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  • The Himalayas are often called the water towers of Asia because of the vast amount of water locked in the form of ice in thousands of glaciers there. But concerns relating to climate change have often put a question mark on future water availability from these glaciers. Now a new study on ice thickn...
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  • Does Supreme brand make 4.5 inch column pipes for borewell. My borewell is 300 ft deep, kindly advise me a column pipe. Can I use column pipes which have no male/female heads but only sockets at the end?
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  • Compiled by Pankaj Kumar S., Resource Person; additional research provided by Ramya Gopalan, Research Associate, 7 November 2006 Original Query: Ravi Niwash, United Nations Volunteers, Jharkhand, Posted: 7 September 2006 I am a United Nations Volunteer (UNV), coordinating a project in Karr...
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  • A consolidated reply of experiences and examples shared by various members of the Solution Exchange Water Community Compiled by Pankaj Kumar S., Resource Person and Ramya Gopalan, Research Associate, 30 December 2006From B. M. Kandpal, SIMAR, District Chamoli, Uttaranchal Posted 29 September 2006O...
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  • We have around 400 feet borewell, but for some reason we did not use it for long. Recently, we tried to use the borewell but could not extract any water, so we tried to pull the motor to see if it was functioning properly. However, while pulling the motor up it fell into the borehole but the remaini...
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  • For 15 ft vertical suction (overhead tank) which type of water pump is better?
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  • Hello, Please let me know if the water with below parameters suitable for construction pH - 7.47 Total hardness as caco3 - 850 mg/ l Total dissolved solids - 2154 mg / l Total alkanity - 400 mg/l Sulphates - 674 mg/l
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  • The decline in public, as well as private investment, has led to a slowdown in the growth of agriculture and allied sectors in the last five years. The crisis in the agrarian sector had intensified over the last few years. It is now the political talking point with many farmers' rallies, marches and...
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  • Hello, We have three borewells on our premises which were dug when our building was constructed. They are about 700 to 850 feet in depth. One well which used to yield good amount of water has now come down to a trickle. Is it worth carrying out a hydro fracture procedure on this well? Reji Thomas
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  • India is undergoing a major transition with changes in rainfall patterns leading to increased frequency of droughts, floods, heat waves amidst fear of a major water crisis in the years to come. Why are these threats increasing? Head of Indian Meteorological Department’s (IMD) Climate Application a...
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  • Identify farmers for income support scheme: NITI Aayog to states NITI Aayog has ordered all states to identify small and marginal farmers who will receive Rs 2,000 as the first instalment by March-end under the Rs 75,000-crore income support package announced in the budget. Taking note of farmers' ...
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  • Indian Sunderbans gets recognition under Ramsar Convention on Wetlands  The Indian side of the Sunderbans has been recognised as the Wetlands of International Importance under the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands. After the East Kolkata Wetlands, which got the tag in 2002, Sunderbans has become t...
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  • (Question received through email) Dear sir/madam, I am interested to know whether the electromagnetic water conditioners are certified by you/other bodies/institutions for use as anti-scale forming/scale-inhibiting  device/method  for routine domestic  use. Have ...
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  • (Question received through email) What are the climate conditions required for fog harvesting?      
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  • Hello, I tried digging borewell & at 35 Ft borewell operator stopped drilling due to presence of boulders. Is this true that one cannot drill further if there are boulders present? What is the remedy for this? Kindly advise. 
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  • Country's groundwater crisis showcases need to enact model groundwater bill As per the Central Groundwater Board (CGWB) data, there is a rapid fall in water tables over the past decade with a fall of two to four metre in 61 percent wells between 2007 and 2017. Even the data on the depth of wells sh...
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  • One of the most laudable initiatives of the current government’s regime is the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) that was launched on Oct 2, 2014, with a larger vision of a clean India. The critical aspect of the mission was that—unlike many of the movements that preceded it—this had a measurable ou...
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  • We are living in flats. We have separate tank for storing kitchen & bathroom water. Now the tank is overflowing. What should we do with the excess water as we cannot recycle it and there is no extra space to reuse it. Please help.
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  • It has been reported that extreme rainfall events are increasing over India and widespread floods have increased threefold over the last several decades from an average of two events per year to six events per year. But the link between extreme rainfall events and rising incidence of floods remains ...
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  • Hi, We have our 100ft borewell dug in 2013. Recently our drainage got clogged and the sewage water got mixed in our borewell. Now the drainage clogging has been cleared but still the borewell water is contaminated and the water yield is very less. Is there any ways to clean my borewell? Please sugg...
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CWC data shows water storage in major river basins depleting

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Manual scavengers release manifesto to ensure right to a dignified life.

Hundreds gathered to release the Safai Karmachari Manifesto ahead of Lok Sabha elections 2019 at the Indian Social Institute, Delhi on April 4, 2019. The manifesto was released by the Safai Karmachari Andolan (SKA), a movement for the elimination of manual scavenging and restoring the rights of the 1.2 million people who are engaged in this under completely degrading and life-threatening conditions.

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Study reveals that nearly 42 percent of India’s land area is facing drought

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DDA allocates 42.5 acre plot on Yamuna floodplains for waste dumping

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Illegal stone quarries have changed the face of Birbhum district where villagers are finding it difficult to survive due to contaminated water and pollution.

Koley Kisku, a primary school student at Ranipur village at Rampurhat block in Birbhum district of West Bengal suffers from a thyroid gland related ailment that has partially affected his ability to speak. His school mates say that the 11-year-old could speak normally till a few years ago but he began to lose his voice. Nowadays, he sits quietly in a corner, unable to mingle with other kids. 

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What submersible motors sould be used for 7 inch casing pipes for to extract borewell water?

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Multilayered governance and involvement of forest dwellers in the decision making processes can go a long way in managing our forests better.

The recent news on the forced eviction of more than 1,000,000 tribal and other forest-dwelling households from 16 states by a Supreme Court order has again brought the long-debated issue of the role of the state and the community in forest governance to the forefront.

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Compiled by Pankaj Kumar S. and Alok Srivastava, Resource Persons; additional research provided by Ramya Gopalan, Research Associate and Happy Pant, Research Officer
8 September 2006

Original Query: V. Kurian Baby, Socio-Economic Unit Foundation (SEUF), Kerala, Posted: 3 August 2006

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Compiled by Pankaj Kumar, Resource Person; additional research provided by Ramya Gopalan, Research Associate 27 June 2006
Original Query: Vijaya Saradhi Atluri, Byrraju Foundation, Hyderabad
Posted: 20 April 2006

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Compiled by Pankaj Kumar S., Resource Person and Ramya Gopalan, Research Associate, 22 December 2006

 From Sarbeswara Sahoo, Kalpataru, Angul, Orissa, Posted 21 November 2006

Kalpataru is an NGO working in central Orissa on common property resources, specifically sustainable water resources management.

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