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NASA study reveals world's running out of groundwater, and India's particularly at risk

Jun 18, 2015

NASA study reveals world's running out of groundwater, and India's particularly at risk

A study based on data collected from a NASA satellite has revealed that water from underground aquifers of the world are being depleted at an alarming rate. #World #Life #India #NewsTracker #Nasa #water #Study #research #Drinking water #Shareworthy #aquifer #underground water resources #GRACE satellite
Arsenic-affected village now selling packaged drinking water

Feb 02, 2015

Arsenic-affected village now selling packaged drinking water

Once forced to drink arsenic-contaminated ground water, residents of a remote hamlet in West Bengal near Indo-Bangla border are now purifying water from ponds and selling packaged safe drinking water. #India #NewsTracker #Drinking water #Poison #arsenic #Villages #packaged water #Bangladesh border
Tripura: Supply from water treatment plants stopped after oil spills in Gomati

Dec 06, 2014

Tripura: Supply from water treatment plants stopped after oil spills in Gomati

Drinking water from adjacent districts was being supplied in tankers in the affected areas and the water from the four plants would start only after complete wash. #India #NewsTracker #oil spill #North East #Tripura #Drinking water #Rover Gomati #Gomati Hydroelectricity project
90 percent houses in India to get safe drinking water in 8 years, says govt

Nov 27, 2014

90 percent houses in India to get safe drinking water in 8 years, says govt

Ninety percent homes in the country will get piped drinking water in next eight years, Lok Sabha was informed on Thursday. #India #BJP #Lok Sabha #TheySaidIt #parliament #water #NDA #Winter session #Drinking water #Birender Singh
Hyderabad firm's mobile water-purifying plants provide lifeline to Srinagar

Sep 15, 2014

Hyderabad firm's mobile water-purifying plants provide lifeline to Srinagar

Relief material is pouring in tonnes from all over the country for flood-ravaged Kashmir but a company from Hyderabad has given a lifeline to people living in submerged areas of Srinagar city by providing them safe drinking water. #Kashmir #Floods #Srinagar #Aid #Jammu #Drinking water #flood relief #J&K floods #camps #safe water #water-purifying plants
Bihar worst in open defecation: Union minister

Sep 11, 2014

Bihar worst in open defecation: Union minister

The minister said Prime Minister Narendra Modi referred to providing toilets to the last of the poor during his Independence Day speech, and the Centre has started working on achieving it. #NewsTracker #Panchayati raj #bIhar #Rural development #States #Sanitation #Drinking water #Indira Awas Yojana #Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan #Upendra Kushwaha #open defecation
Centre asks states to prepare for scanty rains, depleting drinking water

Jun 30, 2014

Centre asks states to prepare for scanty rains, depleting drinking water

As per ministry data, nearly 90 percent of the rural water supply comes from groundwater sources which, for recharge, depend on rainfall, canals, surface water bodies, irrigated fields, water conservation structures, etc. #Economy #Rajasthan #India #ThisisNext #Gujarat #rain #Monsoon #Drinking water #Drought
Modi reviews drinking water crisis in Saurashtra, Kutch

May 13, 2014

Modi reviews drinking water crisis in Saurashtra, Kutch

The scarcity-hit Kutch region remained the focal point of Modi's meeting. #Gujarat #Narendra Modi #NewsTracker #Saurashtra #Drinking water #Kutch