Kolar District

Committee for action against water contamination
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 2 years ago

Devise time-bound plan to address water contamination: Parliamentary committee

People fight for their rights to clean and safe drinking water. (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Water for future
How do we conserve water so we do not have to face acute shortage in the future? Swati Bansal posted 3 years ago

Water, the most precious commodity is being abused to such an extent that there is fear that this might lead to another world war or it may be difficult even to get drinking water. Water is indeed an integral part of human body as it accounts for 66 percent of it.

Water is a precious commodity. (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
A costly 200 km journey from source to tap
The Yettinahole Diversion Project aims to supply water to water-starved Kolar and Chikkaballapur in Karnataka. Diverting the Netravathi river for this purpose need not be the only solution. Prarthana Vishal posted 6 years 9 months ago

In July 2012, the Government of Karnataka approved the Yettinahole Diversion Project (YDP), which will cost an estimated Rs. 12,912.36 crore. This project is set to divert the head waters of the Gundia River (a tributary of the Kumardhara, which is a tributary of the Netravathi) in the west and transfer it to eastern parts of the state.

Yettinahole river (Source: SANDRP)
Influence of anthropogenic contamination on fluoride concentration in groundwater: A study of Mulbagal town, Kolar district, Karnataka
Groundwater contamination is a serious, but relatively ignored issue in the country. This contamination occurs in either through geogenic or anthropogenic means. This paper analyses the Fluoride contamination, one such example of geogenic contamination, widely found in the Kolar district of Karnataka. chicu posted 7 years 11 months ago

Groundwater contamination is a serious, but relatively ignored issue in the country. This contamination occurs in either through geogenic or anthropogenic means. Fluoride contamination is one such example of geogenic contamination that is widely found in the Kolar district of Karnataka. However, the fluoride levels in the town of Mulbagal are lower than those in the surroundings. Earlier, a study was conducted on the impact of pit toilets on the groundwater in the area. The present paper investigates the presence of any link between these two phenomena.View of Mulbagal Town, Kolar District, Karnataka

Impact of pit-toilet leachate on groundwater chemistry and role of vadose zone in removal of nitrate and E. coli pollutants in Kolar District, Karnataka, India
Impact of pit-toilet leachate on groundwater chemistry and role of vadose zone in removal of nitrate and E. coli pollutants in Kolar District, Karnataka, India chicu posted 8 years ago

Given the many problems associated with flush toilets and the sewerage system, pit toilets offer a viable solution in India. However, the use of soakpits raises the question of groundwater contamination. This paper assesses the impact of pit toilet leachate on groundwater quality in Mulbagal town (pop ~ 60,000) in Karnataka relies on pit toilets, and uses groundwater for drinking.View of the town of Mulbagal, Karnataka

Training workshop on water, hygiene & sanitation and biosand water filters by SAPWII and CAWST, September 5-16, 2011, Kolar, Karnataka
Amita Bhaduri posted 9 years 4 months ago

CAWST

Organizer: Centre for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology (CAWST) in collaboration with South Asia Pure Water Initiative, Inc. (SAPWII)

A kalyani brought to life in Mulbagal, Karnataka: An Arghyam initiative
This is the story of a neglected kalyani or temple tank in the town of Mulbagal, Karnataka. priyad posted 9 years 5 months ago

Guest post by Manjunath Prasad

Increasing groundwater dependency and declining urban water quality – A comparative analysis of four South Indian cities
The quality of water and the dependency on groundwater in four South Indian cities Amita Bhaduri posted 10 years 5 months ago

This paper by the Institute of Social and Economic Change (ISEC) examines the extent of groundwater dependency and quality status in four South Indian cities viz., Hubli, Dharwad, Belgaum and Kolar cities. Widespread water shortage problems have resulted in increased dependency on groundwater with tapping the resources to unsustainable levels. In Karnataka, out of 208 urban local bodies that come under Karnataka Urban Water Supply and Drainage Board, 41 depend on groundwater.

Seeds of hope - Case studies from the Planning Commission and Lokayan
This set of case studies is part of a book prepared by Lokayan in collaboration with the Planning Commission titled “Seeds of Hope" rajshekar posted 10 years 6 months ago

This set of case studies is part of a book prepared by Lokayan in collaboration with the Planning Commission titled “Seeds of Hope", covers themes of agricultur

Photo essay on water loss due to leaks in Mulbagal, Karnataka
A photo essay on 'lost waters' praveena posted 11 years 2 months ago

As I had been waking up to the leaky tap in my new house for quite some time; I thought it would be interesting to look at the different ways water gets wasted. In this post I attempt to do a photo blog from my past photo collections on this subject from different parts of the country.

Leaking pipe from a Municipal tanker