Drinking Water News
Can lithium in water increase the risk of autism in children?
According to scientists, higher levels of lithium in household tap water consumed by pregnant mothers may affect an important molecular pathway involved in neurodevelopment and autism, increasing the chances of offspring developing autism spectrum disorder
One in 3 schoolchildren across the world lacks access to drinking water: UN
Clean drinking water and handwashing facilities are key to protecting children against the likes of Covid-19, parasites, respiratory illnesses and diarrhea, said school health and nutrition expert Emilie Sidaner, who oversaw the report
SPM-NIWAS: How an institution seeks to transform water and sanitation services to millions
The Government of India has been implementing transformational programmes to enhance 'ease of living' by ensuring basic facilities and essential services
Jal Jeevan Mission will save lives of 1.36 lakh under 5 children every year, finds Nobel Laureate Michael Kremer
The Jal Jeevan Mission is envisioned to provide safe and adequate drinking water through individual household tap connections by 2024 to all households in rural India
More than 1,500 Maharashtra villages get tap connection for drinking water under 'Har Ghar Nal Se Jal' mission
As per official data, individual tap connections were provided in 111 villages in Nashik district, 89 in Gadchiroli, 79 in Satara, 78 in Amravati, 76 in Chandrapur, 65 in Nagpur, 52 in Jalna, 42 in Aurangabad and 17 in Palghar among other villages in the state
Unfortunate that people have to move court to get water 75 yrs after independence, says Bombay HC
The strong remarks were made by a division bench of Justices SJ Kathawalla and Milind Jadhav while hearing a petition filed by residents of Kambe village in Bhiwandi town.
Odisha’s Puri becomes first Indian city to achieve round-the-clock drinking water supply
Pilgrims will have access to 120 drinking water fountains all along the Grand Road and other hotspots, an official state government release said
Hacker tries to poison Florida city by tampering with chemicals in water supply; no harm done, say officials
A supervisor saw the chemical being tampered with — as a mouse controlled by the intruder moved across the screen changing settings — and was able to intervene and reverse it
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
While climate change is important, most threats posed by it are 50-75 years out, said agency chief.