Prarthana Rao

Prarthana Rao
What is your water footprint?
How much water does it cost to make a product? Will calculating this cost or the 'corporate water footprint' help make businesses more water sustainable? Posted on 31 May, 2014 12:11 PM

“When the well is dry, we know the worth of water.” ― Benjamin Franklin

Global water footprint
A costly 200 km journey from source to tap
The Yettinahole Diversion Project aims to supply water to water-starved Kolar and Chikkaballapur in Karnataka. Diverting the Netravathi river for this purpose need not be the only solution.
Posted on 23 Mar, 2014 10:40 PM

In July 2012, the Government of Karnataka approved the Yettinahole Diversion Project (YDP), which will cost an estimated Rs. 12,912.36 crore. This project is set to divert the head waters of the Gundia River (a tributary of the Kumardhara, which is a tributary of the Netravathi) in the west and transfer it to eastern parts of the state.

Yettinahole river (Source: SANDRP)