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Ban ROs where dissolved solids in water below 500 mg/litre, NGT tells govt

By : Sustainability ..., May 31, 2019

In a bid to regulate the use of RO purifiers, NGT has directed the government to prohibit them where total dissolved solids (TDS) in water are below 500 mg per litre and sensitise public about...

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Water from coal mines benefits 7 lakh people

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 2, 2019

Coal has always been identified as the primary source of energy in India, fuelling 55% of power generation. But thanks to a series of policy initiatives by the Narendra Modi government, the Black Diamond industry is now also quenching thirst of nearly seven lakh beneficiaries...

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EU, India to jointly invest Rs 323 crore on 7 water projects

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 15, 2019

The European Union and India on Thursday decided to jointly invest Rs 323 crore on seven projects over four years to find affordable solutions to improving drinking water quality and boosting waste water management in the country. Around 130 entities will be part of these...

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Centre pushes Rs 6,000 crore plan to tackle water depletion

By : sustainabilityo..., Feb 15, 2018

Fast depleting ground water in nearly 30% of the assessed blocks in the country has pushed the Centre to fast-track its Rs 6,000 crore ambitious plan aimed at efficient management of available...

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73% of Kerala's water sources polluted says survey by Kerala State Literacy Mission Authority

By : sustainabilityo..., Nov 20, 2017

A first-of-its-kind survey in Kerala, based on 58,463 households, has found that an alarming 73% of water sources in the state is contaminated. Of the 3,606 water sources including rivers,...

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Gadkari to set up task force for speedy implementation of Ganga cleaning projects

By : sustainabilityo..., Sep 5, 2017

Union transport, highways and shipping minister Nitin Gadkari, who assumed additional charge of water resources ministry on Monday, announced that he would soon set up a task force for "speedy" implementation of all ongoing programmes including the Ganga rejuvenation projects...

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Vikram Solar ties up with Israel firm to develop innovative water technology for India

By : sustainabilityo..., Mar 31, 2017

Vikram Solar today said it has signed an MoU with Israels Water-Gen to develop clean and hygienic drinking water solutions in the country.

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Kolkata Environment Impact Investment Project's Second Phase To Start Soon

By : sustainabilityo..., Mar 3, 2017

The second phase of Kolkata Environment Impact Investment Project (KIIP) will start shortly, state Urban Development minister Firhad Hakim said on Thursday.

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World Bank, JICA aiding 12 rural drinking water projects: Govt

By : sustainabilityo..., Jul 29, 2016

A total of 12 foreign-aided drinking water supply projects in rural areas are underway in the country, of which nine are funded by the World Bank and three by JICA, the government informed the...

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Kochi Corporation’s packaged water scheme a hit

By : sustainabilityo..., Jul 28, 2016

An ambitious water project of Kochi City Corporation aimed at providing drinking water at ₹1 per litre is proving to be a hit.

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