Ahmedabad : Residents of Swastik Tenements near Indira bridge in Hansol are being made to live without clean drinking water for last three months. The residents say sewage is leaking into their main water line. They have been forced to use contaminated water despite repeated complaints to Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC).

Ahmedabad companies found selling contaminated drinking water bottled water in Ahmedabad may not be safe. The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation has found faecal bacteria in samples of water from three bottling plants last month. No action has been taken against the erring firms yet. The corporation carried out tests on 23 water samples collected from these plants and found three were

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KOCHI: The summer is on and the sale of bottled drinking water has gone up drastically. But are we really buying drinking water which has undergone stringent quality tests? While a large number of brands are available in the market with BIS certification, only a few adhere to the quality standards prescribed by the government for drinking water.


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CHENNAI: A team of officials from the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), Chennai, conducted a raid in Choolaimedu on Tuesday to check the misuse of ISI mark on packaged drinking water.

London: Beware of bottled mineral water, which you may be drinking under the impression that it is perfectly clean and safe.

Researchers in Germany have found evidence of chemicals containing the hormone oestrogen leaching out of the plastic packaging into the water.

By Manish Sharma
The health of any river is vital to the well-being of the country and its people

Responding to rising threat of water scarcity and associated environmental concerns, the government on Tuesday finalised national drinking water policy and quality standards.

The Ministry of Environment has revived the Clean Drinking Water project worth Rs 6 billion and it will be initiated soon. This was announced by the Federal Minister for Environment Hameed Ullah Jan Afridi while addressing a press conference in connection with World Water Day here on Tuesday.

With the advent of summer, diarrhoea has broken out in an epidemic form in the capital city of Dhaka mainly due to scarcity of pure drinking water.

More than one thousand diarrhoea-affected people were admitted to the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Diseases Research, Bangladesh (ICDDRB) during last two days, according to sources in ICDDRB.