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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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  • Sustainable development, still an unfinished agenda In the fourth year into their implementation, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that aim at reducing developmental disparities in different parts of the world continue to be a cause for concern, with many international bodies urging for fas...
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  • The severe cyclonic storm Vayu that formed over the Arabian Sea was expected to hit Gujarat on June 13, but changed course, skirting Gir, Somnath and Porbandar. The latest news shows that the storm is likely to turn into a depression, reduce in intensity and reach the north Gujarat coast by Jun...
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  • INTRODUCTION On 30th May, the new government took oath to serve the nation. The celebrations on that scorching summer evening at Rashtrapati Bhavan echoed hollow with more than 500 million people vulnerable to severe drought in the country. India is currently going through an extended dry spell wit...
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  • Our borewell has good amount of water but it has bad odour in it. Kindly suggest how can we treat this water?
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  • We dug about 500 ft deep borwell and found water but it was flowing under the ground and was of no use to us. Because of the water flow, we can't get water as we desire. What is a possible suggestion to this problem? Please help.
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  • Swachh Bharat Mission reduced groundwater contamination: UNICEF Based on ground reports from three states—Bihar, Odisha and West Bengal—a study released by UNICEF has claimed that the Swachh Bharat Mission has reduced the groundwater contamination in many villages. As per the report, the ground...
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  • India’s leading weather and agriculture risk monitoring company has released a Kharif Report, sharing the prediction for the upcoming monsoon and its impact on the production of kharif crops. According to the report, Skymet expects the upcoming monsoon to be “below normal” to the tune of 93 pe...
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  • Dear Sir/Madam, Can you please inform me how can I access the data for precipitation, temperature and potential evapo-transpiration from 2003 to 2017? Looking forward to hearing from you. Thanks and Regards Hardeep Singh
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  • What type of borewell cleaning method will be successful? Having problem of water accumulation inside borewell. Water pumping stops in 5 minutes when using pumping motor.
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  • India's food system produces large environmental impacts but these vary by diets. The per capita environmental impacts of diets in India are currently lower than those of many high-income countries due, in part, to habitually low consumption of animal source foods. But, this relatively low per capit...
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  • Increase in agricultural productivity is not only dependent on material inputs, but also on farmer’s access to relevant information on crop production and farm management practices. This information is provided through agricultural extension services in India. While India has a long tradition of a...
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  • I have drilled a new borewell and it is 240 feet. Yesterday I have installed a pump at 200 feet, I have found water at 140 feet but the pump got jammed. Please let me know what is the problem? Is it due to less water or sand problem?
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  • Our borewell is about 900ft depth. During drilling there was no water but little bit of wet soil came out after drilling about 400 ft. We are so disappointed. Nearby sites are having good yield of water at around 200 to 300 fts itself. The driller hopes that it will yield about 0.75 inches water whi...
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  • Can STP water after aeration and filtration be used for groundwater recharging?
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  • Jal Shakti ministry formed by merging water ministry and drinking water ministry The government has launched the new Jal Shakti ministry by merging the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation and Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation. Gajendra Singh Shekhawat has b...
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  • India's water situation alarming As per the Central Water Commission (CWC), the water storage available in 91 major reservoirs of the country towards the end of May was 31.65 billion cubic meters, which is 20 percent of the total storage capacity of these reservoirs. The data by the India Meteorolo...
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  • There is a borewell which is almost 20yrs old, which has not been used till date, as there was little water source. I do not know, how deep it is, but my relatives tell me its more than 500 feet deep. I recently lowered a rope with brick to check for water, these are my findings: Water present at 10...
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  • I need to select a pump for my new borewell. It is 25 mtr in depth. I need to pump water for domestic purpose tank 10 mtr above ground. Which typ of pump will suit the purpose?
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  • Hi, Can you please inform me how can I download the district wise rainfall, potential evapotranspiration and temperature data from 2001-2018? It will be really helpful for me. Thanks and Regards Hardeep Singh
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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
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Ahead of UNCCD COP14 in Delhi this week, India pledges to restore 5 million hectares of degraded land by 2030

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Centre to provide 43-55 litre/day water per person to rural households by 2024

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How to use STP treated water for agriculture? What are the permissible parameters ?

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It is time water policies in India acknowledge that many large dams have aged and can no longer be looked upon as the only path to water security.

India is reeling from a severe water crisis. Large parts of the country are experiencing water-stress worsened by the ever increasing demand for water due to population growth, rapid urbanisation, changing lifestyles and consumption patterns, inefficient use of water and climate change.

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Open defecation plays a key role in solving the puzzle of persistent childhood malnutrition in India, says study

A pig snorts after emerging from the open drain that passes through a slum in the Digha area of south Patna. Small children crawl on the road nearby with slime dribbling from their nose. Children can be seen picking through garbage at the local dump and for ghongha (snails) at the local talaab (pond).

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We had dug a borewell in February and it yielded water. But we did not use the borewell for 6 months and now the bore well has dried up ( even after the rains of July). Is there a possibility to revive the borewell?

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Is there a device that I can buy to measure the noise level? I need help measuring the STP noise as the STP is below my house and the Association is not willing to rectify it as they say its below the recommended db levels.

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Rainfall likely over central, western India; Mumbai & Chennai to receive no rains; light to moderate rainfall in Delhi this week; no extreme weather events expected across India.

Since the 25th of July, there have been four consecutive weeks of surplus rainfall which have compensated for the delayed onset of monsoon and the deficient rains recorded in June and early July.  July had ended with a countrywide deficit of 9%, but vigorous Monsoon conditions took the rains to a surplus of 1% as on August 25.

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I am planning to buy a land in Chennai. The developer says each plot owner have to build septic tank for sewage and also borewell for drinking water. Will the grey water from the septic tank leak and pollute the borewell. There are multiple plots. I want to know how to protect borewell water, as it is the only source for drinking water?

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