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  • No construction around Bellandur-Agara lakes: NGT The National Green Tribunal has ordered the Bengaluru Civic Authorities to stop any further construction within 50 to 75 metres around any primary storm water drain in the city. Following the orders, environment nod to Mantri Techzone and Coremind, ...
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  • Submit complete list of wetlands: NGT to States The National Green Tribunal has ordered all the State Governments to submit a complete list of wetlands under their jurisdiction. The order has come following a petition that has been filed which claimed that large areas which are ecologically importa...
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  • Good southwest monsoon expected this year as El Nino declines Owing to the declining El Nino condition, the Government is expecting a good monsoon this year after two long years of deficient rainfall. The states have been directed to come up with plans to boost crop acreage and and produc...
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  • Maharashtra reeling under its worst water crisis With no live storage in many reservoirs in Maharashtra, the State is having a tough time in providing drinking water to its people. With intensifying drinking water scarcity, the number of tankers supplying drinking water to remote villages and hamle...
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  • India has had very little to celebrate on World Wetlands Day this year as it has lost its wetlands at an alarming rate of 38% in just a decade (1991-2001). Additionally, there continues to be a regulatory vacuum around wetlands, because of which they continue to be ungoverned and unprotect...
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  • Activists oppose Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's World Culture Festival along the Yamuna flood plains The Art of Living Foundation is organising a 3 day festival from March 11-13, 2016 on the floodplains of the Yamuna river near Mayur Vihar. 3.5 million poeple are expected to gather together at the festival...
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  • CPCB finds Coca Cola plant in Hapur pumping toxic water into a pond The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has found that the Coca Cola plant in Hapur, Uttar Pradesh, has been pumping out nearly 350 kilo litres of toxic wastewater a day into a pond, and that the effluent treatmen...
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  • Panel finds Bengaluru Development Authority (BDA) and private builders responsible for 11,000 acres of lake land encroachment According to the Lakebed Encroachment Committee, nearly 11,000 acres of lake area from 1545 lakes in both urban and rural districts of Bengaluru have been encroached. Of thi...
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  • World-wide campaign against impacts of water privatisation The Nagpur Municipal Corporation Employees Union has launched a world-wide campaign against the much-hyped water privatisation. Boston-based Corporate Accountability International and France-based Public Services International will be helpi...
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  • Rachenahalli is one of the few living lakes in north Bangalore. It is connected to water bodies upstream and downstream, particularly Jakkur Lake on the north-east. Both these lakes have been rejuvenated at substantial costs by the Bangalore Development Authority over the last decade. A sewage ...
    Usha Dewaniposted 4 years 2 months agoread more
  • CAG report blames Uttarakhand Government for 2013 flash floodsPer the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report, the Uttarakhand Government's unpreparedness and failure to learn from previous natural disaster aggravated the 2013 flash floods in the State. Before that, the State had witnessed two ...
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  • Lakes spewing foam and catching fire in Bangalore made big news for several weeks but this is just an indication of the times to come as we fill up water bodies with effluents or turn them into sewage dumps in most cities across India. India Water Portal talks to Leo F. Saldanha of Bangalore-based E...
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  • Monsoon leaves the country with 39% area still parchedAround 39% of the country's area has received deficient to scanty rainfall this year. 18 out of 36 states and Union Territories have been affected including the top grain producing states like Punjab, Haryana, UP, MP and Bihar. In addition t...
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  • Social Impact Assessment alone not enough for Yettinahole, say activistsThe Karnataka Government has decided to conduct a Social Impact Assessment (SIA) study for the Yettinahole project through the Revenue Department. However, activists have also been demanding an Environment Impact Assessment (EIA...
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  • About Arghyam’s GW-SAN Nexus Research ProgrammeThis Groundwater- Sanitation Nexus Research Programme has been developed to deepen the understanding of linkages between ground-water and sanitation in the Indian context, and move towards an integrated approach. At present, the empirical evidence or ...
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  • India set to become water scarce in 10 years time: Govt tells ParliamentCiting a recent study, Minister of State for Water Resources Sanwar Lal Jat, said that India's demand for water is expected to exceed all current sources of supply and become water scarce by the 2025. According to him, the ...
    sabitakaushalposted 4 years 6 months agoread more
  • Maharashtra recorded highest number of farmers' suicides during 2014Data released by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) has shown that Maharashtra recorded the highest number of farmers' suicides in 2014. Nearly 2,568 farmer suicides were registered in the state, which are fewer than those in ...
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  • Water tankers are a common sight in most Indian cities and so are tanker businesses that extract and deliver groundwater via trucks or tractors to hundreds of residential neighbourhoods at a negotiated price. Most of these are informal or unauthorised. Who are the water mafia and how do they operat...
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  • Jakkur Lake sits nestled behind the bustling Hebbal Highway that leads to Devanahalli International Airport. A pristine, quiet spot of nature in the midst of Bangalore, this lake stands testimony to the potential that exists to manage urban water sustainably, and in an integrated manner. Jakkur Lak...
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  • Toxic foam observed in Bengaluru lakes Three major lakes in Bengaluru -- Bellandur, Varthur, and Yemalur -- look like a giant pool of foam these days. Some residents even thought that it resembled snow! The foam has been formed due to high content of ammonia and phosphate coupled with very low...
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Citizen Matters looks at what the city should do to manage its water better.

