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  • Hello,I am sure you are aware that we published a comprehensive analysis of the current situation in the Arkavathy basin 6 months ago as an ATREE discussion paper : http://atree.org/sites/default/files/Water_management_in_Arkavathy_basin_A_situation_analysis.pdf. Bejoy Thomas had contacted you last ...
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  • MoEF fails to control unauthorised forest diversionThe CAG audit reports environment ministry's failure in promoting compensatory afforestation and monitoring unauthorised forestland diversion for non-forest purposes.Sikkim constructs dams without wildlife clearanceSikkim continues the con...
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  • Mining of earth banned in IndiaNational Green Tribunal bans digging of earth throughout India for making bricks and roads without obtaining environmental clearance.Ahmedabad and Chennai to host India Water ExpoAiming to bridge the knowledge gaps on water and wastewater management for user ...
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  • For greater details on this innovative programme, please click here.To register for the event, please click here.To know more about Earthian 2013, you can watch the videos here.The eligibility criteria and the rules/ regulations for participating schools & colleges are attached below.
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  • Urgent action needed to tackle climate changeGetting repetitive on climate change being human-induced, IPCC's fifth assessment report comes as no big surprise.Women education and under five child mortality directly relatedCompletion of secondary education by Indian women to ...
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  • For further details on the Summer Fellowship, please click here.To register online, please click here.The format for the 'Letter of Recommendation' is attached below.
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  • Hi,I have a 6 inch borewell of 550 ft depth. My daily water consumption is 5000 litres and the water needs to be pumped to the 6th floor of the building. Could you suggest a suitable submersible pump that I should choose (HP and the number of stages). Which brand should I go for? Please help me...
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  • MoEF bans clearance in eight industrial areasEnvironment ministry to not grant any further clearance to new projects in eight critically polluted industrial areas of the country, owing to the alarmingly rising levels of pollution in these clusters.Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha and UP are hunger...
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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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  • For more information on this event, please click here.For further details, please see the brochure for 'The Green Bazaar' and the press release attached below.
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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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We have a borewell 700 ft deep and get 3" water from it. In it is installed a 15 HP motor and and it supplies water to 100 houses. But now , after power is switched on , 3" water pumps for 5 minutes and then stops; and thereafter water comes in bursts.

We noticed that if we switch off the motor for 5 mins and then switch it on again, the 3" water pumps for 5 mins.

My question is if by switching off motor for 5 mins, we get a water storage for pumping 5 mins, then why does the intermittent supply occur?

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Hello,

Many drinking water plants are operating in my locality. They do not possess licences from any of the civic agencies or the ground water boards. They fill up ISI marked bottles and make money. Drinking such water can be a threat to public health. I would like to lodge a complaint against such operators. I am not aware as to how and where should I lodge the complaint. Any information on this will be very useful.

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BJP should learn from Congress' defeat: Environmentalists

Environmentalists suggest that the new government should focus on urbanisation, air and water pollution. Blame the ealrier government for ignoring the environmental and social concerns of the people, which has led to its defeat.

New hopes for Ganga: Activists

We recently drilled a borewell (Marathalli, Bangalore). The total depth of the bore-hole is 900 ft. Though we have found minute sources @200, 500ft, the major source is @800 ft. The yield is ~1.5".

The borewell driller mentioned that there is some loose-soil @300 ft. To analyze this further, we checked with the camera and found that there are boulders b/w 300 to 320 ft. Installing a slotted-pipe casing will be a huge cost (~125/- per ft).

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Bangalore water mafia goes innovative to evade law

The 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 city

Finally, prediction of low monsoon from the horse's mouth

The 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

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 Bangladesh

Alarming water shortage in Manipur

We have dug a borewell - 750 feet. First level water is at around 300 ft and second level at around 600 feet.

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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

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