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

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.

Arsenic-affected village now selling packaged drinking water
India

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Bihar worst in open defecation: Union minister
India

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.

Guess what? Your pee can be used to charge smartphones and tablets
Life

Guess what? Your pee can be used to charge smartphones and tablets

NASA astronomers are trying to turn pee into pure drinking water. Back on earth, pee can soon be commercially used to charge smartphones and tablets.

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

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.

Modi reviews drinking water crisis in Saurashtra, Kutch
India

Modi reviews drinking water crisis in Saurashtra, Kutch

The scarcity-hit Kutch region remained the focal point of Modi's meeting.

World Bank to provide $500 mn loan for rural water supply
Economy

World Bank to provide $500 mn loan for rural water supply

The phase 1 of the project will cover 33 districts in Assam, Bihar, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh.

Sweden builds device that turns sweat into drinking water
India

Sweden builds device that turns sweat into drinking water

Drinking another person's sweat may sound obnoxious, but a machine that takes sweat-laden clothes and turns the moisture into drinking water has been launched in Sweden.

Shocker: 20 percent of Mumbai's drinking water is badly contaminated
Mumbai

Shocker: 20 percent of Mumbai's drinking water is badly contaminated

Twenty percent of Mumbai's drinking water is contaminated and the BMC doesn't know why.

Now, Jaya govt offers
India

Now, Jaya govt offers "Amma Mineral Water" at Rs 10 a litre

In a bid to ensure quality and affordable drinking water to the poor and middle class people, the Jayalalithaa government in Tamil Nadu is set to launch nine 'Amma Mineral Water' production units across the state that would offer one litre bottle priced at Rs 10

Drinking water was given priority as per govt policy: Ajit Pawar
Politics

Drinking water was given priority as per govt policy: Ajit Pawar

He was responding to the allegation that as the water resources minister and then finance minister, he chaired or partook in a high-powered committee that diverted almost 2,000 million cubic metre (mcm) of water meant for irrigation to industries.

Mobiles vs drinking water: The great Indian growth story
India

Mobiles vs drinking water: The great Indian growth story

While the fundamental right to water is an established law and recognised by the Supreme Court of India, it is not something that has a clear framework in place.

Arsenic in drinking water damages lungs
Life

Arsenic in drinking water damages lungs

Pregnant women who drink water with traces of arsenic may give birth to babies who have increased odds of respiratory infections, says a new study.

How Gulf FB users can provide clean water to Bhopal
News & Analysis

How Gulf FB users can provide clean water to Bhopal

People in the Gulf region will be able to use a Facebook Timeline application to contribute to a programme of providing safe drinking water to needy communities, starting from Bhopal.

No toilets, no water taps in half of Kashmir's households
India

No toilets, no water taps in half of Kashmir's households

According to the survey, of 20,15,088 households in the state, 10,31,297 households have access to latrines but 9,83,791 don't.