Kottayam

Meenachil Nadee Samrakshana Samithi wins the Bhagirath Prayas Samman for its efforts to save Kerala's Meenachil river from total destruction.

The scenic sublimity of the Meenachil river is immortalised by Arundhati Roy in her Booker prize-winning novel, The God of Small Things. Roy skilfully presents the river flowing through the Aymanam village as a victim of human greed and callousness. The river is described in the book as a beautiful one that turns an ugly waste dump into which anything could be flung. Meenachil is referred to as a swollen sluggish drain carrying all the waste of Kottayam (a town by the river in Kerala) in its arms as it makes its tired way to the sea.

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Hello,

I dug a borewell. And to my dismay, I got white silt below. Please find the details below

1) Rock at 123 feet

2) MS Casing pipe laid till 123 feet

3) PVC pipe laid till 40 feet

4) Got water source at 199 feet

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Hello,

The Kottayam Social Service Society (KSSS) is a registered charitable organization (Reg. K-15/1964) under the Travancore-Cochin Literary, Scientific and Charitable Societies’ Registration Act XII of 1955. The organization was registered in the year 1964 by the Archdiocese for delivering its social ministry.

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Organizers: Kerala State Council for Science Technology and Environment Government of Kerala (KSCSTE)
                    Rubber Board Government of India, Kottayam

Venue: Rubber Board P.O., Kottayam

January 29, 2012 12:00AM - January 31, 2012 12:00AM

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I have a domestic well (not bore well) very near to my house in Kottayam district, Kerala. It is around 50 to 60 feet deep. Four years earlier it had water, currently water is not available when there is no rain. It is full of rocks at the bottom. My questions are:

1. If I dig further will there be the possibility of striking water ? To know this, will a scientific method wil help ? (a geophysicist or hydrologist) as in the case of borewells?

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We use the water for household purposes. We have attached a ultra-violet filter for drinking water purpose.

Currently, the water is clear when it come from the borewell while it turns brown after storage in the tank.

Please suggest what is the suitable filter to cater to this situation.

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sir,

   The colour of water from my tube well changes to yellow after some time.It clear when it is pumbed into the tank,

but aftr a day,the colour chnges to yellow and also there is a yellowish ptt.The same problem is there in near by tube wells.

What could be the reason and is there any problem in using this water.Can anything be done to purify the water.

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I  am residing in a flat at Kottayam,Kerala. Our flat is very close to a river (1 Km) . We dug a borewell and could see water at 180ft with 41/2 diameter but in a months time the water level decreased and so  we further increased the depth to 300ft and yield of water was sufficient for 3 months then it became very less. Another person advised us that if we dig 1000ft with 61/2 inch diameter we are sure to get water and we opted for it too. But we found that only 1inch water level is there in the borewell (according to the people who dug the borewell).

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I am residing in Kottayam, Kerala. I have a borewell, 125 feet deep. It struck rock at 65 feet and we found water at 100 feet. Now it is 3 years old.  Details regarding the borewell are as follows: Diameter: 4 in, Depth: 125 feet from surface, Rock depth: 60 feet, Casing: PVC, Casing depth: 65 feet, Construction date: 01-02-2006, Pump: 1 HP compressor pump.

Recently we have noticed that the water is slightly muddy and carries small soft rock particles with it. The yield is poor. It gives approximately 250 litres of water in a hour.

My question is:

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