Telangana stood at number one position for providing standard quality drinking water to the citizens of the state. The Central Government, after conducting a survey and test of water samples in Indian states, announced that Telangana tops the list, followed by West Bengal and Gujarat. Notably, Telangana CM K Chandrashekar Rao led BRS Government launched 'Mission Bhagirathi, which aims to provide free drinking water to 100% household of… read-more
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Alagarathanam Natarajan, "Matka Man," is well-known for his altruistic service to the poor. Everyday, he fills clay pots with drinking water. He has built more than 15 Matka stands around the South Delhi locality. He attracted Anand Mahindra's notice by modifying a Bolero vehicle to suit his needs. Anand Mahindra tweeted, "A Superhero that's more powerful than the entire Marvel stable," due to which he gained massive recognition.
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Major Gujarat cities are looking towards water restoration beginning this September until March next year. An average of six out of 206 main and small reservoirs will have drinking water reserves, according to a plan adopted by the Gujarat Water Resources department. However, this is the first in several decades that the department has come to a solution to deal with acute drinking water shortage in the state.
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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.
While replying to a question in Lok Sabha, Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri revealed that 255 districts and 1,597 blocks are facing water crisis in the country. The data also shows that 756 urban local bodies are water-stressed in India. The reasons for the shortage of water are mainly the increase in population, exploitation of groundwater and, inefficient use of available water, said Singh in his statement.
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After drinking sewage water, one reported dead leaving 10 others sick in Kolkata’s Bhowanipore area. Water supplied by the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) has killed a 43-year-old Bhubaneswar Das, a KMC labour quarter resident. The ward coordinator stated, "We are taking all precautionary measures and necessary repairing has been undertaken." While those sick are undergoing treatment, the Mayor Firhad Khan has sought reply from the… read-more
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Nutritionist Pooja Makhija suggested that one must drink water no matter if it is cold or hot. Busting myth that drinking cold water causes weight gain, she cited a medical journal and explained that, in reality, it helps in losing weight. Moreover, she also said drinking water in the morning helps in flushing out bacteria and harmful toxins from the body. Besides, intake of sufficient water can normalise blood pressure and prevent low… read-more
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Greater Chennai Corporation has informed that out of 187 samples of packaged water tested in the city, about 45% were found to be unfit for consumption. The corporation said that out of the samples tested, only 147 were fit for analysis, and just 83 were fit for consumption. The others were found to be containing bacteria, or were bacteriologically unsatisfactory. Reportedly, few of them were misbranded as well.
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