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Several research studies have indicated that girls drop out of schools due to inadequate sanitary facilities being provided especially during their menstruation periods. Facilities need to be provided — and their awkwardness needs to be addressed too.(HTPhoto)

Women must be centre-stage in water and sanitation

By Naina Lal Kidwai
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2020 05:42 AM IST
In 2018 the rallying call of the Swacch Bharat Mission (SBM) campaign of “Satyagraha se Swachhagrah” - rode on the back of the big change in sanitation habits in India .
A civic body official said around 1,100 metric tonnes of garbage is generated in Ludhiana on a day-to-day basis.(HT File)
A civic body official said around 1,100 metric tonnes of garbage is generated in Ludhiana on a day-to-day basis.(HT File)

Ludhiana civic body heads for choppy waters as garbage-lifting company hands its notice

UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2020 11:03 PM IST
The company will continue to meet its obligations till February 4, after which the MC will be on its own
Residents queuing up to collect water from a tanker at Ward number 31 in Ludhiana on Saturday.(HT Photo)
Residents queuing up to collect water from a tanker at Ward number 31 in Ludhiana on Saturday.(HT Photo)

Damaged supply line: Ludhiana’s Wards 29, 31 go without water for a week

Hindustan Times/Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2020 09:14 PM IST
The supply line was damaged by construction workers; MC has failed to repair it so far
Wild growth outside the Government Smart Middle School at Kasauli village in Majri block of Mohali district.(Gurminder Singh/HT)
Wild growth outside the Government Smart Middle School at Kasauli village in Majri block of Mohali district.(Gurminder Singh/HT)

Wild growth, stagnating water: Mohali smart schools in bad shape

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Hillary Victor
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2020 10:21 PM IST
Some institutes trying to get villages to help clear overgrowth, district education officer says labour not available during Covid, but cleaning work will be carried out soon
Representational image. (Reuters File Photo )
Representational image. (Reuters File Photo )

30 new invertebrate species found in deep water off Galapagos

Quito | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2020 05:22 PM IST
The deep-sea experts discovered fragile coral and sponge communities including 10 bamboo corals, four octocorals, one brittle star and 11 sponges – as well as four new species of crustacean known as squat-lobsters – the Galapagos National Park (GNP) said in a statement
Adesh Gupta, the BJP’s Delhi unit president, however, blamed the PWD for not de-silting the drains under its jurisdiction and said that’s what led to the water logging.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Adesh Gupta, the BJP’s Delhi unit president, however, blamed the PWD for not de-silting the drains under its jurisdiction and said that’s what led to the water logging.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Water logging: AAP, BJP play blame game

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 13, 2020 11:22 PM IST
Several localities and arterial roads in the Capital were waterlogged after heavy showers lashed Delhi over the last couple of days, leading to severe traffic snarls and causing massive inconvenience to residents of the city.
Little water saviours expressed their concern regarding water conservation.
Little water saviours expressed their concern regarding water conservation.

DPS Chandigarh children pledge to save water

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 23, 2020 05:40 PM IST
They were made to realise the importance of water and understand various measures that can be adopted for its conservation.
The four lakes that feed the city are nearly 14 times fuller this year.
The four lakes that feed the city are nearly 14 times fuller this year.

Respite from water woes in Chennai

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By TR Vivek
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2020 12:59 AM IST
The crisis of 2019 was yet another reminder for Chennai that efficient use and prudent management of water resources were as important as big-ticket investments in desalination plants.
Approximately 844 million people globally don’t still get access to clean water.
Approximately 844 million people globally don’t still get access to clean water.

Coronavirus underscores importance of clean water

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Bharti Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON MAR 16, 2020 08:39 AM IST
The novel coronavirus pandemic underscores that clean water is a form of the right to life. But we can’t address this problem without a shift in how global consumption works today.
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No one paying up for 38% potable water in Chandigarh

UPDATED ON MAR 03, 2020 12:54 AM IST
Leakages, water theft leading to losses; MC commissioner says 24-hour water supply project under Smart City Limited will plug them
Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa and Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant were present when the MoUs were signed.(HT file)
Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa and Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant were present when the MoUs were signed.(HT file)

