In less than two years after it was announced, the Central Government’s Jal Jeevan Mission programme has reached drinking water to 35.3 million rural households across the country.
The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has raised serious concerns over pollution and frothing in the River Yamuna after the nodal agency tasked with monitoring and regulating pollution observed froth formation and increase in ammonia levels in the river.
Toshiba Water Solutions Pvt. Ltd (TWS), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions Corp (TISS), on Wednesday announced receiving an order from Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board jointly with SUEZ India Pvt. Ltd, the Indian subsidiary of Suez SA, France.
The Central Government's flagship Jal Jeevan Mission was not only aimed at providing safe water to all but also sought to create employment opportunities for local people in rural areas, Union Minister for Jal Shakti, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat has said.
Total order backlog of the engineering and construction firms was Rs.8.1 trillion at the end of FY18. Of the whole order backlog, almost 62 per cent was contributed by the construction companies, followed by 24 per cent of capital goods companies catering to the energy industry.