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  • Centre approves 100 per cent sewerage treatment for Delhi

    The Union Government has given the go-ahead to several projects for the creation of sewage treatment infrastructure in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Delhi under its ambitious Namai Gange programme.

    The projects, worth about Rs 1900 crore, will ensure that there is hundred per cent sewage treatment facility in the National Capital Territory (NCT) of Delhi besides Haridwar, Rishikesh, Vrindavan, Varanasi and Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand.

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  • Centre plans water conservation scheme for Bundelkhand, Odisha

    The Centre has planned an extensive water conservation programme for several drought prone areas in Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Odisha, most notably in the parched Bundelkhand region that straddles UP & MP.

    The programme would focus on artificial recharge of groundwater as well as irrigation schemes in the states. Besides, Bundelkhand, the programme would look at drought prone areas of Marathwada in Maharashtra and Kalahandi, Bolangir and Koraput in Odisha.

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  • Water works in focus under MGNREGS as drought hits India

    The sustained thrust on water conservation under the Centre's flagship Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) saw an unprecedented 15.47 lakh water-related works getting completed during 2016-17.

    The previous financial year not only marked a new high in the number of water-related works taken up, but also saw renewed thrust from several state Governments in undertaking region-specific unique water conservation initiatives.

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  • Namami Gange: Centre clears 20 projects worth Rs 1900 crore

    The Centre has approved 20 additional projects entailing a cost of Rs 1900 crore under its ambitious Namami Gange programme. The projects, largely pertaining to creation of fresh sewage treatment infrastructure, will come up in Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and Delhi.

    Interestingly, more than a third of the proposed investment will be for the national Capital. The National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) has approved setting up of a massive 564 MLD sewage treatment plant at Okhla in Delhi at a cost of Rs 665 crore.

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  • Centre clears Rs 1050-crore projects in Patna to clean Ganga

    Continuing its efforts to set up sewage treatment infrastructure along the polluted Ganga river, the Centre has awarded projects worth Rs 1050 crore to several private companies under the 'Namami Gange' mission. The projects will be in Bihar and aim to arrest sewage pollution in the Ganga from Patna.

    The amount will be spent for setting up two STPs, carry out renovation of an existing STP, construction of two pumping stations and laying of new underground sewage network of about 400 kilometer.

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FROM GREECE TO INDIA, PEOPLE SAFEGUARD WATER FOR THE COMMON GOOD

The successes in Greece and Indonesia demonstrate civil society wants to keep water in public hands. And yet the World Bank continues its dogmatic promotion of privatization.

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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.

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