Provide drinking water, toilets in schools: BJP to MCD

The Delhi unit of the BJP Thursday asked all three municipal corporations under it to provide clean drinking water and separate toilets for girl students in all schools under their jurisdiction.

DNA: The plight of village women who walk for miles to fetch water

It's a never ending job for Indian women who live in villages. Water sources are often far from the village and women walk for hours to fetch water daily.

2-day workshop on drinking water & sanitation from Aug 26

With a view to accomplishing Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s mission
"Swachh Bharat by 2019", the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation will organise a two day exhibition-cum-workshop next week, highlighting innovative technologies.

150 hospitalised after drinking pesticide mixed water

About 150 persons, including some children from three villages in the district were0 on Saturday hospitalised after drinking water laced with pesticide granules from an overhead tank, police said.

Mice study reveals link between `lead` and obesity

A new study on mice shows that exposure to `lead` through their mothers could cause obesity.

Soon, pee to power your smartphone, tablets

NASA astronomers are trying to turn pee into pure drinking water. Back on earth, pee can soon be commercially used to charge smartphones and tablets.

Govt plans to install 1 lakh solar pumps

The government plans to install one lakh solar pumps for irrigation and drinking water purposes in the country, Parliament was informed today.

New method to extract drinkable water from clouds and fog discovered

A Princeton University grad student has discovered a way to extract drinkable water from clouds and fog.

Three million Syrians need drinking water

Three million Syrians in Aleppo city have been deprived of drinking water for nine straight days as the rebels have cut off water supplies, Syrian foreign ministry said Monday.

SC takes stern view for not ensuring toilets, water in schools

Supreme Court took a stern view of Andhra Pradesh government not complying with its directions to ensure drinking water and separate toilets for girls and boys in schools and directed the state`s Principal Secretary to appear before it and explain the exact position.

Drinking water scarcity in Odisha village raises concern of water-borne diseases

Shortage of drinking water due to non-maintenance of tube wells and water tanks has forced villagers in Rayagada district in Odisha to drink contaminated water, raising concern of increase in water-borne diseases.

Israeli firm develops machine that makes drinking water from thin air

In a significant finding that could ease water woes, an Israeli company has come up with a new and an inexpensive technology that produces drinking water from thin air.

New technique developed to turn pee into fuel and drinking water during space missions

Rather than ejecting astronaut pee into space, scientists are developing a new technique that can turn this waste burden into a boon by converting it into fuel and much-needed drinking water.

HC notice over poor quality water in Indian Railways

The Delhi High Court Wednesday issued notice to the central government on a plea seeking improvement in the quality of drinking water in Indian Railways and a probe into alleged manipulation while awarding contracts for supply of chlorination plants.

Brains hardwired to stop us from overdrinking water

A new brain imaging study has found that our brains are hardwired to stop us from drinking more water than necessary.

Puppet show to spread water conservation message

Armed with a variety of decorated hand puppets, a group of school students here will spread the message of water conservation on the occasion of World Water Day Saturday.

India may become a water-scarce country by 2020: CDP

India may become a water-scarce country by 2020 and the industry will face increased pressure to conserve water, said a study.

Solar driven water scheme inaugurated in U`khand

Uttarakhand Chief Secretary Subhash Kumar today unveiled a solar driven drinking water scheme in Tehri district and described it as the first of its kind project in the hill state to provide safe potable water to rural Himalayan villages using solar energy.

Water desalination plant in Chennai to get central assistance

Government today cleared central assistance of over Rs 871 crore for construction of a sea water desalination plant in Chennai.

Nagaland PHE successfully implementing new tech for potable water

The Public Health Engineering Department (PHED), Nagaland is successfully implementing a new technology to provide drinking water facilities in rural areas using solar energy developed by a Mumbai-based company.