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  • Delhi, Punjab, Rajasthan and Haryana vulnerable to severe water scarcity As per the latest assessment by the Central Ground Water Board (CGWB), Delhi, Punjab, Rajasthan and Haryana consume much more groundwater than their rechargeable limit every year, making them vulnerable to severe water sc...
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  • 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 pu...
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  • 1) Existing borewell of 9 years old, depth 450 ft. 2) Due to slush / mud borwell was cleaned and as suggested filter pipes installed upto 440 ft. 3) Then we lowered a pump and motor with new HDPE 1 1/2 hose pipe. motor / pump all new. 4) Already two pumps got struck and I had to blast the then exist...
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  • Borewell (850 feet deep) water tastes like diesel. My neighbour's newly dug borewell is fine. I am searching for professional help to clean my borewell in Bangalore. I did a Google search and found that the diesel smell could be due to iron, bacteria or sulfur. While searching for a vendor, I foun...
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  • Southern India reels under drought-like conditions All the southern states, except Telangana, are facing drought-like conditions. Tamil Nadu is the worst hit with 80 percent deficit in water storage in the state’s reservoirs, followed by Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Kerala. The collective water ...
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  • Our apartment in Bangalore has 80 flats with STP made in the basement. The noise and vibration are unbearable for some of the ground floor flats even after putting anti vibration mounts under blower. The vibration is so high that it can easily felt on many walls and columns of the building. Our main...
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  • 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 manufactur...
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  • Kerala hit by worst drought in 115 years With 61 percent shortfall in rains from the north-west monsoon this year, Kerala has been hit by one of the worst droughts in 115 years. Owing to this water crisis, the Kerala state disaster management authority (KSDMA) is planning to impose a water rationin...
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  • Most of Hyderabad water bodies reduced to cesspools Out of the 25 prominent water bodies in Hyderabad, 23 have failed to meet the water quality standards set by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB). With the presence of high levels of faecal coliform, all 23 water bodies fall below ...
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  • NGT seeks MP, Rajasthan's opinion on maintaining e-flow in Chambal river The National Green Tribunal has ordered the Madhya Pradesh and the Rajasthan governments to give their opinion on parting with 10 percent of their water share of the Chambal river for maintaining the river's environmental flow...
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  • Ganga clean-up fails, thanks to multiple authorities and no monitoring The consortium of seven IITs has told the National Green Tribunal that the multiplicity of authorities, lack of assistance from state governments and dearth of monitoring has resulted in the failure of Ganga cleaning p...
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  • All 14 districts in Kerala have been declared drought-hitAfter witnessing a 34 percent deficit in rainfall during the south-west monsoon, the Kerala government has declared all its 14 districts drought-hit. The districts are facing severe water scarcity; the worst affected ones are Wayanad, Thrissur...
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  • Hi, We are an apartment of 8  flats in Kaggadaspura, Bangalore (Near a contaminated Lake). We use borewell water for non-drinking purposes, and we have noticed that sometimes water comes out black in colour dissolved with black sediments, from the bathroom and kitchen pipes.  Home Applian...
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  • Ganga polluted with heavy metals and pesticides: CPCB According to a recent report by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) on contamination of the Ganga, the river water has the presence of bacterial contamination besides traces of pollutants like heavy metals and pesticides. There are n...
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  • NABARD to raise Rs 77,000 crore to fund 100 prioritised irrigation projects Under the Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKYS), the National Bank of Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) will raise over Rs 77,000 crore to fund nearly 100 prioritised irrigation projects, including 56 in d...
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  • Context An ever increasing demand for fresh water resources has led to rise in issues related to water scarcity and inequities in distribution that have intensified into water conflicts across geographical scales. More than 50 countries across five continents would face water conflicts unless wat...
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  • 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 ...
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  • World Culture Festival damaged Yamuna floodplains, concludes NGT The committee appointed by the National Green Tribunal has found that Art of Living's World Culture Festival, held in March 2016, damaged the ecology of the Yamuna floodplains in Delhi. This means that the latter will have to pay a fi...
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  • Maharashtra government withdraws plea against ban on construction on wetlands   The Maharashtra government has withdrawn its petition seeking modifications in an earlier court order pertaining to banning of constructions in wetland areas. In the last court hearing, the state government wa...
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  • Anil Madhav Dave appointed as new environment minister Well-known environmentalist and river conservationist Anil Madhav Dave has replaced Prakash Javadekar as the new minister of state (independent charge) for environment, forest and climate change. A driving force behind the biennial Ri...
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India is the second most populous country in the world, with more than one billion citizens. 163 million people lack access to safe water and 210 million people lack access to improved sanitation. With the per capita availability of water continuing to decline, the nation hurtles towards water scarcity. 

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The borewell was dug in May 2016. Total depth is 900 ft. Pump lowered to 780 ft. Yield 1.5 in. It was fine till June 2017. After the heavy rains in Bangalore, the water availability reduced. We suspected problem with the pump and tried to remove the pump. It was not possible to take it out. We suspected accumulation of silt and decided to scan the borewell. The scanning revealed the presence of loose rocks at the depth of 60 to 70 ft just below the casing(60ft). The loose rocks have fell and blocked the pump from removing. After 70 ft the well is clear without loose rocks.

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More than 50 percent districts yet to be declared open defecation free

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States freeze payments to MGNREGA workers

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Elephants enjoy a special place in India. They play a significant role not only in the Indian ecological system but also in its cultural and religious landscape. 

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Niti Aayog proposes 300-metre high dam in Arunachal Pradesh

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1. We are an apartment complex with 320 families and a Aerobic STP of 1,50,00LPD. We have recently started using STP treated water into toilet flushing. Since same water is re-circulated repeatedly, I am concerned that URIC ACID concentration will get higher over a period of time as it never gets eliminated but keeps building up. I fear this may lead to fowl smell in toilets eventually. Please elaborate on this aspect, how to measure URIC ACID, how to reduce it etc. 2.

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