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  • Need to find source of uranium contamination in Punjab: Experts Doctors in Patiala say Centre should support the state government to find out how uranium is constantly contaminating water in the state, especially in the Malwa belt. Excessive use of pesticides over the years is said to be a poss...
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  • India to get its first solar-powered toilet The waterless toilet converts human waste into charcoal that can be used as fertilizer in farming or as a fuel, say researchers at the University of Colorado who developed the toilet.Grams in Tripura not 'Nirmal'None of the 108 villages in Tripura declared...
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  • In our apartment, we have a borewell around 250 to 300 ft deep. Recently, the borewell pump was not working and we tried to pull the pump out but was unable to pull it out. We called the borewell people, who tried to pull the pump using chain pulley and cable rope through the PVC pipe. Despite their...
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  • I am trying to dig a borewell at a vacant site in Bangalore south. The borewell point I got for digging is very close, about two feet, from the compound wall of a house. The drillers are saying it is difficult to dig a borewell with such proximity to compound wall. Please advise, what to do in such ...
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  • Hi, We have a sewage treatment plant (STP) in our apartment complex in Whitefield, Bangalore. The treated water from the STP is reused in toilets and gardening but we are facing the issue of excess water getting generated from the STP and there is no storage for the excess treated water. Initially, ...
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  • No Govt in Delhi means no water for DwarkaThe locality has to source its water from Gurgaon now, as even the number of water tankers that used to meet its demand till now, have reduced. The Delhi Development Authority says nothing can happen unless neighbouring Haryana releases water from the Munak ...
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  • Hailstorm destroys crop in MaharashtraUnexpected rain and hailstorm severely impacts crops like wheat, grapes, papaya, cotton, onion and Jowar spread over 12 lakh hectares and kills thousands of livestock, animals and birds even as the State still does not have a plan for climate change.Govt yet to ...
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  • Water across Northern Railways highly contaminated, says reportThe Indian Railways' report has observed that the tap water across the Northern Railways is highly polluted, putting over 50 lakh passengers at risk. All the samples taken from the Lucknow division were contaminated with coliform bacteri...
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  • Hi, We have dug a borewell 270 ft deep in a school building. The water level of the borewell is 100 ft. We want to install a motor which has the capacity to pump water from 240-250 ft deep, then transfer the water to the other corner of the building 200 ft away and then further lift the water to ...
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  • Hi all, We had drilled two borewells about a year back in our layout (300+ houses). But, we didn't use it till now. We want help in terms of : 1. Testing the water quality 2. Arriving pump capacity required for these bore wells (600 ft & 900 ft) 3. Connecting these borewells to our existing ...
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  • Metal plant contaminates groundwater in KollamGroundwater has turned acidic and agricultural fields gone waste within 500 metres radius of Kerala Minerals and Metal Limited in Chittoor village, affecting 300 familes. Tankers supply water only once a weekMaha Irrigation Scam report readyA Committee h...
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  • Siang Basin dams' study inadequate: NGOSouth Asia Network for Dams, Rivers and People says the cumulative study conducted by the Central Water Commission does not mention social and cultural impacts of the 44 proposed projects on the river in Arunachal PradeshThanks to high pollution, Agra's water s...
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  • CWC recommends scrapping of 15 dams planned across SiangA report by the Central Water Commission has recommended scrapping 15 of the 44 dams proposed across the Siang river in Arunachal Pradesh. It warns that the proposed dams will impact the ecology of more than 500 km of the river and will also af...
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  • Ganga full of SuperbugsLevel of multi-drug resistant viruses in the river goes up by 60 times during the pilgrimage season of May-June, say researchers.Wells around ISRO unit contaminated with rocket fuel chemicalAround 40 wells found contaminated with ammonium perchlorate that affects iod...
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  • Hi, we have a borewell, 4 inches in diameter and 80 ft deep. When the mechanic was unscrewing the pipe from the joint, the pvc pipe was broken from the joint accidentally and a 1 inch pipe had dropped inside the borewell. Is there any way to pull out the pipe from the borewell ? Please mail me your ...
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  • Hi, I had dug a borewell inside my house in Bangalore, with the total depth of 900 ft. Water level is at 250 ft but there are four gaps in the borewell at 179 ft, 380 ft, 760 ft and 790 ft. Also, there is so much mud in the borewell. Please advise which motor, pump and pipe should be used.
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  • Hi, I have drilled a borewell, 800 ft deep in Bangalore. I want to install a motor for the same at 750 ft. What capacity of motor and electric power should I go for? Please advise. Thanks Praveen
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  • Hi, I have dug a borewell 760 ft deep and found some silt at 270 ft and 600 ft. A plastic casing has been put throughout the depth of the borewell. In case I want to dig the borewell a few feet deeper then do I have to remove the plastic casing? Regards Praveen
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  • I would like to understand what does air passing mean. We have drilled a borewell in Bangalore. We have got the water source at 850 ft and tried to drill it further. When we reached 875 ft, driller told us that it cannot be drilled further as there is air passing in the borewell. Please help to unde...
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  • Contaminated water killed 13,000 in last four yearsUttar Pradesh had maximum 3,382 deaths followed by West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh and Odisha, reveals data from the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Diarrhoea claimed most number of lives. Woman slaps AAP MLA over water supply iss...
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October 4, 2016 10:00AM - October 7, 2016 6:00PM
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Citizens come forward to restore polluted lakes and rivers in their cities. They demand support and swift action from the government.

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 clean water, have been successful, while others are ongoing. Here, we feature some stories of a few Good Samaritans and their efforts to restore the lakes and rivers of their cities.

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World Culture Festival damaged Yamuna floodplains, concludes NGT

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Maharashtra government withdraws plea against ban on construction on wetlands  

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Anil Madhav Dave appointed as new environment minister

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