May 23, 2018 5:26 pm
The water was contaminated after molasses spillover from a sugar mill into Beas river in Punjab.
June 04, 2016 2:18 am
While no deaths have been reported so far, and most cases are being handled on out-patient department basis, doctors say only chronic cases are requiring hospitalisation.
April 06, 2016 1:17 am
Out of about 4,400 cases of contamination, which have been addressed between January 2015 till February this year, 2,536 are from the city area.
July 20, 2015 3:35 am
The BMC, on a daily basis, conducts tests on samples collected from every ward at the Dadar and Bhandup water treatment complexes.
December 13, 2014 12:29 am
Ghumar Mandi and adjoining areas have been suffering from water contamination for more than 10 days.
September 01, 2014 11:45 am
The authorities are still not sure of the reason behind the water contamination.
August 04, 2014 1:57 am
The highest number of contaminated water samples in June, 857 complaints or 75 per cent, was recorded.
July 25, 2014 12:24 am
The end result could be water contamination, feel experts.
July 24, 2014 8:09 pm
June 30, 2014 3:57 am
The civic body’s health and the water department work together to submit reports on water contamination every month.
January 27, 2016 7:50 am
Shimala, Jan 27 (ANI): Jaundice has started assuming epidemic proportions in Himachal Pradesh with over 4,000 cases been reported so far. The civic authorities suspected that mixing of sewage with the potable water is the reason behind the epidemic. In Shimla sewerage water has been mixed with the potable water due to which the jaundice outbreak has taken place and many have been affected. Effluents from a sewerage treatment plant located in the vicinity of the Ashwani Khud drinking water scheme, which caters to nearly one-third of Shimla’s population, led to water contamination. Scores of residents took precautionary measures and thronged hospitals to get their blood samples checked. State Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, who reviewed steps taken by his government to tackle the jaundice outbreak, said many officers had been suspended for their negligence. The jaundice that we see today actually started two months ago. After that we have investigated the matter. We have suspended the officers. We are also arresting many of those contractors who were responsible for taking care of and keeping the water plant clean. Singh added a probe was on to ascertain the matter.