Bangalore Urban and Rural District

  • Bangalore water mafia goes innovative to evade lawThe water mafia, with the help of local political leaders, has taken to digging borewells in rented premises in localities closer to lakes. This started after the government started monitoring borewells in the cityToxic veggies on Navi Mumbai's railw...
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  • Finally, prediction of low monsoon from the horse's mouthThe Indian Meteorological Department, corroborating global assessment of the El Nino, has predicted “below normal” rainfall during monsoon this year with a rainfall of 95% of the long period average Low rainfall kills tea crop in TripuraAb...
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  • No deal on Teesta irks Bangladesh Opposition The Bangladesh Nationalist Party has blamed the ruling government for not being able to ink a deal on Teesta river's water sharing. Dams on the river on the Indian side have hindered its flow and led to water scarcity in northern BangladeshAlarming w...
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  • We have dug a borewell - 750 feet. First level water is at around 300 ft and second level at around 600 feet. Someone has suggested 4 hp submersible pump and approximate cost including piping is around Rs 1 lakh. Can you please confirm the selection and the estimate?
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  • Steep fall in water table worries Tamil NaduGround water level has fallen sharply even in Coimbatore and Theni, the districts abutting the forested Western Ghats region. Across the state, water table has fallen by 0.5 metres to 2.3 metres in the last one yearWater level in Narmada dams hits record l...
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  • Marathwada on a suicide spree, again After last year's drought, it is the hailstorm in February this year which led to large scale crop destruction. 73 farmers have committed suicide since then even as the numbers keep growingWorld Bank rejects loan for Himachal hydro projectThe Bank dropped th...
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  • Water hardly an agenda for politiciansTwo of the three main political parties in fray for the Parliamentary elections, the Congress and the BJP, have just paid lip service to water conservation, while the AAP is atleast talking about Gram Sabhas holding decision making powers for water projectsPiped...
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  • Piped water only for 40% of the middle classOnly 15% of the middle class, households with an annual income above Rs. 88,800, get about three hours of water supply says the latest data from National Council for Applied Economic ResearchLow rainfall in Western Ghats means less water for citiesRainfall...
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  • No toilets for 52% Delhi slum kidsOpen defecation and lack of drinking water in the slums of Delhi leads to frequent instances of water-borne diseases, says a study conducted by the NGO Child Relief and YouDams contribute to climate change: IPCCThe working group report of the Intergovernmental Panel...
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  • H,I had installed 600 ft borewell at my residence in 2010. Now there is no water coming from the past one week. What is the issue, i do not know ? 3 years back there was no house in BDA layout. Recently 4 houses have come  next my house and every body has installed borewell.Please can any body ...
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  • Himalayan glaciers could lose two-third mass by 2100The International Panel on Climate Change says this may hit India’s food security system andalso bring changes in the monsoon pattern. Famine, water shortage and regional conflicts are also expected in South Asia, especially IndiaWater in Ludhian...
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  • The construction of a visual map of water supply to Bangalore city from available data sets on water quality and water related infrastructure by NEERI as a part of the data project started by India Water Portal, Arghyam was a challenging task. The visualisation process The representation of the da...
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  • Bombay HC orders ban on wetland reclamationThe Court ordered the ban in the whole of Maharashtra in response to a petition filed by NGO Vanshakti for saving wetlands and for setting up wetlands authority to monitor violations. The Court also directed the authorities to submit an 'action-taken report...
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  • About the Organisation: Arghyam is a not-for-profit foundation working in the water sector in India. Arghyam’s vision is “Safe sustainable water for all”. It takes up focused programmes that address lack of equitable access to water, in a sustainable manner, amongst all citizens, through ...
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  • I want to drill a borewell in rural Nelamangala area in Bangalore. Water diviners use sticks, copper ring, coconut etc., to identify the source, which of these is reliable and believable? Is there a scientific way like hydro-geology or satellite mapping available for the use of common people in Bang...
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  • Maharashtra reels under hail stormsFarmers of Marathwada, Vidarbha, Northern Maharashtra and parts of Western Maharashtra are facing the impacts of unprecedented hail storms and unseasonal rainfall. Nearly, 12 lakh hectares of crops have been destroyed due to the disaster, along with spread of ...
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  • In honour of World Water Day 2014, the theme at the Green Bazaar, a community event run by The Alternative, was water. India Water Portal collaborated to add some 'blue' to the 'green'.Water-centric workshops and talks accompanied the many green items, organic products and craft on display at this r...
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  • Hi, I have dug a borewell 430 ft deep at Ulsoor in Bangalore. Four months ago the motor got stuck in the borewell and I pulled the motor up using air pressure. The motor was then repaired and while re-installing the motor it got stuck again. I called the borewell camera person who confirmed that the...
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  • Hi. I want to dig a borewell in my house in Bangalore near Yelahanka IAF backside. The problem is that I have only 2.5 ft space available for the borewell, which also incudes the boundry wall. If I break the boundary wall then is it possible to dig the borewell ? Also, I have a parking space infront...
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  • Need to find source of uranium contamination in Punjab: Experts Doctors in Patiala say Centre should support the state government to find out how uranium is constantly contaminating water in the state, especially in the Malwa belt. Excessive use of pesticides over the years is said to be a poss...
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A partnership between Biome, ACWADAM and WIPRO brought stakeholders together to map Sarjapur's aquifer.

The problem of Bengaluru’s water is well known. The demand for water tankers skyrockets during the summer months, when municipal and borewell water supplies run dry, and many of the city’s lakes, actually man-made tanks, lie neglected and polluted.

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Despite ban, immersion of Ganpati idols made of PoP continue in Bengaluru lakes

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Govt says out of 445 river stretches, 275 are polluted

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Ambitious solution to curb Karnataka's drought

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Shut down industries around Bellandur lake: NGT to Karnataka govt

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Delhi, Punjab, Rajasthan and Haryana vulnerable to severe water scarcity

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Karnataka, especially Bengaluru, is facing severe water crisis this summer. Rainwater harvesting is the way forward, believe experts.

The next big war is said to be for water and it might happen sooner than we think. If the current water scenario across Karnataka and most parts of India is anything to go by, we might just be the generation to start this war. 

The situation in several parts of Karnataka is a dismal one, to put it mildly. The intense heat coupled with inadequate to no water at all leaves us dreading the long harsh summer that is ahead of us. Without water, life simply comes to a standstill. And it has, for many. 

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Southern India reels under drought-like conditions

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A village near Bengaluru sets an example of reusing wastewater by innovatively using the reject water from a community RO plant to eliminate fluoride contamination.

With a total population of 1200, Sonnahallipura village in Hoskote taluk of Bangalore Rural district has 250 homes. This village was chosen by the Rotary Club of Bangalore, Indiranagar to start a micro-credit programme for 10 women’s self-help groups (SHG) and a low-cost sanitary napkin manufacturing unit.  

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Kerala hit by worst drought in 115 years

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