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  • 3 Jul 2019- 12:08 by Local Press Report NEW DELHI NDTV Megastar-politician Rajinikanth's younger daughter Soundarya Rajinikanth deleted a former tweet and issued a clarification after she found herself in the midst of a social media controversy as a photo of hers (now deleted) appeared to irk
  • 24 Jun 2019- 08:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW DELHI, India The government of India says that it has begun to design its plan to provide clean drinking water to approximately 14 million households by 2024. The plan is part of the fulfilment of election campaign promises and follows the formation
  • 1 Jun 2019- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW DELHI, India India's new government, under re-elected President Narendra Modi, has formed a new “Jal Shakti” ministry whose principal remit is to provide clean drinking water throughout India, fulfilling a campaign commitment. The new ministry
  • 19 May 2019- 12:36 by Local Press Report NEW DELHI NDTV With water storage in dams dropping to a "critical" level, the Centre has issued a "drought advisory" to Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Tamil Nadu, asking them to use water judiciously. The
  • 26 Apr 2019- 10:03 by Local Press Report NEW DELHI Business Standard Parameswaran Iyer, Secretary, Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, has said that the government is working on four verticals to achieve the target of ODF [Open Document Format] which include fecal sludge management, rural
  • 6 Nov 2018- 13:16 by Local Press Report NEW DELHI The Hindu For thousands of communities across India, the process of getting drinking water is now the same as the process of getting cash: they head to an ATM. With 82 crore people who still do not have access to piped water and 70% of water in the
  • 25 Sep 2018- 10:42 by Local Press Report NEW DELHI PV Magazine India If India covers just one third of its major water reservoirs with floating solar installations, it could generate as much as 700 GW of solar power. However, it’s still early days for floating solar in the country, given the lack
  • 8 Sep 2018- 07:27 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Manila, Philippines The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has signed a $375 Million USD loan agreement with India to expand irrigation networks and system efficiency in the country's central state of Madhya Pradesh. The Madhya Pradesh Irrigation
  • 15 Jun 2018- 11:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW DELHI, India India is suffering from "the worst water crisis" in its history according to a new report by the country's National Institution for Transforming India (also called NITI Aayog), a government think tank. The report, "
  • 16 May 2018- 06:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW DELHI, India India's Supreme Court May 16 rejected arguments from the state of Karnataka that finalization of the new draft Cauvery management scheme should be put on hold as the process of formation of a new government in the state is underway
  • 24 Jan 2018- 13:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW DELHI, India The Government of India, the Government of Uttarakhand and the World Bank Board 22 January signed a $120 million USD loan agreement to help increase access to improved water supply services in peri-urban areas in the state of
  • 6 Nov 2017- 08:04 by Local Press Report NEW DELHI Hindustan Times India wants to fast-track plans to build reservoirs to store water from the Brahmaputra and its tributaries to counter a “worst-case scenario” of China diverting about 80% of the river’s lean season flow in Arunachal Pradesh to
  • 18 Aug 2017- 10:35 by OOSKAnews Info WARRENTON, VA Global Water Conflict in Maps A new atlas by Guerrilla Cartography explores the importance of water in everything from ancient mythology to modern warfare. Maps in the world atlas come from artists, activists, academics, and other mapmakers. The
  • 12 Oct 2016- 10:50 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW DELHI, India China’s state-owned “Global Times” has suggested that China is ready to join a multilateral cooperation mechanism with India and Bangladesh to share the contentious resources of the Brahmaputra River system. In a 9th October article,
  • 12 Aug 2016- 11:32 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW DELHI, India A committee headed by former planning commission member Mihir Shah told India’s central government last week that the country needs a new National Water Commission (NWC) to address new challenges in the water sector. The committee was

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