Don't promote water privatization: NGOs urge World Bank

NGOs urge World Bank not to promote water privatization

The Bank has been funding a lot of such projects in South Asia. Even as they face a lot of problems, they are being cited as models to be emulated elsewhere. Nagpur's Orange City Water is one such project plagued with corruption and service shutdowns

Out of 10 major risks to the global economy, four water related

The four water related risks to the world as cited in the recently released annual global risks report of the World Economic Forum are water crisis due to droughts and floods, deterioration of water quality, poor water management and failure to mitigate and adapt to climate change

Complete drain desilting by mid-May: Delhi Governor

Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung has instructed the city municipal corporation and the irrigation and flood control departments to be prepared so as to avoid waterlogging and deal with floods in the Yamuna and even cloud bursts during the monsoon

Bombay HC expresses shock at manual scavenging

The court was hearing a petition on manual scavenging in the pilgrimage town of Pandharpur in Solapur district. A proposal worth Rs 21 crores to construct about 5000 mobile toilets in the town has been pending with the Maharashtra Government since October 2009

Delhi HC summons chief secretary over water pollution

Pollution in Najafgarh drain, a storm water drain falling into the Yamuna, emits toxic gases. Drinking water contaminated in a south Delhi colony as sewer water gets mixed with drinking water, resulting in diseases 

No water in Odisha's industrial capital

The power house of Odisha as it is called thanks to the number of thermal power plants here, Jharsugoda and its nearby areas get only 8.69 million litres of water per day against the requirement of 31.98 MLD

AP farmers want autonomous water authority like Election Commission

The state farmers' associations not happy with an apex authority to deal with water issues in the bifurcated state that will be headed by the Ministry of Water Resources and have chief ministers of Telangana and Seemandhra as its members

Lucknow water does not need filteration:Water Board

Residents regularly getting contaminated water in their taps are shocked at the RTI response from the Water Board which claims that water supplied in the city is fit for drinking and that people should use RO only for their own satisfaction

This is the news roundup of April 16, 2014.

 

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