Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Pollution of surface and ground water, 15/07/2019. Water bodies in the country are polluted due to discharge of untreated sewage, industrial effluent, agricultural runoff containing fertilizers, pesticides, etc.

The surface water resource use increased 1.6 times over the past 50 years in China, according to researchers.

The quality of surface water near a site of a deadly blast has reached safe standards, the Ministry of Ecology and Environment spokesperson Liu Youbin said Thursday.

The cost of desalination has been plummeting over the years. As a result, desalination has become a viable option for certain strategic uses. Today, over 20,000 desalination plants in more than 150 countries supply about 300 million people with freshwater every day.

The World Bank has assigned Deltares and its partners AECOM India and FutureWater to carry out the project “Analytical Work and Technical Assistance to support Strategic Basin Planning for Ganga River Basin in India” in cooperation with the Government of India.

In supersession of all previous guidelines/orders, Ministry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation (MoWR, RD&GR), Government of India hereby formulates this Hydro-Meteorological Data Dissemination Policy, 2018 for implementation by CWC & CGWB.

Water-related challenges are increasing in severity and global extent. They affect the developing world in particular, no more so than in South Asia which suffers from physical water scarcity, economic water scarcity and poor water quality.

The vast majority of Europe’s rivers, lakes and estuaries have failed to meet minimum ecological standards for habitat degradation and pollution, according to a damning new report.

Water is a crosscutting issue across many of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). However, there is one goal that is focused explicitly on water - Goal 6. Sustainable

The NITI Aayog has laid out a detailed roadmap for the irrigation scheme’s implementation in mission mode, with emphasis on prioritising ongoing projects. The move will fast-track Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pet project, the Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY). Project prioritisation forms the core of the road map.

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