UNICEF highlights poor social indicators in Bihar

UNICEF today highlighted poor social indicators in Bihar like high incidence of underweight children, high percentage of households deprived of drinking water and sanitation facility and stressed on effective steps to overcome the challenge.

NGT issues notice over releasing drinking water for Ganeshotsav immersion

The National Green Tribunal here has issued notices to various departments of the Maharashtra government in an EIL to ban releasing drinking water from dams for Lord Ganesha idols` immersion, an activist said here on Tuesday.

Now, a book to purify drinking water

 In a breakthrough discovery, researchers at the University of Virginia's Center for Global Health have developed 'The Drinkable Book', which is a nanotechnology-based method to purify drinking water and can eliminate water-borne bacteria.

Low cost paper-based method to purify drinking water

Leveraging on the bacteria-killing properties of silver and inexpensive copper, a US researchers has developed a low cost, simple and easily transportable paper-based method to purify drinking water.

'In parts of Delhi, groundwater unfit for human consumption'

In some areas of Delhi, groundwater was found "unfit" for human consumption, the Economic Survey Report of Delhi 2014-15 has said while raising "serious concern" over depleting groundwater level.

Spell out steps to make Godavari clean: HC to Maharashtra

The Bombay High Court has asked Maharashtra government to declare within a week what steps it would take to make the Godavari river in Nashik, where Kumbh Mela starts next month, pollution-free and its water fit for drinking.

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No widespread danger to water from fracking: US agency

The controversial oil and gas extraction technique known as fracking poses no widespread danger to US drinking water, the US environmental agency said Thursday in a long-awaited assessment.

World Environment Day 2015: We are running out of water!

Leonardo da Vinci truly claimed that 'water is the driving force of all nature'. It's needless to reiterate the above statement as we all know the significance of this precious resource!

DNA analysis of rising water crisis in India!

DNA analyses the rising water crisis in India. Watch how precious is every drop of water we use and waste!
Also watch: TRAI ex-chairman Pradip Baijal has put serious allegations on Manmohan Singh in 2G scam.

Matri Sadan chief Swami Shivanand drinks water after DM promises action

Matri Sadan chief Swami Shivanand who had been fasting for 48 days against illegal mining in the Ganga here, agreed to drink ORS laced water after the intervention by the district authorities.

Here's a low-cost water purifier for villages

A discarded sari, a few glass pipes and freely available sunlight are the only requirements for an innovative system that can provide safe drinking water to a rural household.

Arvind Kejriwal commissions Bawana water treatment plant

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Tuesday commissioned the Bawana Water Treatment Plant and Underground Reservoir in Outer Delhi's Bawana and, while at it, also provided an on-the-spot solution for the drinking water problem of a nearby village.

Lack of piped water leading to high instances of diarrhoea: World Bank
Lack of piped water leading to high instances of diarrhoea: World Bank

 Inadequate piped water supply is one of the main reasons for high instances of diarrhoea in Sunderbans, home to the world's largest mangrove forest, according to Word Bank, which called for immediate concrete steps to tackle the problem.

PCI chief Rajesh Tomar suspended over para athletes' mistreatment
PCI chief Rajesh Tomar suspended over para athletes' mistreatment

A marred sporting event in India was once again highlighted to showcase the negligence by the authorities over athletes of the nation. The recent National Para-Athletics championship sparked a row after which the body decided to suspended president Rajesh Tomar.

Chhattisgarh to provide 2 lakh drinking water connections

 Chhattisgarh government has set a target to provide domestic water connections to around 2 lakh households in a year under the National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP), it was officially announced here on Friday.

Over 16,000 habitations hit by water contamination: Govt

With thousands of habitations being affected by water contamination, Health Minister J P Nadda today said this was leading to complications and even death and stressed the need for intensive co-ordination with various entities to ensure safe drinking water.

Fluoride in drinking water linked to depression, obesity

 Before you take that sip to quench your thirst, make sure the water isn't too high in fluoride content, as a new study claims, fluoride can cause depression and weight gain.

UP CM opens purse strings for Agra

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has announced an outlay of Rs 600 crores to modernise and broadbase Agra's drinking water facilities and pipeline network.

Centre to launch 'Drinking Water and Sanitation Awareness Week'

In view of low awareness in villages on use of toilets and safe handling of water, Centre has decided to launch a "National Rural Drinking Water and Sanitation Awareness Week" across all states next month.