User: tushargupta101 Topic: Water
Category: Drinking-Water :: Quality
Last updated: Apr 19 2018 19:48 IST RSS 2.0
 
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India stares at acute shortage of safe water, urgent steps needed: experts 19.4.2018 Business Standard: News Now
The indiscriminate use of rivers and other surface-water bodies in many areas for disposal of sewage and industrial waste has rendered groundwater non-potable
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CM announces ₹1,000-cr package for Old City 16.4.2018 Hindu: Hyderabad
Mohalla clinics to be opened at 200 places
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Spark it up: Municipal water can be rid of harmful substances using only electricity 16.4.2018 DNA: Mumbai
Harmful organic substances, such as pharmaceutical residues, can be efficiently removed from wastewater using only electricity, say scientists who tested a process called pulsed corona discharge (PCD). Pilot tests by researchers from Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) in Finland showed that pharmaceutical residues, their variants and other similar compounds degrade easily from wastewater because the process is non-selective. "It does not require the vast settling tanks needed by the traditional approach to water purification so a membrane bioreactor plant can be built cost effectively in a smaller area", explains Kimmo Arola, a researcher at LUT's department of Chemical Engineering. PCD is based on the instantaneous contact produced by an electric discharge between a plasma zone and water. In this phenomenon, water molecules and oxygen in the atmosphere create strong oxidants which degrade organic compounds into water and carbon dioxide. The study examined the formation of oxidants on the ...
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'A water purifier has become a necessity today' 14.4.2018 Deccan Herald - Business
Established in 1982, Eureka Forbes has emerged as a leading homegrown consumer durables brand, best known for its home cleaning and water purifier solutions, which have addressed changing consumer needs and environmental conditions. Of all the companys offerings, Aquaguard is indeed a household name, having purified drinking water in millions of Indian households since 1984, clinching a market share of over 60%. Marzin Shroff, CEO and MD of Eureka Forbes, tells what has kept Aquaguard steady in its dream run, and shares key industry trends with DHs Hrithik Kiran Bagade in this interview. Edited excerpts: How has been the journey of Eureka Forbes with regard to the Aquaguard brand? Eureka Forbes is a leading homegrown consumer durables brand, offering solutions in water purification, air purification and cleaning categories. When we started in 1982, our primary business was to go door-to-door and sell vacuum cleaners. In 1984, observing an increase in water contamination across the country, the company ...
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Children have a ‘manifesto’ for Bengal’s panchayat polls 14.4.2018 Hindu: Fitness
It focuses on health and social issues faced by them
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Groundwater Mission can address a host of problems: IIT Kharagpur scientist 10.4.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Setting up of a Groundwater Mission can help develop an action plan for tackling problems like arsenic and fluoride pollution, storage anomalies and the alarming dwindling of freshwater resources that plague the South Asian region, a new book edited and partly written by an IIT don and other experts contends.
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Local bodies fail to supply potable water to drought-hit areas 9.4.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
Opening of water kiosks in municipalities and grama panchayats in limbo
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A campaign to highlight the importance of drinking clean water 6.4.2018 General News
With India having the highest number of people in the world without access to safe drinking water (according to a study conducted by Wall Street Journal and Water Aid) Anjali Bhutani initiated a campaign titled H2OME to create a much-needed awareness for the safe drinking water.What started off as an MYP project at school, the H2OME Campaign but has grown in to something that can impact hundreds of lives, through broadening access to simple and low-cost water filtration systems. Anjali's aim is to increase the number people who have access to clean drinking water. Therefore, she has created water filter that costs under 500 rupees and allows you to purify 1 L of water at a time, taking approximately 3 minutes, in the convenience of your home-hence.Currently, according to a study conducted by The Wall Street Journal and Water Aid states that each year approximately 1,40,000 children die from diarrheal diseases, after consuming dirty water. People are blessed to be living in a planet ...
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A campaign to highlight the importance of drinking clean water 6.4.2018 Sify Finance
[India], Apr 06 (NewsVoir): With India having the highest number of people in the world without access to safe drinking water (according to a study conducted by Wall Street Journal and Water Aid)
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See pics: A govt that can't provide drinking water doesn't deserve to be in power, says Amit Shah in Odisha 5.4.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Amit Shah on Thursday criticised the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) for not working for the welfare of people of Odisha. “Anger towards the Government of Odisha is immense. Even after ruling the state for 18 years, the government is not able to give clean water. I have seen the reactions of the people, I can safely say that change is on its way for the state,”Shah said. Visited Saintala village in Bolangir district of Odisha. I was shocked to see that villagers are compelled to drink fluoride contaminated water, which results in kidney ailments, crippling bone diseases and induces early ageing in the young. pic.twitter.com/5TC1KOain3 — Amit Shah (@AmitShah) April 5, 2018 Nothing can be more shameful if a government that has been in power for 18 years cannot even provide basics like clean drinking water. This is complete failure of Naveen Patnaik's government and it has no right to continue in power. pic.twitter.com/G4czTD6B20 — Amit Shah (@AmitShah) April 5, 2018 Shah ...
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‘Bubbletop’ water at our doorstep 4.4.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
But there is little knowledge of the origin of packaged water and how it is processed
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IRCTC to set up Rail Neerbottling plant at NTPC Simhadri 1.4.2018 Hindu: National
We want to supply the water on cost basis: Group General Manager
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Tripura to install 'Water ATMs' in schools, railway stations 27.3.2018 General News
The Tripura government is planning to set up 'Water ATMs' in all schools, colleges and railway stations to ensure safe drinking water supply, a state minister said today. Replying to a calling attention notice in the state Assembly today, Minister for Drinking Water and Sanitation (DWS) Sudip Roy Burman said the automated machines will dispense pure drinking water. Burman said the ground water level in the state was declining and rainwater would be harvested in the hilly areas, Reverse osmosis water treatment plants would also be set up in key locations of Tripura. "We can't simply go on exploiting our groundwater reserves. It has to be used scientifically," he said. The West Bengal government had launched a similar 'Water ATM' project earlier this year. The minister said all the 8,723 habitations of the state are currently covered by safe drinking water supply. However, 18 among them were identified as 'slip back' habitations, which slipped back from fully covered ones. ..
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Tripura to install ‘Water ATMs’ in schools, railway stations 27.3.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition

