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India among countries to face `insurmountable` water crisis by 2040

India among countries to face `insurmountable` water crisis by 2040

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 12:48

A research focusing on four different case studies in France, the United States, China and India respectively has recently revealed that it might be impossible to continue to produce electricity and meet the demand of clean drinking water worldwide by 2040.

Govt plans to install 1 lakh solar pumps

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 23:46

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

New initiatives needed against water-borne diseases: Sachin Tendulkar

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 19:34

Sachin Tendulkar has expressed his concern and has come forward to bat against water-borne diseases. He called for eradication of water-borne diseases and said that Indian research institutions should come up with new initiatives against the mortality among children due to such diseases.

Pepsico India wins trademark battle over packaged water

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 17:52

Soft drink giant Pepsico India Holdings Pvt Ltd has won a trademark case in the Delhi High Court over the trademark 'Aquafina' used for its packaged drinking water.

New method to extract drinkable water from clouds and fog discovered

Last Updated: Friday, May 30, 2014, 19:50

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

Three million Syrians need drinking water

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 06:35

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

Last Updated: Friday, May 09, 2014, 21:25

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

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 06, 2014, 18:55

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

Last Updated: Monday, April 28, 2014, 14:51

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

Last Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014, 14:35

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

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 02, 2014, 22:01

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.

Puppet show to spread water conservation message

Last Updated: Friday, March 21, 2014, 19:38

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.