Drinking Water

  • Watch: The next time you take the Ice Bucket Challenge in India, watch this video to understand the struggles of those who walk miles to fetch water September 4, 2014

    The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, apart from raising money for a severe form of motor neuron disease, has also snowballed into a viral social trend with people dousing themselves with ice cold water on and nominating friends to the dare. Thousands of people have taken the challenge across the world...
  • 6 children faint, 20 fall ill after drinking water at a government primary school August 4, 2014

    At least six children fainted and 20 fell ill on Monday after drinking water at a school in Bihar's Bhojpur district, an official said. All were out of danger after receiving medical treatment. The incident took place at a government-run primary school in Bangawan in the district, about 60 km from...
  • Follow Gujarat's water management model: Centre to states June 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The NDA government has asked states to emulate the Gujarat water management model to address the problem of water scarcity. The Centre has forwarded a compact disc received from Gujarat government's Water and Sanitation Management Organisation on the subject "The state-wide water supply grid" to the states to...
  • Barmer to get purified drinking water for 10 paise per litre June 1, 2014

    Rajsthan government will provide purified drinking water in 160 villages of Barmer district for 10 paise per litre from next year. Under the National Rural Drinking Water Mission, about 160 RO (reverse osmosis) plants would start providing purified water in 160 villages by March 2015, additional Executive Engineer BL Jatol...
  • Jal Sewa, Agra's free water service, completes 30 years in quenching thirst April 14, 2014

    An initiative run by volunteers to provide free and cold drinking water to all completes 30 years of service in the Taj city. Each summer, a group of thirst quenchers who have branded themselves together in the Sri Nath ji Nishulk Jal Sewa, armed with buckets and trolleys set up water...
  • CJ Mushtaq highlights lack of safe drinking water supply in Srinagar March 24, 2014

    CJ Mushtaq Khan highlights the condition of unhygienic drinking water supply in the heart of Srinagar city in Jammu and Kashmir. The area called Telbal is a short distance from CM Omar Abdullah's residence, Says CJ. In the absence of clean driking water supply, the residents are forced to fetch...
  • TN: State govt allots Rs 717.32 crore for three integrated drinking water projects October 19, 2013

    Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has allocated Rs 717.32 crore for implementing integrated drinking water projects in Tiruppur, Erode, Thanjavur and Coimbatore districts, to benefit over 10 lakh people. An integrated drinking water project at a cost of Rs 495.70 crore would be implemented with Kollidam river as the source...
  • After 'Amma canteen', Tamil Nadu CM to launch 'Amma mineral water' scheme September 15, 2013

    In yet another pro-people welfare measure, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa will launch a scheme on Sunday to provide mineral water for Rs 10 a litre. The Chief Minister will inaugurate the "Amma Drinking Water" plant at Gummidipoondy in nearby Tiruvallur district, the government said on Sunday. "Amma Drinking Water will be...
  • Jayalalithaa to launch scheme to provide mineral water at Rs 10 September 14, 2013

    Chennai: In yet another pro-people welfare measure, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa will launch a scheme on Sunday to provide mineral water for Rs ten a litre. The Chief Minister will inaugurate the "Amma Drinking Water" plant at Gummidipoondy in nearby Tiruvallur district, the government said on Saturday. "Amma Drinking Water...
  • Jayalalithaa approves drinking water scheme for wild animals August 26, 2013

    The Tamil Nadu government on Monday announced a Rs 2.81 crore drinking water scheme for wild animals covering four major tiger reserves and forest areas in the state. The measure was proposed in view of the animals straying into public places in search of water during dry spells, thus causing damage...
  • Drinking water shortage in China, over 3 million people affected August 18, 2013

    More than three million people are facing acute shortage of drinking water due to a persistent drought in southwest China which has affected more than 17 million people in 1,311 towns. There was a partial relief from the lingering drought in Guizhou Province due to rainfall in the past two days,...
  • Government plans to implement Rs 150 crore drinking water scheme July 31, 2013

    Puducherry Chief Minister N Rangasamy on Tuesday announced in the assembly that the government had evolved a Rs 150 crore drinking water project exclusively for Karaikal to ensure that hygienically uninterrupted drinking water was available in the region. Replying to the complaints made by PR Siva (AINRC) during question time that...
  • Delhi: 2 dead, 50 fall ill after drinking contaminated water June 26, 2013

    New Delhi: Two died and over 50 people fell ill on Tuesday due to suspected water contamination in an underground reservoir in a South Delhi colony. The residents of the NCERT colony have been admitted to private hospitals after they complained of severe stomach infection. The Central Public Works Department...
  • Delhi: 40 people fall ill after consuming drinking water June 26, 2013

    New Delhi: Over 40 people fell ill on Tuesday after consuming drinking water supplied by Delhi Jal Board in a South Delhi locality. Education Minister Kiran Walia, after visiting the NCERT colony in Adhchini area, asked NCERT director to bear medical expenses of all affected persons admitted in a number...
  • Haryana achieves 97 pc target to provide free water June 17, 2013

