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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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  • Can I use failed borewell hole for rainwater harvesting which is at 110ft, at my home?
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  • Hi Sir, I have a 200 feet borewell. Water level at 20 feet. I need help to select motor for my borewell. Which is best submersible motor or compressor motor?
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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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  • 3 phase 20hp motor running at 1000ft and the voltage shows as 360-380v at 11am and the motor runs for 24 hrs everyday. The water output has reduced significantly and the mcb is 63A 415V. Not able to figure out the problem why the water bill is coming up to 1,65000 to 1,80000. Varies monthly, but in ...
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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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  • Crop production is highly influenced by the sensitivity of crops to variations in climate and can have major implications for food supply and rural livelihoods. The effects of climate change are increasing in India, where extreme rainfall events have become more frequent and spatially more variable....
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  • Hi, We have a capacity of one lac ltr of STP installed in the building. The STP is working in good condition, but we are facing an issue. The output of STP is one lac ltr per day but the usage of the same can be done in 2 areas, i.e. flushing and gardening. 40,000 ltr is used in the above areas. Whe...
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  • Van Mahotsava is an annual tree planting festival which was initiated by Shri Kulapati Kanaiyalal Munshi, the Union Minister for Agriculture and Food, Government of India, in 1950 to create awareness about the importance of trees and conservation of forests. Since then, this plantation drive has bee...
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  • Mumbai, July 5 (India Science Wire): On July 2, the Maharashtra government decided to close private and public schools in Mumbai based on IMD’s rainfall forecast which predicted "intermittent rain in city and suburbs, with heavy to very heavy rainfall at a few places for the next 24 hours." T...
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  • We are seeking information that supports the logic that we need to eat more millet instead of rice and wheat, not only for it's health benefits but also millet requires a lot less water to cultivate. Also, have noticed that the agricultural practices are certainly not earth friendly, the massive spr...
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  • What should be the distance between two agricultural borewells belonging to different farmers? 
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While India has increased its target of restoring degraded land from 21 million ha to 26 million ha, what is the scale of the challenge and what do the new targets mean?

India finally announced that it would increase its targets of restoring degraded lands from 21 million hectares to 26 million hectares[1]. This target comes on the heels of weeks of conjecture on the "big announcement" expected from the host country during the UNCCD COP14 meeting in Delhi.

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Green capital at scale urgently needed for the energy transition and climate action in emerging economies - CEEW Centre for Energy Finance

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Deconstructing the traditional narrow engineering based policy discourses around floods and droughts and connecting them to social and cultural realities is the need of the hour in India.

India has witnessed extreme weather conditions this year. While parts of the north and south have battled drought like conditions this summer, the northeast and western coastal areas witnessed heavy rains and floods.
While climate change has been highlighted as one of the reasons for these extreme events, experts argue that human factors, faulty models of development and the narrow perception of droughts and floods at the policy level has worsened the situation in India.

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The recently concluded 4 day conference in Bangalore looked at the current state of global water resource challenges & future pathways to achieve the SDGs, while ensuring equity in access to all.

The Water Future Conference in Bangalore last week, saw many from the scientific community, academia, research, civil society and the media come together to discuss the state of water resources across the world and in India, as well as future pathways and scenarios, and different technological and institutional solutions to accelerate the implementation of the water SDGs and the 2030 Agenda targets, leaving no one behind.

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DST and SDC working together to develop pan-India climate vulnerability assessment map, to help communities and states better prepare for climate change.

New Delhi, September 27 (India Science Wire): Rising sea levels, increasing number of extreme weather events, urban floods, changing temperature and rainfall patterns - such impacts of climate change are being felt in many parts of India, and not just in the coastal areas or hilly regions. 

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A workshop in Bangalore explored water ethics and how it can be applied to water management.

At a workshop on Water Ethics leading up to the Water Future Conference in Bangalore in September 2019, the idea of, and the need for an ethical framework for water management and legislation was discussed. In a country as diverse and complex as India, ethics play an important role in how we view water, and thus manage it.

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Reservoir levels increase to 85 percent of overall capacity this year

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Supreme Court question authorities on why manual scavenging still prevails

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Dear Sir,

I am living in a hilly area and I have to take water from 130 meter down. There is an open well and 1.5 hp submersible pump, my problem is the delivery hose. I used green coloured hose and after 3 months its broken, now I want to replace it. Can you suggest me the proper hose to use for this purpose. Thanking you.

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Why clear water reservoir is having only 15 years of design period? Source: CPHEEO

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