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  • First Phailin, then Helen and now Lehar moves towards AndhraAnother severe cyclone, third in the past two months, is expected to hit Andhra Pradesh on November 28 noon.Attappadi hills cut down to build resortsOver 200 plots created along the banks of river Bhavani in Narassimukku and Attapadi, Keral...
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  • Andhra coast reels under cyclone HelenFollowing Phailin, cyclone Helen creates a havoc in Krishna and Godavari delta areas of Andhra Pradesh. The cyclone killed seven people and destroyed paddy crops worth Rs. 5000 crore.Rajasthan mute as MP proceeds with dam project in inter-state Ch...
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  • Inadequate sanitation costs India 53.8 billion USD in 2006Lack of toilets in India have an economic impact equivalent to about 6.4% of the country's GDP in 2006, reports the Water and Sanitation Programme.Govt goes all out to end manual scavengingIn a bid to bring an end to the inhuman pra...
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  • Environment Ministry withdraws amendment to waste rulesAfter much opposition and a Karnataka High Court order, the Central Environment Ministry has decided to withdraw the draft amendments to the Municipal Solid Waste Rules, 2000. According to environmentalists, the new amendment discouraged seggreg...
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  • To view more on Amritmahal Kavals, click here.To view the original message in Kannada, please click here.You may download the invite in English from below.
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  • Sahaja Samrudha in collaboration with Alliance for Sustainable & Holistic Agriculture (ASHA) organised ‘Bengaluru Seed Festival: Celebrating the rich heritage of traditional seed diversity.
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  • Hello,I need a solution for drilling a borewell in my site ( 12°57'24.25"N  77°37'4.96"E copy paste the content in maps.google.com for exact location) which has a narrow approach road. The road is just 8 meters wide. Please suggest.
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  • Hello,A year ago I drilled a borewell using the bit drilling technique.The contractor used a 10 inch outer pvc casing and we reached the rock around 20 to22 feet. The boring went on till 470 feet during this process strangely we found huge amounts of rock dust which spread all over the neighbourhood...
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  • Hello,I have started a residential project in Malleshwaram Bangalore. On 6th November 2013 we dug a borewell and were luccky to get good water. At 200 ft in rock we got 1 Inch. We continued to drill till 490 feet and got 1.74 Inch to 2. inches.Now the question is, for 1st 75 feet it was silt. We got...
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  • NGT slams MoEF on idol immersionsNational Green Tribunal issues notice to environment ministry following a petition filed by an environmentalist demanding constitution of a high powered committee for monitoring idol immersions in the rivers and water bodies across the country.Power produce...
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  • For more information on 'The World Fish Migration Day 2014', click here.To know more on the organisation, Mahseer Trsut, click here.For further details on the event, please download the brochure from below.
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  • For more information on the organisation, Consortium for DEWATS Dissemination (CDD) Society, please click here and here.The openings are for the following vacancies:Unit Coordinator- Capacity Building ProgrammeTrainer - Capacity Building ProgrammeProject Manager- Funded by The Bill & M...
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  • Hello,I have a farm near Magadi and I am looking for a good geologist in and around Bangalore. My neighbors’ have tried to drill couple of bore wells and failed after reaching 600 ft. I want an expert to check the area and give me an accurate point. I am not looking for 4 or 5 inches of water. I j...
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  • Sardar Patel's statue project violates green lawsActivists allege that the statue project near Sardar Sarovar dam in Gujarat is being carried out without any environmental clearance. Ask MoEF to halt the project.Andhra denies water to KarnatakaOwing to a high demand of water in the Anantpur dis...
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  • (Received by email)Hi,A hydrogeologist friend of mine is looking for data on the groundwater levels in Bangalore city. Is there any place where we can get this kind of information online? If so, please let me know.Any information would be helpful
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  • Hi,We had got a borewell dug in 2010 which was giving good water since then. Few weeks ago we got little muddy water. Now when we are switching on motor the MCB reading is 15 amps (used to get water at 15amps, 200v earlier) with no water. After a while it drops to 13 amp again with no water. Th...
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  • To know more on the Award function, click here.For more information on the Forbes India Philanthropy Awards, please click here.For further details on Award Categories & Nominees, click here.To attend this event, please fill the nomination form online here.
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  • Hi,I know this particular question has been asked many times in the same forum. But the curosity and level of frustration due to a failed attempt is making me ask it yet again. Few days ago I hired a Govt retired geologist for finding out points for borewell that could yeild good amount of water for...
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  •  Hello,The borewell pump trips after running around 5-7 seconds. It is a new Texmo 4 HP pump. The professionals who inspected the borewell uggest that the pump has to be removed and checked. I would like to know if this is a probem with th pump or is it due to lack of water in the bore? Pl...
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  • Hi,I have 2 borewells which are 4 feet away from each other. One is 600 feet deep and other 50 feet deep. 50 feet deep is used as the recharge bore and has a recharge pit.I need help on purchasing a pump. Best quotation I got was for crompton greaves- 32 stage 2 HP motor which has stainless steel bl...
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This event in Bangalore brought together children, people, photographers and cartoonists -- all for the love of their lake!
The morning of the Kere Habba on February 21, 2015, saw over 30 volunteers coming in as early as 7 a.m. and setting to work stringing festoons and paper lanterns between trees, sticking event posters, and more. Almost all the decorative items were home made by the children and adults. Snehadhara Foundation did likewise with sketches and artefacts painstakingly done by their children. Many hands made for quick work and it was all done in a couple of hours.

