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#India – The water warriors – Jal Satyagrahis

The water warriors Bharat Dogra The Hindu Villagers staging protest against the Indira Sagar dam project. Photo: A.M. Faruqui The Hindu During the Omkareshwar dam protests last year. Photo: A.M. Faruqui As more lands go under water and people are rendered homeless… Continue Reading →

Dalit woman draws water from well in upper caste area, thrashed #Racism #Wtfmews

Kendrapara (Odisha): A Dalit woman was allegedly beaten up by members of upper caste for drawing potable water from a government-dug deep tube well in their area at a village in Odisha’s Kendrapara district, police said today. The woman faced… Continue Reading →

Thames Water – a private equity plaything that takes us for fools

When the water company was privatised we were promised a utopia of private sector efficiency  Will Hutton ,  Guardian, The Observer, Nov 11, 2012 Inside one of London’s Victorian sewers. Photograph: Kirsty Wigglesworth/PA London remains the effluent capital of Europe. The… Continue Reading →

Man with bright idea saves 50m gallons of drinking water a day #Goodnews

  Overflowing Modak Sagar water redirected to Tansa Man with bright idea saves 50m gallons of drinking water a day Yogesh.Naik @timesgroup.com, Mumbai Mirror If the city gets through the next 12 months without suffering a severe water crisis despite… Continue Reading →

Privatisation of water supply set in motion #wakeupcall

SATURDAY, 04 AUGUST 2012 00:08 RAJESH KUMAR | NEW DELHI Following Planning Commission’s directions, Delhi Jal Board (DJB) has approved a proposal to involve Public Private Partnership (PPP) for better distribution and maintenance of water supply in Malviya Nagar, Mehrauli… Continue Reading →

160 sorties failed but BMC to go for #cloudseeding again

      Linah Baliga, TNN Aug 1, 2012, MUMBAI: Having failed to make artificial rains despite 160 attempts in 2009, the civic body will resort to the same technique this year to make for the shortfall. On Thursday, the Brihanmumbai… Continue Reading →

Groundwater contaminated, Punjab battles uranium curse

  Chandigarh, July 13, 2012 Groundwater contaminated, Punjab battles uranium curse IANS The Hindu Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh has confirmed the presence of uranium and other heavy metals in groundwater in the state, particularly the Malwa region, and… Continue Reading →

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