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  • Please inform the name of agencies carrying out Packer Test, Spinner Test (Flow Log), Acoustic Televiewer Log, Optical Televiewer Log
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  • I am a researcher at IIM Bangalore. I found the reference crop evapotranspiration coefficients for different districts for the past 100 years here: https://www.indiawaterportal.org/met_data/ However, I am interested in downloading the coefficients for the recent 10 years (i.e., 2010-2019). Is there ...
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  • Offline iron remover installed for borewell water. After one year, black water comes often. When we cleaned the tank, we found sandy coal like black substance. Could it be due to the wear out of the iron remover or contaminated water.
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  • Large dams, back in the game? Recent years are seeing the re-emergence of large dams as sources of hydropower generation in global development policy. Large dams are being propagated as clean, green, climate-mitigating and a major source of renewable energy in emerging markets in the Global South. ...
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  • I dug a borewell 180 feets and received 2 inches of water at160 feets, however, when we fit the motor, only one inch of water came out. Would want to know the reason for this?
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  • There are over 6000 packaged drinking water plants in India at present. These plants use the RO technology. The RO membrane filters out excess salts and sends them through reject water daily, depending upon the capacity of the plant.  I need practical ideas beyond sanitation use of the reject ...
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  • One-day Pre-conference Workshop Introduction to Water Ethics Organised by: Forum for Policy Dialogue on Water Conflicts in India (Pune) Water-Culture Institute (New Mexico) Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and Environment (Bengaluru)  Where? Bengaluru When? 23rd of September, 2019 I...
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  • How much is the minimum distance required for a mineral water plant to be located from a water body?
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  • Dead rat in the water tank collecting rainwater through which water went into open well. We have removed the rat, but can see all its hair might have gotten into the open well, I suppose. Please advise on purifying the well water and cleaning the tank so that I can use it for future.
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  • How we may contribute our best to the Jal Shakti Mantralaya of the Government of India. Can we get the details of their efforts in controlling drought situation in many states? Is it true that 20 years down the line there will not be water and fossil fuel.
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  • Bihar and northeast India reel under floods As the water level of the Brahmaputra River rose above the danger level across Assam, 30 of the 33 districts in the state were deluged by floods, affecting nearly 43 lakh people and claiming 15 lives. In Bihar, incessant rains in neighbouring Nepal ca...
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  • Meghalaya's draft water policy gets approval To address conservation and protection of water sources in the state, the Meghalaya cabinet has approved a draft water policy for the state. The policy was drafted by the state water resources department in consultation with experts in wate...
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  • Hi, My name is Govind and we drilled borewell 480 feets deep and we got water at 2.5 inches. Now we have to install the motor, which motor we need to install? Also, in our area low voltage problem is there please kindly help me.
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  • Hello, We are in the process of flushing our community borewells that have dropped in yield. The vendor tells us that there is a low cost compressor flushing with 2-3 kg pressure and a high cost flushing where the rig goes in and flushes the borewell with 20 kg plus pressure. He recommends the high...
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  • How one can stop digging of borewell in neighbourhood which is being dug illegally?
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  • Nirmala Sitharaman, Finance Minister alluded to gaon, garib and kisan as the centre of all policies of this government, while announcing a clutch of schemes aimed at the rural and urban poor. Her budget speech last week reiterated the government's commitment to ensuring piped water supply to al...
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  • Government cuts budget for Jal Shakti Ministry by 9.4 percent; increases funds for rural drinking water mission  In the 2019 Budget, the Centre reduced the allocation for the water ministry from Rs 8,860 crore in 2018-19 to Rs 8,245 crore for the Department of Water Resources, River Devel...
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  • India not a water defict country. Neglect and lack of monitoring behind country's water scarcity: CWC As per the report, Reassessment of water availability in India using space inputs, by the Central Water Commission (CWC) with technical support of the National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC), Hyderab...
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  • What are the various methods to conserve rainwater ?
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  • New Delhi, July 9 (India Science Wire): India has a total geographical area of nearly 329 million hectares. The climate varies from the north to the south and east to west. However, in spite of this diversity, little is known about how climate affects the diversity of plants that grow in a particula...
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A million recharge wells for Bangalore

Vishwanath Srikantaiah, popularly known as the 'Rainman', has been in the news recently for his ambitious project to build one million recharge wells in Bengaluru. Given the dire situation we find ourselves in vis-à-vis water, the initiative could not have come at a better time.

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Water in my borewell at 50 ft depth has changed to deep yellow in colour. Pls suggest what to do?

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The motor in my borewell got stuck and mechanic tried to pull it up using pulley but it didn’t worked. They used pressure pump also and declared it might be caused by landslide internally and it cannot be retrieved. It is a new bore and also mechanic mentioned that 4mm pipe might have been used and suggested to go for a new borewell which will cost more. Please help if there are any better option to get the existing one corrected.

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Policy matters this week

Lok Sabha passes Inter-State River Water Disputes (Amendment) Bill, 2019  

The Lok Sabha has passed the Inter-State River Water Disputes (Amendment) Bill, 2019, which seeks to amend the Inter-State River Water Disputes Act of 1956.

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A recent report by CSE rates fertilizer plants on how green the sector is.

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), a New Delhi based non-profit has rated the country’s fertilizer sector on several parameters, in a first of its kind study. The rating, done over an 18-month-long process, covered 28 of the 32 functional fertilizer units in the country. The findings of this green rating project were shared during the release of this rating report on 29th July, 2019 in New Delhi.

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News this week

Himalayan states demand green bonus and separate ministry from Centre

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What are the error when reading meteorological instrument and how to correct them?

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  • Diviner mentioned water table 250- 300 ft.
  • Borewell depth = 500 feet.
  • Dia. 6.5 inch.
  • Strata weathered rock.
  • During drilling no water seen.
  • 1 day, water column height was 112 ft, 3 days: 156.5 ft, 4 days:192 ft, and 5 days: 220 ft.

We would be happy to get 750 liters per shift x 2 shifts per day.

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If the water pump is not used for a long time, will it stop working? If so how often should I use the pump?

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My house is near STP. Noise and smell is unbearable. Please suggest

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