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  • Hailstorm destroys crop in MaharashtraUnexpected rain and hailstorm severely impacts crops like wheat, grapes, papaya, cotton, onion and Jowar spread over 12 lakh hectares and kills thousands of livestock, animals and birds even as the State still does not have a plan for climate change.Govt yet to ...
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  • Water across Northern Railways highly contaminated, says reportThe Indian Railways' report has observed that the tap water across the Northern Railways is highly polluted, putting over 50 lakh passengers at risk. All the samples taken from the Lucknow division were contaminated with coliform bacteri...
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  • Hi, We have dug a borewell 270 ft deep in a school building. The water level of the borewell is 100 ft. We want to install a motor which has the capacity to pump water from 240-250 ft deep, then transfer the water to the other corner of the building 200 ft away and then further lift the water to ...
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  • Hi all, We had drilled two borewells about a year back in our layout (300+ houses). But, we didn't use it till now. We want help in terms of : 1. Testing the water quality 2. Arriving pump capacity required for these bore wells (600 ft & 900 ft) 3. Connecting these borewells to our existing ...
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  • Metal plant contaminates groundwater in KollamGroundwater has turned acidic and agricultural fields gone waste within 500 metres radius of Kerala Minerals and Metal Limited in Chittoor village, affecting 300 familes. Tankers supply water only once a weekMaha Irrigation Scam report readyA Committee h...
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  • Siang Basin dams' study inadequate: NGOSouth Asia Network for Dams, Rivers and People says the cumulative study conducted by the Central Water Commission does not mention social and cultural impacts of the 44 proposed projects on the river in Arunachal PradeshThanks to high pollution, Agra's water s...
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  • CWC recommends scrapping of 15 dams planned across SiangA report by the Central Water Commission has recommended scrapping 15 of the 44 dams proposed across the Siang river in Arunachal Pradesh. It warns that the proposed dams will impact the ecology of more than 500 km of the river and will also af...
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  • Ganga full of SuperbugsLevel of multi-drug resistant viruses in the river goes up by 60 times during the pilgrimage season of May-June, say researchers.Wells around ISRO unit contaminated with rocket fuel chemicalAround 40 wells found contaminated with ammonium perchlorate that affects iod...
    ravleenposted 6 years 4 days agoread more
  • Uninformed construction on the Indian side floods NepalConstruction of embankments and dykes along Kaliganga river in Uttarakhand results in floods in Nepal's Dharchula district downstream.Slow economy reduced water uptake by Pune industriesOf the 31.19 million litres per day ear...
    ravleenposted 6 years 5 days agoread more
  • Hi, we have a borewell, 4 inches in diameter and 80 ft deep. When the mechanic was unscrewing the pipe from the joint, the pvc pipe was broken from the joint accidentally and a 1 inch pipe had dropped inside the borewell. Is there any way to pull out the pipe from the borewell ? Please mail me your ...
    Anonymous (not verified)posted 6 years 1 week agoread more
  • Hi, I had dug a borewell inside my house in Bangalore, with the total depth of 900 ft. Water level is at 250 ft but there are four gaps in the borewell at 179 ft, 380 ft, 760 ft and 790 ft. Also, there is so much mud in the borewell. Please advise which motor, pump and pipe should be used.
    Anonymous (not verified)posted 6 years 1 week agoread more
  • Hi, I have drilled a borewell, 800 ft deep in Bangalore. I want to install a motor for the same at 750 ft. What capacity of motor and electric power should I go for? Please advise. Thanks Praveen
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  • Hi, I have dug a borewell 760 ft deep and found some silt at 270 ft and 600 ft. A plastic casing has been put throughout the depth of the borewell. In case I want to dig the borewell a few feet deeper then do I have to remove the plastic casing? Regards Praveen
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  • We are living in an apartment with 112 flats. We have made provision to collect surface run off from common terraces to a tank and this water is used for washing cars and gardening. We have a borewell and we are looking for a simple inexpensive method to recharge it. Can we use trenches to recha...
    Anonymous (not verified)posted 6 years 1 week agoread more
  • Hello, I am Aditya, I am designing a small self-sustaining farm 200 kms from Bangalore. For which, I have acquired a barren land sloping gently from west to east in between 3 small hills. I am looking for some site specific advice on how to harvest rain water in a way that benefits the ground water ...
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  • I would like to understand what does air passing mean. We have drilled a borewell in Bangalore. We have got the water source at 850 ft and tried to drill it further. When we reached 875 ft, driller told us that it cannot be drilled further as there is air passing in the borewell. Please help to unde...
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  • Contaminated water killed 13,000 in last four yearsUttar Pradesh had maximum 3,382 deaths followed by West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh and Odisha, reveals data from the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Diarrhoea claimed most number of lives. Woman slaps AAP MLA over water supply iss...
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  • River diversion project launch put offThe Yettinahole project, which Union Environment Minister Veerappa Moily was to launch, has not received clearance from the environment and forest department yet. Timely letter by NGO SANDRP puts brakes on the launch plansPatna to have biggest sewerage...
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  • We are not getting water for past 2-3 months from our borewell. The borewell is 880 ft deep, water level is till 535 ft, two water sources, one at 90 ft and other at 795 ft. Our existing pipe reaches till 856 ft. The yield of this borewell is low. The team who pulled the borewell is suggesting us to...
    Anonymous (not verified)posted 6 years 1 week agoread more
  • Hello, I have re-bored my existing borewell after 2 years and its depth has increased from 600 ft to 900 ft. The pipe of the borewell has been extended upto 850 ft. But suddenly motor power has increased to 15 and sometimes in the night the motor stops working. The mechanic has advised to take out t...
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Citizens come forward to restore polluted lakes and rivers in their cities. They demand support and swift action from the government.

The pitiful state of some of the water bodies in the country, coupled with the sheer apathy of the government, have forced some well-meaning citizens to come out of their comfort zones and make a difference. Some of these efforts, like the Puttenahalli lake in Bengaluru that is now overflowing with clean water, have been successful, while others are ongoing. Here, we feature some stories of a few Good Samaritans and their efforts to restore the lakes and rivers of their cities.

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