A minor magic how is going on in the mud-paved courtyard of Satvir Singh’s house in Kureb, a small village set in the middle of sugarcane fields, in Gautam Budh Nagar district of Uttar Pradesh.

The Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, had funded the setting up of a Centre of Excellence in the area of Decentralized Wastewater Management, in the Department of Civil Engineering at IIT Madras in the year 2009.

Environmental protections must not wait until a population is about to disappear. (Editorial)

Barapullah and Supplementary drains were to be cleaned by the method, no formal proposal yet.

The surface sorption nature of bioadsorbents derived from leaves, stem or bark of Nerium odorum and Calotropis zygantia are successfully explored in extracting chromate ions from polluted water.

The Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) will provide round-the-clock treated water to builders from its sewage treatment plants (STPs), said Gurgaon Deputy Commissioner P. C. Meena on Thursday at a meeting to sensitise the developers on the recent Punjab & Haryana High Court barring use of underground water for construction activities.

He said the builders can procure the treated and recycled water from the government or private sources for construction purposes but need to disclose the source to the authorities. He clarified that construction is not banned in Gurgaon, but use of groundwater is not allowed.

PANJIM: At a time when every single drop of water has been termed as precious by the state government, which aims to provide 24x7 supply, up to 12,000 cubic meters (or 12 MLD) of water treated at the sewerage plant at Tonca is flushed out into River Mandovi every single day.

The water is so clean that just one tertiary unit more of treatment at the plant would make it fit to drink by even Singapore standards. But as it is, the water is waiting to be used at least for gardening, washing and other such purposes. Except that the authorities prefer to, literally, just flush it down the river.

Excessive pumping of groundwater causing saline intrusion in coastal line. Constantly growing population mandates seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) desalination plants in coastal cities of India. Product water is characteristically low in mineral content, alkalinity and pH and, therefore, needs to be conditioned (post treated).

Household water treatment (HWT) provides a means of improving water quality and preventing disease for people sans reliable access to safe drinking water. HWTS is in practice in the rural and urban areas of Dindigul district, Tamil Nadu.

Ferrite treatment is one of the promising technique to remove the impurities from water and wastewater system. A study was carried out for the preparation of copper ferrite and its applications in water and wastewater treatment processes as a pollutant scavenger.

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