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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.

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  • Growing water risks may aggravate bad loan crisis in Indian banks

    The recent issue of widening non-performing assets (NPAs) of Indian banks could get worse in coming years as many lenders have loan exposure to sectors where there are various risks to water resources, a new report by the WWF has warned.

    Stating that close to 40 per cent of the gross credit exposure of Indian banks is in sectors where water risks are significant, the WWF report has underlined that the increasing water risks for businesses could lead to significant losses for the country’s banks.

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  • Niti Aayog calls for wastewater recycling, more water storage

    Recycling of wastewater, augmentation of water storage capacity and participatory approach to encourage behavioural changes and community engagement in groundwater management are among the recommendations of the NITI Aayog in its recently unveiled comprehensive national strategy for 2022-23.

    Industries should be encouraged to meet a major share of their demand through recycled water. Besides, programmes for smart water meters and tradable permits for use of recycled water may be launched, said NITI Aayog in ‘Strategy for New India @75’.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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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.

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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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