Contaminated water caused 13,000 deaths in 4 years

Contaminated water killed 13,000 in last four years

Uttar Pradesh had maximum 3,382 deaths followed by West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh and Odisha, reveals data from the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Diarrhoea claimed most number of lives. 

Woman slaps AAP MLA over water supply issue in Delhi

Woman from Sangam Vihar, the biggest colony in Delhi with unmetered water connection, slapped the area MLA, Dinesh Mohaniya over the issue of free water. The state government's free water scheme is not for unmetered connections

Tourism dept outsources Puri beach cleaning

Department hires an NGO that would use mechanised sweeping machines. Environmentalists fear the machines will flatten sand dunes besides violating the coastal regulation zone norms.

Water board not to dump sewage in Bangalore lakes

Promise came after the Karnataka Upayukta ordered the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board nto to dump raw sewage in Allasandra lake and Puttenahalli lake. 

No toilets, drinking water for Mumbai's swanky monorail

Management says toilets and water not provided at stations as monorail is equivalent to bus transport system. Promises vending machines for bottled water

Shrimp and paddy give way to fish farming in Andhra's Krishna district

More than a lakh acres are under fish farming in the district as shrimp farming declined due to a virus attack in 2000. 

Crop insurance in TN district

Weather-based crop insurance scheme and coconut palm insurance scheme will be implemented at revenue village level in all 13 blocks of the drought-hit Puddukotai district

Madurai to get drinking water once in four days

Measure will help conserve water in Vaigai dam for summers. Around 125 new borewells to come up and 44 private wells identified to tackle water shortage

Researchers allay fears of Uranium contamination in Andhra district

Thummalapalle region in Kadapa district has one of the largest uranium reserves in the world, but researchers say level of uranium in water is below the maximum limit prescribed by WHO.

Lakhwar multi-purpose project in Uttarakhand gets clearance

The 300 mega watt project on the upper Yamuna river in Dehradun will also supply irrigation and drinking water to Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan, Himachal and Uttar Pradesh

This is a roundup of news on February 3, 2014

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