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Drinking water availability should be a top priority: NGT

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Madras HC dismisses plea to stop supply of Tamirabarani water to Coca-Cola and Pepsi

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The sorry state of urban slums are testimony to poorly implemented policies for the rehabilitation of migrants.

In the last few decades, India has seen an increasing number of people migrating from rural areas to urban cities in search of work and better living. These migrants often get employed in the informal sector as construction workers, vendors, domestic servants, etc. They also live in informal settlements, generally known as slums.

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All 14 districts in Kerala have been declared drought-hit

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Government starts river transport project with eight waterways

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Dear IWP

I need information on the Bihar Shatabdi Niji Nalkoop Yojana (BSNNY). How do I apply for it? And where does the application have to be sent to get the benefit of this pilot project. My village is situated under block Punpun, sub division Masaurhi, District Patna.

Also, kindly provide the contact no of concerned officials of this project, so that we can easily access them and get quick action regarding the same, and thus it may be possible to complete the work soon.

Thanking you

K Prasad

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In the last 26 years, polluted river stretches rise from 22 to over 300

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596 brick kilns along Ganga's banks are pushing it away from Patna

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Restore Ganga's original course: Patna HC

High Court has ordered the Central and Bihar Governments to restore the Ganga's original course, which has shifted northward from Patna by about 2-3 km in the last two decades due to illegal sand mining. The Court has now ordered authorities to start dredging to 15 meters and work out a feasible plan to bring the river back to its original course.

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Fly ash laden water from power plant contaminates water in MP village

The water spilled into the village when mud wall of the fly ash dyke of Essar's Mahan thermal power plant in Singrauli district collapsed. In an earlier instance, the state pollution control board asked the plant to shut down when fly ash from the plant was found flowing in a nearby stream

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