Mysore

Over 66 thousand habitations arsenic hit: Centre
News this week Swati Bansal posted 4 years 9 months ago

Arsenic present in drinking water at many habitations: Centre

People fight for their rights to clean and safe drinking water. (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Ganga clean-up programme has failed: IIT consortium
News this week Swati Bansal posted 5 years ago

Ganga clean-up fails, thanks to multiple authorities and no monitoring

Man searched for coins in polluted water of Ganga river at Allahabad (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
NGT raps Delhi government over air pollution
News this week sabitakaushal posted 5 years ago

Environment minister calls Delhi pollution 'emergency situation'

Delhi shrouded in smog. (Source: Jean-Etienne Minh-Duy/Flickr)
Water not for profit
Water privatisation has a history of failure in India. Why are we still engaging private operators to manage our waters? makarandpurohit posted 5 years 1 month ago

In August 2016, the Karnataka government gave Abu Dhabi-based businessman B.R. Shetty permission to privatise the iconic Jog Falls to make it a perennial waterfall and to develop it into a tourism hotspot.

NMC employees union and residents of Nagpur protest water privatisation.
Water privatisation, a failed model?
JUSCO, India's largest water supply developer, has failed to provide water connections in many parts of India. Water must be treated as a non-commercial entity if there is to be equity in access. makarandpurohit posted 7 years 7 months ago

Since water reforms were introduced in India in the 1990s, water privatisation has been propagated as a panacea to the sector's problems. 

JUSCO disconnected Nirmal Basti's water connection
Rurals move away from agriculture: Assocham
News this week: Rural employment in agriculture reduces significantly; Activists demand 'Sarus Safari' in UP; 285 people in Karnataka died drinking contaminated water between 2010-13. Swati Bansal posted 7 years 10 months ago

'Rural job profile observes a significant change'

Decline in agriculture (Source: Neil Palmer, CIAT)
Opening for Programme Associate ( Western Ghats), Nature Conservation Foundation, Mysore
Seeking a candidate to work for a species-focussed conservation policy project to contribute to various project tasks sabitakaushal posted 8 years 5 months ago

Offered by 

Nature Conservation Foundation

About the vacancy

The candidate shall

Moving from paddy and sugarcane to less water-intensive crops such as oilseeds, pulses and millets can help resolve the Cauvery water dispute
What happens when two or more states are dependent on same water resource for agricultural purposes ? Do the states compete for the resource or are their needs sufficiently different from each other? What are the consequences of the competition for this precious resource? Sumathi Sivam posted 8 years 10 months ago

What happens when two or more states are dependent on same water resource for agricultural purposes ? Do the states compete for the resource or are their needs sufficiently different from each other? What are the consequences of the competition for this precious resource?

This article sheds light on the dispute between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, for sharing Cauvery river water. The ongoing tussle between the two states has seen a lot of unrest amongst farmers in  form of dharnas, protests, rail roko and non-cooperation by citizens, and disagreement with the agreements made by their respective governments and unending negotiations by governments involved, to come to a mutually agreeable decision.

School Sanitation Survey of Mysore
Survey of school sanitation in seven blocks of Mysore district. iwpsuperadmin posted 9 years 3 months ago

Survey of school sanitation in seven blocks of Mysore district. The survey analysis aimed at exploring the availability and usage of infrastructure in schools regarding water and sanitation. Further, it also tried to explore the personal hygiene practices prevalent among school children, most importantly the handwashing habit.

India Urban Conference 2011, November 17 – 20, 2011, Mysore
chetana posted 10 years ago

Organizers: Janaagraha, IIHS, Yale University

Venue: Infosys Training Centre, Mysore

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