The Chennai Corporation has decided to withdraw licences for commercial buildings that are found to have directly connected their drainage network to stormwater drains and waterways.

The World Bank had agreed to finance a Rs 443 crores project to check the flow of sewer water into Ganga. Under this project, 250km of new sewer lines would be laid in the city.

In human practice of manual scavenging is unabated till today despite having 20 year old law to prohibit it which is no longer effective.

Manual Scavenger means a person engaged or employed on regular or frequent basis by an individual or a local authority or a public or private agency, for manually cleaning, carrying, disposing of, or otherwise handling in any manner, human excreta in an insanitary latrine or in an open drain or pit into which human excreta from insanitary latrin

City utilises only 35% of funds; two major projects fail to take off

This advisory on tariff structure for urban water supply and sewerage services is an effort to provide guidance to states and cities in adopting suitable water/sewerage tariff so as to recover 100% cost to meet at least O&M requirements to begin with. This will improve the service delivery to the customers in water and sewerage sector.

Ray of hope for farmers as CM does a rethink

MARGAO: There’s finally a ray of hope that farmers cultivating the fields in and around the once picturesque Salpem lake on the Margao-Navelim border will get their land back – more than three years after former PWD Minister Churchill Alemao proposed acquisition of the fields for expansion of the Margao sewerage project.

As part of its efforts to eliminate open defecation, the Tiruchirapalli City Corporation is putting up a modern temporary toilet complex on the Cauvery river bank on the Amma Mandapam Road.

The pre-fabricated structure comes fitted with solar-powered lights. Apart from separate cubicles for men and women, it will include a specially designed toilet for the differently abled.

Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Sunday said the Delhi Government was eagerly awaiting the commissioning of Munak Canal, which will result in saving 80 MGD raw water, to help the city meet its demand for drinking water. Moreover, three water treatment plants lying idle at Dwarka, Okhla and Bawana are expected to become functional soon with the availability of more raw water.

Speaking at a function to lay the foundation stone for rehabilitation of sewers at Harsh Vihar in North-West Delhi, Ms. Dikshit, who is also the Chairperson of Delhi Jal Board, said she has taken up the issue of early commissioning of the Munak Canal with Prime Minister’s Office and Union Water Resource Ministry.

Plan To Divert Sewage Of Certain Areas Near Kukrail Nullah

Lucknow:The Lucknow Municipal Corporation has started the second innings of the Lucknow Sewerage Yojana under the Centre’s flagship scheme Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission. As a result, residents of Aliganj, Mahanagar and Gomtinagar area who had long been struggling with half-dug roads, dusty atmosphere and heavy traffic jams may expect some relief, where a major portion of the work has been completed.