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Coronavirus Outbreak: Centre advises states to ensure adequate safe drinking water supply during lockdown
India

Coronavirus Outbreak: Centre advises states to ensure adequate safe drinking water supply during lockdown

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW) has issued an advisory to states to ensure that safe potable water is available to citizens during the coronavirus lockdown, particularly in the rural areas where the facility of medical sanitisers may not be available.

Infused or detox water: Are there any health benefits or is it just a fad?
Health

Infused or detox water: Are there any health benefits or is it just a fad?

Most of the health benefits that are claimed can be attributed simply to the water you are drinking.

Wildfires aftermath: Drinking water sources contaminated with ash, debris, pollutants
science

Wildfires aftermath: Drinking water sources contaminated with ash, debris, pollutants

More than 60 percent of the water supply for the world’s 100 largest cities originates in fire-prone watersheds.

Revisiting India's performance in managing its forest, water, plastic waste in 2019
science

Revisiting India's performance in managing its forest, water, plastic waste in 2019

India's prime minister urged the nation to stop using single-use plastic but states and cities remained underprepared.

As hard as it is to believe, it’s apparently OK to drink water straight from Mumbai’s taps: BIS survey
India

As hard as it is to believe, it’s apparently OK to drink water straight from Mumbai’s taps: BIS survey

The supply of drinking water through all piped municipal lines in Indian cities is a norm, and one that only Mumbai is currently complying with.

Narendra Modi promises clean water for all rural homes by 2024, stresses on need for conservation efforts
India

Narendra Modi promises clean water for all rural homes by 2024, stresses on need for conservation efforts

Narendra Modi said on Saturday that piped water will reach all homes in the countryside by 2024, setting a tough target at a time when hundreds of millions don’t have access to clean water

World Environment Day 2019: 600 million Indian people are facing acute water crisis
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World Environment Day 2019: 600 million Indian people are facing acute water crisis

The rainfall in the basins of southern peninsula & central India has been declared “deficient" & "large deficient".

In UP's Bundelkhand, caste politics over water could see Dalit anger translate into voting behaviour on Monday
Politics

In UP's Bundelkhand, caste politics over water could see Dalit anger translate into voting behaviour on Monday

In Bundelkhand, all villages are segregated into upper cast and lower caste sections

Seven decades after Independence, many in Odisha's villages still drink contaminated water from pits
India

Seven decades after Independence, many in Odisha's villages still drink contaminated water from pits

A large section of the rural populace of Keonjhar district in Odisha is struggling for access to a basic survival need.

Drought in Rajasthan: Migrants live on fringes as exodus to southern, eastern regions leaves behind elderly
India

Drought in Rajasthan: Migrants live on fringes as exodus to southern, eastern regions leaves behind elderly

The Rajasthan government has fixed the minimum wage at Rs 213 per day, but migrant labourers are often exploited and paid less than half the minimum wage.

Drought in Rajasthan: Poor groundwater situation, erratic rains in Barmer indicate ecological distress across Thar desert
India

Drought in Rajasthan: Poor groundwater situation, erratic rains in Barmer indicate ecological distress across Thar desert

With agriculture and cattle rearing being the only means of livelihood for locals of Thar desert, persistent drought has forced residents to migrate to other regions within the state while many others continue to cope with cascading effects of drought.

World Water Day 2019: Water scarcity bigger threat than climate change, EPA says
science

World Water Day 2019: Water scarcity bigger threat than climate change, EPA says

While climate change is important, most threats posed by it are 50-75 years out, said agency chief.

Water management to play key role in India's economic growth: Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant
Business

Water management to play key role in India's economic growth: Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant

Kant stated that 30 percent of urban and 70 percent of rural water comes from groundwater, which is depleting rapidly.

Conditions in Jammu highlight the sewage crisis underlying our Swachh Bharat
science

Conditions in Jammu highlight the sewage crisis underlying our Swachh Bharat

India has the capacity to treat only 37 percent of the sewage generated in urban areas.

Machine that makes drinking water out of thin air gains popularity worldwide
science

Machine that makes drinking water out of thin air gains popularity worldwide

The machines only need electric infrastructure to operate and can be installed anywhere.

India made 'rapid progress' in increasing access to sanitation in schools, says joint UN and WHO report
India

India made 'rapid progress' in increasing access to sanitation in schools, says joint UN and WHO report

The report, titled 'Drinking Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Schools: 2018 Global Baseline Report,' says that good hygiene facilities in schools provide the basis of a healthy learning environment and that girls are more likely to attend when they are on their period.

Narendra Modi to launch several development projects in Madhya Pradesh today, including transport and drinking water schemes
India

Narendra Modi to launch several development projects in Madhya Pradesh today, including transport and drinking water schemes

In Madhya Pradesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will also present awards to the winners of cleanliness survey, Swachh Survekshan 2018.

Delhi Metro tells high court 'nominal' fee charged for drinking water, toilets at stations to prevent misuse of facilities
India

Delhi Metro tells high court 'nominal' fee charged for drinking water, toilets at stations to prevent misuse of facilities

The Delhi Metro told the high court in New Delhi that a nominal fee is charged for drinking water and toilets at its stations to prevent the misuse of these facilities.

World Water Day: Call to conserve water gets louder; Narendra Modi highlights importance of 'Jal Shakti'
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World Water Day: Call to conserve water gets louder; Narendra Modi highlights importance of 'Jal Shakti'

The world celerbated World Water Day on Thursday which was created by the United Nations on 22 March 1993 to focus attention on the importance of preserving our planet’s freshwater supply

Chennai hopes to keep drinking water woes at bay as major reservoirs record sufficient storage this year
India

Chennai hopes to keep drinking water woes at bay as major reservoirs record sufficient storage this year

After a successful North East monsoon bringing the maximum rainfall to the city as opposed to other drought-ridden cities and districts, Chennai has fulfilled its promises of reducing water shortage.