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Delhi groundwater is full of arsenic and fluoride: report
Jun 18, 2018 While arsenic is carcinogenic, high nitrate levels are known to cause methemoglobinemia, or ‘blue baby’ disease.
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Expanding deserts, falling water tables and toxins driving migration
Aug 24, 2011 Expanding deserts, depleting groundwater and soaring toxic exposure are forcing millions to flee their homes in search of more habitable places, warns analyst Lester R. Brown. India is one among the many countries that will witness high influx of environmental refugees.
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Indian apex court cautions authorities on groundwater contamination
Aug 29, 2012 The Supreme Court of India has ticked-off various authorities in Madhya Pradesh for their casual approach in dealing with complaints of groundwater contamination, in and around Bhopal's Union Carbide factory as a consequence of the world's biggest industrial disaster in December 1984.
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To save water, HC holds back construction in India’s Millennium City
Jul 17, 2012 The High Court of Punjab and Haryana in an order, has restrained new construction activities in India’s National Capital Region (NCR) of Gurgaon. The court has asked Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) not to issue new licences for builders in Gurgaon, unless they ensure that no groundwater would be consumed for construction work.
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Instead of groundwater, Gurgaon builders can use sewage water: CSE
Jul 18, 2012 In a city where 70 per cent of water needs are fulfilled through groundwater sources, the recent High Court’s judgment of holding back the construction activity in Gurgaon will not be sufficient to meet the city's required demand of 184 million litres a day (MLD), says CSE. It further suggests that Gurgaon should instead depend on 137 MLD of treated sewage water, which according to CSE, will be more than sufficient to meet the water needs of builders.
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Bangladesh: Experts urge adoption of rainwater-harvesting to ease water crisis
Jan 25, 2011 Looking at the rapidly plummeting groundwater levels in Bangladesh’s capital city Dhaka, a team of architects, engineers and urban planners have urged authorities to immediately adopt rainwater harvesting to help ease the crisis. With groundwater levels over 60 mertres below the ground, the city faces a demand-supply gap of 500 million litres a day.
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India: Punjab’s farmers face cancer crisis
Aug 16, 2011 Excessive and unregulated use of pesticides and chemical fertilisers since the Green Revolution has led to high cancer and birth defect rates among the farmers of southern Punjab.
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Bangladesh: Research explores cheap solution to arsenic contamination
Sep 13, 2011 Scientists have come up with an innovative means of tackling the arsenic pollution problem in Bangladesh. They propose using shredded plastic bottles coated with a common amino acid to remove toxic arsenic from drinking water in a cheap and eco-friendly way.
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Tainted groundwater may poison millions of Asians
Sep 16, 2013 The study, published by experts from Switzerland, the US and Vietnam, examined changing groundwater flow over one decade in South and South East Asia.
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