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  • Alternative Futures: India Unshackled is a book that brings together scenarios of an India that is politically and socially egalitarian, radically democratic, economically sustainable and equitable, and socio-culturally diverse and harmonious. Edited by KJ Joy and Ashish Kothari, with a foreword by ...
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  • Widespread use of digital devices--mobile phones, tablets, computers, smart watches and more--has made electronic waste a new environmental problem. Discarded gadgets result in massive piles of e-waste, which is contaminating soil and groundwater in the national capital, a new study has pointed out....
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  • Ambikapur has become a role model for all the urban local bodies (ULBs) in Chhattisgarh for its successful solid liquid resource management (SLRM). Thanks to Ritu Sen, former collector of Ambikapur and her team for taking the initiative to clean the city and for bringing the women's self-help groups...
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  • Sustainable water supply and sanitation has become extremely important due to the increase in water scarcity, the impact of climate change and the need for adaptation, and the increasing demand in water and competition among different usages. Nispana in association with CDD Society India successfu...
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  • Four new research and development projects for real-time monitoring of air and water quality were today launched jointly by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and Corporate Research Council of Intel. Among the proposed projects is an air quality monitoring test bed that would be able to...
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  • The use of ultraviolet lamps in water purifiers is common but the presence of mercury in these lamps could be potentially hazardous. Now a group of Indian scientists have developed a mercury-free ultraviolet lamp that can be used in water purifiers. Scientists have engineered an optimised dielectri...
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  • We have drilled borewell upto 400 ft but found no water, however, 3 to 4 days later we heard a noise of water. On measuring the water level by rope we found that the water level was at 150 foot. So, i would like to know that how much chances are there to have a good yield of water ?
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  • I would like to get some estimate of the approximate water usage as per international standards for the following water utilisation by 18 hole golf course Guest rooms -164 rooms with 328 persons Resturant+Bar+Coffeshop - 1354 persons Banquet hall - 300 persons Spa - 20 persons Kindly, let m...
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  • "Large parts of the world, irrespective of their level of economic development, are at the cusp of severe environmental crises. In these regions, the operations of extractive projects such as large scale plantations, mining and industrial development have negated or worsened the economic, social and...
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  • Persistent use of chemical pesticides to increase crop productivity has led to their accumulation in soil, water and even food. Now a group of researchers from Pune have isolated an enzyme from a pest and found that it can be used to clean up pesticide residues from food and environment. Researcher...
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  • India is the second most populous country in the world, with more than one billion citizens. 163 million people lack access to safe water and 210 million people lack access to improved sanitation. With the per capita availability of water continuing to decline, the nation hurtles towards water scarc...
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  • The Makhala village is located in the Amravati district in the southwestern Satpura mountain ranges. Situated at 959 m above mean sea level, this Maharashtra village has 352 households with a population of 1045. Although accessible by road in all seasons, the village is isolated and surrounded by fo...
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  • India today took a major step ahead in upgrading computing capacity in the area of weather forecasting and climate monitoring. Union Minister for Earth Sciences Dr Harsh Vardhan inaugurated a super computer system at the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM) here on Monday, taking its tota...
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  • Saving the Ennore Creek: Chennai fisherfolk stage Jal Satyagraha Fisherfolk in Chennai are staging protest in knee deep waters against the Tamil Nadu government's decision to illegally convert 6500 acres of the Ennore wetlands into an industrial real estate. Protesters have alleged that the governm...
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  • Government approves Rs 5,369 crore for Jal Vikas Marg Project With the technical assistance and investment support from the World Bank, the Centre has given its approval to Rs 5,369 crore Jal Vikas Marg Project for capacity augmentation of navigation on the Haldia-Varanasi stretch of National ...
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  • Senior Evaluation Specialist:  Ex-post Evaluation of USAID/India’s  Financial Institutions Reform and Expansion (FIRE-D) Activity Working together with a Social Impact M&E Specialist and Senior Technical Advisor, the Senior Evaluation Specialist will be expected to contribute substa...
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  • Date: 13,14 th Jan 2018. Place: MCCIA , Swar Gate, Pune Fees: Rs. 7,500/- for each Event details & booking link :- http://mineralwaterprojectinformation.org/i2a/live-training/ Also, download the detailed training schedule from below. 
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  • Climate change impacts are being felt in many parts of the country, as manifested in erratic rainfall, extreme weather events and changes in cropping patterns. Adapting to these changes at farm and household levels is critical. A new study says women, particularly in marginalised communities, posses...
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  • IRCTC signs MoU with Coal India to extract groundwater from mines The Indian Railways has joined hands with the state-owned coal mining company, Coal India to use excess groundwater from mines for manufacturing purified packaged drinking water that would be sold under the IRCTC's Rail Neer brand. A...
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  • Arunachal achieves the open defecation free status Following Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh becomes the second state in the Northeast to be declared open defecation free. The state has achieved the open defecation free target one year and 10 months ahead of the national target, which is October 2, 2019....
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A remarkable, first-ever collection of 35 essays on India’s future, by a diverse set of authors – activists, researchers, media practitioners.

