water was being extracted. Further, the green panel has...
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BWSSB's ambitious plan to treat sewage in Arkavathi 29.1.2018 deccanherald.com
The BWSSB has embarked on an ambitious initiative to purify the sewage flowing from the Arkavathi River to Hesaraghatta in Thippagondanahalli dam using the Natural Biological System (NBS). The Bangalore Water Supply and Sewage Board would grow several varieties of plants capable of treating the water along the 1.2-km waterbody. "This has worked in Hyderabads Hussain Sagar dam. This would help purify 85% of the water," said Dr P N Ravindra, chief engineer (Cauvery), BWSSB. He said Hyderabad-based Akhil Infrastructure Private Limited has been selected following a tender process to implement the Rs 11.49-crore project. "We are also planning to store the water coming from Yettinahole in the Thippagondanahalli reservoir. The water-testing centre in Malleshwaram has reported that the water here is fit for drinking. The NBS method will stop sewage from entering the dam," he said. Apart from Hesaraghatta, about 80 lakh litre sewage also enters Thippagondanahalli from Yeshwantpur and the Peenya industrial area ...
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NILE to hold board meeting 29.1.2018 General News
On 10 February 2018
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NGT directs UP govt to provide potable water in Sambhal 29.1.2018 General News
The National Green Tribunal today ordered the immediate sealing of handpumps discharging contaminated water in Uttar Pradesh's Sambhal and directed the state government to provide clean drinking water in the district. A bench headed by acting Chairperson Justice U D Salvi also asked the state government to file a comprehensive plan for supply of water in the affected villages around the district before March 14. The green panel said that it was surprised that despite knowing that the groundwater of 30 villages of Sambhal district was heavily contaminated, the authorities have not taken any step to improve the situation. During the hearing, the UP Jal Nigam told the bench that 77 handpumps in Sambhal district were discharging water which contained arsenic beyond the permissible limit. The tribunal's direction came on a plea filed by advocate Gaurav Bansal who said as per the website of the national rural drinking water programme maintained by the Ministry of Drinking ...
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25-fold rise in water tariff; city may not feel the pinch 20.1.2018 Hindu: Home
Beer, cold drinks likely to get costlier; private townships to be charged five-fold
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Of perennial water crisis and 2 projects in moribund state 17.1.2018 The Assam Tribune
Of perennial water crisis and 2 projects in moribund state
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Companies complain about poor quality water 14.1.2018 Deccan Herald - News
Treated water supply to some government and private companies has been disrupted for the past few months due to problems in the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewage Board (BWSSB) pipelines. Officials in the board fiercely denied they had problems. The BWSSB supplies tertiary treated water to the Kempegowda International Airport, Bharath Electronics Limited, Indian Tobacco Company, Rail Wheel Factory and the Indian Air Force. One of the companies said it did not get water from the board for two months. The quality of water had deteriorated so much that it considered setting up additional treatment plants to purify the water before use. Sources in the company said the water they initially received was of good quality. But it subsequently began to deteriorate and smelt foul in recent months. They admitted not having received water for two months, owing to issues in the supply pipes. The Bangalore International Airport Ltd (BIAL) said it had no disruption in receiving treated water from the BWSSB, which they ...
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Egypt building huge water treatment plant amid supply concerns 8.1.2018 General News
Egypt is building a major water treatment and desalination plant, the president said today, as the Nile-dependent nation plans for any fallout from an upstream dam being built by Ethiopia. The North African country is constructing "the largest wastewater treatment and desalination plant", President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said live on state television. "We are only doing what we need to do so we can solve a potential problem," he added, speaking during the inauguration of infrastructure and housing projects. While Sisi did not elaborate, Egypt fears its water supply will be affected by Ethiopia's Grand Renaissance Dam being built on the Blue Nile. Egypt relies almost totally on the Nile for irrigation and drinking water, and says it has "historic rights" to the river, guaranteed by treaties from 1929 and 1959. Cairo argues that the treaties grant it 87 per cent of the Nile's flow, as well as the power to veto upstream projects. The Blue and the White Nile tributaries ...
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New catalyst can clean toxic nitrates from drinking water 8.1.2018 General News
Scientists have developed a new catalyst that cleans toxic nitrates from drinking water, by converting them into air and water. "Nitrates come mainly from agricultural runoff, which affects farming communities all over the world," said Michael Wong, from Rice University in the US. "Nitrates are both an environmental problem and health problem because they're toxic," said Wong, lead scientist on the study in the journal ACS Ctalysis. "There are ion-exchange filters that can remove them from water, but these need to be flushed every few months to reuse them, and when that happens, the flushed water just returns a concentrated dose of nitrates right back into the water supply," said Wong. The researchers had earlier shown that tiny gold spheres dotted with specks of palladium could break apart nitrites, the more toxic chemical cousins of nitrates. "Nitrates are molecules that have one nitrogen atom and three oxygen atoms," Wong said. "Nitrates turn into nitrites if they lose
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‘Raje govt. stalled water purification projects’ 6.1.2018 Hindu: National
Pilot demands new clean water project
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Why the Clean Drinking Water Project Is Going Nowhere in Pakistan’s Punjab 5.1.2018 The Wire

Nearly 20 years since the problem of poisonous water first surfaced in the some villages of the province, they still do not have a functional water filtration plant.

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120 lakh litres of water a day for Sabarimala 9.11.2017 Hindu: Kerala
Erumeli water supply scheme to be commissioned soon
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Corporate giants investing hugely in water security: Report 7.11.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Global corporate giants are investing hugely in water security and management with a three-fold rise in just one year, an annual water report said on Tuesday. They committed to $23.4 billion of investment in water projects in 2017 alone.
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Plan to provide piped water to all households by 2030 6.11.2017 Hindu: News
Union Minister of State for Drinking Water and Sanitation Ramesh C. Jigajinagi on Friday said that the government has drawn up an ambitious project to provide piped water supply to all households in t...
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Centre plans to provide piped water to all households by 2030 3.11.2017 Hindu: National
Union Minister of State for Drinking Water and Sanitation Ramesh C. Jigajinagi, on Friday, said the centre’s ambitious project was to provide piped water supply to all households in the country by 20...
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90% of rural houses to get piped water by 2022: President Ram Nath Kovind 10.10.2017 All Current Affairs Stories
The President said access to water was a byword for human dignity
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Nabard sanctions ₹273.06 croreunder RIDF 4.10.2017 Hindu: National
The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Nabard) has sanctioned ₹166.51 crore under the Rural Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF XXIII) as loan assistance for development of 114 roa...
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