Despite predictions of a good rainfall in 2012, the present water crisis in Hyderabad, especially relating to groundwater levels, may deteriorate in the absence of preventive measures.

The city’s ground water is not fit for consumption unless it is treated for both biological and chemical contamination. A ground water quality study conducted by the Central Ground Water Board in several parts of Hyderabad revealed that water tapped from the ground failed in a number of crucial parameters including tests related to total hardness and calcium, magnesium, chloride, sulphate and nitrate contents.

June 4: Climatic conditions in the state are clearly worsening. In fact, environmentalists say that the state capital is the sixth worst polluted city in the country.
Alarmingly, the Krishna and Godavari rivers, that contribute around 90 per cent of the state

June 2: The ambitious Musi beautification project taken up by Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation promises to revive the lost glory of the river. Construction of two rubber dams, at an estimated cost of over Rs 16 crore, has already been completed.

In periurban Hyderabad, India, leafy vegetables are increasingly grown along the Musi River and sold in urban markets. This agricultural biodiversity can significantly help urban and periurban farmers become more resilient to the impacts of such changes.

May 24: Scientists have urged people not to eat the popular vegetable alligator weed, known locally as Seema thotakura or Seema ponneganti, as it can cause serious health hazards.

The current study uses contingent valuation technique to estimate the value of clean water in river Musi in Hyderabad, India. The main source of pollution of the river is untreated domestic and industrial wastewater from the urban area of Hyderabad.

Hyderabad, Dec. 21: Hyderabadis, who consume fruits and vegetables grown over 3,600 hectares under the Musi ayacut, run the risk of severe worm infection that may cause appetite loss, abdominal pain, shortness of breath and a variety of skin diseases.

According to a joint study by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the International Water

Hyderabad, Nov. 24: The rising pollution level is taking a heavy toll on the heritage structures and historical artefacts in the state. In the old city area, near Charminar, sulphur dioxide levels have increased from 5.2 to 5.4 micrograms per metre cube and nitrogen oxide levels from 34 to 36.3 micrograms per metre cube.

Hyderabad, Sept. 10: The race to bag the Musi beautification project has narrowed down to two consultants

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