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I want to dig a borewell, and need information on how to find the underground water, by a scientific method, which gives me 100%  accuracy?. Is there someone I can contact for this?

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Bharath v

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Hi

We have lakes / check dam's close to our land; in the West, at about 1 km there is a lake, in the North at 700 meters is a lake and in the South, at 102 meters is a check dam, where till April, there was water at 2 feet depth, and during monsoon it had 8 to 10 feet depth.40 feet from the land there is a small canal running and water will be there during monsoons/rainy days.

But this land and another 4 /5 close by lands do not have electricity, and farming can happen only by using rain water (Rain fed).

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It has been close to 3 years since I have been using a Grundfos 2HP pump which is 550 ft below the ground in my home bore well. It was all fine, till it stopped working a few days back. No electric or water level issues have been found. On taking the pump out we were shocked to see silt and boulder granules that have made their way into the mesh and damaged the pump. The motor appears to be ok.

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Eco-Watch, Centre for Environment & Sustainable Development, based in Bangalore, and more active in North Karnataka, is organizing the event, namely “Aghanashini River Festival” at Aghanashini village situated on the bank of the River‘Aghanashini’ in Kumta taluk, Uttara Kanada district.

February 22, 2014 9:00AM - February 23, 2014 9:00AM

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An account of drought-proofing techniques adopted and disseminated by Dr. Mallanna Nagaraj, farmer scientist from Bagalkote, Karnataka.

This book talks about the practise of soil and water conservation adopted by Dr. Mallanna in Bagalkote. Bagalkote is a district in northern Karnataka, which is known for scanty rainfall. 

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A book on traditional water harvesting system of coastal Karnataka by Harish Halemane.

Madakas are manmade structures for storing rainwater that was abundantly prevalent in Kasargod District of Kerala. Pallas on the contrary, were similar structures but not man made. Pallas and Madakas met the water requirements of the settlements around these structures. 

They were not just water bodies but were an important part of society. People would come together to build these structures and maintain them by removing silt deposited in them from time to time. This process brought the society together and taught the lesson of sharing and conserving water resources.

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Taankaas are considered as safe deposit lockers of water in Gujarat. They have been storing every drop of water that falls down and quenching the thirst of households for decades.

Rainwater harvesting is not a new science in India. There are several traditional practices across the country where rainwater was stored safely and used in times of need. One such example is the 'Taankaa' system in Gujarat.

Around 10,000 houses in the city of Ahmedabad have large underground tanks or 'taankaas' that can each store 25,000 litres of rainwater. These serve as mini reservoirs for families during water scarcity. When tested for quality, they have proven to meet WHO norms.

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Community efforts over a decade led to the revival of johads, traditional rainwater harvesting structures in Alwar, Rajasthan. This book shares the process of this remarkable achievement.

It is an astonishing thing to see the five rivers of Alwar in Rajasthan flowing for more than 6-8 months in a year. This is no miracle though. It is the result of a decade-long effort by Jal Jungle Andolan lead by Dr. Rajendra Singh. 

Traditional rainwater harvesting structues called Johads that are native to Rajasthan were rvived by involving communities, which led to this change. Shree Padre writes more about the effort in this book titled "Matte Roopararel Battalilla".

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'Talaparige' by Mallikarjuna Hosapalya introduces readers to the concept of this source of water, which once was well known for its ability to provide water for irrigation and drinking.

'Talaparige' is a well known traditional source of water in Tumkur region in Karnataka. These are also seen in Kolar, Bellary and Chitradurga districts of Karnataka. So far, there has been no exhaustive documentation about this source of water.

This book attempt to give the concept, design, construction and maintainence details of Talipariges based on knowledge accumulated from farmers.

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A compilation of local practices and farming tips from Karnataka to overcome a drought situation.

Mannu Mattu Neeru by Shree Padre gives examples of local knowledge and agricultural practices that have successfully helped overcome a drought situation in the state of Karnataka.

These age-old practices, which have been in use for generations now, have helped families survive in circumstances of accute drought and famine. 

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