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Reallocating water for India’s growth

In the coming years, to realise greater economic growth, India will require a multitude of resources, of which water is vital. The article has been authored by Vaibhav Chaturvedi, Kangkanika Neog, Sujata Basu, Arunabha Ghosh, Sumit Kumar Gautam and Ishita Jalan.
Globally, countries are using water reallocation as a response to water shortages.
Globally, countries are using water reallocation as a response to water shortages.
Published on Jul 01, 2021 07:58 PM IST
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By Council on Energy, Environment and Water

World Water Day: 5 ways you can conserve water at home and make a big difference

  • Since the year 1993, World Water Day has been celebrated on March 22. The theme for this year is 'Valuing Water' and in light of that we are just reminding you of the simple changes that you can make in your daily lives which when combined together make a big difference.
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World Water Day(Pexels)
Updated on Mar 22, 2021 10:19 AM IST
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By hindustantimes.com | Written by Nishtha Grover, Delhi

Guruvani: ‘Students shouldn’t be insulated from political events, upheavals’

Sharing her views, the principal says that being citizens of a democratic nation, we all have a pivotal role to play in its smooth functioning, and students have an even bigger onus on their shoulders as many of them could be upcoming leaders.
ANJANA GUPTA,principal, DAV International School, Amritsar.(HT)
ANJANA GUPTA,principal, DAV International School, Amritsar.(HT)
Updated on Nov 19, 2020 06:14 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent

No funds for water conservation as demand peaks in paddy sowing season

No district has been able to implement water conservation measures as part of Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana , Rural Infrastructure Development Funds and Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana
Farm workers sowing paddy in a field near Mudhal village in Amritsar, Punjab. Demand for water peaks during this season in the state.(HT Photo)
Farm workers sowing paddy in a field near Mudhal village in Amritsar, Punjab. Demand for water peaks during this season in the state.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 07, 2020 06:04 PM IST
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By Harmandeep Singh, Patiala

Bundelkhand stares at acute water crisis

Mata Teela supplies 110 MLD and 40 MLD through two waterworks plant and Pahuj provides 5.5 MLD to Jhansi and other areas.
A looming water crisis is weighing heavily on the women, who traditionally have shouldered the responsibility to collect and conserve water. “(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
A looming water crisis is weighing heavily on the women, who traditionally have shouldered the responsibility to collect and conserve water. “(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 08, 2020 01:10 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Kanpur | By Haidar Naqvi

Karan Johar says he has been teaching water conservation to kids Yash and Roohi. Watch

After Anushka Sharma and Akshay Kumar, Karan Johar has also joined Bhumi Pednekar’s Climate Warrior campaign.
Karan Johar said he has been teaching Yash and Roohi about water conservation.
Karan Johar said he has been teaching Yash and Roohi about water conservation.
Updated on Jun 03, 2020 02:13 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Govt leverages MGNREGS to strengthen rural infrastructure

Just two types of activities—construction (on individual land) and sanitation works—are earmarked for 69% of the total work under MGNREGS for this financial year, government data has shown.
The construction activities on individual land are mostly for building houses for the poor under PMAY(G).(Bloomberg photo)
The construction activities on individual land are mostly for building houses for the poor under PMAY(G).(Bloomberg photo)
Updated on Apr 29, 2020 04:58 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Saubhadra Chatterji

PM Modi chairs CSIR Society meet, urges scientists to focus on real-time social issues

Chairing a meeting of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Society here on Friday, Modi emphasised on the importance of developing virtual labs so that science can further be taken to all students in each and every corner of the country.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has urged scientists to focus on real-time social issues being faced by the country(REUTERS)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has urged scientists to focus on real-time social issues being faced by the country(REUTERS)
Published on Feb 15, 2020 03:08 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Press Trust of India

Ghaziabad district magistrate fines himself, staff. Here’s why

The entire staff was “held guilty” for the overflowing of water from the overhead tank.
Ghaziabad District Magistrate Ajay Shankar Pandey imposed a fine of Rs 10,000 on himself and other staff members.(representational image)(Unsplash)
Ghaziabad District Magistrate Ajay Shankar Pandey imposed a fine of Rs 10,000 on himself and other staff members.(representational image)(Unsplash)
Updated on Nov 06, 2019 11:10 AM IST
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Ghaziabad | By Press Trust of India

Capt Amarinder Singh seeks WB support for crop diversification

The chief minister made the request during a meeting with a World Bank delegation led by Dr Juergen Voegele, global director, agriculture and water
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Updated on Oct 29, 2019 11:29 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent

