Mumbai Suburban District

  • Thane Creek is an inlet along the shoreline of the Arabian Sea that isolates the city of Mumbai from the Indian mainland. It is Asia's largest creek with a length of 26 km. The creek is lined up with mangroves on both sides and plays host to a lot of species ranging from iconic flamingos to tiny cra...
    makarandpurohitposted 2 years 1 month agoread more
  • FIR against man who let vehicles be parked on Mumbai wetlands Following a report on the alleged destruction of mangroves, reclamation and levelling of wetlands to make way for a private parking area for nearly 500 vehicles, a first information report (FIR) has been filed against the landowner of th...
    sabitakaushalposted 3 years 2 months agoread more
  • The pitiful state of some of the water bodies in the country, coupled with the sheer apathy of the government, have forced some well-meaning citizens to come out of their comfort zones and make a difference. Some of these efforts, like the Puttenahalli lake in Bengaluru that is now overflowing with ...
    Amita Bhaduriposted 3 years 5 months agoread more
  • Ministries reach no consensus over Uttarakhand hydel project  The water and environment ministries continue to differ over the hydroelectric projects in Uttarakhand. While the water ministry is against the projects as they can affect the uninterrupted flow of the Ganga river, the environment m...
    swatiposted 3 years 6 months agoread more
  • Heavy rain water logs Chennai and other parts of Tamil NaduWith the State staring at a severe water shortage, heavy downpour has brought relief to Tamil Nadu, especially Chennai but has also exposed the State's under-preparedness. Heavy rains have caused severe flooding and water logging in several ...
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  • Sea Line Co-operative Society, is a residential complex with 25 apartments in Bandra-a suburb in Mumbai. The 70 residents required 6000 kilolitres (KL) water per year but they managed to procure just about 5000 KL while paying through their noses - Rs. 20,000 per month, to be exact. Unders...
    Hamsa Iyerposted 5 years 10 months agoread more
  • Andhra coast reels under cyclone HelenFollowing Phailin, cyclone Helen creates a havoc in Krishna and Godavari delta areas of Andhra Pradesh. The cyclone killed seven people and destroyed paddy crops worth Rs. 5000 crore.Rajasthan mute as MP proceeds with dam project in inter-state Ch...
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  • Hello,We stay in a housing complex where there is a seperate pipeline for municipality supplied water as well as water from the borewell. By a strange mix-up. All the flats on our side of the building are getting a mix of the borewell and the municipal water in our kitchen taps thus creating a healt...
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  • Hello,I live in a 13 storied apartment complex in Mumbai where we use borewell water for flushing. Kitchen gets municipal water supply. We have one borewell that hs dried up ad another one that is pumping water for flushing.I would like to know if I can direct my wastewater from kitchen to recharge ...
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The rich biodiversity of Thane Creek needs to be protected for it supports various flora and fauna with flamingos as its major attraction.

Thane Creek is an inlet along the shoreline of the Arabian Sea that isolates the city of Mumbai from the Indian mainland. It is Asia's largest creek with a length of 26 km. The creek is lined up with mangroves on both sides and plays host to a lot of species ranging from iconic flamingos to tiny crabs. 

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Citizens come forward to restore polluted lakes and rivers in their cities. They demand support and swift action from the government.

The pitiful state of some of the water bodies in the country, coupled with the sheer apathy of the government, have forced some well-meaning citizens to come out of their comfort zones and make a difference. Some of these efforts, like the Puttenahalli lake in Bengaluru that is now overflowing with clean water, have been successful, while others are ongoing. Here, we feature some stories of a few Good Samaritans and their efforts to restore the lakes and rivers of their cities.

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Ministries reach no consensus over Uttarakhand hydel project 

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Heavy rain water logs Chennai and other parts of Tamil Nadu

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Sea-Line Co-operative Society, an apartment community in Mumbai, is now completely water and partially power-secure thanks to good initiative, planning and management.

Sea Line Co-operative Society, is a residential complex with 25 apartments in Bandra-a suburb in Mumbai. The 70 residents required 6000 kilolitres (KL) water per year but they managed to procure just about 5000 KL while paying through their noses - Rs. 20,000 per month, to be exact. Understanding that the current solution wasn't really one, Navin Chandra, secretary of the co-operative society, decided to explore some other options for water security.

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Andhra coast reels under cyclone Helen

Following Phailin, cyclone Helen creates a havoc in Krishna and Godavari delta areas of Andhra Pradesh. The cyclone killed seven people and destroyed paddy crops worth Rs. 5000 crore.

Rajasthan mute as MP proceeds with dam project in inter-state Chambal basin

Hello,

We stay in a housing complex where there is a seperate pipeline for municipality supplied water as well as water from the borewell. By a strange mix-up. All the flats on our side of the building are getting a mix of the borewell and the municipal water in our kitchen taps thus creating a health hazard as the same is being used for drinking and cooking purposes. The society is trying to figure out the reason for this mix up; But in the meantime I would like to have a water filter in place. Kindly advise the right water filter to install at the kitchen tap.

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Hello,

I live in a 13 storied apartment complex in Mumbai where we use borewell water for flushing. Kitchen gets municipal water supply. We have one borewell that hs dried up ad another one that is pumping water for flushing.

I would like to know if I can direct my wastewater from kitchen to recharge the dry borewell with an assumption that this will indirectly help increase the groundwater table and hence help augment more water for flushing through the second borewell that is functioning currently?

 

 

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