News

07 September 2010

Cholera cases have been increasingly reported in the city for the past three weeks, especially among the residents of North Chennai, with many patients being treated in hospitals for the intestines-affecting bacterial disease
While the good spell of monsoon has brought in cheer, the health barometer has been a cause for concern this month. Gujarat health department recorded outbreak of at least six diseases in a week in six different areas across the state
Consider this: 18,06,974 vehicles are plying on Mumbai roads, and 252 are being added to the number every day. In a recently published environment status report of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC)
All 106 government schools in the union territory of Chandigarh will soon have the facility of water filters to provide safe drinking water to students
Admitting that underground water table in Haryana was depleting, Agriculture Minister Paramvir Singh today said a scheme had been introduced by the government to recharge the ground water in water deficit areas of the state
Bangalore calls itself cosmopolitan, yet in many parts of the city, some within hailing distance of Electronics City, sewerage disposal is practised in medieval forms
A city which woke up rest of India on cleanliness is still struggling to cobble a comprehensive policy on garbage disposal
Homes in Maruthinagar are frequently flooded and the area stinks, all thanks to encroachment by an educational institution and a few residents
A programme for ensuring adequate sanitation facilities in all government and government-aided schools in Kochi—Sustainable Comprehensive Hygiene Initiative@School—will be launched shortly, said P. Rajeev, MP
Residents of Central government flats in Sadiq Nagar's sector-3 are living in constant fear of catching dengue as, according to them, the drainage system is faulty resulting in water stagnation where mosquitoes are breeding unchecked
A review-meeting of the members of the apex association of the North Indian tea industry, the Indian Tea Association, on Monday estimated a crop loss of 20 million kg upto August as adverse weather conditions continued to drive down production
Raw jute production is likely to drop by 5-10 per cent in the key districts of Murshidabad and Nadia in West Bengal due to poor monsoon. The estimated fall in production has already caused a spurt in prices
Heavy rains have inundated 98,000 hectares (2.50 lakh acres) of land under different crops across the state, including several areas in East Godavari, West Godavari and low-lying areas in Khammam
Intensification of the monsoon in August, as reflected in six per cent excess rainfall during the month, and continuation of the wet spell in the first week of September has strengthened the optimism about a record kharif harvest
Tripura confronts a threat of drought in the dry season from October to March with a major deficit in annual rainfall. The problem has worsened because of depletion in water resources
In the near future, Goa could avail of funds under the national agriculture innovation project to tide over instances of saline water entering agricultural land
The Central Ground Water Authority of India has recently cleared air regarding the rules for rainwater harvesting. As per the new instructions, only rooftop water can be used for recharging the groundwater and not the water accumulated on roads
Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) may soon get the authority to act against building owners who have not installed rain water harvesting (RWH) system in their buildings
Hardly 20,000 people have gone in for rain water harvesting even a year after it became mandatory in the city. Although BWSSB has made it a must for 56,396 properties on 60ft/40ft sites in the BBMP core area to make provision for rain water harvesting
Government has set up an expert group to devise better methods to achieve convergence of MG NREGA activities with that of various water conservation and management programmes

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