WATER

  • Activist Rajendra Singh wins Stockholm Water Prize 2015 March 21, 2015

    Stockholm: Rajendra Singh, an eminent environment activist, has been conferred the prestigious Stockholm Water Prize this year for his innovative water restoration efforts and extraordinary courage to empower communities in Indian villages. Singh, who is widely popular as the 'Water Man', was named the 2015 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate for improving...
  • NDMC areas to get water, power subsidy from today March 21, 2015

    New Delhi: The areas under the jurisdiction of New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) will be able to get water and electricity at subsidised rates from Saturday. The resolution for the same was passed by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who was sworn-in as NDMC member on Friday. "Kejriwal passed a proposal to...
  • Delhi, Haryana CMs to meet next month to discuss water issues March 20, 2015

    New Delhi: In a bid to resolve the existing water issues with neighbouring Haryana, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will travel to Chandigarh and meet his counterpart Manohar lal Khattar in April. "I informed Haryana CM Khattarji that I want to come Chandigarh and would like to have lunch with him....
  • BJP, Congress accuse AAP of going back on poll promise as water tariff hiked in Delhi March 20, 2015

    New Delhi: A month after taking charge of Delhi, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) announced a 10 per cent hike in water tariff for households that consume more than 20,000 litres per month facing the ire of the Opposition. The BJP and Congress have accused the Arvind Kejriwal-led party of...
  • Congress, BJP attack AAP over water tariff hike March 19, 2015

    New Delhi: The AAP government's decision to hike water tariff by 10 per cent in Delhi on Thursday came under attack from both BJP and Congress who accused the Arvind Kejriwal-led party of going back on its electoral promises. While BJP state president Satish Upadhyay tersely observed that "conditions" to AAP's...
  • AAP government hikes water tariff by 10 per cent March 19, 2015

    New Delhi:The AAP government in Delhi on Thursday hiked the water tariff by 10 per cent about a month after it announced a free-water scheme for people in the national capital. Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisoida, who chaired the 121st Board Meeting of Delhi Jal Board, gave his nod to...
  • Proposal to revamp Brahmaputra Board under consideration: Government to Rajya Sabha March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: A proposal for revamping and rechristening of the Brahmaputra Board into North-East and Brahmaputra River Rejuvenation Authority is under active consideration of the Ministry of Water Resources, Government told Rajya Sabha on Monday. In his written reply, Minister of State for Water Resources Sanwar Lal Jat said the bill...
  • 10 crore toilets to be constructed by 2019: Government March 15, 2015

    Vadodara: The Centre has set a target of construction of 10 crore toilets in the country by 2019 as a part of the government's ambitious 'Swachh Bharat Mission', Union Minister Ram Kripal Yadav said on Sunday. "Nearly 40 lakh individual household toilets have been constructed so far as part of the...
  • Snowfall, rains lash North India, temperatures dip below normal, several areas waterlogged March 2, 2015

    North India is witnessing heavy rainfall with major cities and towns water logged. Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand have witnessed rain and snowfall in most areas. Rain and thundershowers also occurred at most places in Delhi, Haryana, Chandigarh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. With severe rains, the entire...
  • Free water for Delhi from Sunday March 1, 2015

    From Sunday, Delhi households with water meters will not have to pay if they use 20,000 litres, or less, of water every month. ...
  • Road mishap in Bengaluru, water tanker mows down 2 people February 26, 2015

    Bengaluru: Two people have been killed in Bengaluru when a water tanker ploughed through a group of pedestrians. The incident occurred when the brakes of the water tanker failed. Visuals showed the tanker speeding menacingly as the pedestrians were crossing the road at a zebra crossing, knocking down a man pushing...
  • Water found in astronaut's helmet after spacewalk February 26, 2015

    Miami: A US astronaut found water pooling in his helmet right after completing a six-plus hour spacewalk on Wednesday, raising new concerns about flaws with NASA's spacesuits. The water inside Terry Virts' helmet was "kind of pooling on the front side of his helmet above the eye level," European Space Agency...
  • Delhi government slashes power tariff, gives 20,000 litres water free per house February 25, 2015

    In ten days Arvind Kejriwal has kept two of his big promises. The price of electricity has been reduced by half for upto 400 units and free water is being given till 20,000 litres. Deputy CM Manish Sisodia made the announcement on Wednesday. ...
  • Arvind Kejriwal keeps poll promises, slashes power tariff, gives 20,000 litres water free per house February 25, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's government on Wednesday slashed power tariff by 50 per cent for consumption up to 400 units per month and launched a free water scheme in line with election promises made by the Aam Aadmi Party. The government also announced free 20,000 litres of water...
  • Rail Budget likely to have a slew of green initiatives February 24, 2015

