News

13 May 2011

The Kerala irrigation department earmarks Rs 25 lakh for the cleaning of the Muttar river in Kochi: Work planned to be completed in one month
Three water pipes on Millers Road, Bangalore damaged leading to 2 crore litres of drinking water wastage: BWSSB looses Rs 25 lakh
Research by Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology shows Pune's rainfall closer to being acidic: Reason pollution of all types

12 May 2011

MoEF releases report on state-of-the-art Bioremediation: Approach to be an effective innovative technology for treatment of a wide variety of contaminants
A recent study by the Department of Mines and Geology states Bangalore’s rural and urban areas have high levels of nitrate, fluoride: Over 1,500 samples were tested
The Delhi government sets up a high-powered committee to reform the management and distribution of water: The committee to restructure Jal Board
Scientists at Indian Council for Agriculture Research explore possibility of using saline lands to grow high yield rice varieties in coastal Goa
BBMP to hand over maintenance of Bangalore’s parks and lakes to corporates, NGOs and developers: No sign yet of Rs. 1300 crore special grant promised by Karnataka Govt. in 2010-11 budget

11 May 2011

Kids look for gold in sewage: 'Gold dust scavengers' in Ukkadam, TN, sifting for tiny particles of gold in sewage - Article from The Times of India
Cities too need 'nirmal' push - Article on urban sanitation from d-sector.org
Mallanna of Bagalkot, Karnataka, saves farmers from the cruel sun - Article from Civil Society
Hebbal Lake in Bangalore once a source of drinking water is now unfit for consumption: Effluents and untreated sewage in the lake has led to the problem
Study by State Water Investigation Department of West Bengal reveals excessive iron in Kolkata`s water: 63 out of 141 wards found to have 10 times higher than the tolerance level of 0.3mg per liter
Krishna water in Andhra Pradesh found to be pollution-free: Pollution Control Board officials site absence of major industries and sewage water flowing into upper Krishna

10 May 2011

It is just not about structures - Sanitation in North Bihar
Where soft drink is easier to get than water - Bankura's Saltora village in West Bengal
The Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation asks HRD ministry to include drinking water and sanitation in curriculum
BASF's "Water Education Programme" to raise awareness on water among 5000 students in 25 Mangalore schools as part of UN Habitats `Water for Asian Cities Programme: Students to be trained to analyze and monitor water quality
Goa bench of Mumbai High Court bans construction in the coastal belt: Reason being no adequate garbage treatment facility
Goa, miles of irrigation canals lie unused: Farmers agitate for water - Infrastructure not serving its intended purpose

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