24*7 water relief for Belgaum

24*7 water relief for Belgaum

The 24*7 water supply by the Karnataka Urban Water and Sanitation Improvement Programme in collaboration with a private company to about 10% the population in the city has been able to curb water-borne diseases due to high pressure in pipelines

Arsenicosis widespread but no water tests kits

More than 4000 people in this West Bengal district suffering from the disease as the presence of arsenic in groundwater suspected to be five times the permissible limit but the chemical required to arsenic in water unavailable at authorized testing centres for last six months

Water-borne diseases hit Juhu

Stinking and muddy water leads to diarrhoea and jaundice in this posh Mumbai locality; people blame leakage in pipelines for contamination

Yettinahole to hit elections this season

People in Dakshin Kanadda have launched a campaign to rate politicians on their level of betrayel on the river diversion project. Politicians targetted include environment minister Veerappa Moily, DV Sadananda Gowda and eight MLAs

Biodigesters planned across rural Tamil Nadu

The State is planning to adopt the technology that converts human waste into usable water and gases which has been developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation to root out open defecation

Balco's helps with a second crop in C'garh

The Bharat Aluminium Company constructed two checkdams under its corporate-social responsibility scheme in Korba district of the state. Provided sprinkle irrigation facility and seeds to farmers

Arrange your own water: Maha tells local bodies

While fixing the water quota from various dams, the State Irrigation Department laid down a condition that in case of drying of water bodies and the absence of any alternative source, the municipal bodies will have to arrange their water for atleast 60 days

Ooty fears water crisis

With tourism rising in summers, the hill town in Tamil Nadu is preparing to cater to the needs of an extra population of about 5000. The district administration has declared two reservoirs for emergency purpose and fixed the daily water supply at 113 litres per person

Corruption eats up toilets in Odisha

Contractors siphoned off the money sanctioned under the Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan in an Odisha village, leaving behind badly constructed toilets or no toilets at all

This is the news roundup of March 10, 2014.

Asian Age, DNA, The New Indian Express, The Telegraph, The Times of India, Video Volunteers, The Hindu, Business Standard
News Daily: 24*7 water relief for Belgaum; Arsenicosis widespread but no water tests kits; Water-borne diseases hit Juhu