Arkavathy

Gujarat's data on toilets and drinking water facilities in schools unreliable: CAG
News this week Swati Bansal posted 6 years 5 months ago

Gujarat's data on toilets and drinking water facilities in schools need investigation: CAG

Girls toilet in a school
The comedy and tragedy of the Doddaballapur tanks
Twenty five cascading tanks culminate in the Naagarakere tank in Doddaballapur town in Karnataka. Once a source of water for the region, most of them are dry today. Can we revive them? srikantap posted 7 years 7 months ago

1972 was the year. A massive hit, a landmark movie in Dr. Rajkumar's cinema career was realeased: Bangarada Manushya (The Golden Man).

With many melodious and meaningful songs, the theme was something close to one's heart - an urban youth returns to his ancestral village, takes up agriculture and works for the welfare of the village.

Doddaballapur tanks
The Karamana River in Kerala – once revered but now shunned
Pollution in Kerala river, growing water scarcity worldwide and increased hydropower projects in the north east are the highlights of this week’s news. sabitakaushal posted 8 years ago

People warned to stay away from river

Living rivers, dying rivers: Stuffed rivers of Vrishabhavathi-Arkavathi from the Cauvery system
The eighth lecture in the series titled "Living rivers, dying rivers" was on Vrishabhavathi-Arkavathi rivers, by Leo Saldanha and Bhargavi Rao of the Environmental Support Group (ESG). Amita Bhaduri posted 8 years 5 months ago

Introduction

Narrow flow path of Cauvery, Mekedaatu (Source:Wikipedia)
Where our rivers begin - Water literacy for urban India
For the people interested in water supply to Bangalore a must visit is the Channakesava Hills abutting the Nandi hills and part of the range. content-team posted 9 years 10 months ago

 

Fisherman on Hessarghatta Lake on the Arkavathy RiverFisherman on Hessarghatta Lake on the Arkavathy River

It is here in a small pond that the Arkavathy river is famously said to originate. It moves down the hill in the form of a spring and enters the first of the man-made reservoirs, called ‘tanks’, the Chikkarayyappanhalli Kere. From thence begins the journey of this tributary to the Cauvery. Passing through a series of tanks built to hold its water for irrigation it comes to the large ‘Nagarakere’ at Dodballapur. The entire drinking water for the town of population 100,000 used to come from this large tank. Moving further on the river comes to the almost 7 sq.km. Large Hessarghatta tank. In 1894 this tank was enlarged and became the first external source of water supply to the city of Bangalore.

The Arkavathi Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) project
A brief on the benefits of the IWRM project - Basin has turned green reena posted 11 years 8 months ago

The Arkavathi programme interlinks communities that have been traditionally independent from one another. The Arkavathi River is one of the principal tributaries of the Cauvery in Karnataka and flows through Rural, Peri - Urban and Urban areas.

Arkavathy Janadesh Yatra: A walk alongside the river in Bangalore
Arkavathy Janadesh Yatra: A walk alongside the river in Bangalore iwp posted 13 years 3 months ago

Some video clippings of the Arkavathy Janadesh Yatra, a river walk along the entire length of the Arkavathy river outside Bangalore, to draw attention to this dying river.

70-year old enthusiastic participant in the "Save Arkavathy" walk
70-year old enthusiastic participant in the "Save Arkavathy" walk iwp posted 13 years 3 months ago

On 29th January, my colleague Binayak and I went to Nelmangala to participate in the "Save Arkavathy"Walk. The Walk was organized hoping that the participants would learn from the experiences of the villagers along the Arkavathy River and be able to generate interest in them to join the walk.