The Tripura government is planning to set up ‘Water ATMs’ in all schools, colleges and railway stations to ensure safe drinking water supply, a State minister said on Tuesday.

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When Indian women negotiate with local authorities to improve lives in slum 27.3.2018 Latest News
There are about 13.7 million slum households in all of India, of which 4.9 million are neither recognised nor notified
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US govt institution commits Rs 80-cr loan for drinking water project in India 26.3.2018 General News
A development finance institution of the US government has committed a loan of Rs 80 crore to a project aimed at expanding access to affordable clean drinking water to low and middle-income people in India, the American embassy said today. Overseas Private Investment Corporation's loan to WaterHealth India Pvt Ltd -- a subsidiary of Water Health International Inc of Irvine, California -- will help finance installation of 900 decentralised plants in India. These plants purify water on site and sell it at a price that is three to four times lower than bottled water alternatives currently available in the marketplace, according to a US Embassy statement. These WaterHealth Vending Machines (WVMs) are installed at locations such as railway stations, bus stations, shopping malls, public and private institutions or any high footfall location, where consumers are able to purchase purified water weighing in the range between 300 ml to 5 litres. Most consumers carry their own bottles and ...
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Ahluwalia stresses on behaviourial change in paying user fee for water supply 23.3.2018 General News
Union Minister S S Ahluwalia today emphasised on the importance of behaviourial change among the people of the country towards payment of user fee for clean water supply. In his inaugural address at the national consultation meet on Swajal Community Approach here, the Union Minister of State for Drinking Water and Sanitation highlighted the importance of water conservation and said the main objective behind the re-launch of the Swajal initiative was to deliver tapped water to every household. "Behavioural change among the people of the country towards payment of user fee for clean water supply is very important as it ensures that not only are the cost of water collection, purification and distribution are met, but also that the people value and conserve the water supplied to them," Ahluwalia said. Swajal is a model for self-ownership and self-management of water resources in a community by its members itself. The technical sessions at the national consultation meet included ...
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MDWS held National Consultation on Swajal Community Approach to Rural Water on World Water Day 23.3.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation organized a National Consultation on Swajal Community Approach to Rural Water in the capital on 22.03.18 to mark World Water Day. Swajal is a model for self-ownership and self-management of water resources in a community by members of the community itself.
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Letter to BS: What's needed for effective water management 22.3.2018 Latest News
Nearly 70 per cent of Indians do not have adequate access to safe water for sanitation and hygiene
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Most water purifying plants in state dysfunctional 21.3.2018 deccanherald.com
Even as summer is to reach its peak, people are already feeling the heat of water shortage. To add up to their woes, around 600 units of the shudhha neeru ghataka (reverse osmosis plants) in the state are said to be dysfunctional. However, even as the government claims that only 10% of the total number of water purification plants are dysfunctional, the actual number is much more. Unlike the core areas in the city, 110 villages which are part of Bengaluru city do not have access to Cauvery water as the work of laying the infrastructure is still being carried out. So, the residents of these areas are completely dependent on water cans for drinking water. For instance, the RO plant in Doddakallasandra, located off Kanakapura Road was inaugurated in August 2017. In less than a year, the plant has stopped working to its full capacity. Its operator says that lack of maintenance was resulting in the slow filtering of water. A local resident says that it takes more than 30 minutes to fill a 20-litre can and ...
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