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More solar-powered borewells to augment water supply 17.2.2018 Hindu: News
The aim is to help avoid water stress for wild animals this summer
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Water supply not priority here 17.2.2018 Hindu: News
Drinking water has not been the priority of the Kakinada Smart City initiative. Works pertaining to water supply have not been listed in the first phase of projects, and even in the second phase, the ...
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Delhi, Haryana told to resolve polluted water supply issue 17.2.2018 Hindu: Delhi
NGT asks Chief Secretaries of two govts to meet on Feb 20
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No drinking water problem till May-end: Collector 16.2.2018 FrontLine: Home
‘No alarming water level in Vaigai dam now compared to last year’
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Ammonia in Yamuna water: NGT directs Delhi, Haryana to meet on Feb 20 16.2.2018 General News
The National Green Tribunal today directed the Delhi and Haryana governments to hold a meeting to resolve the issue of high ammonia content in the water being provided to the national capital. Delhi Jal Board (DJB) had moved a plea in the tribunal plea alleging high ammonia in water being provided by the Haryana government to Delhi. A bench headed by Justice Jawad Rahim asked the chief secretaries of Delhi and Haryana to meet on February 20 and solve the dispute regarding pollutants in the water. The order came after both the parties suggested a meeting for amicable settlement of the issue relating to the pollution of the Yamuna water caused by industrial and other pollutants. "The Chief Secretaries may summon the participation of Chairman/(in absence of Chairman) Member Secretary of the Upper Yamuna River Board and Member Secretary of Central Pollution Control Board to participate in the meeting and assist in resolving the issues," the bench said. The tribunal directed them to ...
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Kolkata Mayor blames diarrhoea outbreak on packaged water 16.2.2018 Hindu: Home
Three of five samples which tested positive are from packaged drinking water
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Contaminated packaged water could be behind diarrhoea outbreak: Kolkata Mayor 15.2.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Refusing to admit that water contamination as a reason for the diarrhoea outbreak in several wards in the city, Kolkata Mayor Sovan Chatterjee on Thursday indicated the source of contamination could be spurious packaged drinking water.
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Is it Panchayati Raj or ‘Raj of Panchayati’ 15.2.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
They were supposed to strengthen panchayati raj rather sarpanches have been using public fund to benefit their cronies and loyalists. The money earmarked for development is being used at personal properties of sarpanches themselves or their near and dear ones. More than 8000 complaints have been received against sarpanches. Most of them are from Jaipur division (2452) followed by Ajmer (2349), Bharatpur (1654), Bikaner (1237), Udaipur (832), Jodhpur (580) and Kota (480). Every panchayat is allocated budget for construction of road, tubewell, water tank, school, hospital and community hall. As per rules, no work can take place on private property but the land owned by government or gram panchayat. However, sarpanches have been taking undue advantage by setting up tube wells or water tanks on either their personal property or their supporters. The government officials are hand in gloves with them. A reply to RTI query has revealed that against thousands of cases filed, action has been taken only against 36 ...
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AAP pushed Delhi 30 years back: Tiwari 15.2.2018 General News
Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari today said the AAP government has turned into a "synonym for corruption" and pushed back Delhi by 30 years. Scores of Delhi BJP workers today staged a protest led by Tiwari near Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence against alleged corruption by the AAP government on the completion of its three years in office. The party workers marched towards the chief minister's residence and police had to use water cannons to disperse the crowd. Attacking the AAP government, Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari said its governance has turned synonymous with corruption, anarchy and grimy politics. He accused the Kejriwal government of pushing back Delhi by 30 years in the last three years with all development works having stalled. "Everywhere corruption could be seen. Development works have been stalled and today Delhi is surprised to see that in spite of its neglectful attitude during the last three years, Arvind Kejriwal is celebrating the anniversary of the government ..
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Save Musi, environmentalists’ body to petition NGT-Delhi 15.2.2018 Hindu: Hyderabad
A civil society body working for environmental protection will approach National Green Tribunal, New Delhi, in a fortnight to press for Musi conservation. Prof. K. Purushotham Reddy Foundation will r...
