The union cabinet Tuesday gave its approval to the proposal for establishing International Centre for Drinking Water Quality in Kolkata which will research water quality-related problems including contamination by arsenic and fluorides.
With hundreds of idols of goddess Durga immersed in the Ganges here and in other parts of Bihar, marking the end of Durga Puja festivities, environmentalists are worried about the increased pollution levels in the river.
In a new study, scientists including one of Indian origin, have tried to make a semiconductor-graphene-metal film that could help detect even very low-level concentration of organic contaminations in water.
The NHRC has sought a report from Delhi government, taking
cognizance of an incident in which two boys died and more than
50 people fell ill allegedly after drinking contaminated water
supplied by DJB here last month.