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1.8 billion of world’s population live in water-stressed regions

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 8, 2019

Amidst one of the hottest months in recorded history, Chennai faced acute water shortage- the reservoir providing drinking water to 4.6 million people dried up. This reservoir was India’s...

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India's Chennai rapid growth threatened by water shortages

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 6, 2019

Dozens of billion-dollar companies. Thousands of high-paying IT and manufacturing jobs. Luxury apartments towering over the Bay of Bengal. The southern Indian city of Chennai has one of the...

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Uptick for India on sanitation in UN report

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 19, 2019

India has made great gains in providing basic sanitation facilities since the start of the millennium, accounting for almost two thirds of the 650 million people globally who stopped practising...

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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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