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Microplastics Health Hazard: Don’t worry just yet, says latest WHO report

Concerns over microplastics in drinking-water should not yet result in diversion of resources from removing microbial pathogens, which remain the most significant risk to human health from drinking-water, says a WHO report
Microplastics enter freshwater primarily from water flowing on surface and wastewater effluents(AP/File)
Microplastics enter freshwater primarily from water flowing on surface and wastewater effluents(AP/File)
Updated on Aug 22, 2019 09:05 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Rhythma Kaul

Living with water stress

The World Resources Institute’s Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas says India and the other nations are close to “Day Zero”, when taps run dry.
Water stress refers to the share of available renewable surface and groundwater that is withdrawn, and has been calculated by a model that has used data from 1960-2014.(REUTERS)
Water stress refers to the share of available renewable surface and groundwater that is withdrawn, and has been calculated by a model that has used data from 1960-2014.(REUTERS)
Updated on Aug 07, 2019 09:32 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Rajasthan mulls law to provide water to every individual, fine polluters

Once the law is enacted, Rajasthan will become the first state in India to have a legislation to ensure minimum water supply to every household.
In many places in Rajasthan women have to walk long distances to collect water.(PTI)
In many places in Rajasthan women have to walk long distances to collect water.(PTI)
Updated on Jul 03, 2019 07:11 AM IST
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Hindustan Timnes, Jaipur | By Rakesh Goswami

Boost in profits as Rajasthan farmers turn to rainwater harvesting

Kumarappa Institute of Gram Swaraj a Jaipur based NGO took the initiative of recharging dry wells through rainwater harvesting and chose Chaksu panchayat samiti.
During rains, the rainwater from the field is directed to these collection pits, the water then enters the collection pits via a series of trenches or pipes thus replenishing the water tables and aquifers(HT File Photo / Representative image)
During rains, the rainwater from the field is directed to these collection pits, the water then enters the collection pits via a series of trenches or pipes thus replenishing the water tables and aquifers(HT File Photo / Representative image)
Updated on Jun 12, 2019 02:03 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By HT Correspondent

10% tubewells going dry in 3 Punjab cities, water unfit for drinking: Reports

As per reports of the Central Ground Water Board, the groundwater level in these cities has declined at an alarming rate of approximate 1m per year in the last three-four years.
As per the report available with municipal corporations of these cities of Punjab, every year, approximately 10% of tubewells are going dry.(HT File/Representative Image)
As per the report available with municipal corporations of these cities of Punjab, every year, approximately 10% of tubewells are going dry.(HT File/Representative Image)
Updated on May 19, 2018 10:12 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent

Heat stroke kills elephant in Jharkhand’s Palamau reserve

A fortnight back, an adult bison had died of heat stroke in the reserve whose water-bodies are drying up fast.
With maximum temperature hovering around 42 degrees Celsius in Jharkhand’s northwest districts, wild animals are facing acute water shortage in the region as water bodies are drying up fast in the region.(AP/Representative Image)
With maximum temperature hovering around 42 degrees Celsius in Jharkhand’s northwest districts, wild animals are facing acute water shortage in the region as water bodies are drying up fast in the region.(AP/Representative Image)
Published on May 06, 2018 06:33 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ranchi | By Sanjoy Dey, Ranchi
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