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Taking advantage of the simple concept of gravity
Vanajakshi, a 21 year old girl from Gondipakalu in Chintapalle Mandal, Andhra Pradesh, recalls that, growing up, she was often late to school. It wasn’t because she was having trouble waking up. It was because she had to accompany her mother to fetch water, and that took up around 2.5 hours every morning. Vanajakshi's reason wasn’t unique to her.
Divya N  posted 4 years 2 months ago
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The challenged coasts of India: A report
Aims of the report:
Divya N  posted 4 years 6 months ago
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Battling water scarcity with borewell recharge
Chitradurga district in Karnataka receives the lowest rainfall in the state. According to the Drought Monitoring Board, most borewells are dry and where there is water, its quality is poor. According to Chitradurga-based Devaraja Reddy who is a hydrogeologist,150-200 borewells were drilled in 2013, with an unfortunate success rate of 2%.
Divya N  posted 4 years 6 months ago
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No toilet, no job
Thipramahadevi Pudhur is a village in Erumapatti Block, Namakkal District with 115 households. In July this year, this village was declared as ‘open-defecation free’ (ODF), something that was aided by Leaf Society, an organization based in Namakkal and their effective strategy of awareness generation, and leveraging of government loans to communities via convergence. 
Divya N  posted 4 years 6 months ago
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Poisonous cocktail in the Cauvery
Mettur, a lush green valley town near Salem in Tamil Nadu, is most famous for the Mettur Dam and the Cauvery river, which originates at Talakaveri, in Kodagu, Karnataka. A largely agricultural town, Mettur's move to industrialisation happened in 1936 when Mettur Chemicals set up India’s first caustic-chlorine factory above the Stanley Reservoir. 
Divya N  posted 4 years 8 months ago
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Neighbour's envy, user's pride!
Chitradurga district in southern Karnataka is infamous for drought. People here constantly suffer from water shortage and in the last few years, the problem has escalated due to poor rainfall. 
Divya N  posted 4 years 8 months ago
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"Ultra Mega Power" to destroy!
Cheyyur, a town 100 km from Chennai in Kanchipuram, has been identified as the site for a 4000 MW Ultra Mega Power Plant (UMPP) by the Government of Tamil Nadu.
Divya N  posted 4 years 9 months ago
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Plastic bags don't just pollute, they kill!
If one takes a walk on the coastal towns of Neelankarai and Marina in Chennai between December and April, distinct tracks in the sand will be visible from the beach till the shore. These are the unmistakeable tracks of the Olive Ridley sea turtles that nest on these beaches.
Divya N  posted 4 years 9 months ago
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Coastal coal plants choke Chennai water resource hub
Chennai's Fort St.George, built in 1644, was the first English fortress to be built in India. It laid the foundation for further settlements around it and the city of Madras gradually expanded around the fort over the years. 
Divya N  posted 4 years 9 months ago
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Do we need so much energy?
The power sector has a large impact on the amount of water consumed. Certain processes in coal power plants require large amounts of water. In India, most of these power plants are installed in coastal areas. These plants draw ocean water, desalinate it and bring it to the required quality of water for the turbines and then re-use it.
Divya N  posted 5 years 4 months ago