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Question raised in Lok Sabha on Community Drinking Water Purification Plants, 24/11/2016. With the recommendation of NITI Aayog, Government of India had provided funds to the tune of Rs 800 crore for installation of community drinking water purification plants in arsenic and fluoride affected habitations so that 8 to 10 litres per capita per day of safe water for drinking and cooking purposes is made available to the affected population as a short term measure.

About 76 percent of rural habitations in India have achieved a fully covered (FC) status, under the National Rural Drinking Water Program, with 40 liters per capita daily (lpcd), but this coverage is primarily through hand-pumps and does not necessarily translate into sustainable and good quality service delivery.

About 76 percent of rural habitations in India have achieved a fully covered (FC) status, under the National Rural Drinking Water Program, with 40 liters per capita daily (lpcd), but this coverage is primarily through hand-pumps and does not necessarily translate into sustainable and good quality service delivery.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Doaba Paryavaran Samiti Vs. State of Uttar Pradesh & Others dated 07/09/2016 regarding contaminated water being supplied to the residential area of village in District Bagpat and six other districts. National Green Tribunal directs all hand pumps which have contaminated water to be removed and the authorities will ensure that potable drinking water is being provided to all the villages where the contaminated water has been found, regularly and without default.

Salinity and arsenic affect 60% of underground supply across vast Indo-Gangetic Basin, according to research published in Nature Geoscience

Groundwater samples from alluvial aquifers of Bathinda district, southwest Punjab were measured for physicochemical parameters as well as major ion chemistry to evaluate the groundwater suitability for drinking and irrigation purposes and to present the current hydrochemical status of groundwater of this district.

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CHENNAI: The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) is tightening safety standards for packaged drinking water and plans to come out with norms for spring natural water.

Bottled water is growing much faster than carbonated drinks in India, mirroring a global trend as consumers go off sugary beverages, said researcher Euromonitor.

Water Pollution from Narla Tata Rao Thermal Power Station is going to be harmful for the pilgrims.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Safe Drinking Water, 11/08/2016. As per information provided by States / UTs on online portal Integrated Management Information System (IMIS) of the Ministry, there are total 17,14,528 rural habitations in the country. Out of them; 13,09,567 rural habitations are fully covered (getting 40 litres per capita per day (lpcd) or more potable drinking water);

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