16 August 2010

When all else fails, catch raindrops: How an ex-lecturer from Udipi district turned around the land - India Together

15 August 2010

Clean drinking water is often very difficult for people in some parts of India to obtain. In response, Operation Blessing International has been in the country drilling water wells

14 August 2010

A butterfly, as chaos theory guru Edward Lorenz once pointed out, could flap its tiny wings and change weather patterns for ever. Yet we are so accustomed to the invariability of our climate
McNally Bharat Engineering Co. Ltd is looking to acquire firms in Western Europe that provide technology for removal of salinity, minerals and other impurities from water
The BMC has issued fresh warnings to developers, asking them to comply with the new guidelines on rainwater harvesting or face action
Tungabhadra dam at Hospet, which is the lifeline for six districts — three each in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh — is just short of two feet to attain its full reservoir level
Barring light drizzles through the day, rainfall activity continued to be subdued in Pune on Friday with no rains being recorded in the catchment areas of the dams around the city
Water-borne diseases have started hitting the Tricity as monsoon is gaining strength. Mohali has been badly hit with an outbreak of hepatitis A and E
Ahead of the Ganga river basin authority’s meeting to decide the fate of hydel projects on the Bhagirathi in Uttarakhand, R Chidambram, Principal Scientific Advisor (PSA) to the government
The disastrous effect of the state throwing up its hands and retreating is most starkly visible in agriculture

13 August 2010

Minister of External Affairs S.M. Krishna said on Thursday that the work on Kishenganga Hydroelectric Project is in progress
Rapidly depleting water tables have prompted the Planning Commission to work on an integrated regulatory mechanism to manage water resources. This would require setting up of regulatory bodies both at the state and center
The scant monsoon in Bengal will mean a shortage of about 27 lakh tonnes of rice in the coming year. Going by the present progress of monsoon, about 11 lakh hectares of land will remain uncultivated this year
Although the heavy downpour on Thursday night came as a welcome relief from the humid weather but people also faced problems on account of water-logging in different parts of the city
The Department of Drinking Water Supply under the Ministry of Rural Development has released grant in aid worth Rs.6621.03 lakh (programme fund) to the State Government of Uttarakhand
The Australian reports on how four large businesses in India are developing low-cost water purifiers for some of the country's "poorest of the poor”
India’s 1.2 billion inhabitants make it the second most populous country in the world. Both its people and its fast-growing industrial sector have an urgent need for clean water
The Indian army said Friday it had evacuated another 172 foreigners stranded for a week by flash floods that hit the remote, high-altitude trekking region of Ladakh in the Indian Himalaya
Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal today said the state government would be considering recruitment of local water guards on a part-time basis to manage the drinking water supply schemes in different parts of the state
The unscheduled power cuts in the city has a cascading effect on the water supply as the Cauvery water couldn’t be supplied from pumping station to several areas in the city