Water pollution

Jal Jeevan Mission achieves 11 crore tap water connections

Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently applauded the Jal Jeevan Mission for achieving 11 crore tap water connections. The mission was announced by the PM in 2019. The main objective of the mission is to provide tap water connections to every ..

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Draft Regulation of Common Effluent Treatment Plants Rules, 2022

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) on January 04, 2023, issued Draft Regulation of Common Effluent Treatment Plants Rules, 2022. These regulations aim to ensure that adequate upstream and downstream conveyance linkages/channels are in place for the ..

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IISER Ionic organic material to remove pollutants

Researchers at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) in Pune, India have developed a unique molecular sponge-like material that can effectively clean polluted water. The material, called a macro/microporous ionic organic framework, is able to absorb and ..

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Study: India can save $1.2 Billion a Year by Shutting Old Coal Plants

A study says that by shutting down some old coal-burning power plants and allowing newer ones to run for longer hours India can save $1.2 billion per year. The study was conducted by Council on Energy, Environment and Water. (CEEW) ..

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SWASTIIK Technology for Disinfecting Water

CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory (CSIR-NCL), Pune has launched a new technique called SWASTIIK to disinfect water by using natural oils. It was launched because, water-borne diseases have increased India’s disease burden. How SWASTIIK is different from existing methods? Disinfection of water ..

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Report: 99 of 100 cities with environmental risk are in Asia

A private firm Verisk Maplecroft has found that the Asian cities face the greatest risk from environmental issues. This includes natural disasters and air pollution. Key Findings of the report Of the hundred most vulnerable cities, ninety-nine are located in ..

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