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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...
    Anonymous (not verified)posted 6 years 5 months agoread more
  • 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...
    Anonymous (not verified)posted 6 years 6 months agoread more
  • 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 ...
    Anonymous (not verified)posted 6 years 6 months agoread more
  • 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.
    Prarthana Vishalposted 6 years 6 months agoread more
  • 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...
    Anonymous (not verified)posted 6 years 6 months agoread more
  • 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 ...
    sendskkposted 6 years 6 months agoread more
  • A video story on work done by locals to transform the polluted Kaikondarahalli lake into a bird paradise.
    Prarthana Vishalposted 6 years 6 months agoread more

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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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