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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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The Green Bazaar, which brought together local communities and businesses as well as water experts, provided a fitting end to India Water Portal's celebrations of World Water Day 2014.

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'.

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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 motor was stuck inside. Then using a chain pulley I myself lifted the motor but the silt has come to 210 ft level now and the static level of water is still 35 ft. Please suggest what has to be done in this situation. Can I still use the water using a silt pipe with one end closed.

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