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  • Hello,One of the borewell pump got stuck inside the well and its not working in my apartment. I want to remove the pump and put another pump because there is enough water in the borewell. I am looking for a vendor who can do this borewell repair work. Could you tell me whom to contact. My name is Su...
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  • MoEF gets in trouble for allowing mining in GoaSC questions the ministry for granting  environment clearance to 162 iron ore mines near national parks and sanctuaries in Goa, despite the court's stay order on mining activities in the state. PIL filed against Kalpakkam nuclear power pl...
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  • No phasing out of hydrofluorocarbons for IndiaIndia disagrees to draft the proposal of phasing out hydrofluorocarbons unless it has a cost-effective and environmental friendly alternative.Water meter to get handy in DelhiDelhi Jal Board to launch a hand-held device to allow on th...
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  • Water scarcity- urban India's biggest worry22 out of 32 major cities in the country face acute shortage of water supply everday. Jamshedpur tops the list of water deficient cities while Nagpur is foremost in surplus supply.Weak economy affects renewable energy targetsAs against the target ...
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  • Hello, My well is 40' deep and 3' wide. The water level in the well is at ground level. But the water is foul smelling. Can the use of bleaching powder help? If so then how should I use it in the well? Pleae advise  
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  • Hello,We got a borewell of around 350 feet deep with 5 hp motor and the same is fitted with Iron (GI) pipes of 2 inch at a depth of about 320-335 feet (16 pipes). The bore is in agricultural land (1 acer land), in Salem, Tamil Nadu. Bore size may be 6 to 6.50 inch and pump cound be 5 to 5....
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  • Hello,Two years back a bore well was dug, 200 feet deep with water source at 150 feet, but we also gt silt and mud. We dug a little deeper and stopped at 250 feet. PVC and  steel casing was provided upto 95 feet. Slotted pvc pipe of 5inch size has been inserted separately upto a depth of 125 fe...
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  • Manual scavenging still persists in ChennaiDespite the ban on the dirty practice, the city corporation deploys labours to clean rainwater drains and sewerage pipes.  NREGA sees a downfallThe welfare scheme shows a drastic decline in terms of number of projects completed. Onl...
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  • POLICY MATTERS Food security bill passed Food security bill, a game changer for the Congress in the 2014 general elections, was passed by the Lok Sabha this week. Targetted to benefit 82 crore people, the food security programme will be the largest in the world. 62 million tonnes of food grain wil...
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  • Water consumption varies based on many factors – how much water is available, where one lives, one’s personal habits, the weather, the seasons and so on and so forth. Each of these contributes to varying usage patterns. A simplistic method of averaging out consumption and calculating the de...
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  • Hello,If you know Indian companies who supply softwares on design of Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) and Effluent Treatment Plant (ETP) for industries, please let me know. Regards,Madhu Kumar C, 
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  • Hi,We have a borewell of depth about 1000ft. Recently we have installed a submersible pump. The pump starts well with the starter and pumps water for 10 mins and suddenly it stops working. We see that the starter is tripping and dont see a high current also.We thought that the issue might be with st...
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  • Hi, We had drilled a 6" borewell in January 2013 around 250 feet deep. There was a lot of water flowing outside during the drilling. Recently (August 2013) we installed a submersible pump of 2HP 20 Stage.On swithing the pump on, there will be water for 2-3 minutes only. Initially for about a mi...
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  • The example of Jakkur lake shows, that with treated sewage as the main source of water, which is the case with most urban lakes in the country, a water body can become a thriving habitat for different species, including humans.
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  • Hi,I dug a borewell in Bangalore close to a lake that had gone dry at summer 2012. Inspite of drilling to a depth of 1055 feet, there was no water. Casing was done up to 36 feet and the remaining was completely rock.Recently when I checked, the water level was at 70 feet in July 2013. I am confused ...
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  • Hello,We got a borewell dug a year ago in Jayanagar, Banagalore. It has gone dry now. The details of borewell are a follows:Depth of borewell - 72'Casing of borewell -72'Type of drilling - gas boreYield - around 2" On examination through a camera we found that the camera stopped at 52' and did ...
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  • Hello,We have dug a domestic bore (6 inch) around 8 years ago at 450 feet depth in Bangalore and inserted a submersible pump at 300 feet. The bore was working fine. Since last 1 year we are unable to pump water from the bore. Today we scanned the bore and found that water level is at 280 feet, hence...
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Steep fall in water table worries Tamil Nadu

Ground 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 year

Water level in Narmada dams hits record low

Water hardly an agenda for politicians

Two 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 projects

Piped water only for 40% of the middle class

Only 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 Research

Low rainfall in Western Ghats means less water for cities

No toilets for 52% Delhi slum kids

Open 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 You

Dams contribute to climate change: IPCC

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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 help me as what is the issue and how to resolve it.

Regards Sheshadri

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Himalayan glaciers could lose two-third mass by 2100

The experience of building a visual water supply map of Bangalore city from available data sets by NEERI is noted in this article.

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

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Bombay HC orders ban on wetland reclamation

The 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' against the violations

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 partnerships and grants across the country.

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April 22, 2014 12:00AM

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News this month: Maharashtra faces the impact of climate change; Developing El Nino raises fear of a weak Indian monsoon; India's water crisis to worsen in the coming years, says UN.

Maharashtra reels under hail storms

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