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Running clinic, PG from house in Chandigarh? Brace for higher water charges

The proposal will be tabled in the MC General House meeting on December 30 and if approved, the MC will conduct a survey in the city to identify such buildings and then impose new water charges accordingly
MC Commissioner Kamal Kishor Yadav
MC Commissioner Kamal Kishor Yadav
Updated on Dec 28, 2019 12:40 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Vivek Gupta, Chandigarh

BMC mulls app to track water consumption

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Updated on Dec 27, 2019 12:05 AM IST
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By Mehul R Thakkar, Mumbai

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.
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(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Sep 30, 2019 03:38 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Vanessa Viegas

Narendra Modi government exploring new ways to curb farm water use

The new steps will try to ensure more sustainable methods of cultivation, as large parts of the country routinely face water crises amid alarming levels of ground water depletion.
Narendra Modi government is set to unveil a series of measures to reduce water consumption in India’s agriculture sector(Getty Images/iStockphoto(Representative Image))
Narendra Modi government is set to unveil a series of measures to reduce water consumption in India’s agriculture sector(Getty Images/iStockphoto(Representative Image))
Updated on Aug 19, 2019 07:30 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Saubhadra Chatterji and Zia Haq

Environmentalists, experts bat for sewer charge proposal, say all should pay

So far sewage charges are included in the water bills. Consumption of water below 20,000 liters per month was made free in 2015. Sewage bill used to constitute at least 60% of the water bill.
The government said it is aiming for upgrading and expanding its sewerage and drainage systems.(Hindustan Times)
The government said it is aiming for upgrading and expanding its sewerage and drainage systems.(Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jul 25, 2019 04:33 AM IST
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New Delhi | By Vatsala Shrangi and Joydeep Thakur

Circular economy: An idea worth emulating

As the day to day economy becomes more commercialised, even waste associated with food, such as milk packets and water bottles. are piling up. Solid waste disposal is already an acute crisis in India’s big cities. Status quo is not going to help us solve these issues
Reducing the burden of economic development on our environment is no longer a matter of choice. Countries such as India face the tough choice of rolling out a well thought out reform or embracing chaos(Reuters)
Reducing the burden of economic development on our environment is no longer a matter of choice. Countries such as India face the tough choice of rolling out a well thought out reform or embracing chaos(Reuters)
Published on Jun 18, 2019 08:01 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent

Gurugram villagers claim ‘vilayati babool’ trees drying Aravallis, depleting groundwater level

Residents of Gairatpur Baas and Mohammadpur Gujar villages say that 75 to 80% concentration of mesquite or Vilayti Babool trees in the region led to extreme water scarcity so much so that wild life in the region has started encroaching into the villages for water.
Animals don’t feed on mesquite trees as they have thorns.(HT Photo)
Animals don’t feed on mesquite trees as they have thorns.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 28, 2018 11:08 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Anurit Kanti and Leena Dhankhar

Here’s what Delhi based celebs are doing to conserve water

With the Capital facing an inevitable groundwater crisis, the need of the hour becomes conservation of the precious resource. Here is a look at how eminent Delhi based personalities are involved in conserving water at personal level. Take inspiration and do your bit.
(L-R) Danseuse Sharon Lowen, fashion designer Rina Dhaka, artist Jayasri Burman and fashion designer Gaurav Jai Gupta
(L-R) Danseuse Sharon Lowen, fashion designer Rina Dhaka, artist Jayasri Burman and fashion designer Gaurav Jai Gupta
Published on Jun 25, 2018 04:24 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Nikita Saxena, New Delhi

Mohali’s average water consumption nearly triple the estimated requirement

The corporation analysed data from March to May and found that the average consumption of the town was around 400 litre per day against the standard water need of 150 litre.
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(Representative Image)
Updated on Jun 16, 2018 02:36 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mohali | By Saurabh Chauhan, Mohali

Rlys cut water consumption by 25% on Mumbai-Goa Tejas Express by fixing device in taps

Aerators fitted into all basin taps without any modifications or tap replacements, officials said
The fitting of aerators was a one-time measure, and they were fitted into the existing taps in Tejas Express.(HT File Photo)
The fitting of aerators was a one-time measure, and they were fitted into the existing taps in Tejas Express.(HT File Photo)
Updated on May 21, 2018 01:40 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
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