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  • Water usage has reduced to pre-1970s levels in the US Jun 20, 2018 07:49 PM IST

    Water usage has reduced to pre-1970s levels in the US

    lifornia topped the list of withdrawal for all categories with almost 9 percent and the same amount of total freshwater withdrawals.

  • Niti Aayog report: Rajasthan ranks low on drinking water for villages Jun 16, 2018 06:21 PM IST

    Niti Aayog report: Rajasthan ranks low on drinking water for villages

    The Niti Aayog has asked the state to improve the access rate and the quality of drinking water in rural habitations while lauding its efforts in surface water restoration and participatory irrigation.

  • Strict action to be taken if found polluting rivers, canals: Punjab minister Jun 16, 2018 06:15 PM IST

    Strict action to be taken if found polluting rivers, canals: Punjab minister

    State Water Resources Minister Sukhbinder Singh Sarkaria directed the department officials to monitor the situation and check the river water pollution.

  • India extracts more groundwater than China-US, says study Jun 05, 2018 06:51 PM IST

    India extracts more groundwater than China-US, says study

    Severe groundwater depletion in north and central India, already home to some of the poorest communities, further threatens their access to water, the study states.

  • Centre seeks report on Shimla water crisis May 30, 2018 11:36 PM IST

    Centre seeks report on Shimla water crisis

    The high court, which on Tuesday ordered stringent water-saving measures, has now asked the Shimla Municipal Corporation to disconnect water supply to hotels which do not pay their pending water charges within two days.

  • Use MGNREGA funds for water conservation: PM Modi to panchayats Apr 24, 2018 06:23 PM IST

    Use MGNREGA funds for water conservation: PM Modi to panchayats

    Modi urged panchayat representatives to spend funds provided under the rural job scheme, the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, only on work related to water conservation during the months of April, May and June.

  • Gujarat demands more Narmada water from a reluctant Madhya Pradesh Apr 10, 2018 05:59 PM IST

    Gujarat demands more Narmada water from a reluctant Madhya Pradesh

    Narmada river in Gujarat’s Bharuch area has dried up, which is why the state government is scrambling. However, Madhya Pradesh is also facing extreme conditions

  • Number of deep tube wells rose by 1.1 million in 7 yrs Dec 23, 2017 11:42 AM IST

    Number of deep tube wells rose by 1.1 million in 7 yrs

    Majority of the total deep tube wells are located in states like Punjab, Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Karnataka, according to a Water Resources Ministry report.

  • Rise in water level in reservoirs across country Sep 22, 2017 02:01 PM IST

    Rise in water level in reservoirs across country

    As of September 14, the water storage was 92.51 billion cubic metres (BCM). It has now increased to 96.952 BCM.

  • Aava plans Rs 100 cr capex to expand water bottling capacity Jul 30, 2017 12:20 PM IST

    Aava plans Rs 100 cr capex to expand water bottling capacity

    "The company is planning to launch flavoured water as well as energy drinks at the new unit," Sheelpe Enterprises Managing Director Behram Mehta told PTI here.

  • Cabinet okays India-Israel MoU on water conservation Jun 29, 2017 08:30 AM IST

    Cabinet okays India-Israel MoU on water conservation

    "The two countries shall work to enhance cooperation at the national, regional and international level to design, implement and monitor the professionally-designed conservation campaign," the statement said.

  • Let us pledge to save every drop of water: PM Modi Mar 22, 2017 03:28 PM IST

    Let us pledge to save every drop of water: PM Modi

    "On #WorldWaterDay let's pledge to save every drop of water. When Jan Shakti has made up their mind, we can successfully preserve Jal Shakti," he tweeted.

  • World Water Day 2017: 63 million in India do not have access to clean water Mar 22, 2017 11:26 AM IST

    World Water Day 2017: 63 million in India do not have access to clean water

    Lack of government planning, competing demands, rising population and water-draining agricultural practices are all placing increasing strain on water, said the WaterAid's report.

