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Rajasthan: Water supply still affected despite drop in contamination levels in Indira Gandhi canal

The water was contaminated after molasses spillover from a sugar mill into Beas river in Punjab.

Mumbai: BMC records 920 gastroenteritis cases till May, survey finds water contamination

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.


Mumbai: Water contamination cases highest in island city

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.

BMC starts mapping areas with high levels of water contamination

The BMC, on a daily basis, conducts tests on samples collected from every ward at the Dadar and Bhandup water treatment complexes.

Water woes in Ghumar Mandi area, 4 hospitalised

Ghumar Mandi and adjoining areas have been suffering from water contamination for more than 10 days.

On 3rd day, water contamination toll touches 200, 70-year-old dead

The authorities are still not sure of the reason behind the water contamination.


BMC data: Water contamination on rise in city after onset of monsoon

The highest number of contaminated water samples in June, 857 complaints or 75 per cent, was recorded.

No manual sewer cleaning, nor MC equipped to do it mechanically

The end result could be water contamination, feel experts.

After four deaths due to water contamination, corporation swings into action

After the death of four patients and 121 people being hospitalised since Wednesday evening, the municipal corporation swung into action to check the faulty water connections in Parkash Nagar area in ward number 59. They even disconnected 14 water connections which were illegal as their pipes were passing over sewer man holes or even were […]

Water contamination high in city: BMC data

The civic body’s health and the water department work together to submit reports on water contamination every month.

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Shimla in grip of jaundice

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.