Chandigarh, May 10, 2013: To provide safe drinking water to rural masses, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today announced setting up of a Drinking Water Quality Testing Regulatory Authority in the state.
This was announced during a meeting to review the progress of various rural water supply schemes under the prestigious World Bank Project Stage-I with the seven-member World Bank team led by its senior water and sanitation specialist and task team leader Srinivasa Rao Podi Pi Reddy here.
Uganda, Apr 17, 2013: Uganda is likely to meet the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) target for access to safe water, but it is off track on sanitation, according to Prof. Ephraim Kamuntu, the Minister of Water and Environment.
The Millennium Development Goals contain a commitment to halve, by 2015, the proportion of the people without access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation.
Madurai, Apr 8, 2013: A survey conducted by the municipal corporation has revealed that 21 wards are facing drinking water scarcity.
Of the 100 wards of the civic body, 79 wards do not experience water crisis while the rest need immediate attention from the authorities.
Mayor V.V. Rajan Chellappa had a meeting on Friday with councillors and Assistant Engineers to discuss the water availability and supply scenario.
“We are taking all steps to ensure regular drinking water supply in the 21 wards that face problem.
New Delhi, Feb 1, 2013: The Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation administers the National Rural Drinking Water programme (NRDWP), and the Total Sanitation Campaign through which the technical as well as financial support is extended to the States for implementing rural domestic water supply and sanitation schemes. The National Rural Drinking Water Programme is a flagship programme with the Goal to provide every rural person with adequate safe water for drinking, cooking and other domestic basic needs on a sustainable basis in the country.
Kerala, Mar 27, 2013: The budget of Alappuzha Municipality for 2013-14, presented by vice-chairman B. Ansari on Tuesday failed to address the region’s pressing drinking water problem.
However, it provided some succour to fishermen who are facing various challenges. Mr.
Mar 22, 2013: Every day, nearly 2,000 children around the world aged under five die from diarrhoeal diseases linked to unsafe drinking water, poor sanitation and hygiene, with 24 per cent of the deaths occurring in India alone, a UN report has warned.
The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) child mortality data reveals that about half of under-five deaths occur in only five countries: India, Nigeria, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Pakistan and China.
Two countries – India (24 per cent) and Nigeria (11 per cent) – together account for more than a third of