Mumbai cops book six people for stealing water worth Rs 73 crore over 11 years

The complainant was filed by Suresh Kumar Dhoka, a tenant in Pandya Mansion, the building on the premises of which two illegal wells were allegedly dug and water pumped out for sale.
Six people have been booked for theft of groundwater over a period of 11 years from two illegal wells at Kalbadevi in south Mumbai.(HT file photo)
Six people have been booked for theft of groundwater over a period of 11 years from two illegal wells at Kalbadevi in south Mumbai.(HT file photo)
Updated on Oct 17, 2019 11:18 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Residents go with the flow, use smart tech to save water

Smart phone-linked sensors, recycling waste water and literally making water from thin air: Apartment buildings are streamlining water conservation using technology.
(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Sep 30, 2019 03:38 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Vanessa Viegas

Water Conservation Campaign: Rajasthan first to be awarded for water use practices

Jal Shakti minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat giving away the First National Water Mission award in Delhi on Wednesday.(HT Photo)
Jal Shakti minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat giving away the First National Water Mission award in Delhi on Wednesday.(HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 26, 2019 03:11 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By HT Correspondent

No rainwater harvesting units in 428 distt schools

The district development and panchayat officer, Narendra Sarwan, said that the department is on a mission to get RWH systems functional in government schools.
Earlier this month, the district administration also conducted a drive to trace defunct RWH systems in government and residential buildings.(HT image)
Earlier this month, the district administration also conducted a drive to trace defunct RWH systems in government and residential buildings.(HT image)
Updated on Sep 15, 2019 02:28 AM IST
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Gurugram | By Archana Mishra

Fight menace of single use plastic, PM Narendra Modi writes to village heads

Through the letter, the PM called upon all village heads to apprise every individual about threats of single use of plastic.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi assists women segregate plastic waste under 'Swachhta Hi Seva' programme in Mathura.(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi assists women segregate plastic waste under 'Swachhta Hi Seva' programme in Mathura.(PTI)
Updated on Sep 13, 2019 11:53 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Varanasi | By Sudhir Kumar

Universal Public school Delhi starts drive against plastics

Important or interesting events that took place in Delhi-NCR schools recently
The event was part of a British Council ISA project(HT)
The event was part of a British Council ISA project(HT)
Updated on Sep 04, 2019 11:20 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

India’s water crisis: All stakeholders must come together

While CSR activities have been geared towards water conservation, corporations must make it a top priority
Around 600 million people are already facing a severe water shortage(HT)
Around 600 million people are already facing a severe water shortage(HT)
Published on Aug 28, 2019 06:30 PM IST
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By Amitabh Kant

Aug 17-18 rain caused loss of 11.3 crore in Mohali district: Admn

28 houses washed away in floods, 29 buffaloes died in 24 villages; infra repairs to cost 1.3 crore
The report says Chhoti Naggal, Badi Naggal and Paraul villages in Majri block were the worst-affected due to flooding.(HT file photo)
The report says Chhoti Naggal, Badi Naggal and Paraul villages in Majri block were the worst-affected due to flooding.(HT file photo)
Published on Aug 27, 2019 12:58 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mohali | By Hillary Victor, Mohali

Experts, children discuss environmental issues

VN Garg, a former bureaucrat, said various researches had been conducted in the country regarding the issues concerning the water stress.
Swayam Siddha jointly with Indian Oil Corporation organised an ‘Environment Awareness Event on Blue.
Swayam Siddha jointly with Indian Oil Corporation organised an ‘Environment Awareness Event on Blue.
Published on Aug 25, 2019 04:24 PM IST
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Lucknow | By HT Correspondent

Students give Goa Institute of Management lessons in water conservation

The recharge wells are the winning idea of GIM’s in-house ‘Sustainability Hackathon’ on water conservation and waste management practices.
Rain water harvesting. (Representational image)(Hindustan Times/Samir Jana)
Rain water harvesting. (Representational image)(Hindustan Times/Samir Jana)
Updated on Aug 25, 2019 01:23 PM IST
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Panaji | By Indo Asian News Service

CBSE directs schools to ensure students save one litre water every day

To make schools and students proactively participate in the Jal Shakti Abhiyaan, the CBSE has also directed schools to mandatorily create eco clubs and also strengthen the existing ones.
Save water(HT File)
Save water(HT File)
Published on Aug 24, 2019 02:48 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Press Trust of India

Flood waters will help pilot project on water conservation in floodplains

Artificial reservoirs are being created on the Yamuna plains of one metre depth in which floodwater will be collected.
This is a first-of-its-kind project in the country, which aims to conserve excess water flowing down the river during the monsoon by creating a mega reservoir in the floodplains between Palla and Wazirabad.(HT image)
This is a first-of-its-kind project in the country, which aims to conserve excess water flowing down the river during the monsoon by creating a mega reservoir in the floodplains between Palla and Wazirabad.(HT image)
Updated on Aug 21, 2019 12:45 AM IST
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New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Stop wasting water even if you can afford to pay for it

