Faecal Coliform levels in Yamuna way above limits

A type of bacteria, faecal coliform is indicative of the presence of faecal material of man or animal and can result in a wide variety of illnesses and diseases. Delhi: Ammar, a Delhi-based photographer, frequently visits the Yamuna shore between the Delhi-Noida Direct Flyover and Zakir Nagar, near Okhla. “I went there last year to […]

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High iron content in water, a health concern for citizens

Rusted pipelines and eroding water tankers, raise the risk of water-borne diseases. May 13, 2021 Sudeept Singh Khurda: The residents of Retang Colony, Jatni, are worried about the quality of water they are bound to use on a daily basis. “The supplied water contains bleaching powder and churns out muddy with high-iron density, which is […]

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Khushi scheme: Great initiative, poor implementation

Under the Khushi scheme, girls of government schools in the state are receiving fewer sanitary pads than promised. Cuttack-:  Chandni, a 10th standard student of a government school in Cuttack, receives around six sanitary pads in a month under the Khushi scheme instead of 18 as scheduled in the scheme. She added that she has […]

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