Brothers in water crisis: India and China

Brothers in water crisis: India and China

The countries will face a combined water shortfall of one trillion cubic metres by 2030, said former chairman of the Central Ground Water Board SC Dhiman.

Supreme plan for manual scavengers

The SC has devised a rehabilitation scheme for manual scavengers that includes residential plots or houses, vocational training with monthly stipend to one member of the family and concessional loan to take up an alternative livelihood  

Contaminated water in Maharashtra govt school

12 children in a residential school in Dhule district fell critically ill after drinking contaminated water supplied in the school

Spurt in water-borne diseases in Ghaziabad

Industrial pollution in the city is contaminating groundwater in residential areas, a study by Jamia Milia Islamia university reveals. 36 samples collected from different areas show high concentration of alkalinity, chloride, total dissolved solids, magnesium and nitrate

Assam Govt issues notice to Railways for polluting Bharalu

The state pollution control board issued the notice when it found the North-East Frontier Railway discharging untreated effluent from its locoshed into drains that meet the river in Guwahati

A useless dam

A dam built in Jabalpur in 1984 had faulty canals which result in water wastage every year. People who lost their land haven't got any compensation yet

Pune outskirts to face water crisis: Report

Urbanisation and industrial boom in the peripheral areas would stretch the drinking water supply in Pune between 2014-2050, says a study by Mumbai based researchers

Sethusamudram will affect marine environment: Tamil Nadu CM

The project that involves dredging for a shipping channel across the Palk Straits between India and Sri Lanka will affect traditional fish population and coral reefs besides hitting the livelihood of the fishermen, said Jayalalithaa

 Toilets with a purpose

The toilet fair organised in Delhi had innovative models that filtered water, charged cellphones and used solar power to treat waste besides the one using minimal water

Garden for all, sewage treatment plant for the campus


A campus of the Confedration of Indian Industries in Andhra's Warangal district is using phytoremediation, a filteration method in which sewage is made to pass through the roots of certain plant species, to treat its waste water

This is the news roundup of March 28 and 29, 2014.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Hindustan Times, India Today, The Times of India, Times Now, The Assam Tribune, CG Net Swara, Sci Tech Today, The Hindu, The New India Express
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