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.
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.
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.
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.
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.