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Kerala issues order to cap retail price of bottled drinking water

The state government of Kerala has issued an order to cap the retail price of bottled drinking water at Rs 13 per litre against the present price of Rs. 20 a litre. The Price cut was achieved as the bottled water has been made an essential commodity. The civil supplies department issued the order and ..

Odisha government signs pactwith UNICEF to provide safe drinking water

The Odisha government has recently signed a Letter of Understanding (LoU) with United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to provide 24-hour safe drinking water to every household in the state under the project ‘Drink From Tap Mission’. The project has been launched on a pilot basis for about 1.2 lakh people involving 22,000 families in pockets ..

Jal Jeevan Mission

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his independence day speech announced that more than Rs 3.5 lakh crore will be spent in the coming years under the Jal Jeevan Mission to bring piped water to households. Access to Clean and Safe Water Over the years, the central and state governments have been making efforts to increase ..

Water Situation in India’s South

Given the good rainfall received by the South West Monsoon season, the dry tanks and water holes in South India which until recently was battling a severe and deepening water crisis. The onset of good rains has spurred the quick fillup of local tanks and if the rains persist for another week or two, the ..

Tackling Water Crisis in India

While there are no doubts that Indi stands at a significant crossroad where either the Indian cities (like Chennai) are grappling with lack of sources of water, the others (like Mumbai) are stuck with deluges and under a wall of water due to the incessant rains. This brings the focus on the government on the ..

Mekedatu Balancing Reservoir project

The Mekedatu Balancing Reservoir project which was originally conceived to ensure drinking water supply to the city of Bengaluru aims to store 67 tmc water and will generate over 400 MW of electricity. What the Mekedatu project? The Mekedatu project will be a gravity dam which will store 67.16 tmc water at Mekedatu. Of this, ..

Update : Water Crisis in Chennai

To alleviate the mounting water woes in Chennai, the government has arranged for a water train that will run between Vellore and Chennai. The train will hold 50,000 liters of water in 50 bogie wagons. From the railway yard, the water will be moved to the connecting water lines using a 400 mm pipeline laid ..

Operation Thirst launched by Indian Railway

The Railway Protection Force (RPF) has recently launched ‘Operation Thirst’ to crackdown the selling of unauthorized Packaged Drinking Water (PDW). According to RPF, the operation was launched in all major railway stations across the country to curb the menace of unauthorized PDW in the premises of railway stations. During the operation, which was carried out ..