For saving water at home, it is up to the citizens to curb daily wastage and misuse of water even if they pay for it.
While incentivising those who save water, the city must also penalise those who waste.(Shutterstock)
While incentivising those who save water, the city must also penalise those who waste.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Aug 19, 2019 12:03 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Shivani Singh

Total recall: Water conservation tips from Delhi’s past

Of late water conservation has been a buzzword in Delhi with the Delhi government exploring various ways and means of water conservation.
Heritage buildings in Delhi present fine examples of conservation and mobilisation of rain water to quench the city’s thirst.(HT image)
Heritage buildings in Delhi present fine examples of conservation and mobilisation of rain water to quench the city’s thirst.(HT image)
Updated on Aug 19, 2019 08:04 AM IST
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New Delhi | By Adrija Roychowdhury

73rd Independence Day: Govt to spend Rs 3.5 lakh crore to deliver piped water to every home, says PM Modi

The Jal Shakti or water resources ministry aims to provide piped drinking water to 19.5% of rural households during 2019-20 under the Jal Jeevan mission.
PM Modi, addressing the nation on occasion of country’s 73rd year of Independence, said large parts of the country sill did not have access to water and this was “unfortunate”.(ANI/ Twitter)
PM Modi, addressing the nation on occasion of country’s 73rd year of Independence, said large parts of the country sill did not have access to water and this was “unfortunate”.(ANI/ Twitter)
Updated on Aug 15, 2019 09:55 AM IST
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By HT Correspondent

Government to launch Jal Jeevan Mission to bring piped water to households: PM Modi

In his Independence Day address, PM Modi said half of the country’s households do not have access to piped water.
PM Modi addresses nation on 73rd Independence Day(Ajay Aggarwal/HT Photo)
PM Modi addresses nation on 73rd Independence Day(Ajay Aggarwal/HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 15, 2019 08:49 AM IST
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New Delhi | By Press Trust of India

India vs West Indies: Team India’s administrative manager to be called back from tour for indiscipline

Sunil Subramanium will have to appear before BCCI CEO Rahul Johri in Mumbai and offer an explanation for his alleged high-handedness while dealing with senior Indian Foreign Service officers
File image of Team India manager Sunil Subramanium(Sunil Subramanium/ Facebook)
File image of Team India manager Sunil Subramanium(Sunil Subramanium/ Facebook)
Updated on Aug 14, 2019 03:10 PM IST
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New Delhi | By PTI

Focus on saving water at DPS, Noida, summit

The aim was to take forward the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi under the guidelines of the department of drinking water and sanitation, Ministry of Jal Shakti
Everyone was briefed about different aspects of the Jal Shakti Abhiyan(HT)
Everyone was briefed about different aspects of the Jal Shakti Abhiyan(HT)
Updated on Aug 14, 2019 11:51 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Kanwad Yatra can evolve, blend social, religious duties, says prominent seer

Some Hindu religious leaders want that from next year the Kanwad Yatra should also associate with social causes like ensuring the numerous routes they undertake stay clean, saying no to plastics and giving the message of water conservation.
Kanwad Yatra is in full swing nowadays .Devotees of Shiv from Jhunjhnu (Rajsthan) with Kanwad are passing through Rohtak Photo by Manoj Dhaka/HindustanTimes
Kanwad Yatra is in full swing nowadays .Devotees of Shiv from Jhunjhnu (Rajsthan) with Kanwad are passing through Rohtak Photo by Manoj Dhaka/HindustanTimes
Updated on Aug 11, 2019 11:25 PM IST
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Lucknow | By Manish Chandra Pandey, Lucknow

Road connectivity, boost in jobs, pay in Centre’s rural push

Even as the government’s overall aim is to reduce the dependence of the poor on manual jobs, over the next five years, work under the flagship MGNREGS is expected to involve 1358 crore person days.
The rural development ministry has also just launched the third phase of its rural roads scheme. By 2024, the scheme will sharpen its focus on creating connectivity in areas affected by Left Wing Extremism and border areas, officials said.(AP FILE/ Representative Image)
The rural development ministry has also just launched the third phase of its rural roads scheme. By 2024, the scheme will sharpen its focus on creating connectivity in areas affected by Left Wing Extremism and border areas, officials said.(AP FILE/ Representative Image)
Updated on Aug 05, 2019 05:51 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Saubhadra Chatterji
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