A recent BBC report projected that Bengaluru will run out of water soon.

Yes, it was a superficial list of cities that already have water problem. It just pronounced the harsh verdict without any in-depth analysis of the factors involved. That’s like taking a casual look at an emaciated man and saying, “he is going to die soon”.

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Namaste,

Our borewell report indicates the following : - 450 feet depth - 180 feet water - 2.75" yield, Currently, there is no tank, but let us assume that there will be a overhead tank around 50 feet higher.

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- What would be the submersible pump specification needed?

- What power is needed to support the pump (e.g. if diesel generator)?

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You are looking at a unique opportunity where technology and domain expertise can come together to create powerful demonstrable use cases for water solutions at scale. 

March 31, 2018 12:00AM

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Hi,

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Alternative Futures: India Unshackled is a riveting new book that brings together scenarios of an India that is politically and socially egalitarian, radically democratic, economically sustainable and equitable, and socio-culturally diverse and harmonious. Edited by KJ Joy and Ashish Kothari, with a foreword by Shiv Vishwanathan, Alternative Futures: India Unshackled covers a wide range of issues, organized under four sections.

February 6, 2018 6:15PM
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Experts from government, NGOs and industry gathered at the Sheraton Grande Hotel for the two day summit.

Sustainable water supply and sanitation has become extremely important due to the increase in water scarcity, the impact of climate change and the need for adaptation, and the increasing demand in water and competition among different usages.

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India is the second most populous country in the world, with more than one billion citizens. 163 million people lack access to safe water and 210 million people lack access to improved sanitation. With the per capita availability of water continuing to decline, the nation hurtles towards water scarcity. 

NSWSS

January 18, 2018 9:00AM - January 19, 2018 6:00PM
January 16, 2018 6:00PM

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The borewell was dug in May 2016. Total depth is 900 ft. Pump lowered to 780 ft. Yield 1.5 in. It was fine till June 2017. After the heavy rains in Bangalore, the water availability reduced. We suspected problem with the pump and tried to remove the pump. It was not possible to take it out. We suspected accumulation of silt and decided to scan the borewell. The scanning revealed the presence of loose rocks at the depth of 60 to 70 ft just below the casing(60ft). The loose rocks have fell and blocked the pump from removing. After 70 ft the well is clear without loose rocks.

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Policy matters this week

More than 50 percent districts yet to be declared open defecation free

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News this week

States freeze payments to MGNREGA workers

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