Residents Lament Supply Of Water Contaminated With Sand Particles, Algae & Sewage

Lucknow: Residents from across the city expressed surprise over Jal Sansthan’s RTI reply that water it supplies across city is absolutely potable the way it is and does not need any further treatment through a filter or purifier. Activist Nutan Thakur had sought information under RTI Act about the quality of water being supplied to people as she was receiving contaminated water supply.

Dumping Of Puja Material In The River

Lucknow: All the material used in religious rituals is dispersed in nullahs and rivers and pollutes water bodies while even the banks of the river remain piled with such waste. Objects of worship like idols in all their finery are dumped irreverently into the Gomti river and littered around trunks of trees.

Fog Hours Have More Than Doubled

New Delhi: Days are becoming colder in the month of January in the capital in recent decades and pollution could be playing a role in forcing the trend, warn experts. In terms of day temperatures, January this year is in line to be the coldest in a decade and third coldest since 1947. It will also be the fifth consecutive year when Delhi’s average maximum temperature in January has remained below the normal of 20.8 degrees Celsius.

ALLAHABAD: With an aim to set up a quality assurance system in state health facilities, NRHM authorities will organize a two-day workshop on January 27 and 28 in Lucknow for district women hospital

Excessive Use Of Private Vehicles Creating Havoc In City, Says IISc Mobility Survey

Lucknow: Lucknow urgently needs a robust public transport system to tackle the increasing urban roadways congestion, noise, air pollution, and traffic accidents, says a mobility survey conducted across five Indian cities.

Poor Planning, Lack Of Vision Add To Chaos

Lucknow: The outer limits of Lucknow are constantly expanding along with the rise in population. But this has not been accompanied by the creation of better and adequate infrastructure like roads, fl yovers and underpasses. Due to lack of planning, callous approach and myopic vision, the city is lagging behind in development.

Bad Drainage, Vanishing Water Bodies, Poor Planning To Blame

Lucknow: Close to 60% water logging in Lucknow exists due to improper drainage network system. Of this, blockage in existing drains is the major cause of water logging, concludes study by a research scholar of department of Geology, Lucknow University.

In a bid to boost affordable housing in UP the state government has effected amendments in the policy for construction of houses under the economically weaker section (EWS) and Lower Income Group (

US Firm Says UP Indifferent; Govt Finds Plan Not Viable

Lucknow: Inordinate delay on the part of UP government in allowing it to set up a multi-crore-rupee waste to energy (WTE) project in the state has left a US based company completely frustrated. The company, which has evinced interest in setting up the ambitious project six months ago, now says that it is deeply hurt by the UP government's indifference towards the project.

Tankers, Tubewells To Remain On Stand By

Lucknow: Water supply to almost one-third households of the city would remain affected from December 9 to 11 as Jal Nigam will be replacing an old raw water pipeline of Gaughat pumping station with a new pipe of increased capacity. This infrastructure enhancement is part of JNNURM (Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission) work.