    New Delhi: Use of solar energy in a big way, launching of waste-to-energy project and proliferation of CNG in train operations are some of the green initiatives likely to be announced in the Rail Budget this time. Besides an elaborate exercise of water conservation including setting up of water recycling plants...
  • Bangladesh rescues 30 from capsized ferry after trawler collision February 22, 2015

    Dhaka: Bangladeshi rescuers on Sunday pulled 30 ferry passengers from the river Padma after the vessel capsized 70 km (44 miles) north of the capital with more than 100 people aboard, police said. Low-lying Bangladesh, with extensive inland waterways and slack safety standards, suffers regular ferry disasters, with deaths sometimes running...
  • Water woes in CM Arvind Kejriwal's constituency February 21, 2015

    The constituency of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has been dry for nearly eight years. There is a colony with no tap water in the heart of New Delhi. ...
  • Low water, power tariff very soon, free Wi-Fi likely by year-end: CM Kejriwal February 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said his government will very soon make an announcement on reducing water and electricity tariff while free Wi-Fi may be activated by year-end. "People are expecting a lot on water, power and Wi-Fi. We have prepared a blue print on water and...
  • Delhi: Good news very soon on power tariff cut, free water, says CM Kejriwal February 20, 2015

    New Delhi: After a week in office, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said his government was going to cut power tariff and launch a free water scheme "very soon" in line with election promises made by Aam Aadmi Party. Kejriwal said his government has already finalised a "blue-print"...
  • Kejriwal to distribute 20,000 litres of free water but Delhi's water woes more complex February 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi Jal Board has been asked by Aam Aadmi Party government to work on distributing up to 20,000 litres of free water each month to every home with a meter. CNN-IBN scans AAP's detailed action plan to deal with water problems. Delhi is largely dependent on Haryana for...
  • Delhi: AAP government invites proposals for reducing electricity tariffs February 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Taking the first move to fulfill his poll promises, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday directed the finance and power departments to send proposals for reduction of electricity tariffs by half till the audits are completed by the Comptroller and Auditor General. The Chief Minister has...
  • Technology for dams should not kill rivers: Uma Bharati February 11, 2015

    Shillong: Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharati on Wednesday said that her ministry is not opposing construction of dams on rivers in the north east except that the technology should be safe and should not "kill" the river. "We are not opposing any dam. I have told Central Water Commission,...
  • Debate, dissent, discussion, dharna four pillars of democracy: Kejriwal February 11, 2015

    In his first interview after Aam Aadmi Party's historic win in the Delhi Assembly election, party chief Arvind Kejriwal spoke on a slew of issues. He said if he was given examples of four countries where employment has increased and farmers have benefitted out of FDI in retail, he would...
  • Delhi Assembly elections: Comparative view of AAP, Congress manifestos; BJP's vision document February 3, 2015

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Congress have released their manifestos for Delhi Assembly elections while the BJP came out with its vision document instead of a manifesto. The BJP's vision document was released on Tuesday, just four days before elections while the Congress released its second manifesto...
  • Delhi elections: Why is Kejriwal misleading voters on water, power rates, asks BJP February 1, 2015

    New Delhi: The BJP on Sunday posed five more questions to Aam Aadmi Party (AAM) chief Arvind Kejriwal. The party asked: "Why is Kejriwal brazenly misleading voters about water rates, when in fact they are exactly same as last year? Why is Kejriwal misleading voters about electricity rates, by comparing domestic...
  • Setting right water quality in India January 22, 2015

    Recent media reports (The Hindu, December 28, 2014) of death and diseases by the consumption of alleged 'contaminated and poisonous' water of rivers such as the Kali, the Krishna, and the Hindon in UP and the subsequent inquiry order by the Prime Minister's office into the incident, present a...
  • Delhi Electricity, water remain top priority for voters January 9, 2015

    With electricity & water tariff rising continuously on one hand & the supply being erratic during peak summers & winters. Sensing the mood of the people all political parties have made water and power their poll plank. ...
  • Karnataka: Five killed as overhead water tank collapses in Raichur January 3, 2015

    Raichur(Karnataka): Five people were killed and at least two others injured when a newly constructed overhead water tank under Gram Panchayat programme collapsed on them at nearby Yapaladinni village on Saturday, police said. The incident occurred when the victims, most of them pilgrims taking part in...
  • Open defecation-free country became national slogan in 2014 January 1, 2015

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government undertook a significant step in 2014 to make the country free from open defecation under an ambitious plan of around Rs 2 lakh crore. The year also saw the government deciding to implement the Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Project for Low Income States (RWSSP-LIS)...