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European project to address water crisis in Uttarakhand

Shishir Prashant / Business Standard / New Delhi / Dehra Dun May 5, 2010

Here is good news for the water-starved Uttarakhand. After more than four years of experiments and research, a European Union river bank filtration (RBF) project has ignited new hopes to end the perennial drinking water problem in the hills.

In what is being seen as a breakthrough, scientists and engineers have now successfully installed the riverbank filtration network at hilly areas like Satpuli and Srinagar towns in Pauri district. [more]