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Policy matters this week: Pakistan says its main source of water supply is affected by Indian troops polluting the Siachen glacier, and Karnataka to increase the height of Almatti dam.

Remove troops from Siachen: Pakistan

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20 years ago, Amatikra village in Chhattisgarh wasn't full of fluorosis-affected residents. Today, they walk with bent backs and have severe dental issues. What has caused this situation?

45 year old Ved Prasad, a farmer in Amatikra village in Korba district, Chhattisgarh, didn't always have a bent back. 20 years ago, he walked in an upright manner but over the last five years, he's had severe back pain, which has affected his gait. 50 year old Bhola Singh from the same village has an identical story to tell. Both these farmers visited local government hospitals to find ways to ease their pain but came back time and again without any real solution.

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Pakistan asks India to withdraw its troop from the virgin snow

Asserts that the presence of Indian troops in Siachen is leading to environmental degradation and pollution in one of the main sources of water in Pakistan.

Water sharing issues of new states to be dealt by Central govt

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I would like to know as to how much water does an urban and a rural citizen need for drinking and non drinking purposes put together?

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Andhra coast reels under cyclone Helen

Following Phailin, cyclone Helen creates a havoc in Krishna and Godavari delta areas of Andhra Pradesh. The cyclone killed seven people and destroyed paddy crops worth Rs. 5000 crore.

Rajasthan mute as MP proceeds with dam project in inter-state Chambal basin

Policy Matters this week: Bihar government makes toilet compulsory for contesting polls, Ganga Jal pitchers to collect religious waste and Rs 1,444 crore for rural water supply in Maharashtra.

Don't have toilet, can't contest polls

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Locals oppose power projects on Siang river

Expecting a large-scale submergence of their cultivable land, indigenous people demand immediate cancellation of the three mega power projects proposed on Siang river in Arunachal Pradesh.

Install toilets at home to contest local body elections, announces Bihar CM

Inadequate sanitation costs India 53.8 billion USD in 2006

Lack of toilets in India have an economic impact equivalent to about 6.4% of the country's GDP in 2006, reports the Water and Sanitation Programme.

Govt goes all out to end manual scavenging

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January 17, 2014 12:00AM

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