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

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.
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)
Updated on Oct 02, 2019 06:25 AM IST
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Health centres sans water may spur superbugs: United Nations

Worldwide, nearly 900 million people have no water at all at local health facilities or use water from unprotected wells or springs, state WHO and Unicef
In the poorest countries, about half of facilities do not have basic water services — meaning water delivered by pipes or bore-holes that protect it from faeces — putting birthing mothers and newborns in particular danger, new data showed(HT File Photo)
In the poorest countries, about half of facilities do not have basic water services — meaning water delivered by pipes or bore-holes that protect it from faeces — putting birthing mothers and newborns in particular danger, new data showed(HT File Photo)
Published on Apr 04, 2019 02:48 AM IST
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