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Tezpur University‘s researchers develops a low-cost filter to remove arsenic from water

Researchers at Assam’s Tezpur University have developed a simple and cost-effective filtration system – Arsiron Nilogon – that may help reduce the health burden caused by arsenic and iron contaminated groundwater. The system filters out 99.9% of the arsenic contamination from the groundwater to make it suitable for drinking. The chemicals used in the filtration ..

Sanchay Jal, Behtar Kal Campaign

The Ministry of Jal Shakti has launched the Sanchay Jal, Behtar Kal  campaign for rainwater harvesting and water conservation. Features of the Campaign It is a time-bound, mission-mode campaign on 1,592 “water-stressed” blocks in 257 districts. The campaign would be rolled out in 1,592 blocks, identified as “water-stressed” as per the Central Ground Water Board’s ..

Jal Shakti Abhiyan campaign launched by Central Government

Union Jal Shakti Minister Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat has recently launched the Jal Shakti Abhiyan – a campaign for water conservation and water security, with an emphasis on 1592 stressed blocks in 256 districts. The campaign will run through citizen participation during the monsoon season, from 1st July, 2019 to 15th September, 2019. The focus ..

Scientists of Ohio State University created a global map of where groundwater meets oceans

The researchers from Ohio State University in United States have created high-resolution maps of points around the globe where groundwater meets the oceans — the first such analysis of its kind that may help protect both drinking water and the seas. The study showed that nearly one-half of fresh submarine groundwater discharge flows into the ..

Karnataka government launchs a major water conservation scheme “Jalamrutha”

Karnataka has launched a major water conservation scheme titled ‘Jalamrutha’, which focusses on drought-proofing measures, including protection and rejuvenation of water bodies. The state the largest swathe of drought-prone land in the country next only to Rajasthan. ‘Jalamrutha’ will deploy scientific approaches to water budgeting, water harvesting and water conservation through the use of geospatial ..

Top Arsenic Affected States of India

The largest number of arsenic affected people in India is found in West Bengal where 83 blocks in 8 districts have groundwater contaminated by Arsenic.  As of March 2017, total number of arsenic-affected people in the country is about 1.48 crore. Of these, 1.04 crore arsenic affected people live in West Bengal.  Second and Third ..

Project Jal Sanchay

Project Jal Sanchay’ is a water conservation model which is successfully adopted in Nalanda district of south-central Bihar. Under the project, check dams were created and traditional Aahar-Pyne irrigation system and traditional water bodies were desilted and renovated to create awareness about rainwater harvesting. In it, the traditional water conservation system was used in water ..

Planning Commission approves privatization of water distribution in Delhi

The Planning Commission approved the Delhi Government’s move to engage with private entities in supply of water in several areas of the city similar to power sector. The private entities would rationalize the water distribution network and ensure consumers 24×7 supply of water. The private sector would be engaged in water distribution, management and maintenance ..