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  • Prime Minister Modi pitches for a collective effort to overcome water crisis in the country Taking note of the looming water crisis in the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has made three requests to the nation during his Mann Ki Baat radio address this past Sunday. He urged all Indians to crea...
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  • Centre launches Jal Shakti Abhiyan To tackle the water crisis looming the country, the Centre launched the Jal Shakti Abhiyan, a water conservation campaign focussing on 1,592 stressed blocks in 256 districts across the country. The Jal Shakti Abhiyan will focus on five key aspects - water cons...
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  • New Delhi, July 1 (India Science Wire): Increasing temperatures, changing monsoon and more frequent extreme climate events are posing a threat to food security in India. A new study has found that while almost all grain crops are sensitive to these changes, adding more coarse grains or millets in cr...
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  • India's annual per capita water storage capacity is only 225 cubic metre, where as of China is 1,200 cubic metre. Why there is no emphasis on building more storage capacity? What halts it?
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  • Water scarcity has a history … and that history is nothing less than the history of government. – Alatout, 2008. Attempts to privatize water may have increased globally in the recent past, but in more general terms, governments largely control water as in India, where water is a state subject....
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  • Managing natural resources, the sustainable way On the occasion of World Day to Combat Desertification (WDCD 2019), India elaborated on its plans for managing its natural resources, undertaking sustainable land management and combatting droughts.  The highlighted actions are expected to help I...
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  • We are in West Mambalam Chennai. We want to dig a new borewell as the water situation is very bad in our apartment/area. The spot identified by an hydrologist is located in our car park area which is only 10 ft height. We are ready to even excavate 2 or 3 feet for the work. Is it possible to dig a b...
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  • The frequency and severity of heatwaves have risen considerably in India. Our cities are facing periods of ‘extreme’ weather as urbanization continues to modify the landscape. The temperature moderation provided by soil and vegetation is being substituted with heat-absorbent construction materia...
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  • High Court raps Tamil Nadu government over water crisis in Chennai Taking note of the severe water crisis looming in the state, the Madras High Court has come down strongly on the Tamil Nadu government for not taking adequate steps to battle the crisis. The court has now sought a state-wide compreh...
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  • Monsoon makes slowest progress across India in 12 years (source: Times of India) Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) records show that this year's monsoon has so far been the slowest progressing monsoon in the past 12 years. The monsoon has currently reached just about 10 to 15% of the c...
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  • Can I recharge water pit with washing machine wastewater? Generally we use detergents in washing machine. Will it have any chemical effect on borewell water in the long run? In our apartment, nearly 1000 liters of wastewater comes from washing machines every day. Please suggest.
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  • Bore debth 400 ft, expected yield 1-1.5 inch. Is it ok to go for a bore?
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  • Can water from bathroom (excluding WC), kitchen, sink, basin, washing machine etc be used for rainwater harvesting. Is there a way to use this water to give to plants. I am worried that the soap in this water may damage the plants or make the soil saline over the course of time. What type of treatme...
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  • Hi, Have got a borewell at my house, but it has very hard water. Can using a softener make it portable or does it require softener & RO. Any other suggestions would be great. Attached a copy of water test report. Thankyou
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  • Hello, My borewell water contains 1 mg/l of iron. IS456:2000 explains that iron presence is not suitable for construction purposes. I don't have any alternative may I use it? If I use it what effectit will have on the concrete. Or else, I use it for curing only ?
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  • Requirement of 400 feet 12 inch wide borewell drilling machine. Strata is a mix of sand and gravel/boulder. Which type of machine would do work in a mix strata and if the machine available? If yes, kindly contact: Piyush Dokania. Ph. no: 9431448838 email id: shriohmconstruction@gmail.com
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  • Please provide some facts to reduce polythene pollution.
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  • In my house I am getting sufficient water from my 600 ft bore. But my neighbour is not getting water from their bore (approximately 250 to300 ft). Now he is blaming us that our bore is sucking the water from their place. As per him, if we stop running our motor they will get the water. We are a join...
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  • The threat of desertification increases in 26 of 29 states As per the State of India's Environment (SoE) 2019 in Figures, between 2003-05 and 2011-13, India has witnessed an increase in the level of desertification in 26 of 29 states. More than 80 percent of the country's degraded land lies in just...
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  • Government to launch rural piped water scheme Taking note that more than 80 percent rural households in the country are yet to get piped water supply, the government plans to launch a new mission to ensure water from the tap for each house in villages in the next five years. Union Jal Shakti minist...
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I have a borewell depth of 650 ft and I have fixed a 3hp 40 stage single phase Texmo pump, because of the silt the pump run only once and its not running now. What should I do now to pump the water. Is there any way to use the same pump by doing any process or should I go for compressor pump. If yes, then of what capacity?

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Government identifies 100 wetlands for restoration in next five years

At the 14th session of the Conference of Parties (COP 14) to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), the Environment Ministry identified more than 100 wetlands for restoration in the next five years to combat land degradation.

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Study finds aerosols - suspended fine solid or liquid matter in the atmosphere - are adding to El Nino, which already deters the Indian monsoon.

Pune, September 05 (India Science Wire): A team of atmospheric scientists from India, USA and Canada have found that aerosols in the atmosphere can increase the severity of droughts over the Indian subcontinent by as much as 17 per cent during El Nino years.

The team led by Dr. Suvarna S. Fadnavis of the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Pune has reported this in a new study published in Scientific Reports.

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Does borewell recharge requires removal of submersible pump? 

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India’s water crisis likely to worsen as demand projected to exceed supply by 2050, says report

NITI Aayog, the Government of India’s policy think tank, recently released the second edition of the Composite Water Management Index to enable effective water management in Indian states. It warns that the country will lose 6% of its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by 2050 because of a water crisis. The annual per capita availability of water is expected to reduce to 1,140 cubic metres by 2050, near to the official water scarcity threshold of 1,000 cubic metres.

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We are Villa community with 180 villas and we already have water meters. We would like to know what are best strategies and possibilities of remote monitoring, etc. Please send me any information to this regard to my email kvelorum@gmail.com

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How to lift broken motor from a borewell at 400ft depth?

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Sir, I am interested to install 3 water ATM at 3 different places. What licenses are required to run this business ?

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We have a borewell of 1120 ft and from the day we have installed motor excess sand coming out with water. Initally we had put 20 Hp pump and motor at 300 ft, delivery 3 inch but the pump got damaged in 7 days due to sand. Then we put new pump of 20 hp and that also got damaged after 10-12 days & bore got punctured and water of upper table got mix in borewell which is of 2500 TDS. After 15-20 days bore got repaired and puncture done and we put 12 HP 12 stage pump but still it is throwing sand and TDS is still 1800. Actual tds at that level is 300.

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Team Malhar, students of Water Policy and Governance (WPG) and alumni of Tata Institute of Social Science, Mumbai in partnership with RRA Network proudly present the third annual session of "WATER TALK SERIES" on 7th September, 2019 at TISS, Mumbai

September 7, 2019 9:30AM - September 7, 2019 5:30PM
September 6, 2019 12:30PM

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