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BMC Increases Water Supply By 100 Million Litres
Source :   DNA India City :  Mumbai Published Date :   02-08-2010  

With lakes starting to overflowing, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation BMC has started providing additional 100 million litres of water per day, the officials said.

It is good news that two lakes have started overflowing, early this week. But as they are small lakes, the BMC still cannot withdraw the water cuts. The BMC is now providing 3,000 million litres of water against the 2,900 million litres earlier, additional municipal commissioner Aseem Gupta said......

Storage Water Purifiers Fail NGO Standards Test
Source :   Times of India City :  Delhi Published Date :   02-08-2010  

While people might be depending blindly on water purifiers for safe drinking water, they cannot be too sure that they are getting what the company promised. In a study on storage-based water purifiers carried out by NGO Healthy You Foundation, none of the seven major brands that were under the lens was found to be making a complete disclosure of the chemicals that was being used in its system.

 In the absence of any standards that are to be met by such purifying machines, the quality of water being treated was also questioned. The report was submitted to the health ministry on Wednesday evening.  Bejon Misra, founder of the organization and author of the study said that chemical-based purifiers had a huge market in the Indian sub-continent primarily because they were more affordable and very often did not use any electricity or running water......

Water Purifiers Lack Purity: Study
Source :   The Hindu City :  Delhi Published Date :   02-08-2010  

A study of leading storage water purifier brands available in the Capital has revealed that none of them adheres to international standards of providing clean drinking water.

Releasing the study, “Safety issues concerning storage water purifiers”, conducted by a non-government organisation, Healthy You Foundation, its founder trustee Bejon Misra said on Wednesday: “Though several tall claims are made by manufacturers on the purity and safety of water, we found that none of the leading brands of storage water purifiers has adopted international standards and they thus provide sub-standard drinking water to its consumers......

Impossible To Release Water To TN
Source :   Deccan Herald City :  Bangalore Published Date :   02-08-2010  

Addressing mediapersons in Bangalore on Thursday, the minister said the water level in Krishnaraja Sagar dam stood at 91.3 feet. The State Government will consider releasing water to Tamil Nadu only after the water level rises to 105 feet in the dam. Bommai said the inflow into KRS dam was 33,840 cusec on Wednesday. It was expected to go up in a couple of days. As much as 3,000 cusec of water had been released daily in the last three days for drinking water supply in Mysore and to fill the minor barrages in the Cauvery basin. .....

Nod For Project To Cut Waste Flow Into Yamuna
Source :   The Hindu City :  Delhi Published Date :   24-07-2010  

The Delhi Cabinet has given its approval for the Rs.1, 358-crore Yamuna interceptor sewer project that seeks to cut pollution in the river.

Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit explained after the Cabinet meeting that under the project 59 km of interceptor sewers would be constructed along three major drains and seven pumping stations will be set up to intercept and carry the waste water to the sewage treatment plants so that treated effluent is discharged into the Yamuna......

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