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  • CAG report blames Uttarakhand Government for 2013 flash floodsPer the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report, the Uttarakhand Government's unpreparedness and failure to learn from previous natural disaster aggravated the 2013 flash floods in the State. Before that, the State had witnessed two ...
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  • Lakes spewing foam and catching fire in Bangalore made big news for several weeks but this is just an indication of the times to come as we fill up water bodies with effluents or turn them into sewage dumps in most cities across India. India Water Portal talks to Leo F. Saldanha of Bangalore-based E...
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  • Monsoon leaves the country with 39% area still parchedAround 39% of the country's area has received deficient to scanty rainfall this year. 18 out of 36 states and Union Territories have been affected including the top grain producing states like Punjab, Haryana, UP, MP and Bihar. In addition t...
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  • Social Impact Assessment alone not enough for Yettinahole, say activistsThe Karnataka Government has decided to conduct a Social Impact Assessment (SIA) study for the Yettinahole project through the Revenue Department. However, activists have also been demanding an Environment Impact Assessment (EIA...
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  • About Arghyam’s GW-SAN Nexus Research ProgrammeThis Groundwater- Sanitation Nexus Research Programme has been developed to deepen the understanding of linkages between ground-water and sanitation in the Indian context, and move towards an integrated approach. At present, the empirical evidence or ...
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  • India set to become water scarce in 10 years time: Govt tells ParliamentCiting a recent study, Minister of State for Water Resources Sanwar Lal Jat, said that India's demand for water is expected to exceed all current sources of supply and become water scarce by the 2025. According to him, the ...
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  • Maharashtra recorded highest number of farmers' suicides during 2014Data released by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) has shown that Maharashtra recorded the highest number of farmers' suicides in 2014. Nearly 2,568 farmer suicides were registered in the state, which are fewer than those in ...
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  • Jakkur Lake sits nestled behind the bustling Hebbal Highway that leads to Devanahalli International Airport. A pristine, quiet spot of nature in the midst of Bangalore, this lake stands testimony to the potential that exists to manage urban water sustainably, and in an integrated manner. Jakkur Lak...
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  • Toxic foam observed in Bengaluru lakes Three major lakes in Bengaluru -- Bellandur, Varthur, and Yemalur -- look like a giant pool of foam these days. Some residents even thought that it resembled snow! The foam has been formed due to high content of ammonia and phosphate coupled with very low...
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  • The morning of the Kere Habba on February 21, 2015, saw over 30 volunteers coming in as early as 7 a.m. and setting to work stringing festoons and paper lanterns between trees, sticking event posters, and more. Almost all the decorative items were home made by the children and adults. Snehadhar...
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  • Hi All, I need guidance on whether we need slotted piping/casing for our borewell or not? What are pros and cons for this? The pump was stuck and was fished out through steel cable after cutting the water supply pipe. The scanning report says that there are loose bolders in the first 200ft of 1100...
    GAURAV SHARMAposted 4 years 4 months agoread more
  • I have a ten acre plot in southwest of Bangalore with a borewell that yielded 2000gph till 2012, when it went dry. I dug a new borewell, after consulting a geologist,at a distance of 200', south of the existing one, last year. It yielded around 8000lit/hour till last week and now water comes in jerk...
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  • "Just having the people of Delhi look at their water meters everyday will enable the city to deal with its current water supply", said K.P Singh. He should know. Singh is a resident of Rainbow Drive, a bungalow community in Bangalore. Led by him, the society has revolutionised its water availabili...
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  • ICIMOD wins accolade for its flood warning system The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) has won UNFCCC's 2014 Lighthouse Activity Award for its work on community-based flood early warning system in the eastern Brahmaputra river basin in India. The project i...
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  • Priya Ramasubban personifies the words ‘good things come in small packages’. This sprightly, self motivated enthusiast, saw a marshy, polluted cess pool, hemmed in by an open tract of land, where labourers and migrants daily dipped in for their morning ablutions. Talking to people around, she re...
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  • Government identifies 11 states along Ganga for sewer link To ensure that the Ganga is revived ithin three years, the Centre has taken three major decisions. The Ministries of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation and Environment & Forests will work closely. The Environ...
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  • Hi,We are a residential complex in Bangalore, IndiaWe have 2 overhead tanks in 2 adjacent buildings to which water is pumped through a common underground reservoir. Presently we have 2 separate pipelines for both the tanks running in parallel till 75% distance and then the 2nd pipeline extends ...
    Shravanposted 4 years 10 months agoread more
  • "Growing garbage menace ups nitrate content in lakes", said a recent headline in the Deccan Herald that highlighted a study conducted by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) on illegal dumping sites situated near water bodies in Bangalore. The Energy and Wetland Research Group (EWRG) and Cent...
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  • Arghyam is a not-for-profit foundation working in the water sector in India. Its vision is “Safe sustainable water for all”.  They take up focused programs to address lack of equitable access to water, in a sustainable manner, amongst all citizens, through partnerships and grants across the...
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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...
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A partnership between Biome, ACWADAM and WIPRO brought stakeholders together to map Sarjapur's aquifer.

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.

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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

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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. I need to wait for 1.5 hours to run the next cycle. I placed the pump at 850 feet, (4HP 40 Stage/ AQUQ TeXMO - Model RF10A/40) - so I am planning to lower the pump at 990 feet to at least get water continuously for 1 to 1.5 hours).

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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 motor, the water colour looks pure but if I store that water in any vessels after 30 minutes water colours turns to brown colour which we can't use for any purpose. Request for advice if I need to take any actions from my end since have inserted completely one length pipe.

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Ambitious solution to curb Karnataka's drought

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Shut down industries around Bellandur lake: NGT to Karnataka govt

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Delhi, Punjab, Rajasthan and Haryana vulnerable to severe water scarcity

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Karnataka, especially Bengaluru, is facing severe water crisis this summer. Rainwater harvesting is the way forward, believe experts.

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 put it mildly. The intense heat coupled with inadequate to no water at all leaves us dreading the long harsh summer that is ahead of us. Without water, life simply comes to a standstill. And it has, for many. 

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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 existing HDPE pipe to lift the hose. 5) Casing pipe of 6 inches upto 170 ft. 6) 4 inch Filter pipe upto 440 ft. 7) New HDPE pipe upto 400 ft lowered and motor / pump below. Now motor is stuck and not working. 8) Checked with camera and water is there and slush is covering the motor / pump.

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