Lifting and Extraction

  • PM Modi inaugurates the controversial Sardar Sarovar Project On his birthday on September 17, Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared the completion of the Sardar Sarovar Project. The gates of the dam have been closed and the reservoir behind the dam is getting filled up to raise water level fro...
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  • Far in the distance, towards the edge of Noida and Greater Noida flows the Hindon river amidst clusters of modern highrise buildings. A few years ago, the landscape here was more countrified and quite distinct from the low rise neghbourhoods of Delhi dotted with its numerous parks and abundant insti...
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  • Despite ban, immersion of Ganpati idols made of PoP continue in Bengaluru lakes According to data released by the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike, a total of 2,08,585 idols were immersed in Bengaluru lakes this year on the first day of the Ganesh festival. Despite the Karnataka State Pollution C...
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  • We pump bore water for storage for drip irrigation purpose into a open well that has no great yield in our farm in south western Tamil Nadu in the arid foot hill areas of western Ghats. Recently due to drought the water pumped into the well from bore also gets absorbed and dried. The well is rocky i...
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  • Vasant Baburao Parkale, a 52-year-old farmer, has become a role model for many farmers in the drought-prone Marathwada region. His determination and the will to excel in life have helped him to transform his dreams into reality. In 1984, he was just another labourer working for Bhagwan Yashwantrao ...
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  • An impromptu weekend plan landed me in Wonderla Amusement Park in Hyderabad. My fear of heights made me go only on those rides that seemed slower and lower. These happened to be the water rides, as they were my safest bet. Even if all the safety belts and harnesses of the ride failed, I would just e...
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  • Ambitious solution to curb Karnataka's drought In a bid to tackle the water woes of the state, the Minister for Rural Development and Panchayat Raj HK Patil has announced a plan to drill 1 km deep borewells in 10 water scarce areas. The government is going to involve the private company, Water...
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  • Pettugodalu is a small village in Hukumpeta, a tribal mandal of Visakhapatnam District with 150 members. The village has 30 acres of the land, 100% dependent on rainfall. There is a stream passing at 200 feet distance to the land and at a depth of 70 feet where from June to January, water flows at 3...
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  • This is a simple guide that answers some of the most popular questions related to solar water pumps. This list of Q&A will help you understand what they are and their growing importance these days. Please click on a question for detailed information. What are solar water pumps? What is the u...
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  • This story is of Punawli Kalan village in Uttar Pradesh, where a community with the support of a women-led federation, solved its water woes by developing a community-owned water supply system. Punawli Kalan village is situated in Jhansi district, in the drought-prone Bundelkhand region of Central ...
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  • We recently had a 4.5 inch diameter boring in our house for domestic use. The technician dug the borewell upto a depth of 230 feet, after which he said boring can not be carried out further.About 1 inch of water supply was found at a depth of 150 feet. The casing i.e the pipe which is provided upto ...
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  • I have installed a 15 HP submersible pump (CRI) in my farm in Southern Tamil Nadu. This pump is installed in a 380 feet borewell that has an average yield of 3000 to 3600 litres per hour. The 15 HP pump was installed on basis of a wrong advice provided by the pump dealer as I was looking at installi...
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  • Acute water shortage impacts thermal power generation The country has lost nearly 5,870 million units of power generation due to the nonavailability of water till February in this financial year. Moreover, the loss of generation has significantly increased over the past three years. Power minister ...
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  • I have dug a bore well around 400 feet deep, that is 6" wide, and I also have a 7.5 HP submersible motor. My motor works in 3 phase supply, now i have to put 2 phase to it. Is it possible to run the motor in 2 phase? Will this cause any problems for the motor? If so, are there any solutions? V...
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  • Irrigation system in India is often about big dams and hundreds of kilometres of canals that incur huge capital expenditure. Hence, policies at the central and the state level are mostly tilted in favour of big projects and often neglect micro-level solutions. Solar water pumps, along with appropri...
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  • I don't have an electricity connection yet. Can any one suggest a good diesel motor which can lift water from 120 feet deep borewell. Any other ideas also invited. Thanks & Regards, Ranjith
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  • According to the data released by the Food and Agricultural Organisation’s AQUASTAT in 2010, at 250 billion m³ per year, India is one of the countries that uses groundwater the most. As high as 80 percent of its water is used for irrigation of which 65 percent is groundwater. This paper Bi-decad...
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  • Arsenic present in drinking water at many habitations: Centre The Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation has informed the Rajya Sabha that drinking water in 66,663 habitations across the country is affected by arsenic and fluoride contamination. However, the government is working to provide...
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  • I have to lift water 120 feet horizontally distance and vertically distance 30 feet, where as my motor pump capacity is 127 feet (39 meter). Can it work as per my requirement? Thanks, Deepak
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  • Tamil Nadu declares drought Following the suicide of 144 farmers in the state, the Tamil Nadu government has declared a drought. The country is experiencing the worst ever north-east monsoon in 140 years. This has severely affected 21 out of 32 districts in the state with Nagapattinam, Thiruvarur a...
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PM Modi inaugurates the controversial Sardar Sarovar Project

