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Mussoorie and Darjeeling are among 13 Himalayan towns facing imminent water crisis

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 3, 2020

Famed mountain retreats such as Mussoorie, Darjeeling and Kathmandu may soon face acute water distress, with a demand-supply gap already as vast as 70% in some towns, new research shows. A series of 10 studies across 13 towns located in the Hindu Kush Himalayan region across...

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Jal Shakti Abhiyan: Gujarat best at water efficiency, Delhi amongst worst

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 21, 2020

Gujarat was the most water-efficient state in India, according to an HT report on rankings of the survey. The survey was based on various parameters on efficiency targets and the study included the review of central as well as the state government water departments by the...

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Over 1,000 experts call for global action on 'depleting' groundwater

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 26, 2019

Nearly 1,100 scientists, practitioners and experts in groundwater and related fields from 92 countries have called on the governments and nongovernmental agencies to "act now" to ensure global groundwater sustainability. In a statement, the group noted that groundwater...

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Suez to invest ₹1,700 crore on 2 water management projects in India

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 16, 2019

France-based Suez SA is working on two water management projects worth £217 million (over ₹1,700 crore) in New Delhi and Mangalore, a company official said. A waste water treatment plant is being set up in Okhla here at a cost of £145 million and will be operational within...

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UNDP launches Accelerator Lab in India, to work on pollution, water issues

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 29, 2019

Seeking to address some of the most pressing issues facing India, including air pollution, through innovation, the UNDP on Thursday launched the country chapter of its Accelerator Lab here. The laboratory that will be housed in the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)...

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22% of India’s groundwater dried up or in critical state: Gajendra Singh Shekhawat

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 25, 2019

Almost 22% of groundwater (assessed un- its) in the country has either dried up or is in the ‘critical’ and ‘over-exploited’ categories, Jal Shakti (water resources) minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat said as he emphasised the need to focus on efficient use of water resources...

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Lack of affordable, eco-friendly alternatives is the biggest challenge in the fight against climate change: Study

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 13, 2019

A very large proportion of Indians say that they are aware of climate change and are keen to address it, but do not have the option to buy environment-friendly products. According to a research by the Mahindra Group, the principal explanation for this paradox is the absence...

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SenRa and McWane Unite to Enable Smart Water Metering in India

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 5, 2019

India’s huge population makes it very vulnerable when it comes to water shortage and scarcity. Based on reports published in 2017, approximately 330 million people in the country now suffer from regular water shortage issues. Droughts causes the number of people suffering to...

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Gujarat tops water management index

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 29, 2019

For the third consecutive year, Gujarat topped the list of states in Niti Aayog’s water management index. The latest Composite Water Management Index (CWMI) 2.0 of NITI Aayog, however, also pointed out that participatory irrigation is still spread to less than 34% of the...

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Due emphasis would be laid on solar power: Bihar CM Nitish Kumar

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 29, 2019

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday launched around 35,000 schemes worth over Rs 1,600 crore, as part of his ambitions 'Jal-Jeevan-Hariyali' campaign that seeks to boost green cover and the water table in the state. Foundation stones were laid for 32,781 schemes...

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