Extreme Drought In Portugal

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Extreme Drought Prompts Portugal To Begin Ration-Water-Use

Severe drought spread across Portugal more than 95% of the territory is in "severe or extreme drought." Due to its severity, the country has begun to adopt measures towards ration-water use. Meanwhile, "joint measures" have been announced by Algarve Intermunicipal Community to face drought. However, Portuguese Water Distribution and Drainage Association (PWDDA) President Rui Godinho said, "It is necessary to attack the problem with specific… read-more

Sun, 06 Mar 2022 - 07:26 PM / by Madhvi Jha

Tags: Portugal, water, drought, Rui Godinho, water crisis

Courtesy: ANI

Buffalo using horn to get drinking water from hand pump

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Buffalo Uses Horn To Get Water From Hand Pump; Viral Video

The video of a buffalo using its horn to get the drinking water from a hand pump is going viral on social media. One can see the buffalo use its intelligence to pump the handle through its horns. It drinks the water while other buffaloes standstill. IPS officer Dipanshu Kabra shared it on Twitter, captioning ''Now say: Akal badi ya bhains''. The video … read-more

Tue, 23 Nov 2021 - 09:35 PM / by Brijesh Goswami

Tags: Twitter, Buffalo, Horn, Viral Vidoe, Hand Pump, water

Courtesy: Hindustan Times


Photo: National Maritime Foundation

Several Islands At Lakshadweep To Disappear By 2035, Study Reveals

A study conducted by IIT Kharagpur reveals that several islands of the Lakshadweep archipelago may extinct by 2035, due to the steadily rising sea levels. The study urges the importance of shifting population to a safest island in order to avoid the loss of lives. However, it is expected that the island's capital Kavaratti may also get affected. Besides, It is projected that ''70-80 percent land loss in many islands.'' 

Mon, 21 Jun 2021 - 10:56 AM / by Sohini Mandal

Tags: Lakshadweep Islands, water, iit kharagpur, Study

Courtesy: The Times of India

TAP Water

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38% Rural Households Benefitted Under Centre's 'Jal Jeevan Mission'

As per the Jal Shakti Ministry, around 38% of rural population have availed benefits under the Centre’s flagship 'Jal Jeevan Mission'. Launched in 2019, the scheme has covered 58 districts and 87,009 villages while ensuring tap water connections to four crore households. Moreover, the Centre has aimed to provide tapped water supply to every rural households by 2024. It also aims to provide 2.68 crore tap connections in urban bodies.

Sun, 04 Apr 2021 - 04:50 PM / by Ronit John

Tags: Jal Jeevan Mission, India, Jal Ministry, water crisis, water

Courtesy: LiveMint

Representational image

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India Exported 38 Lakh Litres Of Water; China Biggest Consumer

Union Minister Hardip Singh Puri has apprised that between 2015-2021, India had exported around 38,50,431 litres of water worldwide. The export comprises 23,78,227 litres of mineral water, 6,02,389 litres of aerated water, and 8,69,815 litres of natural. Interestingly, in 2019-20, a bulky proportion of the water was proceeded to China, followed by the Maldives. However, experts have criticized exports considering government's inefficiency… read-more

Sat, 06 Feb 2021 - 04:53 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: Hardip puri, lok sabha, Exports, water, China, Maldives

Courtesy: Down To Earth