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06 June 2011

State of Environment report, 2010 released by directorate of environment, UP reveals water quality indicators between 2004 and 2008 found to be negative
High levels of chemicals in rural water sources a cause of concern for the Karnataka Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Agency: State Government to seek Central help to solve the problem

05 June 2011

Recent study by Bangalore University reveals increase in quantity of phosphate-rich detergents and soaps in sewerage cause havoc on the aquatic ecosystem
Pune, catchment areas of dams record more than 50 mm rainfall in a span of 24 hours: The collective water storage in the dams that supply water to the city stands at 2.61 TMC

04 June 2011

National Ganga River Basin Authority dissatisfied with the report prepared by the consortium of seven IITs about Ganga River basin management plan: Report misses out on vital issues which had to be tackled on priority basis
Tribal hamlets in Parambikulam tiger reserve in Kerala receive two mini-water supply schemes by Kerala Water Authority: The scheme to address drinking water shortage in the hamlets

03 June 2011

20 lakh trees to be cut to restore Kashmir's Wullar lake, Asia's largest freshwater water body - Article from Hindustan Times
The Chandrapur Municipal Council ropes in integrated low cost sanitation scheme worth Rs 2.58 crore under Centre-sponsored scheme for low cost sanitation: Under this scheme 2,183 individual toilets would be constructed for economically weaker sections
Varanasi city situated on the banks of the Ganga, witnesses alarming depletion in groundwater table: Allahabad unit of Central Ground Water Board states annual depletion rate of groundwater in the city is 75cm to 90cm
Watershed Development Fund set up by NABARD to take up 439 watershed projects in Andhra Pradesh: Project to cover an area of 4.83 lakh hectares involving a grant of Rs 39,051.33 lakh
Karnataka Ground Water (Regulation and Control of Development and Management) Act 2011 delayed: More than two months after passing Act, State government yet to finalise draft rules
Free advice on installing rainwater harvesting system at Sir M Vishweshwaraiah RWH theme park at Jayanagar, Bangalore: The theme park to showcase 27 different methods of rainwater harvesting
Muvattupuzha River in Kerala one of the drinking water sources in the district, turns into a waste dumping yard

02 June 2011

Pune kid Viraj Gapchoop makes it to the record books through the sale of his invention 'Semi-automatic water pump controller - Article from DNA
Recent survey shows 18 districts in Assam are prone to arsenic and fluoride contamination: Drinking water in the cities and its suburbs also have fluoride levels up to 6.88 mg/l against the permissible limit of 1.2 mg/l
To control water-borne diseases like jaundice and cholera, Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation to conduct surprise checks on water transported in tankers throughout the city
Educational institutions in Allahabad take up water conservation to minimise depletion of water table
The New Delhi Municipal Council to revamp the existing water supply system: Project to impose water audit and consumer survey to ensure 24X7 water supply in NDMC areas

01 June 2011

Delhi government and Swedish government to join hands to convert biogas from Keshopur sewage treatment plants to CNG: The compressed natural gas to be used in state-run buses
World Bank aid of $ 1 billion for the 'Mission Clean Ganga' project: The medium-term goal of the programme is to stop flow of industrial waste water into the river by 2020

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