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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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  • River diversion project launch put offThe Yettinahole project, which Union Environment Minister Veerappa Moily was to launch, has not received clearance from the environment and forest department yet. Timely letter by NGO SANDRP puts brakes on the launch plansPatna to have biggest sewerage...
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  • We are not getting water for past 2-3 months from our borewell. The borewell is 880 ft deep, water level is till 535 ft, two water sources, one at 90 ft and other at 795 ft. Our existing pipe reaches till 856 ft. The yield of this borewell is low. The team who pulled the borewell is suggesting us to...
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  • Hello, I have re-bored my existing borewell after 2 years and its depth has increased from 600 ft to 900 ft. The pipe of the borewell has been extended upto 850 ft. But suddenly motor power has increased to 15 and sometimes in the night the motor stops working. The mechanic has advised to take out t...
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  • Water for Mumbai a cost to ecologyAll 12 dams planned to quench Mumbai's thirst fall in the ecologically sensitive region of Western Ghats. Will submerge more than 22,000 hectares.We welcome tourists, not their plastice bottlesLachen in Sikkim becomes the first village in India to ban bottled water....
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  • Objective:In the context of "The world walks for water and sanitation week", March 15-23, Bangalore Volunteer.org is planning to conduct a walk in Bangalore on March 16.The aim of this walk is to bring about a water usage & sanitation awareness (especially the Public Toilet Culture) among the re...
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  • We have booked an apartment in Bellandur, Bangalore, where we see the nearby lake, turning into a nalla after few meters. I need to know whether the borewells in the vicinity will be impacted by nalla and what should be the distance between them? What all questions should we ask to the builder abo...
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  • 'Rural job profile observes a significant change'A recent study by the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (Assocham) shows that the number of people in rural areas employed in agriculture and allied sectors have reduced from 11% to 49% during the last decade. In 2011-12, only...
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  • I am in the process of constructing my house Bangalore (east facing road). Currently, the association of the layout provides borewell water (while there is no Kaveri water yet to this area). There is no permission to dig borewell in this layout. But in my plan, I want to make sure that there is a pr...
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  • Our borewell is 840 ft deep with the first water source at 480 ft depth and second at 830 ft 2 inch depth. While scanning we found mud filled at 810 feet onwards and water level stored till 630 ft. Please suggest ways to clean the mud ? How much will the cleaning cost? Will cleaning the borewell ...
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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.

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