India to get solar-powered toilet

India to get its first solar-powered toilet

The waterless toilet converts human waste into charcoal that can be used as fertilizer in farming or as a fuel, say researchers at the University of Colorado who developed the toilet.

Grams in Tripura not 'Nirmal'

None of the 108 villages in Tripura declared 'Nirmal Gram' since 2001-02 have achieved open-defecation free status. The baseline survey of 2012 reveals that 51.75 per cent households in these 'Nirmal Grams' don't have sanitary toilets

Manipuris protest dam on International Rivers Day

Those affected by the construction of Mapithel dam of the Thoubal multipurpose Hydel project protest against forest land diversion and impact of the dam on Thoubal river

Masterplan on the way for Hooghly riverfront

The West Bengal government intends to appoint professional consultants to prepare the riverfront development plan for Kolkata Metropolitan Area on both sides of the river with World Bank's assistance

Snowfall damages power stations, water supply schemes in J&K

Incessant rain and heavy snowfall damaged 589 power stations, 98 water supply schemes and several irrigation and flood control bunds besides residential structures and livestock in Ramban district of the state.

Treated water for industries around Chennai

The Tamil Nadu government plans to set up a reverse osmosis and tertiary treatment plant to supply about 60 million litres per day of water to industries around Chennai. One such plant already exists in Tuticorin

Bangalore Water Board brings down leakage by 20%

'Unaccounted for Water' project measured the inflow of water into an area and individual household consumption. Pressure tests reveal the leakage points based on the inflow and outflow pressures in an area

Story of Shalmala which fought for its existance

On the International Day for Rivers, residents of Uttar Kannadda district in Karnataka organised a rally to protect their river that won a struggle against the dam lobby

The reasons and solutions to India's water scarcity

In 2011, India became a water-stressed nation even though it has 4% of the World's water resources. A brief on what caused this stress and the steps needed to take the country back to water-adequacy.

Fluorosis afflicts people in rural Odisha

With no alternative source of supply, people in Dangabhal village have been drinking fluoride-laden water for more than 35 years now, a video

This is the news roundup of March 13 and 14, 2014.

The baseline survey of 2012 says that 51.75 percent households of all gram panchayats declared ‘Nirmal Gram’ in the state don’t have sanitary toilets - See more at: http://www.tntmagazine.in/uncategorized/no-nirmal-gram-of-tripura-open-defecation-free/#sthash.IgGrA2ak.dpuf
The baseline survey of 2012 says that 51.75 percent households of all gram panchayats declared ‘Nirmal Gram’ in the state don’t have sanitary toilets - See more at: http://www.tntmagazine.in/uncategorized/no-nirmal-gram-of-tripura-open-defecation-free/#sthash.IgGrA2ak.dpuf
The baseline survey of 2012 says that 51.75 percent households of all gram panchayats declared ‘Nirmal Gram’ in the state don’t have sanitary toilets - See more at: http://www.tntmagazine.in/uncategorized/no-nirmal-gram-of-tripura-open-defecation-free/#sthash.IgGrA2ak.dpuf
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