  • Free wifi provided to 50 lakh people in 115 stations: Prabhu Mar 10, 2017 04:16 PM IST

    Free wifi provided to 50 lakh people in 115 stations: Prabhu

    Replying to a question during Question Hour, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said the execution of WiFi facility at 400 railway stations has been entrusted to RailTel Corporation, a subsidiary of the Railways, without any fund allocation by the government.

  • Railways to reduce water consumption by 20% Mar 10, 2017 08:46 AM IST

    Railways to reduce water consumption by 20%

    Besides, the cooperation with the UN body aims to concretise an action plan for the development of green technology and also to set up waste management centres at all major railway stations.

  • Water level in 91 major reservoirs dips to 41%: Centre Mar 07, 2017 02:12 PM IST

    Water level in 91 major reservoirs dips to 41%: Centre

    According to the Union Water Resources Ministry, 64.55 billion cubic metres (BCM) of water was available in these reservoirs for the week ending on March 2.

  • Pepsi, Coca Cola allowed to draw water from river Mar 02, 2017 05:04 PM IST

    Pepsi, Coca Cola allowed to draw water from river

    Dismissing a PIL filed by D A Prabakar and Appavo, a division bench of justices A Selvam and P Kalaiarasan lifted the ban earlier imposed by the court on the firms for drawing water from the river.

  • Future of Work: Impact of digital transformation Jan 28, 2017 04:59 PM IST

    Future of Work: Impact of digital transformation

    The first industrial revolution used water & steam power to mechanise production, the second used electric power to create mass production, the third used electronics and IT to automate production. Now a fourth industrial revolution is building on a digital revolution that is altering every aspect of our lives helping individuals.

  • Government targeting houses for 44L people, with power, water, LPG Jan 03, 2017 05:00 PM IST

    Government targeting houses for 44L people, with power, water, LPG

    Pursuing its aim of providing ‘homes and not houses’, the centre on January 2, 2017, said that it will not only provide a roof over the heads of as many as 44 lakh people &#82

  • New way to create fuel from water Nov 29, 2016 03:08 PM IST

    New way to create fuel from water

    Just as solar light can generate electricity, the water splitting process could do the same via the generation of clean chemical fuel such as hydrogen, said Huijin Zhao, Director of Griffith University's Centre for Clean Environment and Energy (CCEE) in Australia.

  • Water, sewage projects hit due to demonetisation: Kapil Mishra Nov 25, 2016 07:58 AM IST

    Water, sewage projects hit due to demonetisation: Kapil Mishra

    Labour availability has been hit massively and all workshops-related repair works have been almost stalled. Next 10 days are very crucial. If cash crunch continues, all projects will come to a standstill," he said.

  • India has most urban-dwellers without sanitation: Report Nov 18, 2016 08:28 AM IST

    India has most urban-dwellers without sanitation: Report

    "India ranks top for having the greatest number of urbanites living without a safe, private toilet 157 million as well as the most urban dwellers practising open defecation 41 million," the report by WaterAid, a UK-based charity working in the field of safe water and sanitation, says.

  • Water level in 91 major reservoirs in country at 70%: Govt Nov 11, 2016 01:48 PM IST

    Water level in 91 major reservoirs in country at 70%: Govt

    According to Water Resources Ministry, 110.097 billion cubic metre (BCM) of water was available in these reservoirs for the week ending on November 10.

  • FSSAI operationalises new standards for caffeinated beverages Nov 11, 2016 08:32 AM IST

    FSSAI operationalises new standards for caffeinated beverages

    Food Safety and Standards Authority (FSSAI) had sought public comments on the issue way back in 2013. But the same was reviewed and approved in May 2016.

  • Adani project in Ausralia gets exemption under new water laws Nov 10, 2016 12:16 PM IST

    Adani project in Ausralia gets exemption under new water laws

    The Queensland government has granted Adani's Carmichael mine project in the Galilee Basin an 11th-hour exemption to new water laws that could have seen the project subjected to further legal challenges.

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