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MDG Report 2014: India among worst performers in poverty reduction, maternal death and sanitation

Author(s): Moushumi Sharma  Date:Jul 9, 2014 Report shows good progress in areas like poverty alleviation and access to clean water and controlling diseases like TB, Malaria Some MDG targets, such as increasing access to sanitation and reducing child and maternal mortality… Continue Reading →

El Salvador mining ban could establish a vital water security precedent

El Salvador‘s battle to protect its water by becoming the first country to ban metal mining could have a wide-ranging resonance No drying up … with their water supply threatened, Salvadorans are hitting back at mining companies such as Pacific Rim…. Continue Reading →

A regulatory black hole- The liquid Gold

 Gargi Parsai, The Hindu Companies that use the natural resource for profit pay no charge or royalty for the raw water they use — only a nominal ‘cess’ varying from State to State (a few paise per kilolitre). There are… Continue Reading →

Greenpeace slams Maharashtra for diverting water

MUMBAI, May 31, 2013 The Hindu Despite the drought in Maharashtra, the State government diverted water to thermal power plants in scarcity regions, said Greenpeace on Thursday. Releasing data on water diversions from dams, Jai Krishna, a Greenpeace campaigner, said that… Continue Reading →

#India – Irked by dalit’s buffalo, man kills girl #Vaw #WTFnews

HISAR, TNN : Infuriated over a dalit’s buffalo rubbing its back against the wall of his house and dirtying it, a man allegedly drowned a 12-year-old girl in a pond at Banbhori village in Hisar district on Wednesday. The police… Continue Reading →

#India – Lead in drinking water stunts kids’ growth

DC | Bengaluru: With the city facing a shortage of clean drinking water, the National Referral Centre for Lead Projects in India (NRCLPI), based at St John’s Hospital, Bengaluru, is engaged in a project to evaluate polluted rivers around the city… Continue Reading →

#RIP- Mahant Veer Bhadra Mishra, Sankat Mochan Mandir Kashi-Benaras

  A deeply spiritual man, who has ensured Benaras-Kashi remained peaceful and calm after the ghastly attack on the Sankat Mochan Mandir(7.3.2006), Mahant Veer Bhadra Mishra passed away yesterday Deeply Committed to India s syncretic ethos, opposing the politics of… Continue Reading →

Maharashtra faces worst drought in 40 years #wakeup

ByPrafulla Marpakwar, TNN | Mar 9, 2013, A high-ranking bureaucrat said situation in five districts—Ahmednagar, Aurangabad, Jalna, Beed and Osmanbad—is so bad that the existing drinking water will last only till the end of this month. MUMBAI: Summer may still be a… Continue Reading →

#India- Well got robbed in Amravati #WTFnews

  By Jai Maharashtra News | 23 Feb Sat, 2013 | next Amravati: In a very strange case here at Amravati, a village named Kovala Jateshwar, which is almost 50 km away from Amravati, the local villagers are facing a unique problem. The locals have… Continue Reading →

Tata Steel – spending gallons of water to keep golf course green, while 76 slums without drinking water

  JVM protests at JAMSHEDPUR Jusco office SATURDAY, 22 SEPTEMBER 2012 , Jamsehdpur PNS |  More than 3,000 residents of slum areas and JVM activists led by Jamshedpur MP Ajoy Kumar staged massive demonstration at Jusco office for nearly three hours on… Continue Reading →

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