Goa and Portugal sign MoUs on education, water, shipbuilding

Panaji | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON FEB 16, 2020 09:06 AM IST
An MoU for technical cooperation was signed between Goa and the Portugal ministry of Environment for technical support in water supply and waste water management. Read on to know more...
An ecosystem health assessment of wetlands under the 100 days programme of the Government of India indicated that one in every four wetlands had low to very low ecosystem health and faced high to very high threat. As wetlands degrade, so does their ability to make societies water, food and climate secure, and conserve the diversity of life.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
An ecosystem health assessment of wetlands under the 100 days programme of the Government of India indicated that one in every four wetlands had low to very low ecosystem health and faced high to very high threat. As wetlands degrade, so does their ability to make societies water, food and climate secure, and conserve the diversity of life.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

‘Destruction of wetlands will lead to water, food and climate insecurity’

UPDATED ON FEB 02, 2020 03:30 PM IST
India has witnessed a rapid degradation of its wetlands. In the last three decades alone, nearly one-third of natural wetlands have been lost to urbanisation, agriculture expansion and pollution.
‘Waterman’ Rajendra Singh addressing the youths.(HT)
‘Waterman’ Rajendra Singh addressing the youths.(HT)

Youths must work for uplift of women, water and rivers: Waterman Rajendra Singh

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JAN 14, 2020 03:35 PM IST
To become a superpower we will have to respect water, women and rivers. Saving water for future generations is the biggest challenge for us. One should understand the power of nature.”
Payment by credit card(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Payment by credit card(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Now, you can swipe card to pay water, sewerage charges in Ludhiana

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2019 11:44 PM IST
After facing glitches when the system was first introduced in Sept last year, MC gets 74 new POS machines
When it comes to our close friend India, we are keen to share our experience, and help India ensure water for all(AP)
When it comes to our close friend India, we are keen to share our experience, and help India ensure water for all(AP)

Based on Israel’s success story, we want to help India in its quest for water | Opinion

By Ron Malka
PUBLISHED ON NOV 24, 2019 04:11 PM IST
Israel went from being water-scarce to water-abundant. It has aided India’s efforts, and will deepen cooperation
Almost everyone comes across this situation when water gets trapped in the ear canal and all people do is try and remove it by one of the most used methods - shaking the head.(Shutterstock)
Almost everyone comes across this situation when water gets trapped in the ear canal and all people do is try and remove it by one of the most used methods - shaking the head.(Shutterstock)

Do you shake your head to remove water from ears? Study says don’t

Asian News International | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2019 03:58 PM IST
While trapped water in the canal can cause infection and even damage, what turns out to be more harmful is the way used to extract it out.
Australia PM Scott Morrison served drinks during a warm-up match(Twitter)
Australia PM Scott Morrison served drinks during a warm-up match(Twitter)

Australia PM Scott Morrison serves water to cricketers during match, Twitter can’t keep calm

Canberra | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON OCT 25, 2019 09:59 AM IST
Morrison was seen carrying drinks for the Prime Minister’s XI and pictures of him doing the job has left the world pleasantly surprised. Meanwhile, Morrison also garnered a lot of respect in social media for his humbleness
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HT Image

Saving water: Now, bio-vacuum toilets aboard Shatabdis

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Rachna Verma
PUBLISHED ON OCT 21, 2019 01:08 AM IST
Move aims to reduce wastage of water, foul smell and choking in trains
File(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
File(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

CBSE directs schools to become water efficient in next 3 years

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON OCT 16, 2019 12:32 PM IST
With the water crisis looming in India, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has mandated schools to become “water efficient” within the next three years by adopting a policy of water management and conducting regular water audits.With the water crisis looming in India, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has mandated schools to become “water efficient” within the next three years by adopting a policy of water management and conducting regular water audits.
This was Prime Minister’s second poll rally in the last 24 hours in poll-bound Haryana.(PT Photo)
This was Prime Minister’s second poll rally in the last 24 hours in poll-bound Haryana.(PT Photo)

