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  • Spur in farmer suicides after untimely rain in Maharashtra18 farmers end their lives in less than a month after unseasonal rain and hailstorm destroyed their crops. Social activists claim the figure could be anywhere above 80, more than the average for every two monthsPlatform made with waste pollut...
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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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  • Chennai is rain-rich, but frequently water starved. The city receives a good amount of rain both from the South-West as well as the North-East monsoon, though the latter’s contribution is much higher. Even with an annual average rainfall of around 1200-1300 mm (the national average is around 800mm...
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  • At some locations, municipal wastewater is directly taken to secondary treatment and the primary treatment is skipped. 1. I want to know what happens when the primary treatment is skipped. 2. Does this impact sizing and performance of aeration tank as all the load is directly sent to the secondary t...
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  • Hello. I need video or images of borewell available in your library. If I can get them it will be helpful to explain the process of groundwater and its movement to the farmers' community.
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  • Hi, I live in Alwarthirunagar, Chennai. In my area all borewells have yellow colored water. Does such water cause any problem when used for bathing and cleaning vessels ?
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  • Drinking water at railway stations highly contaminated: Report50 lakh passengers using Northern Railways drink extremely polluted water. Of the samples tested for coliform bacteria, all in the Lucknow division were found contaminated while 59% were found contaminated in the Moradabad division and 94...
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  • Post Telangana, tribals want Polavaram dam scrappedThe dam will benefit only Seemandhra and displace about two lakh tribals, most of them in Telangana. Tribal activists launch padyatra to protest against an amendment in the Telangana Bill which proposes to shift their villages to Seemandhra.Sikkim f...
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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 15 acre of coconut plantation. Our borewell depth is 1000 ft and width 6". Please advise on the drip irrigation method to use. Also, suggest the model and stage of the motor that can be used, along with price.
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  • Hi, we have 12 apartments in a building and have 12 individual overhead tanks. The water supply to the tanks is through a single pipe and the water gets filled in one tank after another so that the tank at the last is the last one to get filled. Please suggest a full-proof mechanism by which the wat...
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  • We are living in a 4 in 1 apartment in Perumbakkam, Chennai. The apartment's drainage system is under the covered car parking. The domestic drainage (bathing, washing etc) is almost not getting absorbed by soak pit and comes out everyday. Please suggest a cost-effective way to handle this drainage ...
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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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  • Chennai's drinking water seeps down the drain Red Hills reservoir, which serves as Chennai's primary storage, is leaking water due to damage in one of its weirs (a barrier across a river designed to alter its flow characteristics). This is causing it to lose precious water meant for Chenn...
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  • Who needs farming for food?The number of people opting for agriculture in rural areas has dipped by 11% in the last decade, says a study by the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM).SC says no to complete filling of Tehri reservoirPetitioners argued that the...
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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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  • Rayalaseema gets tense over waterPoor allocation and diversion of water for upstream areas has created tension between districts in this Andhra Pradesh region.CBI registers five FIRs in Delhi Jal Board scam caseConducts raids in Delhi, Noida and Ghaziabad and files five FIRs in relation to costly pr...
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  • HC directs shutting operations in Mundra Port and SEZThe Gujarat High Court has directed 12 industrial units in the Mundra Port and SEZ in Kutch district to stop operations unless the industrial complex gets environmental clearance.Tribal Ministry dilutes laws to clear Thoubal multi-purpose projectA...
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  • A “socio-hydrologic” model for Chennai shows that both infrastructure and management decisions are necessary to achieving water security.
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  • Environment Ministry delinks clearance of power plants from captive minesThe new Environment Minister Veerappa Moily has delinked the green clearance process for a thermal power plant and its source of fuel, a captive coal mine. This will make it easier for the project proponents to get clearance an...
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Despite ban, immersion of Ganpati idols made of PoP continue in Bengaluru lakes

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Background: Our Flat is based in Tambaram, Chennai. There are 6 flats in an apartment. We share common overhead concrete tank. During summer we face acute water shortage problem. Even after starting the pump and it is running for half an hour, we won't get a drop of water. We are living in ground floor. Since there is lot of suffering especially on Sunday where all the members of family will be present and water needs will be more, I went inside the overhead tank to check what is wrong.

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Hi, we are getting stench in water. This problem is only when we open the taps and shower. How do I flush and disinfect the pipeline at home? Any one who provides this service in chennai? I have taken sample from the inlet and there is no smell, it's only at the tap level. So was thinking I need to disinfect the pipelines Any help and guidance pls. Regards Gopal

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I live in Chennai. Our borewell is not yielding water and many of my neighbors face the same issue. plumber suggested us to drill another borewell. We do not have space , as our first floor extends to cover the entire plot area, hence the only way which our plumber suggests is to drill hole in the roof in order for the drilling machine to fit. Is there any other option instead of drilling a hole in our roof? Appreciate the help.

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We presently have BRIM media over coarse aggregate of sand and pebbles in a 200 litre drum. Well water is pumped into this drum and the clean filterate from the bottom goes into our water tank by gravity. However this installation is over 10 years old and I think the BRIM media is not effective. If simply changing the BRIM media should resolve the problem, I will try that. I am not sure that this is the best solution since most vendors I call are only keen on selling a more expensive solution involving tanks and pumps.

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Chennai reels under acute crisis of drinking water

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Oil spill in Ennore has highly impacted the zone between Ennore and Marina beach

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Just seven to eight percent water left in TN’s reservoirs

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I am a resident in Manthoppe Colony, Ashok Nagar Chennai, Tamil Nadu. We are an apartment building with 16 flats sharing water from a single underground sump. This sump gets water from the Chennai Metro Water. Due to water shoratage crisis in Chennai, we decided to clean the open well we had for abut 30 years and use the water along with Metro water. The open well is 30 feet in depth and 8 feet in diameter. It presently contains 12 feet of water from which atleast 3 feet of water is pumped out using a 1HP water pump into the underground sump twice per week.

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We have an 80 feet deep borewell dug in the year 2012 in Indiranagar, 4th main road, Ayar, Chennai 60020. We are 7KM away from the sea shore. Right from day one the borewell water had a high level of iron content, and we have not been able to use it. We are not keen to instal equipments outside the borewell to minimise the iron content. A service provider suggested installing another bigger PVC pipe outside the bore pipe, to reduce iron content to some extent. Is this possible?? He is charging 30% more.

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