AHMEDABAD: A stream of toxic and corrosive chemicals spewing into water supply and onto roads is making lives of thousands of residents of Nikol gam a living hell.

While most of them have been forced to install water purification systems to safeguard health, toxic water flowing on roads, in residential societies, gardens and even places of worship is causing skin ailments.

DH News Service, Chikmagalur:
Due to the drainage works that was taken up at Ward no 5, Shankarpura, the drainage pipeline carrying sewage from the homes was damaged and as a result the sewage water mixed with the drinking water polluting it.

The same contaminated drinking water is being supplied across the city,Town Municipal Council Member Devi Prasad explained the problem to Council Engineer Vinod and Contractor Raju.

The local residents informed that the workers had performed their work irresponsibly and hence the damage has occurred.

the Department of Drinking Water Supply (ddws) on July 20 invited private standalone water purifying companies to showcase latest technologies and equipment. The government wants to install 30,000 water purifying systems in rural schools to provide children with safe drinking water. About 84,000 schools in rural India do not have access to water that is safe to drink. The water purifier

DH News Service, Kushalnagar:

Zilla Panchayat President Deergakeshi Shivanna inspected the works on construction of a water purification tank being constructed at a cost of Rs 5.9 crore under Rural Drinking Water Project at Hebbale near here on Sunday.

The project when completed would supply pure drinking water to 12 villages of Kushalnagar hobli

Union Health Minister appeals to the people not to politicise the matter

Bangalore: Union Minister for Health Anbumani Ramadoss on Tuesday appealed to the people of Karnataka not to politicise the Hogenakkal issue.

Addressing presspersons after inaugurating the advanced services at NIMHANS, the Minister urged the people of Karnataka to support Tamil Nadu

Studies confirm poor water quality in Mumbai come monsoon and Mumbai

About 1.2 billion people in the world live with inadequate access to safe drinking water. Over 2.6 billion do not have access to sanitation facilities In developing countries 80 per cent of the health problems are linked to inadequate water and sanitation, claiming the lives of nearly 1.8 million children every year Experts concur the problem is

IN countries like India where universal access to safe drinking-water at an acceptable level of service has not been achieved, the country's national drinking water policy should refer to "expressed targets for increasing access', according to the World Health Organisation's Guidelines for Drinking Water Safety.

Such policy statements should be consistent with achievement of the Millennium Development Goals of the United Nations (UN) Millennium Declaration.

DH News Service, Kolar:

"Special attention has to be given to drinking water and one must always use scientifically cleaned water. Awareness about this has to be spread among the rural people about this and programmes have to be undertaken about the same at the Grama Panchayat level,' said Taluk Panchayat President C R Yuvaraj.
He was speaking after inaugurating the National Drinking Water and Sanitation Programme at the Kolar Taluk Panchayat on Tuesday. The programme was organised by Taluk Panchayat and Grama Panchayat secretaries and Anganwadi workers.


Pushpa Girimaji

Consumers are often victims of poor quality water supplied by the civic authorities. Besides water-borne diseases in many districts of the country, consumers suffer the debilitating effects of high levels of toxic heavy metals and even pesticides and other chemicals in water. Now two recent orders of the apex body have opened the doors of the court to petitions from citizens on the poor quality of water. Both the orders give directions to the municipal bodies to ensure the safety of water supplied to the citizens.