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MGNREGA's performance unsatisfactory in drought-stricken districts in 2018-19

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Water level in India’s major reservoirs and river basins in a precarious state: CWC

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Yes, say the authors, but not before these tanks are recognized in a manner befitting their past glory: as prized resources that provided water to the city even though it had no perennial rivers.

Madurai, Tamil Nadu's second largest city, is now filled with buildings and roads which are eating into its age old network of tanks and canals. This change did not happen overnight. It began in the late 19th century by the British when they merged several hamlets to establish their headquarters in the region.

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The Water and energy nexus

A report released by the United Nations in Tokyo this World Water Day says places where people do not have adequate access to water largely coincide with those where people have no electric power

NGT demands report on fluorosis in Maharashtra

Bombay HC orders ban on wetland reclamation

The Court ordered the ban in the whole of Maharashtra in response to a petition filed by NGO Vanshakti for saving wetlands and for setting up wetlands authority to monitor violations. The Court also directed the authorities to submit an 'action-taken report' against the violations

764 industries behind Ganga pollution

In a survey conducted between 2011 and 2013, the Central Pollution Control Board identified the polluting industries in five states on the main stem of the river and its tributaries

Ineffective chlorination behind railway stations' contaminated water

Railways transfer officer who revealed water contamination

Alok Verma , the Northern Railways chief engineer who conducted the survey on water contamination at railway stations has been transferred out of Delhi. Out of 1000 water samples tested, many were found contaminated with coliform bacteria

Rs 975 crores to prepare DPRs

Hi,

We have drilled a borewell 425 ft deep, which has pebbles at the depth of 80 ft. The water yield is good. We want to install the submerged motor but the borewell company says it is not advisable to go for a submerged motor as pebbles showed up at 80 ft. Diameter of our borewell is 4.5 inches (this pipe goes upto 50 ft), planning to insert the pipe till 350 ft.

Please advise whether its okay to install a submerged motor?

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Mumbai slums to get potable water 

Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan announced the scheme to supply water to around 10 lakh residents of unauthorised slums.

Tamil Nadu village sets example in water conservation

Brahamputra claims four Assam villages 

2500 people lost their homes due to erosion along the river while seveal others in Dhubri district are at risk.

Minister, mining and manufactured sand 

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