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Tag: Water Pollution

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Toxic Foam On Yamuna River Upsets Locals

Layers of toxic foam reappeared on the surface of Yamuna River as locals continue to express their dissatisfaction over the approach of the government.

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Odisha Girl Develops Underwater Robot To Fight Water Pollution

Bhubaneswar: While environment pollution has become a debate over which great political leaders & policymakers are breaking their heads, a Class-X girl student has come up with an innovative solution to clean up polluted water bodies. The young innovator has developed a remote-controlled robot can detect plastic in ponds, rivers, seas, oceans and help in […]

Polluted Waters Of Mahanadi, Kathajodi Raise Health Concerns

Cuttack: The rising level of pollution in Kathajodi and Mahanadi rivers here due to the direct discharge of sewage from industries and urban local bodies has become a concern for the residents of the millennium city. According to an OTV ground report at Canal Bridge, Khannagar, waste water from the city was incessantly being released […]

India's Water 'Unproductive', 'Least Productive': Minister

New Delhi: Asserting that the government is working in the direction of enhancing drinking water capacity in the country, Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat on Thursday said India’s water is “unproductive” as well as “least productive”, and suggested that the drinkable water resource of the country can be restored for the next 50 years […]

Thousands Of Fish Die Due To Lack Of Oxygen In Ranchi

Ranchi: Thousands of fish have died in a pond here due to lack of oxygen, government officials said on Monday. The dead fish were found floating in the pond on Monday at Line Tank Pond situated in Chadari in Ranchi. Environmentalists say that the immersion of Goddess Durga idols and Deepawali caused the death of […]

Durga Puja Idol Immersion In Odisha: Concerns Raised Over Pollution in Water Bodies

Bhubaneswar: The idol immersion ceremony of Goddess Durga was conducted with much fanfare in different parts of Odisha on Wednesday. Although temporary ponds were set up in Cuttack, Bhubaneswar and other major cities; in many areas, where such provisions were not made, idols were immersed in rivers, canals and other water bodies leading to pollution. […]

After President’s mention, focus back on Mahanadi pollution

Sambalpur: A day after President Ram Nath Kovind stressed on Centre’s plans to extend the ‘Namami Gange’ scheme up to Odisha, the focus has again shifted on the rampant pollution in Mahanadi, the life line of the State. At present, polluted water from several industries is being directly discharged into Mahanadi river. Similarly, untreated waste […]

Over 50 affected as Cholera outbreak hits villages in Sonepur & Brahmagiri

Sonepur: More than 50 people have been taken ill following outbreak of Cholera at different villages in Sonepur and cyclone Fani-hit Brahmagiri of Puri district. According to sources, dozens of people complained of stomach pain and later showed symptoms of vomiting and dysentery at Janmura village in Sonepur district on Wednesday. At least 23 of […]

Septage treatment plants in 6 Odisha cities to prevent water pollution

Bhubaneswar: In a bid to tackle pollution of rivers and other water bodies across the State, six septage treatment plants (STPs) were inaugurated at Bhubaneswar, Puri, Berhampur, Dhenkanal, Sambalpur and Rourkela today. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik dedicated the STPs to the people of these six cities through video conferencing during a two-day national workshop on […]

Thousands of dead fishes found floating in river in Paradip

Paradip: In a shocking incident thousands of dead fishes were found floating on Sahara Matsyadia river in Paradip today.  Though the exact reason behind the death of the fishes is yet to be ascertained, it is suspected that water pollution could be the cause. Soon after the news was reported in media, members of the […]

Garbage, sewage killing Brahmani at Talcher as admin remains aloof

Talcher: It has been eight years since the State government promised a waste water treatment plant in the industrial city of Talcher to treat the discharge which is being dumped into Brahmani River, the second longest river in the State. The project is yet to see the light of the day as lakhs of city […]

Daya pollution: Khurda residents demand supply of Naraj barrage water

Khurda: Following the State government’s announcement few days ago that water of Daya river is not fit for use, residents of Khurda town today demanded immediate measures to avail Naraj barrage water instead of harmful water from Daya. The locals questioned as to why the Khurda Public Health Department is supplying polluted Daya river water […]

NGT directs Centre to submit report on steps to clean Ganga

New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal has directed the Centre and the Uttar Pradesh and the Uttarakhand governments to file affidavits stating what steps they have taken to comply with its directions to clean the Ganga in the stretch between Gomukh and Unnao. The green panel, in a detailed judgement, had passed a slew of […]

Plastic rubbish polluting remote Arctic Ocean too

London: In what shows how far plastic pollution has spread, scientists on an expedition have discovered such pollution on remote frozen ice floes in the middle of the Arctic Ocean. A team of scientists led by marine biologist Tim Gordon of the University of Exeter in Britain carried out research on two sailing boats as part […]

Large scale fish deaths raise alarm in Gopalpur

Berhampur: After nearly a gap of one year, hundreds of dead fish were again seen floating near Gopalpur port in Ganjam district. As per reports of an expert team, poisonous chemical content in the water has led to the deaths, though the source of the chemicals is unknown. Talking to OTV, Marine Technology expert Bijay […]