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UNICEF Reports Unsafe Drinking Water In Assam
Source :   The Sentinel City :  Jorhat Published Date :   03-06-2010  

An unusually high content of iron in the groundwater of the Northeastern states has posed a serious threat to the people living in this part of the country. It is found that, almost all the states of the region contain iron above the permissible level in drinking water.

According to the report of survey conducted by Assam Public Health and Engineering department and sponsored by UNICEF, the maximum amount of iron was observed in Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura......

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Borewells To Be Sunk To Augment Water Supply
Source :   The Hindu City :  Salem Published Date :   04-06-2010  

To meet the drinking water scarcity, Salem Corporation has undertaken the massive work of sinking 93 borewells at places where the water problem is acute in the city. Though the city is being supplied with water from Cauvery, it is not enough for the burgeoning population.

The government has already sanctioned a dedicated water supply scheme for Salem city alone with source again at Cauvery. But technical and administrative issues plague the scheme, which is getting delayed further......

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vellore Facing Acute Drinking Water Scarcity
Source :   The Hindu City :  Vellore Published Date :   25-05-2010  

The residents of Vellore Corporation are facing an acute drinking water scarcity for the last more than two months, with the Corporation being in a position to supply drinking water through the distribution lines only once in 10 to 15 days in most areas.

A visit to different areas in Vellore revealed that the residents were using the water sparingly, since they have to manage with the stored water for 15 days. Some resort to drinking boiled borewell water though it was not potable. While the affluent sections of the people buy mineral water for drinking purposes, the poorer and middle class people are the sufferers......

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
BMC Restores Water Supply Via Malad Tunnel
Source :   Express India City :  Mumbai Published Date :   25-05-2010  

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation BMC restored the water supply to Malad, Goregaon, Kandivali and Dahisar on Sunday evening. The supply to these areas was affected after an underground tunnel burst at Malad owing to illegal borewell digging.

The BMC took 101 days to repair the tunnel and restore the supply to these areas. As many as 20 BMC engineers of its hydraulic engineering department, 12 HCC engineers and 90 employees were delpoyed to repair the tunnel......

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Water Scheme Fails To Take Off
Source :   Deccan Chronicle City :  Hyderabad Published Date :   29-05-2010  

The much talked about protected drinking water scheme for villages failed to take off even a year after it was conceptualised by the former Chief Minister, Dr Y.S. Rajasekhar Reddy.

Admitting delay in launching the Reverse Osmosis plants in villages, the rural water supply minister, Mr P. Viswarup, said the companies which initially showed enthusiasm to set up plants had backed out......

 
 
 
 
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