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World Water Day: How ‘yuck’ factor stands in the way of India’s wastewater treatment

The social stigma attached to drinking recycled water is why sewage treatment in India has been reduced largely to agricultural purposes.
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Coming soon — govt lab in every district where you can test your water supply for toxins

Under the Har Ghar Nal Se Jal scheme, all states will have to establish water testing laboratories at all levels — state, districts and blocks.
Students at Kerala’s St Joseph’s Upper Primary School | By special arrangement

After Kerala, Karnataka & Telangana schools start ringing bell to push kids to drink water

Karnataka’s Primary Education Minister Suresh Kumar has said the water bell will ring at 10.35 am, at noon and then at 2 pm — each break lasting 10 minutes.
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AAP rejects Modi govt report that said Delhi’s tap water is the worst in the country

AAP has called for an independent agency to conduct the tests, hinting that the survey, conducted by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), was biased and selective.   
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Tap water quality best in Mumbai, most unsafe in Delhi, finds Bureau of Indian Standards

Mumbai tops the ranking for tap water quality while Delhi is at the bottom, with 11 out of 11 samples failing on 19 parameters.
Rajiv Ranjan Mishra Mishra, director general, National Mission for Clean Ganga

Decentralisation key to success of sanitation scheme, says Namami Gange chief Rajiv Mishra

Delegating powers to states, integrating project maintenance into its design, and collecting good data were some of the key points highlighted about India's water and sanitation projects.
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Under Nal Se Jal, villagers will decide how much they should pay for water they consume

Inspiration for this idea came from Gujarat’s potable water supply scheme implemented by the Water & Sanitation Management Organisation. 
People rush to fill their vessels from a water tanker in Chennai | File photo: PTI

Indian citizens care about water but do Indian voters? What data tells us

The gap between what voters say are key issues for them and whom they choose to vote for is wide and, at times, unfathomable.

Bengaluru’s informal water markets are a view of the future

Families in Bengaluru outskirts must piece together drinking water from communal supplies, intermittently available tap water, and 'water ATMs'.v

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Scuba divers are turning plastic waste in the oceans into Covid face masks

Diving organisation PADI has teamed up with a watersports clothing company to recycle bottles recovered from the ocean to make a range of face coverings.

Refining industry enters ‘age of consolidation’ with ‘catastrophic’ margins

A refinery thrives on the price difference between crude oil and fuels like gasoline, earning a profit that’s known in the industry as a cracking margin.

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Indian Navy | Photo by Manisha Mondal

Navy to approach Kerala govt seeking ban on unauthorised sale of armed forces uniform

The Navy's statement comes days after a 23-year-old man was arrested by police in Kerala for allegedly posing as a naval officer.
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It’s time for China, Pakistan, even India to rethink the fantasy Modi called expansionism

India, China and Pakistan all want territory from another. But it’s a pursuit doomed to fail as they can’t get it without annihilating the other.