Alternative Futures: India Unshackled is a book that brings together scenarios of an India that is politically and socially egalitarian, radically democratic, economically sustainable and equitable, and socio-culturally diverse and harmonious. Edited by KJ Joy and Ashish Kothari, with a foreword by Shiv Vishwanathan, Alternative Futures: India Unshackled covers a wide range of issues, organized under four sections.

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Toxic heavy metals from electronic waste piles in Delhi contaminate groundwater and soil.

Widespread use of digital devices--mobile phones, tablets, computers, smart watches and more--has made electronic waste a new environmental problem. Discarded gadgets result in massive piles of e-waste, which is contaminating soil and groundwater in the national capital, a new study has pointed out. 

The results of the study, published in the journal Current Science, have indicated that soil and water contamination is likely to find its way into the human body resulting in health hazards.

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A small city in Chattisgarh, Ambikapur implements a cost effective way to get rid of its waste and generates jobs in the process.

Ambikapur has become a role model for all the urban local bodies (ULBs) in Chhattisgarh for its successful solid liquid resource management (SLRM). Thanks to Ritu Sen, former collector of Ambikapur and her team for taking the initiative to clean the city and for bringing the women's self-help groups (SHGs) together for this noble cause. 

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Experts from government, NGOs and industry gathered at the Sheraton Grande Hotel for the two day summit.

Sustainable water supply and sanitation has become extremely important due to the increase in water scarcity, the impact of climate change and the need for adaptation, and the increasing demand in water and competition among different usages.

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Four new projects launched for real-time monitoring of air and water quality.

Four new research and development projects for real-time monitoring of air and water quality were today launched jointly by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and Corporate Research Council of Intel.

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Ultraviolet lamps free of mercury developed to purify water.

The use of ultraviolet lamps in water purifiers is common but the presence of mercury in these lamps could be potentially hazardous. Now a group of Indian scientists have developed a mercury-free ultraviolet lamp that can be used in water purifiers.

Scientists have engineered an optimised dielectric discharge based mercury-free Vacuum UV/UV light source for water sterilisation. The lamp can produce the desired level of wavelengths for deactivation of bacteria within 10 seconds without the use of mercury. 

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We have drilled borewell upto 400 ft but found no water, however, 3 to 4 days later we heard a noise of water. On measuring the water level by rope we found that the water level was at 150 foot. So, i would like to know that how much chances are there to have a good yield of water ?

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I would like to get some estimate of the approximate water usage as per international standards for the following water utilisation by 18 hole golf course

  • Guest rooms -164 rooms with 328 persons
  • Resturant+Bar+Coffeshop - 1354 persons
  • Banquet hall - 300 persons
  • Spa - 20 persons

Kindly, let me know if it is possible to get this ?

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This is a new practice guide by the CPR-Namati environmental justice program.

"Large parts of the world, irrespective of their level of economic development, are at the cusp of severe environmental crises. In these regions, the operations of extractive projects such as large scale plantations, mining and industrial development have negated or worsened the economic, social and physical wellbeing of communities in their neighbourhoods and beyond.

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Researchers isolate a pest gene that can help fight pesticide contamination in environment.

Persistent use of chemical pesticides to increase crop productivity has led to their accumulation in soil, water and even food. Now a group of researchers from Pune have isolated an enzyme from a pest and found that it can be used to clean up pesticide residues from food and environment.

Researchers from Savitribai Phule Pune University have isolated a gene that produces a highly efficient enzyme (Glutathione –S-transferase or GST) from bollworm, a pest. This enzyme, they say, can be used for removing pesticides from food and environment.

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