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As cities spread wide, grey infrastructure projects flout green norms to provide affordable housing for all.

Far in the distance, towards the edge of Noida and Greater Noida flows the Hindon river amidst clusters of modern highrise buildings. A few years ago, the landscape here was more countrified and quite distinct from the low rise neghbourhoods of Delhi dotted with its numerous parks and abundant institutional spaces. 

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Despite ban, immersion of Ganpati idols made of PoP continue in Bengaluru lakes

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We pump bore water for storage for drip irrigation purpose into a open well that has no great yield in our farm in south western Tamil Nadu in the arid foot hill areas of western Ghats. Recently due to drought the water pumped into the well from bore also gets absorbed and dried. The well is rocky in nature below 6-8 feet and 153sq.ft. What can we do to save the bore water?

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A video tells the story of a poor farmer who, through effective water conservation methods, became rich and a role model to other villagers.

Vasant Baburao Parkale, a 52-year-old farmer, has become a role model for many farmers in the drought-prone Marathwada region. His determination and the will to excel in life have helped him to transform his dreams into reality.

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Hyderabad sources water for most of its amusements and recreation from villages nearby, depleting groundwater and creating water shortage for the villagers.

An impromptu weekend plan landed me in Wonderla Amusement Park in Hyderabad. My fear of heights made me go only on those rides that seemed slower and lower. These happened to be the water rides, as they were my safest bet. Even if all the safety belts and harnesses of the ride failed, I would just end up falling in the water, with all my bones and skull intact. Nevertheless, I enjoyed myself.  At that point, I never questioned how this park was procuring water for all its rides.

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Ambitious solution to curb Karnataka's drought

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Pettugodalu is a small village in Hukumpeta, a tribal mandal of Visakhapatnam District with 150 members. The village has 30 acres of the land, 100% dependent on rainfall. There is a stream passing at 200 feet distance to the land and at a depth of 70 feet where from June to January, water flows at 3 feet height. The villagers are ready to give half of acre of land for storing the water. But, the issue is that all the villagers are wage seekers, and cannot invest from their pockets. The panchayat has come forward to invest 10,000 rupees to bring the water to these 30 acres.

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What are solar water pumps? What are their advantages over traditional water pumps? Here are the answers to all your questions on solar water pumps.

This is a simple guide that answers some of the most popular questions related to solar water pumps. This list of Q&A will help you understand what they are and their growing importance these days. Please click on a question for detailed information.

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A women led initiative ensures access to water in Punawli Kalan village of Jhansi

This story is of Punawli Kalan village in Uttar Pradesh, where a community with the support of a women-led federation, solved its water woes by developing a community-owned water supply system.

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