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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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  • Hi,I am Vishal. I have digged a 320 ft. deep boring in city area in cottonpet, Bangalore. It is a 75 ft. slow bore for upto 320 ft. A slating pipe of nandi brand with 4 gauge was inserted. 4 months after the borewell was dug we tried to insert a 2hp motor at 220 ft. depth which got stuck due to soil...
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  • Brahamputra claims four Assam villages 2500 people lost their homes due to erosion along the river while seveal others in Dhubri district are at risk.Minister, mining and manufactured sand Union Minister of State for Commerce and Industry calls for promotion of sand made by a metal to...
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  • Cochin estuary high on insecticides: StudyCochin estuary has one of the highest concentration of organochlorine insecticides in the world, revealed a study by the Cochin University of Science and Technology.Poo to power Bangalore Around 100 megawatt will be produced from methane emitted by...
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  • Chemical fertilizers spelling death for infants: StudyDeath of babies less than one month old in rural areas may be due to exposure to chemical fertilizers that percolate into water, says a study published in the Journal of Development Economics.No toilets in 25% of Odisha's government schools50% sc...
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  • Delhi metro stations to conserve rainwater By March 2015, 17 metro stations will have rainwater harvesting system, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation informed the National Green Tribunal (NGT). The NGT had earlier ordered rainwater harvesting system at all metro stations.Meghayaya favours livelih...
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  • Dam bursts in Himachal during first trialA newly built dam with a capacity of 12,000 cubic feet burst in Manali district of the State whiles first trial was taking place. No casulaties however, resulted from the accident.Site visit compulsory for diversion of forest landThe Environment Ministry has ...
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  • Residents of surrounding apartment complexes got together to revive and maintain Ambalipura Lake in Bangalore using their own resources.
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  • Hello,I have dug a borewell 320feet deep. Slating pipe, 4 gauge was inserted. 4 months later we tried inserting a 2hp motor at 220 feet  which got stuck due to sand filling in the bore. We somehow removed the motor and tried inserting it back. But it has now gor stuck at 140 feet depth and cann...
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  • HiRecently the submersible pump I was using in the borewell stopped working. I was not able to remove the pump due to boulders. So the pump was detached and left in the borewell. The total depth of the borewell is 500 feet with water source at 470 feet. The diameter of the borewell is almost 6 ...
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  • A video story on work done by locals to transform the polluted Kaikondarahalli lake into a bird paradise.
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  • Hello, We have 100+ apartments in 4 blocks. We have our STP unit in the basement which is partially functioning. We get bad smell in our basement area and other places. We are looking for consultants who can provide solutions to our problems 1. Stop bad smell in basement and other area. 2. Impr...
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No construction around Bellandur-Agara lakes: NGT

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Submit complete list of wetlands: NGT to States

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Good southwest monsoon expected this year as El Nino declines

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Maharashtra reeling under its worst water crisis

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A study by IISc on the city's water bodies argues that poor governance, lack of a sense of belonging, and poor implementation of regulatory norms has caused this situation.

India has had very little to celebrate on World Wetlands Day this year as it has lost its wetlands at an alarming rate of 38% in just a decade (1991-2001). Additionally, there continues to be a regulatory vacuum around wetlands, because of which they continue to be ungoverned and unprotected.

Lakes as one of the valuable wetlands of Bangalore

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Activists oppose Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's World Culture Festival along the Yamuna flood plains

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CPCB finds Coca Cola plant in Hapur pumping toxic water into a pond

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Panel finds Bengaluru Development Authority (BDA) and private builders responsible for 11,000 acres of lake land encroachment

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World-wide campaign against impacts of water privatisation

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It provides natural resources to people living around it, acts as a sink for fisher folk cleaning fish or women doing laundry, and receives treated sludge from new residences around it.

Rachenahalli is one of the few living lakes in north Bangalore. It is connected to water bodies upstream and downstream, particularly Jakkur Lake on the north-east. Both these lakes have been rejuvenated at substantial costs by the Bangalore Development Authority over the last decade. A sewage treatment plant (STP) with a capacity to treat 10 million litres a day was set up north of Jakkur Lake by the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB). Water from the STP flows into Rachenahalli Lake when Jakkur Lake overflows during monsoon.

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