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  • Over 13 lakh drinking water samples tested under govt programme, 1,11,474 found contaminated Oct 16, 2021 01:24 PM IST

    Over 13 lakh drinking water samples tested under govt programme, 1,11,474 found contaminated

    The samples were taken the government's drinking water testing and surveillance programme.

  • Puri first Indian city to achieve 24/7 quality drinking water supply Jul 27, 2021 07:46 AM IST

    Puri first Indian city to achieve 24/7 quality drinking water supply

    The initiative to provide water supply adhering to "Quality Standards of IS 10500" will benefit the city’s 2.5- lakh population and 2 crore tourists who visit the holy place annually, he said.

  • Mumbai rains| Water complex hit, boil drinking water: BMC tells citizens Jul 18, 2021 04:09 PM IST

    Mumbai rains| Water complex hit, boil drinking water: BMC tells citizens

    The flooding has affected electrical equipment that control the pumping and filtration processes there, one of the major sites of water supply to the country's financial capital.

  • Texas deep freeze: Massive power outages, drinking water shortages throw life out of gear Feb 19, 2021 04:45 PM IST

    Texas deep freeze: Massive power outages, drinking water shortages throw life out of gear

    Texas has been reeling under deep freeze conditions that has led to shortages of basic necessities such as drinking water and caused massive power outages. Though power has now been restored in more homes and businesses, many people still lack safe drinking water.

  • World Water Day | Managing challenges for water access to all Mar 20, 2020 04:27 PM IST

    World Water Day | Managing challenges for water access to all

    The Jal Jeevan Mission scheme aims to increase the water connections from the existing 18.3 percent to 100 percent in rural households by 2024.

  • Policy Point | The challenge of rising agri-commodity prices and a deficient monsoon Jun 13, 2019 01:04 PM IST

    Policy Point | The challenge of rising agri-commodity prices and a deficient monsoon

    The government must create a balance between keeping the consumer prices under check and ensuring remunerative prices to all farmers.

  • UP govt approves Rs 47 crore for making drinking water availability in Bundelkhand region Apr 03, 2017 07:30 AM IST

    UP govt approves Rs 47 crore for making drinking water availability in Bundelkhand region

    The UP Chief Minister also said that if needed, the state government would make available additional funds under this head, but there should not be any problem of drinking water for the people and the cattle in Bundelkhand region.

  • Piped water supply in entire Delhi by end of 2017: AAP government Mar 09, 2017 02:00 PM IST

    Piped water supply in entire Delhi by end of 2017: AAP government

    Deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia, while presenting the budget for Delhi on March 8, 2017, said that the government has resolved to provide piped water supply in all the authorised and unauthorised colonies and &#82

  • Ken-Betwa river link project gets green panel's nod Jan 13, 2017 02:10 PM IST

    Ken-Betwa river link project gets green panel's nod

    Announcing this, Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti said her ministry was working with NITI Aayog to finalise funding pattern for the project.

  • Niti Aayog meets Telangana officials on vision document Oct 19, 2016 07:44 AM IST

    Niti Aayog meets Telangana officials on vision document

    Senior functionaries of Telangana government showcased the state's flagship programmes like 'Mission Bhagiratha' (supplying tapped drinking water to all households), 'Mission Kakatiya' (revival of old water bodies) and industrial promotion, an official release said.

  • Centre to build 2.40 lakh km long roads by 2019: Union Minister Jun 08, 2016 12:12 PM IST

    Centre to build 2.40 lakh km long roads by 2019: Union Minister

    "2.40 lakh kilometer long roads would be constructed across the country by the end of 2019 and every homeless will be provided home by that time," the Union Minister of Rural Development, Panchayati Raj, Drinking Water and Sanitation told reporters here.

  • Need Rs 10,000 cr to solve rural drinking water problem: AP CM Apr 20, 2016 07:34 AM IST

    Need Rs 10,000 cr to solve rural drinking water problem: AP CM

    Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu made a PowerPoint presentation to Union Rural Development Minister Chaudhary Birender Singh on the state's requirements and the steps taken to make AP drought-free in the next three years.

  • The Aam Aadmi Budget: VAT on snacks, footwear trimmed to 5% Mar 28, 2016 05:39 PM IST

    The Aam Aadmi Budget: VAT on snacks, footwear trimmed to 5%

    The major announcements made by Delhi Finance Minister Manish Sisodia includes allotment of Rs 10,690 crore for the education sector. With this, approximately one fourth of the Budget outlay has been reserved for the education sector.

  • Jaipur start-up bridges the class divide, drop by drop Jul 19, 2013 05:31 PM IST

    Jaipur start-up bridges the class divide, drop by drop

    With his low-cost water purification technology, IIT grad wants to give the gift of 'blessed water' to every villager in India

  • Centre announces special pkg for Punjab border districts May 11, 2012 06:36 PM IST

    Centre announces special pkg for Punjab border districts

    Centre announces special package for Punjab border districts

  • Soon you can drink your toilet waste water! Apr 09, 2012 09:50 PM IST

    Soon you can drink your toilet waste water!

    British scientists claim they are developing a unique device which can turn used toilet waste into drinking water.

  • Budget 2012: Education proposals Mar 16, 2012 12:17 PM IST

    Budget 2012: Education proposals

    Budget 2012 has proposed a credit guarantee fund for education loans. 6,000 schools are to be set up in the 12th year plan. Rs 12,040 crore has been proposed in FY13 for backward area.

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