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  • Rains wreak havoc in Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and Punjab Following the southern states witnessing heavy rainfall and floods this monsoon, the northern parts of India are now also experiencing incessant rains. At least 28 people are feared dead and 22 missing in Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand...
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  • India is witnessing the second driest pre-monsoon season in the last 65 years. As the country eagerly eyes the monsoon clouds, the delay so far has now widened the rain deficit to 43%. The situation is particularly grim in the north-western region of Gujarat and Maharashtra and the southern states o...
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  • Tamil Nadu is one of the most water-vulnerable states in India that depends heavily on groundwater for irrigation. As high as 56 percent of land in the state is currently irrigated by groundwater and the remaining by tanks and canals. The provision of subsidies by the state government for irrigation...
    aarti kelkar kh...posted 6 months 2 weeks agoread more
  • Hello, I need contact of a hydrogeologist for drilling a borewell near Coimbatore (Sirumugai).
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  • I am from Coimbatore district, Tamil Nadu. I digged borewell of 940 ft depth but but did not find water or wet sand. Only powder is coming from the borewell. What shall I do now? Shall I close the borewell or is there any way to find water in the borewell?Please suggest.
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  • Decline in Dolphin population observed in India's only dolphin sanctuary As per the survey conducted by Vikramshila Biodiversity Research and Education Centre (VBREC) in partnership with researchers from Ashoka Trust for Research on Ecology and Environment (ATREE), Bangalore and Wildlife Institute ...
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  • We had 100 Ft bore which went dry, we called borewell driller, they came, remove old motor and drilled additional 150 Ft, ( water was found at 220-240 ft) We installed new motor, new pipes, wire and rope. After starting motor, to our dismay, delivery was around 1/2 inch only. But driller had said we...
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  • Kakkoos, a compelling documentary film on manual scavenging in Tamil Nadu is all about showing the practice as it is without any filter. The pictures are shocking and watching them is easier said than done -- toilets teeming with shit, sanitary napkins lying scattered, people collecting faeces with ...
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  • Today's rural poor operate in highly risky and uncertain environments. Grappling with multiple stresses like eroding natural resources, poor assets and increasing climate variability, they are constantly adjusting their lives and livelihoods--changing a crop grown, digging another well, or migrating...
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  • The water related themes of the Conference are- Integerated Water Resources management- Coastal Zone Management- Groundwater quality- Urban flooding and landslides- Ocean infrastructure development- Global warming and its impact on water resources- Wastewater treatment and pollution control technolo...
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  • Hello, My land is located at 1.5 km from PAP main canal. Three months ago we dug a borewell (850 feet deep). But the borewell failed. Now due to flow of water in the canal, we are getting water from the same borewell but low volume. I need help in identifying another source of water for ...
    Anonymous (not verified)posted 5 years 10 months agoread more
  • HC upholds ban on plastic packaging for junk food in HPVacates stay on Himachal Pradesh government's order banning plastic packaging for 25 junk food items. Directs enforcement of the ban from January 26, 2014.MoEF gives conditional nod to Haryana's nuclear power projectGrants green clearance&n...
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  • New MoEF Minister delays final notification on Western Ghats Draft notification for declaring eco-sensitive area in the Western Ghats has been put on hold as the new Environment Minister wants to invite comments from CMs of the six states.Uttarakhand govt initiates allotment process o...
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  • Maharashtra govt plans for land reclamation from seaState government revives its past suggestion for large-scale restoration of land in Mumbai from the Arabian Sea. Recommends undertaking the study to assess the environmental and social impact of the reclamation project.UP govt releases Rs...
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  • Mandate green clearance for small hydel projects, demand expertsOwing to the severe impacts the small hydel projects have on communities and ecosystems, 47 experts and organisations across the country write to MoEF for including these projects under the purview of EIA Notification 2006.UP ...
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  • Environment activists unite against the 'Statue of Unity' The 182 metre high iron and bronze statue of Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel proposed in Gujarat's Narmada district has not yet applied for environment clearance. Environment activists have written to the Ministry of Environment and Forests asking ...
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  • UNEP launches global project to save aquatic ecosystemsWith an aim to improve the health of deteriorating water resources globally, UNEP launches the International Water Quality Guidelines for Ecosystems at the Budapest Water Summit.HC orders Delhi govt to protect city's water bodiesIn a b...
    swatiposted 6 years 4 weeks agoread more
  • For more information on Karunya University‏, please click here.For details on the training workshop, click here.The brochure may be downloaded from below.
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  • Hi,I would like to get location specific details of areas where water is contaminated by organic matter. Also any possible information on how it is being addressed in these areas like use of UV filter or bio sand filter etc will be useful Thanks in AdvanceDinesh
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  • Unrecognised slums get recognitionCensus of India develops the new method of identifying slums as unhygienic and compact dwellings of atleast 300 people lacking proper sanitation and drinking water facilities. With the new method, many unknown slums have added up to the category.The mega c...
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Rains wreak havoc in Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and Punjab

