MUMBAI: The battle over mangroves in Kandivli shows why Mumbai is losing the bigger war to protect its environment; slumlords have encroached on mangroves in Kandivali West and residents said that

MEERUT: Residents of cantonment area may soon get innovative water dispensers, known as water ATMs.

ATHI RIVER deputy county commissioner Kodeck Makori has announced a cholera outbreak in Athi River town.

He addressed a public baraza in the town on Wednesday.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Increase in slum population, 16/12/2015. As per information provided by the Office of Registrar General of India (RGI), slum population in Delhi has decreased from 18,51,231 (Census 2001) to 16,17,239 (Census 2011). Details of slum population of million plus Cities (as per Census 2001 & Census 2011) are at Annexure-I. The Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation constituted a Technical Group (TG-12) on estimation of urban housing shortage of the country for the 12th Five Year Plan (2012- 17).

Mumbai: State revenue and forest minister Sudhir Mungantiwar said the government would draw up a comprehensive plan for the rehabilitation of slum dwellers on forest land.

Enteric fever due to Salmonella Typhi (typhoid fever) occurs in urban areas with poor sanitation. While direct fecal-oral transmission is thought to be the predominant mode of transmission, recent evidence suggests that indirect environmental transmission may also contribute to disease spread.

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MUMBAI: Mumbai now officially has 3,293 slum clusters.

Environmental enteropathy (EE) is a subclinical enteric condition found in low-income countries that is characterized by intestinal inflammation, reduced intestinal absorption, and gut barrier dysfunction. The researchers aimed to assess if EE impairs the success of oral polio and rotavirus vaccines in infants in Bangladesh. 

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The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has asked the CEO of the Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board (DUSIB) as to how he proposes to use the money given by the Railways over a decade ago to relocate J

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Principal Bench, New Delhi) in the matter of Saloni Singh & Others Vs. Union of India & Others dated 07/10/2015 regarding dumping of waste on railway tracks.

NGT directs Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board take as top priority the proposal of shifting the jhuggies which are abutting railway tracks and are generating municipal waste.