Groundwater

  • Groundwater in our country is rapidly depleting. Inspite of the vision of water managers in planning and investing in the water sector, there are a few issues in the field of groundwater that seem to be partly responsible for this deteriorating groundwater scenario in the country, and these are...
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  • ‘Kitna shaant hai ye paani, aur iske liye yeh rajniti’ (the water is so still, yet there is politics around it). This exchange between the two protagonists in the film ‘Kaun kitne paani mein’ says a lot about its subject. Set in a water starved locale in Odisha, this Hindi film created ...
    Amita Bhaduriposted 2 days 17 hours agoread more
  • It's been more than 15 days and the drinking water crisis in Talabeda village in Sambalpur, Odisha is yet to be addressed. The water supply system of the village collapsed due to a fault in the transformer located within the premises of the Talabeda pump house, and no one has the time to fix this an...
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  • Over the last few months, rains--whether they flooded India enough or not--have certainly flooded the news. May brought a grim prediction by the Minister for Earth Sciences, Harsh Vardhan, that this year’s monsoon forecast is expected to be 88 percent of the long-term average setting off fears of ...
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  • The seminar is intended to provide a platform for professionals involved in groundwater resources development and management to exchange knowledge and to have an insight into the state of the art in current technology and solution in sustainable groundwater management as have been applied in differe...
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  • Even in the remotest village of Assam, you would often find one saying ‘paanir nisina daam’ (meaning as cheap as water) or ‘paanir nisina xorol’ (as simple as water) over a good bargain or an easy task. Water is, almost always, associated with simplicity and abundance.But those were the good...
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  • Amanishah nallah flowing through Sanganer, a town located 15 kms from Jaipur, is getting murkier by the day as the the textile hand printing industry in the area is getting more prosperous. The craft of printing colourful ethnic designs on a cotton base using natural vegetable-based dyes is centurie...
    Amita Bhaduriposted 1 week 6 days agoread more
  • With more than 8360 tons of trash created daily in Delhi, the city has three trash pile sites at Bhalaswa, Ghazipur and Okhla. In these sites technically known as landfills, garbage is buried between layers of earth to build up low-lying lands. Now, Delhi’s landfills have grown beyond big; they we...
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  • About the conferenceThe deliberations for the Roundtable have been designed to enumerate, appraise and understand the challenges of engaging with the issues of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH). The deliberations shall focus upon catalysing innovations for successful and sustainable impacts of WA...
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  • Hi,Good to see such a portal which is useful for many users like me.Thanks to India Water Portal!We are not getting sufficient water from our bore-well.Before we assumed that it happens only in summer . But even in this season we are facing the same problem. Our assumption is that one of our nearby ...
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  • Villagers win as SJVNL drops its tunnel plan for Luhri hydel project Once again, farmers and environmentalists win a battle against an ambitious plan as the Sutlej Jal Vidyut Nigam Limited (SJVNL) drops its idea to construct a 38 km long tunnel for the Luhri Hydro project in Himachal Pradesh. T...
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  • South India performs better in the Swachh Bharat rankingsKarnataka's Mysore city has been ranked first in the Swachh Bharat rankings released by the Ministry of Urban Development. The rankings are based on the extent of open defecation and solid waste management practices in 476 cities across the co...
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  • Hello,Can any one suggest the required HP required for a pump, that takes suction from a depth of 40 feet,horizontal length of 1000 ft and delivers it at a height of 13 feet.?Also, what precautions should be taken when installing a pump with 1140ft sucton line? The dealer has suggested that I instal...
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  • Water, a valuable resource that is magical and mystical, is both mistreated and misunderstood today. Jacques Yves Cousteau once said, "We conveniently forget that the water cycle and the life cycle are one" and he doesn't seem too off the mark. Reports claim that by 2030, India will n...
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  • Dr. Indira Khurana, co-author of the book, 'Reflections of managing water: Earth's greatest natural resource', an initiative of the Balipara Foundation, has been working on water issues for more than a decade. In an interview with India Water Portal, she talks about her journey that l...
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  • Dear IWPI need information on the Bihar Shatabdi Niji Nalkoop Yojana (BSNNY). How do I apply for it? And where does the application have to be sent to get the benefit of this pilot project. My village is situated under block Punpun, sub division Masaurhi, District Patna.Also, kindly provide the cont...
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  • About Arghyam’s GW-SAN Nexus Research ProgrammeThis Groundwater- Sanitation Nexus Research Programme has been developed to deepen the understanding of linkages between ground-water and sanitation in the Indian context, and move towards an integrated approach. At present, the empirical evidence or ...
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  • Springs play an important role in the daily lives of thousands of communities in the hills and mountains of the Himalayas. However, in many places once reliable springs are drying up, presenting rural communities, and women in particular, with new challenges. In the Himalayan region, natural springs...
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  • The diameter of my sububmersible is 8.5 inch internally. It is being used for agriculltural purpose. I used it 15 days ago and found that the water was very bad in taste and not suitable for any crop. On some experts advice, I decided to put some in a small in submersible pipe (8.5 inch). There has ...
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  • 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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