Drinking and other Domestic Uses

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July 12, 2021 India Water Portal presents you with some inspiring stories of individuals and organisations in India that have adopted exemplary ways to combat water scarcity through harvesting rainwater.
Catch the rain where it falls (Source: IWP Flickr Photos)
July 6, 2021 If trends persist, billions will be left without critical, life-saving WASH services, says a SDG monitoring report

Between 2016 and 2020, the global population with safely managed drinking water at home increased from 70% to 74% (Image: Pxhere)
June 22, 2021 Nonylphenol and its ethoxylates in drinking water: A health challenge
Water treatment facilities are incapable of removing many chemical compounds and need to be upgraded (Image: PxHere)
May 31, 2021 Women become active leaders in the iJal value chain
iJal bridged the gender gap through economic empowerment and reduced the water collection drudgery for women (Image: Safe Water Network)
May 21, 2021 The water woes of Darjeeling continue to grow with unreliable public water supply and highly elastic private water markets. Is there a way out?
Darjeeling, in the grip of a water crisis (Image Source: Bernard Gagnon via Wikimedia Commons)
Half of government schools and anganwadis devoid of tap water supply: Report
News this week Swati Bansal posted 4 months 1 week ago

Tap water supply to government schools and anganwadis in a grim state: Panel report

A Mini-Water Supply (MWS) serves the local school (Source: IWP Flickr album)
Testing of drinking water gets easy for users
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 4 months 1 week ago

Testing drinking water gets easy thanks to JJM and ICMR

Farmer taking water from a hand pump (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Validity of drinking water package
(not verified) posted 4 months 1 week ago


Hope you are doing great. 

I wanted to know the validity of the drinking water package, how one should arrive at the validity time period.

Thanks in advance. 


TDS of drinking water
(not verified) posted 4 months 3 weeks ago

What should be the TDS of drinking water and when we need a water purifier? I found a best water purifier article which says it should be around 300 PPM whereas RO water we drink has hardly 50.

Telangana among states ensuring tap water supply to schools, anganwadis
News this week Swati Bansal posted 4 months 3 weeks ago

Telangana joins a group of states which have ensured tap water supply to schools, anganwadis

Tap water in a rural school (Image source: IWP Flickr photos)
Mini RO Plant
(not verified) posted 4 months 4 weeks ago

How to make a mini RO plant? Please give suggestions to me and provide details.



About TDS level in drinking Water
(not verified) posted 5 months 2 weeks ago


Is the water with TDS 300 is suitable for drinking? And when we use RO filter, which is sold in the market, it reduces TDS to 50, is it fine to drink the RO filtered water?

Is UV treatment enough for water with TDS 300?







Budget 2021: Environmental conservation or business as usual
The budget has given environmental conservation issues a slip, say experts Amita Bhaduri posted 5 months 2 weeks ago

This year’s budget was tabled when the country was grappling with the economic fallout of the COVID-19 induced crisis. The government was expected to provide an effective response to the pandemic-induced recession.

There is a need to estimate the ecological footprint of all activities. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)
Looking for water filters to distribute in rural areas in India
(not verified) posted 5 months 2 weeks ago

Hi there,

Very soon I am going on a road trip all across India covering rural areas in India.

If you are willing to give me water filters (I have heard a lot about NirNal), which I can distribute on my way in the villages, schools where children don't get to drink clean water. This will bring me immense happiness and I will feel my trip as fulfilled.

Budget 2021: What does it have for the water and agriculture sector
The allocation in the water and agriculture sector is inadequate to deal with the sectoral challenges. Amita Bhaduri posted 5 months 4 weeks ago

COVID-19 pandemic brought clean water, basic hygiene practices and sanitation to the centre stage with these becoming crucial to deal with the health crisis.

India’s water resources are getting degraded day by day, be it rivers, streams, lakes, ponds, springs or aquifers but the budget’s focus continues to be source management while neglecting the resource. (Image: PixaBay)