60% rural homes get contaminated drinking water

Drinking water in more than half rural homes contaminated

Even as 99% of urban and 97% rural households in India have drinking water access, 41% urban and 60% rural homes still get contaminated water, says the latest study published in Lancet, a British medical journal

Manganese in Goa's prime reservoir

The level of manganese in Selaulim reservoir, which has several ore heaps piled on its banks, has gone up considerably. Officials say this is normal because of less water in the reservoir which supplies water to the entire south Goa

Pilgrims pollute water bodies in Ganjam

Open defecation is common during pilgrimage season in this water scarce Odisha district, especially by Danda Nach troupes who perform ritualistic penance near water bodies for 21 days

Delhi HC tells Centre to solve water dispute with Haryana

Haryana is supposed to supply 80 million gallons of water per day to Delhi through Munak canal which can bring relief to the parched Dwarka locality

240 Srikakulam villages get contaminated water

Consumption of contaminated water is leading to diseases in this Andhra district, revealed a survey by UNICEF and Dr. B.R.Ambedkar Univesity-Etcherla

Groundwater in India depleting faster than nature's speed to replenish

The World Bank has predicted that India only has 20 years before its aquifers will reach critical condition and about 114 million people will face desperate domestic, agricultural and industrial shortages

To make the idea of green cities a reality

The theme for this year's Earth Day celebrations is green cities. The Earth Day Network-India has published a book that tells the tale of 13 Indian cities which adopted innovative technologies to lower their water and waste footprint

Reinventing toilets for the poor

The 'Reinvent the Toilet Fair' recently held in New Delhi, saw enthusiastic participants with innovative toilet technologies like fecal sludge treatment plants that can process several tons of human waste into biochar, energy recovery, hygienic recycling and much more.

This is the news roundup of April 19, 2014.

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The Hindu, Im4change, The New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Diplomat, UNDP, Impatientoptimists (Blog))
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