Railway stations serve contaminated water

India Water Portal
Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 10:30

Drinking water at railway stations highly contaminated: Report

50 lakh passengers using Northern Railways drink extremely polluted water. Of the samples tested for coliform bacteria, all in the Lucknow division were found contaminated while 59% were found contaminated in the Moradabad division and 94% in the Ambala division

Govt prepared for El Nino: Pawar

Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar says the Govt has put in place a contigency plan for 500 districts if the weather phenomenon that disturbs formation of clouds and thus monsoon, hits India this year

UP Minister promises clean water for Agra

Urban Development Minister Azam Khan said the Taj city will get 144 million litre per day of pure water supply by the end of 2014 which would increase to 600 MLD by 2016

Water-borne diseases hit Chandigarh suburb

30 residents of a locality in Haryana's Panchkula district fell ill due to contaminated water supply in last 15 days. One died due to Typhoid

SC notice to Centre and states for minimum flow in the Yamuna

Notices to Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Uttarakhand on a petition to maintain a minimum flow of 352 cusecs in the river to ensure adequate supply of drinking water to Delhiites

Court tells the DJB to stop using metal pipes

Metal pipes are prone to corrosion, thereby contaminating water and causing health hazards. Presently, Delhi Jal Board has around 6,000-7,000 kms of cast iron pipes

Worms in Jamshedpur's piped water

Creepy-crawlies coming out of taps along with water in a Jamshedpur locality for a week now. 12,000 people affected as pipelines haven't been cleaned for more than nine months

Water quality monitoring inside Chennai's pipelines

The GPRS based monitoring devices will be placed inside the pipelines at 50 locations. Water will be tested for residual chlorine, Ph and turbidity and the data transmitted to a central monitoring room

Its either water or the Highway

The National Highway Authority of India refusal to permit a water pipeline along the 36-km stretch of NH-67 may leave nearly four lakh residents of Coimbatore and Tirupur districts of Tamil Nadu without water

This is the news roundup of February 25 and 27, 2014.