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Odisha water crisis: Government sanctions Rs. 300 crore for potable water project in state

Apr 19, 2016

Odisha water crisis: Government sanctions Rs. 300 crore for potable water project in state

Odisha government today said it will provide free drinking water to urban poor households and announced earmarking Rs 300 crore for development of infrastructure for potable water. #NewsTracker #Naveen Patnaik #Odisha government #Drinking water #MGNREGS #Potable Water #13th Finance Commission #Gopabandhu Gramin Yojana
The great Indian water crisis: Data drought compounds depleting stock

Apr 19, 2016

The great Indian water crisis: Data drought compounds depleting stock

According to a government survey of ground water units in 2011, 16 percent of the units across 30 states and six UTs were in the "over exploited" category. #ConnectTheDots #Uma Bharti #Monsoon #Central Water Commission #Drinking water #Drought #12th Five Year Plan #ground water #Sanwar Lal Jat #Industrial water #Central Ground Water Board
Bangladesh: 20 million poor drink water contaminated with arsenic; over 40,000 killed every year

Apr 06, 2016

Bangladesh: 20 million poor drink water contaminated with arsenic; over 40,000 killed every year

Twenty million poor in Bangladesh are still drinking water contaminated with arsenic, two decades after the potentially deadly toxin was discovered in the supply, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday. #Bangladesh #NewsTracker #World Health Organisation #Human Rights Watch #Drinking water #arsenic
Want to stay slim? Drink more plain water

Mar 02, 2016

Want to stay slim? Drink more plain water

If you are aiming to shed a few extra kilos, just drinking a little more plain water can make a huge difference. #Life #Health #water #Drinking water #calories #saturated fat.
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
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