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Arsenic in drinking water

...lution of minerals and ores, and concentrations in groundwater //in some areas are elevated as a result of erosio... district towns. Until the discovery of arsenic in groundwater in 1993, well water was regarded as safe for drinking. It is now generally agreed that the arsenic c...

Consumers of soft drinks to be more alert

...ts against the factory for its over utilization of groundwater in the area. The state government has said it will approach the Supreme Court against the high court order allowing the Coke plant to reopen. Source: IANS...

'Bottled' Contamination And a Brewing Battle

... and as global citizens, should bear in mind, that groundwater is an essential resource highly susceptible to contamination. The sensible solution to prevent contamination is by practicing ground water management effectively and by being incessantly vigilant. Although mitigation through water quality monitorin...

Maharashtra warns against Mahim's 'miracle' water

...eek could be attributed to the large quantities of groundwater draining into the sea because of the rains. "The noticeable drop in salinity levels occurs at low tide when the maximum dilution of seawater by fresh water occurs. Apart from this, one must also consider that the Mithi river, too, flows into the Ma...

Ice Cream made of Camel Milk Launched in Rajasthan

...ng areas had been eaten up by agriculture. 'With groundwater levels dropping rapidly, it spells the end of water-intensive agriculture. In this scenario, camel husbandry represents a perfect solution to the chronic water woes of the state,' said Bagdi Ram Raika, president of the Rajasthan Pastoralist Developme...

Funds Increased for Treating Bhopal Gas Victims

...Justice in Bhopal (ICJB). "The contamination of groundwater in the neighbourhood of the Union Carbide factory ...highly toxic heavy metals and organic chemicals in groundwater causes cancer and severe damage to the body," said Satinath Sarangi, who runs a clinic treating pati...

Bhopal Gas Victims Demand Treatment of Children With Birth Defects

...kinds of birth defects in the gas and contaminated groundwater exposed communities. Later, medical specialists fr...d by pesticides, chemicals and heavy metals in the groundwater in and around the abandoned Union Carbide factory. A large number of such children could significant...

India's Water Availability Will Decline by 2050

...ing of glaciers due to climate change, and reduced groundwater recharging potential would help the deteriorating ...water. The direct runoff of water would reduce the groundwater recharging potential," Pachauri told reporters here. The report, "Climate Change 2007: Impact, Ada...

Kolkata, Mumbai to Face Maximum Brunt of Climate Change

...water. The direct runoff of water would reduce the groundwater recharging potential," he added. Pachauri said like 2005, flooding would be a common scene in Mumbai and expose the drainage system. The report said the projected sea level rise could flood the residences of millions living in the low lying areas...

Rainwater to Receive a Fillip in India

...charging of ground water too has diminished. The groundwater table is below eight metres below the surface in many places in and around the national capital New Delhi. It is in these circumstances rain water harvesting has become more and more popular. Rainwater harvesting is the collection and storage o...

Stress on Storage and Conservation of Rain Water by Govt of India

...so encourages rainwater harvesting and recharge to groundwater for conservation of water. Several measures for development and management of water resources are undertaken by the respective States Governments which include creation of storages, restoration of water bodies, rain water harvesting, artificial recha...

Earth Day Celebrated With Hopes of a Greener Tomorrow

..., since the floodplains are an important source of groundwater recharge. 'It's a problem which can be solved only when people themselves become conscious about it,' said Nanni Singh, executive director of Trees for Delhi, a coalition of experts, environmentalists, NGOs and citizens who want to protect the gree...

Cartoons to Dispel Science Phobia for Students

...From parasites to photosynthesis, from lens to the groundwater situation and from insects to acid substances, these cartoons accompany every single chapter of the 235-page book to help students understand science better. "The best way to make a thing simple is through photographs and examples and both the cart...

Textile City Tirupur in Tamil Nadu Tops in Pollution Generation

...eover, the discharge of effluents has contaminated groundwater along the river. The Tamil Nadu farmers have inc... in crores of rupees due to polluted water and our groundwater has been contaminated. There is a question mark for our next generation farmers. We are now waiting ...

Millions Spent, but the Indian Capital's River Still Stinks

...ing cities take more and more water from rivers or groundwater reserves, returning it as barely treated waste. Water-hungry Delhi dams the Yamuna north of the city and takes about 1.1 billion litres of fresh water, more than a third of what the city uses every day. After that, only drains carrying thick sewa...

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