I promise to stop your water from flowing into Pakistan: PM Modi

Dadri/Kurukshetra | By Neeraj Mohan
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2019 03:04 AM IST
PM Modi said farmers of Haryana and Rajasthan have a right over the water that flows into Pakistan and was not stopped by the previous Central governments. “Modi will fight your battle,” he assured the gathering.
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Members of the Pimpri Chinchwad Housing Socities federation with BJP leaders after a meeting regarding the action plan to solve water and other issues.(hT PHOTO)
Members of the Pimpri Chinchwad Housing Socities federation with BJP leaders after a meeting regarding the action plan to solve water and other issues.(hT PHOTO)

Pimpri Chinchwad Housing Societies Federation members meet CM to discuss woes, say ‘no water, no vote’

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Archana Dahiwal
UPDATED ON OCT 13, 2019 04:18 PM IST
Several housing societies have also put up hoardings in front of their gates stating that they won’t vote, till the water issues are resolved
In other states, water tables have plunged and aquifers have been used up to unsustainable levels in most of the largest states, making the country a seriously water-stressed state.(PTI FILE)
In other states, water tables have plunged and aquifers have been used up to unsustainable levels in most of the largest states, making the country a seriously water-stressed state.(PTI FILE)

Why water is India’s scarcest resource | Opinion

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Zia Haq
PUBLISHED ON OCT 05, 2019 12:09 PM IST
A poor monsoon isn’t the real culprit. Our inefficient agriculture system is.
A programme to implement a similar rating for water use is intended to cover most items consuming water, such as washing machines, water-based coolers, bathroom fitments, flush tanks, coolers and water purifiers etc.(Abhinav Saha/Hindustan Times)
A programme to implement a similar rating for water use is intended to cover most items consuming water, such as washing machines, water-based coolers, bathroom fitments, flush tanks, coolers and water purifiers etc.(Abhinav Saha/Hindustan Times)

Centre plans water-efficiency ‘star’ rating for washing machines, purifiers

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Zia Haq
UPDATED ON OCT 02, 2019 06:25 AM IST
Fixtures such as showerheads, toilet systems for household and commercial complexes, and plumbing products, will display such a rating allowing consumers to compare products based on their water use.
For most people water isn’t the best drink for hydration.(Unsplash)
For most people water isn’t the best drink for hydration.(Unsplash)

Water isn’t the best drink to stay hydrated, here’s why

Washington D.C. [USA] | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON SEP 30, 2019 02:28 PM IST
While both still and sparkling water can quench thirst, it can be defeated by sweet, fat or protein-rich beverages in keeping a person hydrated, researchers found.
The state government has appointed a young IAS officer Snehil Kumar to oversee the eviction and demolition process.(HT Photo)
The state government has appointed a young IAS officer Snehil Kumar to oversee the eviction and demolition process.(HT Photo)

After SC rap, Kerala govt to snap water, power lines to 357 Kochi flats

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2019 12:14 PM IST
The Maradu municipality, where these flat complexes are situated, has decided to cut power and water supply to the flats to wear out occupants who refuse to shift.

Chandigarh to get water for two more hours from September 29

UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2019 12:29 AM IST
Badnore to commission new phases of Kajauli waterworks on September 28
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850 water, sewer connections unauthorised in Block 29

Hndustan Times | By Harsimran Singh Batra
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2019 10:24 PM IST
Besides finding as many as 850 water/sewer connections illegal, the inspection also found that as many as 1,940 property owners were just paying charges for water and no fee was paid under the sewer charges head.  
Water has been discovered for the first time in the atmosphere of an exoplanet(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Water has been discovered for the first time in the atmosphere of an exoplanet(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Water outside Earth? Researchers discover vapour in exoplanet’s atmosphere

Paris | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2019 08:37 AM IST
Eight times the mass of Earth and twice as big, K2-18b orbits in its star’s “habitable zone” at a distance -- neither too far nor too close -- where water can exist in liquid form, they reported in the journal Nature Astronomy.
Sharing her experience of working on the Puducherry initiative, Kiran Bedi said that it was every citizen’s responsibility to save water.(HT File Photo)
Sharing her experience of working on the Puducherry initiative, Kiran Bedi said that it was every citizen’s responsibility to save water.(HT File Photo)

Kiran Bedi shares tips on saving water

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON SEP 03, 2019 06:35 AM IST
Kiran Bedi is working on a similar campaign called “Water Rich Puducherry”. She suggested various ways in which the administration could revitalise water bodies and sensitise people
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