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    Water woes of a different kind for these farmers

    Southwest Punjab negotiates deep waters as excess canal irrigation turns crop fields into fish farms.

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    Manu Moudgil posted 1 day ago

    Gujarat among the most water-starved states in India:UN

    News this week: Groundwater depletion makes Gujarat a water-starved state, says UN; Surat units all set to use recycled water; SANDRP urges Maharashtra CM to withdraw irrigation projects.

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    swati posted 4 days ago

    Close 23 out of 24 hydel projects in Uttarakhand: SC committee

    Policy matters this week: SC committee rejects 23 of 24 hydel projects in Uttarakhand; WB govt planning to amend Land Reform Act; HC orders Gujarat to properly implement the water project.

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    swati posted 4 days ago

    AAP, BJP or Congress: Which party will end our water woes?

    With only a few days left for the General Elections 2014, parties have come out with their manifestos, which features water predominantly. Which party has the best view and therefore the best chance?

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    swati posted 1 week 5 days ago

    IPCC alarms India of a severe water shortage

    News this week: IPCC releases its Fifth Assessment Report on climate change; Hydropower plants in Himachal find it tough to sell power; No toilet facilities in 20% of Goa households.

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    swati posted 1 week 6 days ago

    Indian Railways gets notice for supplying poor quality water

    Policy matters this week: Delhi HC issues notice to Indian Railways for supplying poor quality water; DJB ends the free water policy on April 1; Rajasthan govt plans to set up 1,000 RO plants.

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    swati posted 1 week 6 days ago

    Water for friends- for free!

    At a time when Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES), is much talked about, two villages in Nagaland show that helping one's neighbour doesn't always have to be for a cost.

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    Usha Dewani posted 2 weeks 22 hours ago

    Citizen-friendly services? Yes please!

    Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation has used newer technologies and integrated customer feedback into making its data public and its services reknown.

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    Hamsa Iyer posted 2 weeks 22 hours ago

    Water privatisation, a failed model?

    JUSCO, India's largest water supply developer, has failed to provide water connections in many parts of India. Water must be treated as a non-commercial entity if there is to be equity in access.

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    makarandpurohit posted 2 weeks 22 hours ago

    Ancient engineering marvels of Tamil Nadu

    Eris, a system of cascading tanks, were once completely managed by local communities. With centralisation came disuse and lack of maintenance but an organisation is working to revive them.

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    Seetha posted 2 weeks 23 hours ago

    Alternative farming method in Karnal

    No-till agriculture, an alternative farming method, which helps prevent soil depletion as well as uses water efficiently, is being used successfully by farmers in Haryana.

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    Amita Bhaduri posted 2 weeks 1 day ago

    Fishing for shrimp in Haryana’s farmlands

    Saline waters left Rohtak's farmlands fallow. After some research by local organisations, the farmers who were into agriculture, could soon move into aquaculture!

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    Amita Bhaduri posted 2 weeks 1 day ago

    South Sikkim adapts to climate change

    Climate change is causing heavy, brief rain spells in many parts of the world. Rain-shadowed South Sikkim is bearing the brunt of it in Northeast India. The video shows how the people are adapting.

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    Usha Dewani posted 2 weeks 4 days ago

    Coexistence is possible-farms and forests, man and nature

    Khonoma village near Kohima upholds a sustainable form of jhum cultivation, which doesn't fell but only prunes trees. This video narrates how farms and forests can co-exist.

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    Manu Moudgil posted 2 weeks 4 days ago

    These bacteria are good!

    Bioaugmentaion is a method by which wastewater is cleaned using selected microbes, mainly bacteria. This process is both cost effective and efficient.

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    Prarthana Vishal posted 2 weeks 4 days ago

    Maharashtra reels under hail storms and unseasonal rainfall

    News this month: Maharashtra faces the impact of climate change; Developing El Nino raises fear of a weak Indian monsoon; India's water crisis to worsen in the coming years, says UN.

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    swati posted 2 weeks 5 days ago

    Abolish manual scavenging: SC

    Policy matters this month: SC directs all states to abolish manual scavenging; MoEF reduces ESA in its new draft notification on Western Ghats; Maharashtra all set to clean its rivers.

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    swati posted 2 weeks 5 days ago

    A picture paints a thousand words? So do comics!

    Local jokes, dialogues and narratives from issues of community quarrels over water tanks to rainwater harvesting came alive in a Grassroots Comics workshop in Sikkim to mark World Water Day.

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    Usha Dewani posted 2 weeks 5 days ago

    Think about water while watching these movies

    Shimla celebrated World Water Day 2014 with students of Bishop Cotton and St. Thomas School who watched movies and participated in discussions on water conservation.

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    Manu Moudgil posted 2 weeks 5 days ago

    A better, bluer Bangalore

    The Green Bazaar, which brought together local communities and businesses as well as water experts, provided a fitting end to India Water Portal's celebrations of World Water Day 2014.

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    sabitakaushal posted 2 weeks 5 days ago

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