Around 600 ethnic populations have started enjoying arsenic-free safe drinking water in Kalna village for the first time as two hand- driven tube-wells were commissioned there around one month ago

Millions of tonnes of old electronic goods illegally exported to developing countries, as people dump luxury items

Bangalore: Blame it on increase in population, urbanization, rapid industrialization and climate change, Karnataka’s water resources are under severe threat and depleting fast.

An estimated 4.21 crore population in the country may be at risk due to chemical contamination in drinking water, Government today said.

Statistics referred to in the reply to the Unstarred Question No. 159 to be answered on 05.12.2013 in the Lok Sabha regarding " Contamination of Groundwater ".

Over 1.5m people in five upazilas of Chapainawabganj in Rajshahi region are at risk of arsenic poisoning due to contaminated tube well waters.

The Ganges Basin is a part of the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna (GBM) River Basin and is one of the most populated (600 million) river basins in the world. This study focuses on the Eastern Ganges Basin (EGB) and covers India (Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal), Bangladesh and the Nepal Terai.

Bangladesh has approved the commercial cultivation of transgenic Bt brinjal, becoming the first country in South Asia to cultivate the genetically modified food crop. Read more in this November 2013 edition of the Monthly Bangladesh State of the Environment Report published by the South Asia Environment Portal. Read and Share.

Most investigations have focused on the risk from drinking water, but there is now widening interest in whether the poison can also be passed on in rice, through irrigated fields

People of as many as 18 districts of Assam are prone to several water–borne diseases following a fact that arsenic in ground–water of these districts is found beyond permissible limit (0.05 mg/litr