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STP to be must for new apartments with five or more houses: Bengaluru

By : sustainabilityo..., Oct 29, 2015

Newly constructed and upcoming apartment complexes having five or more houses must have mini sewage treatment plants (STPs), the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) decided at a meeting held in the first week of this month. 

The board had earlier decided...

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Subject Tags: policy , waste , water

Municipal commissioners to face action for not taking measures to handle sewage and garbage in cities

By : sustainabilityo..., Oct 21, 2015

Taking note of its internal report that shows severe negligence on part of municipal bodies in managing solid waste, the central pollution watchdog has issued statutory notices to civic authorities of 184 cities\towns across the country asking them to pull up their socks or...

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Subject Tags: policy , water

Smart water infra investment to grow to $35.9 billion 2015-25

By : sustainabilityo..., Oct 21, 2015

Between 2015 and 2025, the world will invest $35.9 billion in smart water infrastructure, according to a new study published today by Northeast Group.

The market will be driven by the water scarcity challenges spreading across the globe, the research said.  According...

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Subject Tags: industry news , water

Waah!, for affordable water on the go

By : sustainabilityo..., Oct 21, 2015

We saw how India seems to score poorly compared to other nations in the World Bank’s Doing Business report. Recently, EY rated India highly as an investment destination.

But somewhere between both extremes sit small ideas of merit that are scalable but aren’t making a...

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Subject Tags: Clean Technology , water

CCEA Approved World Bank Assisted Project "Neeranchal" in nine States including Odisha

By : sustainabilityo..., Oct 9, 2015

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA), chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval to:

  • implement the World Bank assisted National Watershed Management Project "Neeranchal" with a total outlay of $357 million (Rs 2142.30...
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Subject Tags: policy , water

Give report on Ganga clean drive: UHRC

By : sustainabilityo..., Oct 6, 2015

A team of the Uttarakhand Human Rights Commission (UHRC), after spending three days at Gangotri near the source of the Ganga, and witnessing rampant pollution of the river there, has issued a notice to the state chief secretary, asking him to submit a report on the steps...

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Subject Tags: water

Organisations form forum against Yettinaholey project

By : sustainabilityo..., Oct 5, 2015

Various organisations from Dakshina Kannada and Hassan districts opposing the Yettinaholey river diversion project have formed a common platform under the banner ‘forum for protection of Nethravathi river’.

The forum, which took shape on Friday, has chalked out various...

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Subject Tags: water

TN to focus on water bodies conservation

By : sustainabilityo..., Sep 30, 2015

Rainwater harvesting is set to get an upgrade with the State government deciding to start a movement for long-term conservation of drinking water resources in Chennai.

The Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa announced in the Assembly that rainwater harvesting...

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Subject Tags: policy , water

No change in Yamuna pollution despite drop in sewage flow:Govt

By : Sustainability ..., May 29, 2015

Yamuna has failed to show any improvement in its pollution level in the past one year despite gradual reduction in pollution load contributed by major drains in Delhi, says an Environment Ministry report.

According to the Environment Ministry's Annual Report (2014-15...

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Subject Tags: Emissions , water

“Water is seen to be the biggest societal and economic risk for the next 10 years”

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 19, 2015
Sustainability Outlook spoke to Mr. Joppe Cramwinckel, Director-Water, World Business Council for Sustainable Development on the sidelines of the launch of the India Water Tool 2.0. 

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