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Right information and collective strength of people triumph!
"More than eight villagers in Padapadar have died due to water-borne diseases such as typhoid, diarrhoea, jaundice, etc.
makarandpurohit  posted 3 years 4 months ago
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Ultratech Cement mines limestone (and villagers) in Chhattisgarh
Paraswani village in Balodabazar district, Chhattisgarh contains vast reserves of limestone, a sedimentary rock that is a primary ingredient in the cement manufacturing process. Since 1992, Ultratech Cement Ltd. (UTCL) followed by four other similar companies, have begun excavating this rock within a 30 km radius of the village.
makarandpurohit  posted 3 years 5 months ago
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Water vending machines: How equitable are they?
A water ATM, as the name implies, is a sort of a water vending machine similar to bank ATMs except that in a water ATM, money goes in to the machine in return for water. These machines, which run on a cash as well as a prepaid card or smart card system are built, owned and operated by private companies that have rights over public resources such as land and water.
makarandpurohit  posted 3 years 5 months ago
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Rooftop rainwater harvesting at Chhattisgarh school reduces absenteeism
Chhattisgarh ranked number 1 in the country for providing domestic water connections in 2014-15 under the National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP).
makarandpurohit  posted 3 years 6 months ago
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Quarter million school children in Chhattisgarh lack drinking water
Nearly 1,700 public schools--approximately quarter million children in grades 1-12--of Chhattisgarh have no arrangements for drinking water.
makarandpurohit  posted 3 years 6 months ago
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These 'River View' apartments could get you in neck deep!
At a time when the Central Government has stressed the need to protect our rivers, the Kaliasot river green belt in Madhya Pradesh has witnessed haphazard growth due to illegal constructions. Not only has the flow of the river which flows from the center of Bhopal been affected, but also community lives have been impacted.
makarandpurohit  posted 3 years 7 months ago
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Piped water scheme changes the lives of Odisha villagers
In India, about Rs.70,000 crore 
makarandpurohit  posted 3 years 8 months ago
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Water problems with quality and access plague Sambalpur, Odisha
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 and restart the water supply system. 
makarandpurohit  posted 3 years 8 months ago
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Nagpur Municipal Corporation in troubled waters
The Maharashtra State Accountant General (AG) recently exposed the hidden agenda of the Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) and its so-called best Public-Private Partnership model with regards to Nagpur's water supply.
makarandpurohit  posted 3 years 9 months ago
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90% of malarial deaths happen in rural India
Stagnant puddles, which are a breeding ground for mosquitoes, follow the rains every year causing an increase in the incidence of water-borne diseases. Malaria is the third most common of these diseases in India after diarrhoea and typhoid. 
makarandpurohit  posted 3 years 9 months ago
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Why use a refrigerator to store water when you can use a clay pot?
What's not to like about clay pots? "They cool water naturally due to the tiny air pores present in them, are affordable, save energy and are eco-friendly when compared to refrigerators", says Gautam Bandhopadhaya, a water expert in Chhattisgarh.
makarandpurohit  posted 3 years 10 months ago
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How has water privatisation affected Chattisgarh?
The Shivnath River is the longest tributary of the Mahanadi River.
makarandpurohit  posted 3 years 11 months ago
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Water and facilities flow better into cities
Sixty eight percent of India's population lives in rural areas but when it comes to facilities -- including the availability of safe drinking water -- cities and towns corner most of them.
makarandpurohit  posted 4 years 1 week ago
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Are there solutions to epidemics from water-borne diseases?
Between May and December 2014, 17 deaths were registered in Sambalpur due to jaundice but residents say that the death toll due to water-borne diseases is much more than that. In January 2015, the Odisha High Court issued a notice to the state government asking it to furnish details on the steps taken to check the Jaundice outbreak in Sambalpur.  What is Jaundice?
makarandpurohit  posted 4 years 2 months ago
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A way to minimise agricultural problems in India
Muneswar and more than 170 farmers in Ambikapur, Chhattisgarh have no regrets after shifting over from traditional agricultural methods of farming to the System of Rice Intensification (SRI) method. Why would they? Most of them have been overwhelmed by the kind of returns they have got compared to their investments.
makarandpurohit  posted 4 years 2 months ago
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Water Untouched: A film on Dalits' lack of access
“The Dalits of this country get access to water on the goodwill of the dominant caste. Water to untouchables is still miles away,” says Goldy M George, a Dalit activist and an expert on Dalit rights.
makarandpurohit  posted 4 years 2 months ago
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The dark life of the Kelo
"The Kelo river has never been like this but in the last two decades, the economic growth in the region has spoiled the purity of the river", says eminent journalist  Shiv Rajpoot from Raigarh, who is also known as "Kelo man". He has twice traveled by foot, the 90 km stretch of the Kelo from its origin to its end. The objectives of his two visits were to study and document:
makarandpurohit  posted 4 years 4 months ago
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Poisonous encounters in Maharashtra
A decade ago, Jamwadi village in Yavatmal, Maharashtra, was a famous tourist attraction due to its beautiful lake. Now, there is no lake to speak of thanks to the Raymond factory in Yavatmal. Wastewaster from the factory flows untreated into the lake, which is located 15 kms away.
makarandpurohit  posted 4 years 5 months ago
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Poachers turned protectors fight for their survival
Nature and wildlife can be better conserved if local communities are duly educated and motivated. Nearly 70 km south of Bhubaneswar, the Mangalajodi village on the edge of Chilka lake, Asia’s largest brackish water lagoon, is a testimony to that argument.
makarandpurohit  posted 4 years 5 months ago
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The slow death of a river
The Kshipra is considered a sacred river in Madhya Pradesh's Malwa region. In the last few decades, this perennial river has also lost its glory like many other rivers in India.
makarandpurohit  posted 4 years 7 months ago

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