Govt to ensure safe drinking water to tackle fluorosis

With more than one crore people at the risk of fluorosis, government today said efforts are on to ensure supply of safe drinking water in the affected areas to address the problem.

Jaundice kills 13 in Odisha town

Jaundice has killed 13 people in Odisha's Sambalpur town and its adjoining area since May and infected nearly 1,100 others, an official said Monday.

Solar energy to turn sea water potable
Solar energy to turn sea water potable

Now it's possible to turn the saline sea water into drinking water with a ground-breaking prototype developed by a Britain- based firm Desolenator.

90% household to get safe drinking water in 8 years: Govt

Ninety per cent homes in the country will get piped drinking water in next eight years, Lok Sabha was informed on Thursday.

748 mn people worldwide lack access to clean water: WHO

A total of 748 million people lack access to clean water on a regular basis in the world and an estimated 1.8 billion people are exposed to contaminated water, according to a report released Wednesday by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Chaudhary Birender Singh praises MNREGA scheme

In an interview with Zee Media, Chaudhary Birender Singh who took over as Minister for Rural development, Panchayati Raj and Drinking Water and Sanitation praised MNREGA scheme for its positive effects on the poor.

Shimla's water ATM goes out of order

Less than three months after its installation, a drinking water ATM here, the first in Himachal Pradesh, has been lying defunct for almost a week, locals said Wednesday.

Food, water and medicine should reach every man: SC tells J&K Govt

Food, drinking water and medical facilities should reach even the last man in flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir, the Supreme Court told the Centre and the state government today.

State to provide drinking water to all people: AP Deputy CM

Andhra Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister and Home Minister N Chinarajappa said here Tuesday that the state government is taking steps to provide all infrastructure facilities including drinking water in rural areas.

Water crisis in Berhampur

Drinking water crisis in South Odisha's Berhampur appears to be compounded following disruption of supply from Rushikulya water supply system, one of the major sources to the town for past two days.

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.