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WHO:Water contamination in Bangalore alarming

The potable water in Bangalore is much more contaminated than in Kolkata, New Delhi, Mumbai, Lucknow, Pune, Hyderabad and Chennai, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO) report. The report warns that besides common people, those with impaired immunity or ... Read More »

Water testing Plant

The Mangalore City Corporation has set up a drinking water testing unit in its laboratory at Lalbagh to ensure better public health. The multi-purpose health workers of the laboratory will collect water samples from open wells or bore wells of ... Read More »

Contaminated water

Western Railway assured clean drinking water at Churchgate station building after spontaneous protest by its employees. Many people fell sick after drinking foul smelling and strange tasting water. When repeated complaints fell on deaf ears, they stopped work and ‘gheraoed’ ... Read More »

Cracking down on hawkers

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation plans to crack down on unauthorised hawkers during the monsoons. The civic body has decided to take stringent action against roadside food stalls, which sell unhygienic food to prevent vector-borne diseases. The hydraulic department has also ... Read More »

Water pollution?

In the backdrop of 500 people taking ill due to water contamination in and around Bholakpur in Hyderabad, concerned citizens have protested against the functioning of animal skin and hides trade in the area where over 90% of the locals ... Read More »

New ways to purify water

Scientists at Bulawayo’s National University of Science and Technology (NUST) have embarked on research to develop simple and affordable water purification methods, as more than a billion people live without safe drinking water in developing countries. Water and sanitation experts ... Read More »

Keepers of Kangra ‘Kuhls’

Community-managed ‘kuhls’ or water canals that date back to the pre-colonial Katoch dynasty (1690 to 1805), are today in dire straits. Human faeces, animal waste and garbage float in this water, which is even used for drinking! Read More »