Mysore District

Over 66 thousand habitations arsenic hit: Centre
News this week Swati Bansal posted 4 years 3 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 4 years 5 months 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 4 years 6 months 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 4 years 7 months 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.
Mysore golf course goes green by reusing treated wastewater
Use of treated wastewater for landscape irrigation of areas such as golf clubs is a promising enterprise, which can lead to huge economic and environmental benefits. Aarti Kelkar Khambete posted 6 years 8 months ago

Expansive, lush green spaces and golf courses go hand in hand. Quite often, these courses are laid out in pristine surroundings that offer a stunning backdrop. However, the amount of water required to maintain such spaces in such a condition, is no joke.

Use of treated wastewater for landscape irrigation

The Jayachamarajendra Wodeyar Golf Club, Mysore
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 1 month 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 3 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 7 years 10 months ago

Offered by 

Nature Conservation Foundation

About the vacancy

The candidate shall

A brief note on bio-sand water filters - An adaptation of the traditional slow sand filter
Biosand filter (BSF) is an adaptation of the traditional slow sand filter, which has been used for community drinking water treatment for 200 years. (not verified) posted 8 years 3 months ago

Pragathi was founded in 1987, it is a non-government, non-profit and non-religious organization that works for the welfare and development of the tribal and marginalized sections of society, particularly targeting women and children. Pragathi is working in Mysore and Chamarajngar District, covering more than 100 tribal villages with approximately 9600 families.

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 4 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.