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sanitary and drinking water issues worsened due to flood in bihar

The unprecedented rain in Nepal during the last 72 hours had made the situation of Bihar flood more critical affecting 3000+ villages and around 65 lakh of population. The whole battalion of Nation...

200 tankers fail to solve water woes

CHANDIGARH: The severe water crisis engulfing Chandigarh and Mohali on Tuesday forced residents to rely on tankers with more than 200 of them being pressed into service, but they too fell short of p...

citizens pay water rent by the hour in dry zones

BANGALORE: After house rent, it's now water rent. That's what desperate residents of Rajagopalnagar, Peenya second stage, pay their more fortunate neighbours to access drinking water. "Our bor...

djb takes steps to stem water crisis

NEW DELHI: In the absence of additional water from the Munak canal, Delhi Jal Board has put in place several measures to ensure that water distribution is not affected this summer when demand is ex...

funds arrive for depts to make kumbh successful

LUCKNOW: To ensure successful conduct of the Maha Kumbh Mela at Allahabad, central government has released Rs 254.64 crore to be sanctioned to 22 departments/institutions. According to an order ...

huda to supply canal water for construction

GURGAON: The Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) is planning to provide canal water to builders for construction purposes. "The option of supplying canal water to builders is being worked ...

in peak summer a leak that costs 40k litres water a day

NAGPUR: At a time when Nagpur Municipal Corporation launched an intense drive to rejuvenate Nag River, it's lack of concern of leaky water system of city seems paradoxical. Just like it was ne...

maharashtra to release water to bhima

HUBLI: Maharashtra is set to release 5 TMC water to all barrages built across Bhima river in border area of Indi taluk of Bijapur district from Ujani dam. People of around 60-70 villages of In...

residents protests over erratic water supply in janathanagar in west of mysore

MYSORE: A day after assembly election results were announced, the residents in Janathanagar in west of Mysore in Chamaraja constituency took to streets, protesting against erratic water supply. ...

rs 805 crore drinking water project for kochi soon

KOCHI: The state government has decided to set up a Rs805-crore drinking water project which will cater to consumers in the city and suburbs, including Thrikkakara. Inaugurating the revenue collect...

shirpur pattern to solve water woes of jalna

AURANGABAD: A day after chief minister Prithviraj Chavan said that the government was seriously contemplating the introduction of Shirpur pattern of water conservation in drought-hit Jalna district...

three chinese ships spotted in disputed islands waters japan

TOKYO: Three Chinese government ships remained in the waters off disputed Tokyo-controlled islands for nearly 12 hours on Monday, Japan's coastguard said, as a long-running row shows no sign of fadin...

various areas face serious water crisis in hyderabad

About dozen of colonies along with Himayat Sagar and Osman Sagar lakes are suffering from harsh conditions of water scarcity since one month. Various water supply agencies like Hyderabad Metropolitan ...

water quality of groundwater in haridwar uttarakhand

A research/study was conducted to check for quality of groundwater in Haridwar, Uttarakhand. Researchers took forty samples of groundwater from piezometers, dug wells, bore wells. Water quality index ...

why must you drink water

Regular intake of water is essential for maintaining good health Most of us know that up to seventy per cent of the total body weight is due to water. Although it is present in all parts of th...

workshop to be held on efficient managment of water distribution

AURANGABAD: The Water and Land Management Institute, Aurangabad (WALMI), has organised a joint workshop for its engineers and Tamil Nadu executive engineers on 'Efficient management of water distri...