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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.  Man and elephants have peacefully coexisted for centuries. With rapid urbanisation, however, things are changing. Recent times have...
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  • India Water Portal is a website that shares knowledge and builds communities around water and related issues in India. Managed by Arghyam, the Portal has become a valuable archive of resources, working papers, reports, data, articles, news, events, opportunities and discussions on water. India Wate...
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  • Niti Aayog proposes 300-metre high dam in Arunachal Pradesh Niti Aayog has proposed the biggest ever hydropower project in the country in Arunachal Pradesh. The project, proposed on Siang river, Brahmaputra's main tributary, is estimated to be a 300-metre-high dam with power generation capacity of ...
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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 el...
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  • A large housing complex on Kanakpura Road, Bangalore is looking for people who can install borewells in their premises on BOT basis. Contact +91 9888004981.
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  • We have an apartment in Rajrajeshwari Nagar Bangalore for which we decided to go for a new Borewell as the exisiting one provided by the builder had gone dry and would not suffice the requirement of 16 flats. This new borewell was dug in March 2012. The well 6" was drilled upto 760 feet and the sour...
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  • A whopping $215 billion is lost to floods each year As per the World Resources Institute’s global flood analyzer, floods in South Asia will cost as much as $215 billion each year by 2030. This year, nearly 1200 people have lost their lives to floods in Bihar, Assam, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Dhaka, Kara...
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  • The problem of Bengaluru’s water is well known. The demand for water tankers skyrockets during the summer months, when municipal and borewell water supplies run dry, and many of the city’s lakes, actually man-made tanks, lie neglected and polluted. While legislation on rainwater harvesting ...
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  • I presently stay near HSR Layout. Any laboratory in this region is preferable.
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  • Despite ban, immersion of Ganpati idols made of PoP continue in Bengaluru lakes According to data released by the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike, a total of 2,08,585 idols were immersed in Bengaluru lakes this year on the first day of the Ganesh festival. Despite the Karnataka State Pollution C...
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  • I have drilled a borewell (1006 Feet) in 2015 December - I got water in two sources (2.5 inches) one at 550 Ft and the other at 750 Ft. Earlier I used to get water continuously even for 6-7 hours/day. But nowadays i am getting water continously only for 30 minutes, after that I'm not getting water. ...
    Anonymous (not verified)posted 2 years 1 month agoread more
  • This is Vinay here recently have constructed my home near Bannerghatta Road in Bangalore, where in have drilled a borewell to 850 feet. The water force was so much that I couldn't drill further. Once I started using the water, I noticed it changes to brown colour and smells bad i.e. once I start the...
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  • Ambitious solution to curb Karnataka's drought In a bid to tackle the water woes of the state, the Minister for Rural Development and Panchayat Raj HK Patil has announced a plan to drill 1 km deep borewells in 10 water scarce areas. The government is going to involve the private company, Water...
    swatiposted 2 years 4 months agoread more
  • Shut down industries around Bellandur lake: NGT to Karnataka govt Unhappy with rejuvenation efforts undertaken by Karnataka government agencies for revival of Bellandur lake in Bengaluru, the National Green Tribunal has ordered the Karnataka government to clean the lake within a month and a complet...
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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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Arghyam is a registered public charitable foundation that has been working on safe and sustainable water for the last 13 years. It has 3 focus areas of intervention in water – groundwater, springs and water quality. All the 3 areas have built up momentum and created significant impact. But the need is to do much, much more - quicker, cheaper and better.

March 15, 2019 12:00AM

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Arghyam is a registered public charitable foundation that has been working on safe and sustainable water for the last 13 years. It has 3 focus areas of intervention in water – groundwater, springs and water quality. All the 3 areas have built up momentum and created significant impact. But the need is to do much, much more - quicker, cheaper and better.

March 15, 2019 12:00AM

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A study finds drinking water in peri-urban areas around Bengaluru has high levels of bacteriological and chemical contaminants making it unfit for consumption.

India is running out of water fast. As if this is not bad news enough, it has been found that even the available water is highly polluted with organic and hazardous pollutants. Infact, a recent Water Aid report finds that India is among the top countries with the worst access to clean water close to homes.

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The photo essay traces the flow of waste from pit to dump in urban India, making visible the labour that produces the sanitary city.

India’s flagship sanitation programme, Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM), highlights both the importance of latrine use, and also of “safe and proper disposal”. Since most of urban India is not connected to sewers, the SBM recommends that cities work towards technological, financing and governance initiatives that would ensure safe faecal sludge management. In practice, this means mechanical (i.e. truck-and-hose) sludge removal as opposed to the now-illegal manual method of emptying toilet pits. But how do cleaners live and work? What do their days and nights demand of them?

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Hi,

I need information of staying next to an STP in Bengaluru in Panathur, opp to Sobha Dream Acres. How to know whether there is a smell or noise or health by staying next to huge STP plant organized by the government. Are there any guidelines set by government or BBMP or BDA of suggestable limit to stay near an STP. Please help me with these questions.

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All districts but three in Bihar experience drought

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A study points out that pit latrines with onsite sanitation systems are a source of groundwater contamination.

Groundwater is a major source of water for a large number of Indians with 66 percent rural households and 27 percent urban households directly depending on it for drinking purposes, as per Census 2011. There is a greater daily dependence on groundwater for non-potable uses.

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ATREEATREE is seeking a thought leader who would steer the young dynamic organisation to emerge as a global leader in environmental sustainability. Application/Nominations are invited for the position of Director. The position is based in Bengaluru, India and reports to the Chairman of the Board of Trustees.

June 30, 2018 12:00AM

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Hi,

I live in HBR layout. Recently, I found red and white worms coming out from all water taps in my place. Following this, I cleaned my overhead water tank and also the sump below. Still I could see the worms coming from it. Both the tanks are clean and couldn’t find any worms in it. Plumber visited and advised that they were coming from the inside pipes. He cleaned the pipes but I still found worms in all the taps. Could you please help me to find a solution to get rid of the worms?

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Hello,

Every time it rains, I see huge rain water gushing through the roads and drains of Bangalore city. The entire water gets wasted as it reaches the sewage and flows out of city as sewage water. If we can stock this running water across the areas, it should recharge the depleting ground water and increase the availability of water in private bore wells which shall decrease the load on the troubled water supply board.

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