Following the southern states witnessing heavy rainfall and floods this monsoon, the northern parts of India are now also experiencing incessant rains.

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A study finds that farmers in south India continue to rely on borewells rather than investing in water conservation structures or demand management strategies to cope with droughts.

India is witnessing the second driest pre-monsoon season in the last 65 years. As the country eagerly eyes the monsoon clouds, the delay so far has now widened the rain deficit to 43%.

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A study shows that although borewells have improved women’s access to water in the short term, they have increased water insecurity and the suffering of women in the long term.

Tamil Nadu is one of the most water-vulnerable states in India that depends heavily on groundwater for irrigation. As high as 56 percent of land in the state is currently irrigated by groundwater and the remaining by tanks and canals. The provision of subsidies by the state government for irrigation and loans for deepening of existing borewells and construction of new ones have turned borewells into a main source of water for irrigation. This has encouraged farmers to extract groundwater by drilling deeper and deeper.

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Hello,

I need contact of a hydrogeologist for drilling a borewell near Coimbatore (Sirumugai).

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I am from Coimbatore district, Tamil Nadu. I digged borewell of 940 ft depth but but did not find water or wet sand. Only powder is coming from the borewell. What shall I do now? Shall I close the borewell or is there any way to find water in the borewell?Please suggest.

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Decline in Dolphin population observed in India's only dolphin sanctuary

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We had 100 Ft bore which went dry, we called borewell driller, they came, remove old motor and drilled additional 150 Ft, ( water was found at 220-240 ft) We installed new motor, new pipes, wire and rope. After starting motor, to our dismay, delivery was around 1/2 inch only. But driller had said we wil get 1 inch to 1.5 inch for sure. So he told us to remove the motor and check it. So we started to remove the motor ( it was kep at around 230-240 ft). After pulling out 50-55 ft, it got stuck. They tried to use chain block and pulley to remove it, but not successful .

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A hard-hitting documentary film ‘Kakkoos’ looks at the politics behind the banned practice of manual scavenging and how the civil society connives to keep it alive.

Kakkoos, a compelling documentary film on manual scavenging in Tamil Nadu is all about showing the practice as it is without any filter. The pictures are shocking and watching them is easier said than done -- toilets teeming with shit, sanitary napkins lying scattered, people collecting faeces with their uncovered hands, cleaning hazardous medical waste, handling maggot-ridden corpses and much more.

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State sponsored policies and programmes must be sensitive to promote sustainable developmental activities in this already fragile social ecological system in Tamil Nadu.

Today's rural poor operate in highly risky and uncertain environments. Grappling with multiple stresses like eroding natural resources, poor assets and increasing climate variability, they are constantly adjusting their lives and livelihoods--changing a crop grown, digging another well, or migrating to a nearby town. To understand how livelihoods are changing in semi-arid India and what this implies for people's vulnerability to current and future impacts of climate change, we visited the semi-arid regions of the Moyar Bhavani river basin in Tamil Nadu.

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The water related themes of the Conference are

- Integerated Water Resources management

- Coastal Zone Management

- Groundwater quality

- Urban flooding and landslides

- Ocean infrastructure development

- Global warming and its impact on water resources

- Wastewater treatment and pollution control technologies

For more information, please see the attached brochure

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