Groundwater

  • We have a Suguna Jet Motor Pump which was installed 15 years before. We have a problem, the water flows in the tank for the first two minutes, after that it automatically stops. We have checked with our plumber and the whole 140 ft pipe in the bore well was replaced and the filter changed. But still...
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  • We have a bore depth of 300 feet and still did not have water in our area. We are planning a new bore.What is the scientific method to find out the water level? Can you please suggest the best consultant in Chennai.The other option we are planning is we have one more bore of 50feet depth, so can we ...
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  • Sir,I have bored around 900 feet deep for a bore well, that is 6" wide, and I also have a 10 HP submersible motor. I have the control kit working with 3 phase and 2 phase circuit having capacitor. My motor works in 3 phase supply and is not working in 2 phase supply. I have called a mechanic and got...
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  • Panel suggests that the Govt not rush through with changes in green lawsTaking into consideration the views of over 50 organisations, individuals and experts from across the country, the Parlimentary Panel has asked the Government not to rush through the proposals of the high-level committee&nb...
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  • Come monsoon and the situation in the Hindon river is truly troubling. Large stretches of the river continue to suffer toxic contamination. An article by Baishali Adak in Daily Mail Online (UK) last year showed images of the effluent-laden river in the 30 km stretch in Ghaziabad. While this baffled ...
    Amita Bhaduriposted 1 week 1 day agoread more
  • Since 1999, Bihar has borne the brunt of four droughts. Rainfall scarcity has affected farmers, depleted groundwater levels significantly, and led to an increase in the number of poor people in the state. What measures has the government taken to mitigate the impact? Are the relief programmes offere...
    sabitakaushalposted 1 week 4 days agoread more
  • "Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase". - Martin Luther King, Jr. Centuries ago, this faith in the unknown might have inspired the elders in Sikkim to worship their springs. What it would yield was perhaps unfathomed then, but today it surely is evident. ...
    Usha Dewaniposted 2 weeks 18 hours agoread more
  • Monsoons in the North affect people and wildlifeHeavy rains in the last week have water-logged Delhi, flooded Gujarat, caused landslides in Uttarakhand & cloud-bursts in Kashmir, and Himachal Pradesh is on a high alert. Char Dham Yatra pilgrims have been stranded because of the landslides i...
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  • Declining groundwater levels and increasing stress on water resources in rural areas in India is a major concern for development since the livelihoods of a majority of the rural population depends on agriculture and the availability of sustainable water resources. More productive use of rainwater is...
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  • By the year 2000, farmers in Mahbubnagar, Telangana could see how risky their investments on groundwater had become. The area barely received 600 mm of annual rainfall, and just 15 percent of its area was under irrigation. This caused a crisis for both drinking water and irrigation for a s...
    Amita Bhaduriposted 3 weeks 1 day agoread more
  • Solar energy, which was until now only considered for small scale lighting is now slowly gaining tremendous popularity among farmers to pump irrigation water. The paper titled 'Karnataka’s smart, new solar pump policy for irrigation' published in the Economic and Political Weekly, provides a ...
    aarti kelkar kh...posted 3 weeks 6 days agoread more
  • "When I wake up in the morning, I feel like a normal person, but when I get up, I realize that I cannot walk properly. I feel like running but I cannot", laments Md. Manik Uddin. This isn't unique to just Manik. Many others of Tapatjuri village in Nagaon, Assam feel the same. From infants to the eld...
    Usha Dewaniposted 4 weeks 14 hours agoread more
  • Sir,I have purchased an agricultural land of 8 acres in the Anantapur district in Jagarajpalli Panchayat in the year 2012. I got to know that the land falls under over exploited zone and permission for borewell for the sake of cultivation is not permissible.Unfortunately there are no existing bores ...
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  • Most tourists visiting Shimla won’t know that they are walking on a water tank when they wait to get their pictures taken or go horse riding on Ridge road but they will know that the city faces water shortage -- their hotel bathrooms have messages asking them to use water judiciously. I saw s...
    Manu Moudgilposted 1 month 19 hours agoread more
  • Humans are consuming groundwater rapidly: NASAData from NASA's Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) satellites has shown that groundwater is depleting fast from the world owing to human consumption. Out of the world's 37 biggest aquifers observed, eight have been classified as 'overstress...
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  • Huddled in the Aravali range in the southern part of Rajasthan about 26 km from Udaipur, is the largest reserve of phosphate in India. Also known as the Jhamarkotra mines, it is the only commercially exploitable rock phosphate deposit in the country. Phosphate is crucial for the sustenance of f...
    Amita Bhaduriposted 1 month 1 week agoread more
  • I first met Kunti and Priya at a meeting of the Springs Initiative, which is a network of organisations and individuals working across India to restore their springs. Both from Kulgad village, they had come to talk about the work they had done on their spring. The officials present at that meet...
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  • Dear India Water Portal, I stay in a village that is not near the coastal area,  but the groundwater and borewell water in the area is salty. Some ations in the same area have good drinking water though. Is there any problem with the ground water? Thank you
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  • Dear Sir, I have a four years old borewell that is around 250feet. It has medium water. Recently, a new borewell was dug in my neighbourhood which is around 450fts and 30 ft away from my borewell. Diggers are saying that both the borewells have common source of water(internal). I want to know how t...
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  • Chedua Bedia is a 47-year-old marginal farmer from Dubulabeda village, Angara block of Ranchi district. In addition to being a successful farmer, Chedua has founded a school and motivates other farmers from his village to attend classes! This is a special school called the Farmers Field School where...
    Amita Bhaduriposted 1 month 2 weeks agoread more

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