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A UN report says that 80 per cent of the world's wastewater is discharged untreated

80 Percent Of World’s Wastewater Discharged Untreated: UN

A UN report released on World Water Day said that 80 per cent of the world's wastewater is discharged without any treatment, due to lack of infrastructure and technical expertise
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Union Minister Narendra Singh Tomar speaking during the workshop

‘Har Ghar Jal’: A Promise On World Water Day, To Supply Clean Water

From launching a new app that can track water projects across the country, to rating how each state provides water to its citizens, this is how the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation marked World Water Day
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How The Yamuna Went From One Of India’s Holiest To One Of World’s Dirtiest

How The Yamuna Went From One Of India’s Holiest To One Of World’s Dirtiest

Delhi's wastewater drains are the primary source of effluents in the Yamuna, making the river's water completely unusable. Though these drains nearly half of Delhi's sewage runs into the river, untreated
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This Village Had No Clean Drinking Water, Toilets For Nearly Half A Century

For 45 years, villagers in Assam’s Gandhigaon had no access to safe drinking water and toilets. It was common for villagers to spend most of their money on getting treatment for water borne disease. Until last year, when a simple technology not just brought clean water to every household but also empowered each villager to have a stake in the wellbeing of the village
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On World Water Day, PM Narendra Modi Urges People To Save Water

On World Water Day, PM Narendra Modi Urges People To Save Water

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also lauded the United Nations for choosing the 'wastewater' theme, urging people to recycle waste water for their water needs
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More than 800,000 people die every year because of contaminated drinking water, and not being able to properly wash their hands. Water-related diseases claim nearly 3.5 million lives annually in Africa, Asia and Latin America
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Uma Bharti flagging of projects under 'Namami Gange'

3 Years Of ‘Namami Gange’: Where Do We Stand?

3 years since the beginning of the ambitious 'Namami Gange' project, work has been done in building ghats and crematoriums, but progress has been sluggish in the building of sewer treatment plants across the Ganga
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Majority Of Rural India Deprived Of Clean Water

Majority Of Rural India Deprived Of Clean Water

Lack of government planning, competing demands, rising population and water-draining agricultural practices are some of reasons responsible for water crisis in rural areas, a new report has revealed
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Ganga, Yamuna Are ‘Living Human Entities’ HC

Ganga, Yamuna Are ‘Living Human Entities’: Uttarakhand High Court

Granting the human status to holy rivers Ganga and Yamuna, the court also advocated that the ‘Namami Gange’ will act as a parent and maintain its cleanliness
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The Great Ganga Cleanup A Timeline

The Great Ganga Cleanup: A Timeline

Considered to be one of the endangered rivers of the world, river and flood experts have raised concerns over the contamination of River Ganga. As the Government gears up to make River Ganga pollution free, here is a look at the Namami Gange journey
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Nearly 76 million people in India are without safe drinking water

76 Million Don’t Have Safe Drinking Water: India’s Looming Water Crisis

Nearly 76 million people in India do not have access to safe drinking water, as polluted rivers and poor storage infrastructure over the years has created a water deficit which may become unmanageable in the future
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Researchers in Assam have developed a low-cost technology to remove both arsenic and iron from water

Low-cost Technology Removes Arsenic From Water

Researchers from Assam have developed a low-cost technology which removes both arsenic and iron from water at a cost of one paisa per litre
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A Workshop On Tackling The Problem Of Arsenic Contaminated Water In The Ganga Basin

High levels of arsenic have been found in groundwater around the Ganga basin in several parts of India, which can only be countered by technological solutions, alternate sources of water and cooperation between various government and non-government bodies
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The Ganga

Projects Worth Rs 1,050 Crore Announced To Clean Ganga

The Centre awarded projects worth Rs 1,050 crore to develop two Sewage Treatment Plants in Patna to keep the Ganga, under the Namami Gange programme
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Electronic waste dumped in river.

Is Electronic Waste Being Dumped Along The Ganga? NGT Orders Probe

The NGT is hearing a petition that alleges that electronic waste is being illegally dumped and burnt along an important tributary of the River Ganga
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