The Delhi High Court bench led by CJ Satish Chandra Sharma, including Subramounium Prasad, asked the Indian Railways to file a fresh status report in a matter relating to the alleged supply of contaminated drinking water to passengers. Petitioners also mentioned manipulation in the award of contracts for setting up chlorination plants. Notably, the petitioner's counsel also informed that the last status report was filed by Railways in October… read-more
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The second phase of Assembly Elections conducted on February 14, went smooth and peaceful. However, two villages Narau and Milaal Nangla citizens boycotted Assembly elections in Shekharpur constituency. Notably, the villagers took decision not to vote, due to contaminated water supply including drinking water. The water comes from Ujhani Municipality, which reportedly caused the consumers to fall sick, following which, they demanded solution… read-more
The latest data presented in Pakistan's National Assembly shows that 20 cities out of 29 from where water samples were collected are 50% unsafe for drinking water. The sample test claimed the water of three cities in Sindh and Gilgit province is 100% unsafe. Experts warn that if the situation continues, Pakistan will soon face a "famine-like situation." Pakistan also lost 400% per capita water availability in 74 years.
The consumption of contaminated water has left six dead and nearly 50 hospitalised in Surat district of Gujarat. The incident took place on May 30 and 31 in Kathor village where the residents suffered vomiting and diarrhoea after drinking the water. Consequently, they were admitted to government and private hospitals for treatment. Meanwhile, the locals have accused the authorities of failing to provide basic amenities to the residents.
Courtesy: India Today