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  • Centre gives nod for Rs 1388-crore sewage works in Uttar Pradesh

    The Centre has approved sewerage infrastructure and other projects worth Rs 1387.71 crore focusing on towns along the Yamuna in Uttar Pradesh under its ongoing Namami gange programme.

    The latest round of approved projects involve construction and renovation of sewage treatment plants, online monitoring systems of sewage treatment plants and other infrastructure projects.


  • Centre steps up efforts to clean Ganga tributaries

    The Union Water Resources Ministry has stepped up attention towards Ganga's tributaries, sanctioning projects worth over Rs 840 crore in Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal recently even as a major Rs 908 crore concession contract has been signed with Shapoorji Pallonji & Company Ltd for boosting the sewage treatment infrastructure at Kanpur.

    The National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) is taking up 26 projects on some major Ganga tributaries including Yamuna, Saryu, Ram Ganga, Gomti, Kali, Kosi, Gandak, Damodar and Rispana-Bindal.


  • India, China to be hardest hit by Asia’s $4 trillion water risk

    India, China and several other Asian countries face urgent water challenges and won’t have sufficient water to develop further while ensuring food and energy security, a recent report by Hong Kong-based think tank China Water Risk (CWR) has said.

    In fact, India and China, two of the worlds’ most populous countries, will be faced with no choice but to create a new development paradigm if they want a future with water.


  • NMCG approves Rs 1570 cr Ganga projects in UP, Bihar, West Bengal

    The National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) has approved 10 projects worth Rs 1573 crore under the Namami Gange programme.

    In its recent meeting, NMCG's Executive Committee (EC) gave the go-ahead for the projects, which are largely sewerage schemes on Ganga's main stem and its tributaries located in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and West Bengal. Additionally, one sewerage scheme in Himachal Pradesh has also been approved.


  • Small water enterprises form alliance in India, seek policy reforms

    Several leading small water enterprises (SWEs) have joined hands with entrepreneurs, technology & service providers as well as funders and knowledge providers to launch the Small Water Enterprise Alliance in India, hoping to facilitate joint initiatives to establish industry standards, accelerate sector funding and advance regulatory reforms.

    The multi-sectoral collaboration, which was facilitated by leading SWE Safe Water Network, has asked for several policy changes and facilitations from the Union Government.


Nine of the 10 worst global risks are linked to water

Water is one of the world’s gravest risks, according to the Global Risks Report published earlier this week at the World Economic Forum in Davos. And the situation is actually worse than it might seem at first glance.


Degrees of Thirst: The World’s Water Supply

It’s no secret that there is a water crisis in many developing countries around the world. Many people everyday go without clean water. More people have access to a mobile phone than they do to a toilet.