Saturday, 3 December, 2022
TopicDrinking water

Topic: Drinking water

Rajasthan CM approves Rs 747 crore for drinking water project in Prithviraj Nagar

Prithviraj Nagar and its surrounding areas are being linked to Bilaspur dam under the project, which will cover around 145 km area.

Modi govt’s piped water scheme can stop 1.36 lakh child deaths/yr, says Nobel laureate-led study

Co-authored by economist Michael Kremer, study says it can be done only if water delivered through Jal Jeevan Mission is free of contamination. Microbes are biggest culprit, it adds.

India’s freshwater needs to be saved from urban problems. Machine learning can help

With India expected to witness a two-fold surge in demand for water supply by 2030, stopping water leakage is critical.

No dearth of central funds for Nal Se Jal, confident of 100% coverage by 2024: Vini Mahajan

As flagship scheme for tap water connection in every home picks up pace, states’ utilisation of funds up too, expecting over Rs 45,000 crore in budget, says drinking water secretary.

Why Modi-launched Renukaji dam in Himachal is solution to Delhi’s drinking water problem

Project is to be completed before 2025 Delhi polls. It was conceived 55 years ago, but delayed due to reasons like red tapism, political apathy, local & environmental opposition.

Goa, Telangana, Haryana lead race as Modi govt brings tap water to 45% of target homes

Introduced in 2019, the Modi govt's Jal Jeevan Mission aims to provide potable tap water connections to 18.95 crore rural households by 2024.

Test quality of water flowing from your house tap, get results on a dedicated portal

Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation has launched one-stop portal for information on nearest water testing laboratory & other information related to water quality monitoring. 

Don’t make safe water free for all. Those who can afford should pay

Those who can afford safe water should pay a reasonable price. But those who cannot pay for reasons beyond their control should get it for free.

Do you really need to drink 8 glasses of water a day? Your kidneys say ‘no’

Individual water needs are primarily based upon how much water people lose.

Clean water in all 19 crore rural homes by 2024 is Modi’s next big election play

Access to water is becoming a more urgent political issue. Groundwater levels in India declined by 61% between 2007 and 2017.

On Camera

YourTurn

File photo of Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan | ANI

Arif Mohammad Khan vs Kerala govt isn’t a new faceoff. Old cases show Governor wears two hats

Under UGC provisions, a search committee is appointed to find suitable candidates for the V-C post. Governors make their selection from among these names.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.