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World Water Day: 600 mn children will face extreme water shortage by 2040

According to a UN report, nearly 600 million children - one in four worldwide - will live in areas with extremely limited water resources by 2040.

Mar 22, 2017, 10:21 AM IST

Campaign aims to raise awareness about good hygiene habits

In order to promote health and hygiene and raise awareness about good hygiene habits such as washing hands five times a day, using a toilet for defecation and adopting safe drinking water practices, a campaign has been launched recently.

Jan 04, 2016, 12:59 PM IST

DJB and NGO to recycle raw sewage into portable drinking water

Delhi Jal Board along with an NGO is going to start a pilot project 'Sujala Dhara' to recycle raw sewage into safe and portable drinking water.

Jul 08, 2015, 21:36 PM IST

Over 2.4 million worldwide without sanitation: UN

 Over 2.4 million people worldwide are still without sanitation, including 946 million who are compelled to defecate in the open, a United Nations assessment said on Wednesday.

Jul 01, 2015, 22:24 PM IST

Once a land of ponds, Sri Krishna Bhoomi crying out for water today

When cine veteran Hema Malini won the 2014 Lok Sabha election from Mathura-Vrindavan, the first commitment she made was to provide safe and adequate quantity of water for every home and a Yamuna fully rejuvenated and filled with water. 

May 20, 2015, 11:54 AM IST

Over 16,000 habitations hit by water contamination: Govt

With thousands of habitations being affected by water contamination, Health Minister J P Nadda Friday 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.

Feb 27, 2015, 17:21 PM IST

Simple preventive steps can control vector-borne diseases

Simple preventive measures like improving access to safe drinking water, proper sanitation facilities and checking growth of pathogens like mosquitoes and sand flies can control vector-borne diseases like dengue and malaria, experts said Monday.

Apr 07, 2014, 19:35 PM IST

J&K: 34% people have access to safe drinking water

Only 34 per cent of the total
population in Jammu and Kashmir have access to safe drinking
water, according to a census report.

Mar 28, 2012, 18:10 PM IST