User: tushargupta101 Topic: Water
Category: Drinking-Water :: Quality
Last updated: Jun 16 2018 01:27 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Infra boost likely for schools, anganwadis 16.6.2018 Hindu: National
Given priority under MLACDS
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When Shimla queued up for water 15.6.2018 Hindu: Rx
Taps in Shimla went dry this summer, posing an unprecedented water crisis in the hill town. Adverse climatic conditions are believed to be the main factor for reduced flow in streams. Vikas Vasudeva reports on the failure of State governments to check unplanned development and exploitation of water resources.
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India staring at dry future, 600 million face high water stress: Niti Aayog report 15.6.2018 Zee News : India National
Niti Aayog's composite water management index has warned that major Indian cities could run out of groundwater in the next two years.
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India suffering worst water crisis in history, says NITI report 15.6.2018 Rediff: News
Forty per cent of population will have no access to drinking water by 2030 and 21 cities, including New Delhi, Bengaluru and Hyderabad, will run out of groundwater by 2020.
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Plastic banned in municipal offices 13.6.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
The Government has issued orders on Thursday directing all the municipal bodies to discontinue usage and stocking up of single use plastic items like
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Delhi water is full of arsenic, fluoride: Report 13.6.2018 Sify Finance
[India], June 13 (NewsVoir): Water quality in Delhi is on alarming situation, as per a recent Lok Sabha secretariat reports east and northeast districts of Delhi are undergoing arsenic
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Mysuru set to get more RO plants to supply purified water 8.6.2018 Hindu: Rx
Fifteen more reverse osmosis (RO) water plants are coming up in Mysuru to supply purified drinking water to the public for a nominal fee.Given the res
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For the sake of environment 7.6.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
Ditch the plastic and sip directly. The lipstick can be fixed — not the pollution with plastic straws
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Prepare scheme to build small dams for expansion of irrigation facility in Tribal dominant areas 7.6.2018 Central Chronicle
Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has instructed that a scheme should be prepared to build small dams for expansion of irrigation facility in tribal dominant areas. Poor beneficiaries should not face problem in getting payment of MNREGA and Social Security Pension from the banks. All the Collectors should conduct a campaign with the […]
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Wendarly Marwein sets example for entrepreneurs of Meghalaya with ‘UmRupa’ 4.6.2018 Meghalaya Times

Rajiv Roy
SHILLONG, June 03: Little did Wendarly Marwein know during his trip to the Garden City of India, Bengaluru, for his daughter’s admission in B.Sc Nursing will enable him to put up a new entrepreneurial venture back home in Meghalaya. Marwein is the proprietor of Marwein Group of Industries that produces umRupa – a packaged drinking water venture, which he started after his southern sojourn, based at Kynshibangla village, under Mawthadraishan Community and Rural Development Block in West Khasi Hills (WKH) district of Meghalaya. The idea behind this project is equally interesting.

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Life-saving drops for the sea of commuters 4.6.2018 Hindu: Cities
Water vending machines, or water ATMs, at railway stations across the city are catching on despite the challenges: supply of running water at some stations, or people unwilling to pay
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Water war in Shimla: Corporation distributes water under police protection 31.5.2018 Business Standard: News Now
The tourism industry in Himachal Pradesh's Shimla has also been massively hit as tourists are cancelling their visits to the hill-station
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Water under police protection in Shimla 31.5.2018 General News
Following an acute drinking water shortage, the Municipal Corporation here is distributing water under police protection.Over 70 police personnel have been deployed to specially deal with the situation in the water-deprived hill-station.Meanwhile, a mineral water wholesale trader, Jasvir Singh told ANI that the demand for bottled water has increased by 50 to 60 percent due to water scarcity in Shimla."Usually I supply 400 packs of water bottles but now the demand has increased to 700 plus for retailers," he said.The tourism industry in Himachal Pradesh's Shimla has also been massively hit as tourists are cancelling their visits to the hill-station.The local hoteliers and others related to the tourism industry are worried as social media is flooded with news about the water crisis, preventing the inflow of tourists into the state.Yesterday, Himachal Pradesh High Court directed the Shimla Municipal Corporation not to distribute water through tankers.The court has also directed the state
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Are water ATMs the way forward? 26.5.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
Hundreds of ATMs have sprung up across the country promising safe and affordable water. But is this the way ahead? We find out
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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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AP govt inaugurates RO plants in kidney disease-affected areas 24.5.2018 General News
In a move to provide safe drinking water to the kidney disease-affected habitations, Andhra Pradesh government on Wednesday inaugurated seven reverse osmosis (RO) plants in as many mandals of Uddanam area.The initiative was taken in order to provide safe drinking water to the kidney affected habitations in Uddanam area by providing RO plants.Seven RO plants (hub and spoke model) of 10,000 LPH capacity covering 128 habitations and 14 wards of Palasa municipality in seven mandals of Kidney-affected Uddanam area were sanctioned by the government last year.The estimated cost of the project was around Rs.16 crore, which would benefit a total population of 1.8 lakh peope.Total expenditure as on today is Rs.7.8 crore and Rs.1.4 crore bill is in processing.Out of 135, actual proposed dispensing units, 109 units have been completed.One unit in Mandasa, one in Ichapram and 21 units in Kaviti is still in progress and will be completed by the end of this month.
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White paper on environment gets Kerala cabinet nod 23.5.2018 General News
The CPI-M led LDF government in Kerala today approved a 'white paper' on environment that lays emphasis on balanced economic and social development while preserving the state's bio-diversity. The state cabinet, chaired by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, approved the document that outlined the state's approach towards protecting and preserving the environment while striving for economic growth. "The main objective is to design an environment friendly economic system and government is committed to preserving clean water, soil, air and bio-diversity," an official release said. Kerala has 44 rivers and most of them were facing various types of pollution, the release said. Solid waste disposal was a severe problem in the state and government would go ahead with schemes under the 'Haritha Kerala mission.' Issues connected with solid waste have also affected the availability of drinking water and its supply. A total of 90,563 solid waste treatment plants have been set up in ...
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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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Dead fish in Indira Gandhi canal: authorities stop drinking water supply 21.5.2018 General News
Contaminated water with dead fish and snakes has entered into Rajasthan through Indira Gandhi canal from Punjab, prompting the authorities to stop drinking water supply from the canal as a precautionary measure. The water in the canal is black and red with foul smell and dead fish and snakes have been spotted in the water therefore its supply to water storage tanks has been stopped, Vinod Jain, superintendent engineer (addl charge) of the Public Health and Engineering Department (PHED), Sriganganagar, told PTI. He said that the department already has the storage of potable water which will be supplied to the public till the contaminated water issue is resolved in a couple of days. As the canal water is highly polluted and stinking, we are not supplying it for drinking purpose as a precautionary measure since yesterday. Samples were collected yesterday and today, he said. He said the drinking water supply to Sriganganagar district is 50,000 kilo litre per day. In Bikaner also, the ...
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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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