Mehsana District

Civil society activists champion alternatives to conventional water management solutions implemented by the government.

India, the second largest population in the world, is facing a water crisis with over 600 million people facing acute water shortage, as per a report by Niti Aayog, the government think-tank. India’s water crisis is expected to worsen, threatening the country’s food security as over 80 percent of our water is used in agriculture. Twenty-one cities are likely to run out of groundwater by 2020, despite increasing demand, as per the report.

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UNEP launches global project to save aquatic ecosystems

With an aim to improve the health of deteriorating water resources globally, UNEP launches the International Water Quality Guidelines for Ecosystems at the Budapest Water Summit.

HC orders Delhi govt to protect city's water bodies

Policy matters this week: One-third of the Western Ghats declared eco-sensitive zone, Narmada canals' water to go to industry and the government to construct godowns for food grains under MNREGA.

37% of the Western Ghats "ecologically sensitive"

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News this week: 200-crore penalty on Mundra port, Parliament passes Land Acquisition Bill and dengue spreads in Mumbai.

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200-crore penalty for Adani's Mundra port

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Manual scavenging still persists in Chennai

Despite the ban on the dirty practice, the city corporation deploys labours to clean rainwater drains and sewerage pipes.  

NREGA sees a downfall

Query received through email from Tejas Shah

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We are in need of an STP for our school project in Mehsana, Gujarat.

Request information on setting of the same, along with details of vendors/catalouge.

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Study on groundwater crisis in Mehsana district of Gujarat. It includes data on groundwater table from 1976 - 2008. It also includes data on energy consumption for pumps in the region.

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This report survey assesses the condition of drinking water quality in the Gujarat in the context of severe water shortages.

WASMOThis report by the Water and Sanitation Management Organisation (WASMO) is based on the analysis of Multi-District Assessment of Water Safety (M-DAWS) carried out in 8 districts of Gujarat (Vadodara,Valsad, Mehsana, Gandhinagar, Kachchh, Surat, Ahmedabad and Dangs) , where ensuring adequate and safe drinking water to the people has been looked upon as a huge challenge needing urgent action during years 2007 and 2008 .

The Multi-District Assessment of Water Safety (M-DAWS) programme was undertaken by Water and Sanitation Management Organisation (WASMO) with financial and technical support from UNICEF.

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