Government of Karnataka
The Rainwater Harvesting Policy (2006) for Karnataka state has evolved out of the need for conserving rainwater and providing facilities for rainwater harvesting, in the context of the growing rate of urbanisation in the state and the rapid depletion of groundwater resources, leading to a water crisis.
The objective of the urban rainwater harvesting policy is to ensure that the available water is put to best possible use in the state by encouraging involvement of multiple level of stakeholders such as government and private institutions as well as citizens, in the appropriate management of rainwater.
Notification I: Draft of the Karnataka town and country planning rules - Government of Karnataka (2007)Posted on 12 Oct, 2010 03:19 PM
This is a draft document for the Karnataka Town and Country Planning Rules, 2007 and includes:
- Details of the title and commencement of the rules
- Definitions of the terms in the rules
- Proceedure for application
- Manner of enquiry
- Screening committee for regularisation
- Proceedure and conditions of regularisation
- Utilisation of funds
Attached here are a series of reports from the Government of Karnataka, providing details of the status and relief activities in the immediate aftermath of the floods in N.Karnataka. The reports contain the following information and more:
Detailed rainfall information for the time period of interest
Loss of human life and livestock,
Damage to houses,
Status of groundwater quality in Bangalore: Conducted by the Department of Mines and Geology, Government of KarnatakaPosted on 14 Aug, 2009 01:47 PM
The study collected 918 samples from 735 locations across an area of 400 square kilometers of the city and its environs. The samples were collected in March and April of 2003. Testing was done for 25 parameters. The results indicate that -
National water policy and state water policy of Assam, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Punjab, Rajasthan and Uttar PradeshPosted on 02 Jun, 2009 10:33 AM
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The various functions and powers of the authority outlined in Karnataka groundwater (regulation and control of development and management) bill, 2006, are as follows -
The Municipal Corporation may on contractual terms agreed with the Operator or Operator consultant, allow them to participate in the management, operation and maintenance of all municipal water works and the construction or acquisition of new works necessary for a sufficient supply of water for public and private purpose in the City or any specified part thereof.
Increasing urbanization has resulted in greater pressure on the existing urban water supply and sanitation systems leading to increasing demand on the one hand to augment the source and improve distribution and on the other to increase the coverage of underground drainage (UGD).
The Karnataka Irrigation Act (1965) seeks to consolidate the provisions of the Mysore irrigation (levy of betterment contribution and water rate) act, which was passed by the Legislature in 1957 and other allied Acts in force in the different areas in so far as they related to the levy of betterment contribution and water rate.