    Chandigarh: The Haryana Government has achieved 97 per cent of the target of providing free water connections to households of members belonging to Scheduled Castes in the state. Stating this in Chandigarh on Sunday, a spokesman of Haryana Public Health and Engineering Department said that under the Indira Gandhi Drinking...
  • Jammu and Kashmir officials asked to ensure power supply June 15, 2013

    Jammu: With the chorus against inadequate water supply and power outage in the city growing louder by the day, Jammu and Kashmir Minister for Planning and Development Ajay Kumar Sadhotra on Friday asked the engineers to ensure "best possible service" to the people. "Ensure best possible service within given resources...
  • Azad writes to food regulator on bottled water safety May 11, 2013

    New Delhi: After complaints about safety of bottled water sold in the national capital, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad has written to the food regulator to check the bottling plants supplying such drinking water in Delhi and their water sources. The minister has also written to the Food Safety and...
  • Provide basic infrastructure in schools: SC to Govt October 3, 2012

    New Delhi: Taking note of the poor state of most schools in the country, the Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the Centre and all the state governments to provide basic infrastructure in all schools within six months. The apex court asked the authorities to ensure that all government and private...
  • Bangalore: Rains contaminate drinking water August 13, 2012

    Bangalore: Monsoon is awaited by Bangaloreans with fervour but rains also bring innumerable issues pertaining to water contamination. Time and again, readers of City Express have expressed their concern about the growing problem. We take a detailed look at a few localities in the city, which have fallen prey to...
  • Mumbai: BMC announces 10 per cent water cut July 1, 2012

    Mumbai: The city has been witnessing rain showers for a few days, but the six reservoirs that supply drinking water to the city aren't sufficiently filled. The water level in three lakes is depleting rapidly, and is just a metre away from reaching the lowest drawable level. This has prompted...
  • 'Lavasa will put strain on Pune water supply to Pune' May 26, 2012

    Pune: Social activist Anna Hazare on Friday criticised the controversial Lavasa lake city project near Pune, saying it was adversely affecting drinking water supply to the city. "What is the necessity of this project? The Varasgaon dam which supplies water to Pune city is being diverted to Lavasa project," he alleged...
  • No drinking water facility in 13,000 Bihar schools May 5, 2012

    Patna: Shortage of infrastructure in schools in Bihar was a 'major challenge', state Minister for Education PK Sahi said on Saturday adding there was no drinking water facility in around 13,000 government schools. Addressing a seminar 'Right of Children and Law', Shahi said several schools had no toilets, even for girl...
  • Soon you can drink your toilet waste water! April 9, 2012

    London: British scientists claim they are developing a unique device which can turn used toilet waste into drinking water. A team at Manchester University, led by Sarah Haigh, says the innovation -- which has been funded by billionaire Bill Gates -- could transform the lives of millions of people in the...
  • 'JK govt to tap Chenab river for drinking water' February 26, 2012

    Jammu: In order to address the need of drinking water of Jammu, the state government will tap water from Chenab river. Minister for PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control, Taj Mohi-ud-Din said that to provide adequate drinking water to Jammu city, the government has envisaged a scheme...
  • Sanitation as important as defence: Jairam February 22, 2012

    New Delhi: In the upcoming budget to be presented on the March 16, Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation may see a hike in allocation that could be anything between 40 to 60 per cent, which means that the allocation could go up from approximately Rs 9500 crore to at...
  • Citizen Journalist fights for clean drinking water April 30, 2011

    Citizen journalist, Indrani Chaterjee exposes the lack of clean drinking water. ...
  • UN declares access to clean water a human right July 29, 2010

    New York: The United Nations on Wednesday declared access to clean water a human right, voicing "deep concern" about a human necessity denied to almost 900 million people worldwide. The 192-nation body approved a resolution put forward by Bolivia and signed by 33 other states. There were 121 votes in favour...
  • Watch: Use technology to get pure drinking water September 26, 2009

    New Delhi: Microbiological waste, sewage and even lead is being taken in by you and your family every day because it is in the water that you drink. Take a look at how you can use technology to get pure drinking water for your family. ...
  • Water crisis: Mumbai waits for rains June 17, 2009

    Mumbai: Mumbai city is reeling under shortage of water. As the sun beats down on maximum city, it may be more than a week that people can enjoy a rain shower. Weather officials say that the monsoon currents have stopped advancing northwards. Indian Met department Director Dr PCS Rao said, "The monsoon...
  • NASA tests equipment to turn urine into drinking water November 26, 2008

    New Delhi: After five frustrating days, astronauts aboad space shuttle Endeavour finally ran a successful test on equipment that turns urine into drinking water. Samples of the processed urine, sweat and condensation will be tested on Earth before astronauts can start drinking the purified water next year. But until early...