Deskbound lifestyle, smoking, obesity, fast food consumption and high stress levels have led to a rise in incidence of heart disease in the younger generation.

Deterioration in the quality of water used for irrigation is a matter of concern in recent years. Indiscriminate use of chemical fertilizers resulting in water quality deterioration is not new. In the present study, the water samples received from farmers for advisory purpose for irrigation were analysed for 10 important parameters from 2000 to 2012. Eight hundred and three water samples were analysed and assessed for the possible changes in water quality parameters
over a period of time.

TN CM Jayalalithaa had sought PM's intervention in the matter

Seeking to counter Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, Karnataka government today defended its proposal to build a reservoir across the Cauvery river at Mekedatu to generate hydro-electric power, saying it is in conformity with the final order of the Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal.

The High Court of Karnataka on Tuesday directed the State government to convene a meeting of officials from civic agencies on the supply of potable water to 110 villages under the jurisdiction of B

The government is likely to seek financial aid from the Centre to tackle drought and floods in the State.

Official sources said the government had prepared a memorandum seeking about Rs 475 crore to take up relief works in flood-affected areas, and Rs 744 crore in drought-hit areas.

Move comes after HC flayed BWSSB for failure to check contamination

The Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB), along with the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB), is all set to test water samples of 50 borewells, including dug wells, in 110 villages on the outskirts of the City from Monday.

Karnataka is setting up a Natural Calamities Relief Fund with a corpus of Rs 125 crore to reduce hardships of the people hit by such disasters besides meeting the demands of the affected district

The Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) is holding a water adalat (court) of North-East-1 sub division on August 2 from 9.30am to 11am in the office of the Assistant Executive Enginee

Karnataka government may make rainwater harvesting mandatory in the city, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah indicated today.

The government has prepared a Rs 109-crore comprehensive project to contain man-animal conflict in the backdrop of the increasing number of elephant attacks.