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Boost for Swachh Bharat: Former bureaucrat appointed secretary MoDW and Sanitation

Feb 03, 2016

Boost for Swachh Bharat: Former bureaucrat appointed secretary MoDW and Sanitation

The 56-year-old Iyer, a 1981 batch IAS officer hailing from Tamil Nadu had taken voluntary retirement in 2009. #NewsTracker #Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation #Swachh Bharat #NwsTracker #Parameswaran Iyer
UN recognises right to sanitation as a distinct human right

Dec 18, 2015

UN recognises right to sanitation as a distinct human right

In a bid to combat open defecation, the UN has adopted a landmark resolution recognising the human right to "sanitation" as a distinct human right. #World #Life #United Nations #NewsTracker #UN #Human Rights #Sanitation #Drinking water
VRS for Vijaylakshmi Joshi: Another IAS officer retires ahead of schedule

Sep 03, 2015

VRS for Vijaylakshmi Joshi: Another IAS officer retires ahead of schedule

A few days after Home Secretary LC Goyal sought early retirement, another IAS officer has filed for voluntary retirement (VRS): Vijaylakshmi Joshi, head of the Swachh Bharat mission #NewsTracker #Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation #IAS officer #Voluntary Retirement Scheme #Swacch Bharat Abhiyan #Vijaylakshmi Joshi
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