Dakshina Kannada District

Combating water crisis needs people's participation: PM Modi
News this week Posted on 03 Jul, 2019 01:06 AM

Prime Minister Modi pitches for a collective effort to overcome water crisis in the country

A rainwater harvesting set up in a school in Chickmangalur district (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Delhi Govt bans use of groundwater in city parks
Policy matters this week Posted on 28 Apr, 2015 11:03 AM

Stop use of fresh groundwater in city parks: Delhi Government

The Nakshatra Garden
Gujarat's data on toilets and drinking water facilities in schools unreliable: CAG
News this week Posted on 17 Nov, 2014 09:51 PM

Gujarat's data on toilets and drinking water facilities in schools need investigation: CAG

Girls toilet in a school
Maharashtra reels under hail storms and unseasonal rainfall
News this month: Maharashtra faces the impact of climate change; Developing El Nino raises fear of a weak Indian monsoon; India's water crisis to worsen in the coming years, says UN. Posted on 31 Mar, 2014 11:23 PM

Maharashtra reels under hail storms

Unseasonal rainfall in Mumbai (Source: Wikipedia)
A costly 200 km journey from source to tap
The Yettinahole Diversion Project aims to supply water to water-starved Kolar and Chikkaballapur in Karnataka. Diverting the Netravathi river for this purpose need not be the only solution. Posted on 23 Mar, 2014 10:40 PM

In July 2012, the Government of Karnataka approved the Yettinahole Diversion Project (YDP), which will cost an estimated Rs. 12,912.36 crore. This project is set to divert the head waters of the Gundia River (a tributary of the Kumardhara, which is a tributary of the Netravathi) in the west and transfer it to eastern parts of the state.

Yettinahole river (Source: SANDRP)
Kerala's seas are rich in sand: GSI
News this week: Kerala's offshore areas are rich in marine sand, says GSI; JP group sells its hydro projects in HP without settling the tribals' issues; Illegal sand mining kills Chambal's ghariyals. Posted on 10 Mar, 2014 07:54 AM

Kerala seas's rich in sand, says GSI

Ponnani Sea Shore in Kerala (Source: Wikipedia)
Power corridors for each river basin in Himachal
Policy matters this week: Expert team moots plan to develop power corridors for each basin; Maharashtra govt to make drip irrigation a must for cash crops; DJB to formulate policy to treat greywater. Posted on 29 Jan, 2014 12:28 PM

Plans to create power corridors for each river basin on its way

Hydropower transmission (Source: Wikipedia)
Indian islands declared 'hope spots'
Policy matters this week: IUCN declares Andaman and Nicobar and Lakshadweep as 'hope spots', CWPRS plans to channelise the Beas and NGT tells Assam to protect Kaziranga animals. Posted on 05 Nov, 2013 03:59 PM

Indian Ocean's "hope spots"

Coral reefs at Havelock, Andaman Source: Wikipedia
Rainwater harvesting saves college lakhs of rupees
Yenepoya Medical College in Mangalore, which has implemented rainwater harvesting (RWH) within its campus has reduced its dependence on water tankers. Posted on 20 Jul, 2013 11:04 AM

Yenepoya Medical and Dental College, some 15 kilometres away from Mangalore city near Delarekatte, is located in a developing neighbourhood; three other medical colleges, many schools and the Mangalore University are all situated in the same area. A software park is also expected to come up shortly.

Rainwater harvesting pond in Yenepoya College
Invitation to 'Halasina Habba 2013, Jackfruit festival, Varanashi Research Foundation, Adyanadka, Karnataka
A growers and farmers conference for jackfruit lovers
Posted on 23 Jun, 2013 04:09 PM

Organiser details

Varanashi Jack Growers Assn, Adyanadka, Varanashi Research Foundation, Adyanadka, Horticulture Department, DK District & Halasusnehi Koota (Jack lovers Forum)


Jackfruit festival 2013