Drinking water costs Rs 400 per month in Manipur

Manipur villagers spend Rs 400 per month on drinking water

79% people living in villages of the four valley districts in Manipur use raw water from ponds, rivers and canals, says the Village Development Profile published by the Manipur State Panchayat Parishad

Pollution plagues holy wells of Rameshwaram temple

High levels of chloride and organic solids found in samples from all 22 wells in the premises of the famous Tamil Nadu temple in a study conducted by National Institute of Technology, Trichy. 

Sewer overflow sends many to docs in posh Mumbai suburb

More than 50 cases of gastro-entiritis were reported in Vile Parle due to water contamination; foul smell emanated from water for last one week in the colony where sewer maintenance work was on

Overhaul of the Darjeeling water distribution system

Central Government will pay 80% of the project cost, pegged at Rs 169.2 crores, under the Jawaharlal Nehru Urban Renewal Mission. The network had been laid in the 1930s and became haphazard over the years with the addition of new connections

Rainwater harvesting in Kerala jail

Installed at a cost of about Rs 28 lakhs and with a capacity to store upto 10 lakh litres of water, rainwater harvesting system in Kakkanad jail in Ernakulam district is the largest such system in the state.

Rivers in Odisha's mining belt drying

Water level in the Brahmani, Koel, Sankha, Ib and Safei rivers in Raurkela has come down even as conflicts emerge between farmers and industry over groundwater use

38 water bodies in Madurai face extinction

Even as the parched Tamil Nadu district struggles for water on a day to day basis, encroachment and neglect has resulted in a loss of its very own sources of water

Tanker strike hits water suppy in Kerala district

Providing 43 million litres a day, tankers play a crucial role in filling the gap between the demand of 390 MLD in Kakkanad and the 250 MLD supplied by the Kerala Water Authority. Conflict over drawing water from water bodies and wells in the Municipality 

This is the News Roundup of February 22 and 24, 2014.

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E-Pao, The Telegraph, The Hindu, Mid Day, The Times of India, The New Indian Express
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