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Dirty water being bottled for drinking

With water crisis slowly taking on alarming proportions, substandard packaged drinking water, without proper labels and ISO certification and quality checks, are more freely available in the market, r

Not a drop to drink

With temperatures soaring in Bengaluru, scores of people are falling ill with gastroenteritis and other water- borne diseases especially in slums and in localities that lie close to major storm water

Tanker sharing not allowed

Book a mobile water tanker only if your underground sump is empty, as the tanker drivers are refusing to dump the leftover water into a friendly neighbour’s house. Citizens argued that when they pay f

March for water turns violent

The residents of Cheranalloor took out a protest march to the Kerala water authority (KWA) office on Friday demanding adequ-ate water supply to the area.

The march turned violent and protestors brok

Speed up water projects, government told

The city corporation council has decided to seek government’s immediate intervention in resolving the issue of water scarcity in various parts of the city.

The council will exert pressure on state g

‘Safe’ tag for pesticide-filled water!


Deccan Chronicle checked with the government laboratories about their preparedness to check the pesticide level in water and found that none of them has taken this threat seriously.

The National Inst

Pesticides worsening water contamination


Increasing use of pesticides and herbicides in agriculture is playing havoc with the farming community apart from resulting in increased levels of water contamination.

A recent epidemiological study

A water bomb in Periyar


Periyar River may be the main source of drinking water for the city, but is it really safe to depend on it?
An Interdisciplinary Science and Technology (IST) study claims not, contending that it is

Bigger city, little water


Officials of Chennai metro water would have their work cut out this summer. Several north Chennai pockets still remain vulnerable to supply deficiency.

Also, the 42 local bodies merged with Chennai

Water-borne diseases make comeback


The mineral water that you have bought might not be as hygienic as claimed. For, there has been an increase in the number of typhoid, diarrhoea, cholera and gastritis cases even from the upper strata

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