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Hi All,

I need guidance on whether we need slotted piping/casing for our borewell or not? What are pros and cons for this?

The pump was stuck and was fished out through steel cable after cutting the water supply pipe. The scanning report says that there are loose bolders in the first 200ft of 1100ft borewell which can cause problem in future so as a solution, we have put slotted pipes till the bottom.

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I have a ten acre plot in southwest of Bangalore with a borewell that yielded 2000gph till 2012, when it went dry. I dug a new borewell, after consulting a geologist,at a distance of 200', south of the existing one, last year. It yielded around 8000lit/hour till last week and now water comes in jerks and it seems it too may stop any any time. I have dug around 4 pig bits (20'X20'X10') at distances of about 100m from the borewells which catch rain water and retain them till Dec. only for the purpose of recharging the borewell ( assuming that I recharge my borewell).

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Declining groundwater levels and increasing maintenance costs are the norm for most people these days, but residents of Rainbow Drive are exceptions.

"Just having the people of Delhi look at their water meters everyday will enable the city to deal with its current water supply", said K.P Singh.

He should know.

Singh is a resident of Rainbow Drive, a bungalow community in Bangalore. Led by him, the society has revolutionised its water availability from chronic scarcity to self-sufficiency.

Borewells run dry

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News this week

ICIMOD wins accolade for its flood warning system

The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) has won UNFCCC's 2014 Lighthouse Activity Award for its work on community-based flood early warning system in the eastern Brahmaputra river basin in India. The project is being implemented in Assam's Lakhimpur and Dhemaji districts and exemplifies the innovative use of information and communication technology in capacity building of communities to cope with the effects of flash floods.

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Kaikondarahalli kere went from being a polluted, sewage-filled cess pool into a flourishing, clean lake home to birds, fish and the local community too!

Priya Ramasubban personifies the words ‘good things come in small packages’. This sprightly, self motivated enthusiast, saw a marshy, polluted cess pool, hemmed in by an open tract of land, where labourers and migrants daily dipped in for their morning ablutions. Talking to people around, she realised that this soggy piece of wetland was once a lake. Kaikondarahalli Lake was part of a manmade chain of lake systems, built hundreds of years ago.

What better way to see how to resolve this stinky situation than to put her foot right into this foul water!

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Policy matters this week

Government identifies 11 states along Ganga for sewer link

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Hi,
We are a residential complex in Bangalore, India

We have 2 overhead tanks in 2 adjacent buildings to which water is pumped through a common underground reservoir. Presently we have 2 separate pipelines for both the tanks running in parallel till 75% distance and then the 2nd pipeline extends onward.s
The pumps have been in use for 15 Years and so I presume they would not be very energy efficient. 

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Garbage dumping in lakes has upped nitrate levels and also caused a decline in groundwater quality. While urbanisation is the main cause, civic agencies failure and citizens apathy are also to blame.

"Growing garbage menace ups nitrate content in lakes", said a recent headline in the Deccan Herald that highlighted a study conducted by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) on illegal dumping sites situated near water bodies in Bangalore.

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Arghyam is a not-for-profit foundation working in the water sector in India. Its vision is “Safe sustainable water for all”.  They take up focused programs to address lack of equitable access to water, in a sustainable manner, amongst all citizens, through partnerships and grants across the country. Know more about Arghyam.

The main duties and responsibilities involved are:

July 7, 2014 12:00AM

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