User: tushargupta101 Topic: Water
Category: Water-Supply :: Quality
Last updated: Mar 26 2017 16:43 IST RSS 2.0
 
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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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Drive against dengue intensified 24.3.2017 Hindu: Cities
Employees of various departments are roped in to launch concerted efforts
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‘Revive old system to tap groundwater’ 23.3.2017 TOI: Patna
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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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Unicef urges funding to tide over Sri Lanka drought 21.3.2017 All News-IANS Stories
The UN International Children's Emergency Fund (Unicef) on Tuesday called for $1 million in funding to combat an ongoing drought in Sri Lanka.
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Multi-crore homes, undrinkable water 16.3.2017 DNA: Mumbai
Colaba, Churchgate, Mantralaya, Cuffe Parade, Bandra (West) – these are some of the most sought-after addresses in Mumbai, with real estate prices rising higher than the high-rises that constitute the city skyline. And yet, these areas do not even get that basic amenity of urban life – clean, potable water. A report by the BMC’s hydraulic engineering department for the period April 2016-February 2017 reveals that many areas in the city continue to receive contaminated water, with the highest percentage of ‘unfit’ samples being collected from Colaba, Churchgate, Bandra West, Chembur, Kurla, Naigaon, Masjid Bunder and Mulund. This is despite the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) – which releases about 3,700 million litres of ‘pure’ water from its Bhandup Centre daily – sanctioning Rs 1592.92 crore in its 2016-17 budget for water supply projects and hydraulic engineering for the period. The BMC’s water control and health department randomly collected total 33,425 water samples across the city. Of ...
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Low-cost technology together removes arsenic, iron from water 14.3.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Researchers from Assam have invented a simple technology that together removes arsenic and iron from contaminated water at less than one paisa per litre.
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UP Election Results 2017: Violence rises five-fold in 5 years; politics turns communal 11.3.2017 Business Standard: News Now
Over five years, except for eight of 75 districts, communal violence increased across UP
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Water board ready with summer plan 7.3.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Water board ready with summer plan
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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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A fortnight without water 3.3.2017 Hindu: Thiruvananthapuram
KWA hasn’t regulated valve for days
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UP polls 2017: Violence rises five-fold in 5 years; politics turns communal 28.2.2017 Business Standard: News Now
Over five years, except for eight of 75 districts, communal violence increased across UP
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Drinking water scarcity plague residents of Fatima Nagar 23.2.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Drinking water scarcity plague residents of Fatima Nagar
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Board may open tap to treated sewage water, sell at Rs 50 per tanker 20.2.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Board may open tap to treated sewage water, sell at Rs 50 per tanker
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BWSSB to hire 100 tankers to supply water in summer 20.2.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
The last time the board took such a step was in 2007
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Garden city runs out of water 19.2.2017 Hindu: Cities
The last time the board hired tankers was in 2007
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Innovators fight drought drop by drop 18.2.2017 Hindu: Cities
With mercury rising as early as February, people have begun innovating and exploring methods of conservation and purification of available water. The Hindu takes a look at some of the edifying examples from across the State.
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Mekedatu balancing reservoir project: Mekedatu project gets cabinet's green signal | Bengaluru News - Times of India 16.2.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Mekedatu balancing reservoir project: Mekedatu project gets cabinet's green signal | Bengaluru News - Times of India
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Tendulkar adopts another village for transformation 15.2.2017 The Assam Tribune
Tendulkar adopts another village for transformation
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New school, water supply, toilets: Tendulkar set to transform village 14.2.2017 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
Sachin Tendulkar is now set to adopt Donja village in Osmanabad, where he will oversee the development of a new school building, a water supply scheme that would provide potable water to each household, concrete roads and a sewage line attached to the same.
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