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Villagers died of cholera, confirms DC 14.2.2018 Deccan Herald - News
Deputy Commissioner M Lokesh said four residents of Maidolalu village in Bhadravathi taluk died of cholera. Speaking to reporters here on Wednesday, he said stool and water samples sent to district laboratory had confirmed the outbreak of cholera in the village. Consumption of contaminated water is the cause of cholera. Water supply through existing pipeline is stopped and a new pipeline will be soon installed. Treated water is being supplied to the village through tankers, he said. Lokesh said residents complained of gastroenteritis on February 11 at Maidolalu village and were admitted to McGann and a private hospital. Out of 54 cases reported, four, Panchappa (70), Hanumantappa (42), Shivappa (75) and Hussain Sab (58), died of cholera. The district administration has given a compensation of Rs 2 lakh to the members of the bereaved families. He said a training camp for home guard aspirants was held in the village between January 29 and February 8. Due to the lack of adequate toilets, the home guards ...
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As Kejriwal Govt in Delhi Completes Three Years in Office, AAP and Congress Trade Barbs 14.2.2018 The Wire

At a function to celebrate three years of 'good governance', Kejriwal highlighted the good works undertaken despite having to fight through numerous roadblocks put up by the Centre.

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Dear BBC, Bengaluru isn’t running out of water soon. Here’s why! 14.2.2018 Citizen Matters
Bengaluru has been projected as a city that will run out of water. Will this really happen? What water-safety measures does the city have in place? Water expert Vishwanath decodes the issue. ...
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After Cape Town, Bengaluru set to face major water crisis: Atrocious state of Bellandur Lake a result of apathy by authorities 14.2.2018 Latest News India on Firstpost
In the 1970s, Bengaluru boast of about 285 lakes; today there are just a little over 190, most of which are polluted with raw sewage.
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45 people affected by diarrhoea in two Odisha villages 14.2.2018 General News
At least 45 people are affected by diarrhoea in two villages of Ganjam and Kandhamal districts of Odisha, health officials said today. Medical teams have been rushed to Sabarapalli village in Ganjam district and Ghumara village in Kandhamal district and the water-borne disease has not claimed any life in the two villages, they said. While at least 22 people were affected at Sabarpalli, 23 were taken ill at Ghumara, they said. "The disease was reported at Sabarapalli on Sunday after villagers took cooked food in a community feast," said Chief District Medical Officer (CDMO), Ganjam, R Jagadesh Patnaik. Use of contaminated water from a pond, which is lying unused for some years, was suspected to have led to the disease, he said. Medical teams from the community health centre (CHC) at Adapada and Berhampur rushed to the village. "They will bring samples of stool and blood from the patients and collect water from the village for laboratory tests," he said. The CDMO ruled out
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NHRC sends notice to Karnataka govt over deaths due to water contamination in Shivamogga 14.2.2018 Latest News India on Firstpost
The NHRC has sent a notice to the Karnataka government over reports that three people have died and 35 others have been hospitalised due to gastroenteritis after allegedly consuming contaminated water at Maidolalu village of Shivamogga district.
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Forced to exist on 'red water', Chhattisgarh villagers complain of health problems 14.2.2018 Zee News : States
'Red water' is what the residents are getting through handpumps in the village, which they claim is responsible for the multiple skin diseases and aches that they are suffering from.
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More Kolkata areas affected by diarrhoea 14.2.2018 Hindu: News
Residents claim outbreak due to contamination of the drinking water supplied by KMC
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Acute gastroenteritis has villagers on edge 14.2.2018 Hindu: National
The outbreak of acute gastroenteritis in Maidolalu village of Bhadravathi taluk has not shown any signs of abating, with five fresh cases reported on Monday.The doctors at the primary health centre (P...
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T.N. Express passengers sweat it out 14.2.2018 Hindu: National
With no AC and water in coach they were at their wits’ end
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