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  • India committed to make Ganga mostly pollution free in 3 years

    The Union Government will make efforts to ensure that the Ganga River becomes free from most of its pollution within three years and at least one stream of the river flows uninterrupted.

    Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Minister Uma Bharti on August 20 said efforts are being made to rejuvenate the river in three years and steps would be taken to address the problem of pollution from industries and flow of sewage into it.


  • India's water appetite for energy production unsustainable

    India's growing appetite for water for energy production may not be sustainable beyond 2040 if the country continues with current systems of power generation, new research has revealed.

    By 2020 itself, many areas of the world will no longer have access to clean drinking water and about 30-40 per cent of the world will have water scarcity, two new reports that focus on the global electricity-water nexus have warned.

    There will be a clash of competing necessities, between drinking water and energy demand.


  • Budget 2014: Rural supply, watershed development schemes unveiled

    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has announced several measures and schemes relate to new water projects, including a mega scheme aimed at conservation of the Ganga, in the Union Budget 2014-15.

    In his maiden Budget, Jaitley announced measures for watershed development and a scheme for rural drinking water supply. Jaitley also allocated a sum of Rs 500 crore for water reforms in Delhi. For providing safe drinking water, Rs 3600 crore has been earmarked under National Rural Drinking Water Programme.


  • Asia-pacific region lost $53 billion in 30 years to drought

    Even as parts of India face drought-like situation due to late onset of the south-west monsoon, a United Nations (UN) initiative has been launched to strengthen drought monitoring and early warning systems in the Asia-Pacific region.

    Experts have stressed on the need to have better access to scientific information and knowledge, and effective early warning systems to help save lives and livelihoods in the region, terming drought a silent killer.


  • Delhi Govt plans Rs 25000 crore project to depollute Yamuna

    The Delhi Government has announced a Rs 25000-crore inter-linked project that seeks to substantially bring down the pollution in Yamuna by treating effluent and wastewater discharge into the river.

    The ambitious comprehensive interceptor sewer project, that seeks to ensure that water from drains is treated before being discharged into the Yamuna, will see laying of new intercepter sewer pipelines and making fully operational the existing lines.



India to be one of the top four markets for Paques

India would remain a key market for Paques and the company has already undertaken a couple of sizeable and prestigious projects for PTA industry here, said Paques India MD Sudeep Sangameswaran.


Guest Coloumns

Improvement in water storage capacity needed.

For meeting future irrigation, industrial and drinking water needs, and maintaining sustainable water management paradigm, there is need to increase India's water storage capacity.



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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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.