Nashik District

  • DDWS orders states to open up water testing laboratories to the public The Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation (DDWS) has directed the states to open up water testing laboratories to the public, in order to empower people to be able to ascertain the quality of water being provided. The move...
    Swati Bansalposted 4 months 3 weeks agoread more
  • NSS finds only 58.2 percent of rural households have drinking water facilities within premises The National Sample Survey (NSS) conducted between July and December 2018 reveals that only 58.2 percent of rural households in India have drinking water facilities within the premises. In urban areas, th...
    Swati Bansalposted 8 months 1 week agoread more
  • Hello, I'm from Nashik (Maharashtra). I drilled a borewell 9 yrs ago. It's about 150 feet deep. Now 15 feet depth is filled by sand exactly below motor and I can't get water from well. Please suggest me any solution to remove sand from borewell.
    Anonymous (not verified)posted 1 year 3 weeks agoread more
  • Small islands in southern Kerala lakes sinking The small islands--formed by the backwaters of Ashtamudi lake and Kallada river--in Kerala are sinking due to the rise in sea level and erosion. The saline water has started invading the localities, resulting in people migrating from these shrinking ti...
    Swati Bansalposted 4 years 1 week agoread more
  • MoEFCC can approve hydel projects in Uttarakhand, except in Alaknanda-Bhagirathi river basins: SCMuch to the relief of Uttarakhand Government, the Supreme Court has allowed the Environment Ministry to give a green nod to hydropower projects in the State. However, the ban on hydel projects in the Ala...
    Swati Bansalposted 4 years 9 months agoread more
  • Swachh Bharat seems a distant dream Government able to build only 24.79 lakh individual household toilets until now, against the implementation target of 1.25 crore such units in the current fiscal year. Construction of community toilets, crucial for the success of the Swachhta Mission, has fared t...
    Swati Bansalposted 5 years 6 months agoread more
  • Waghad Dam in Nashik, Maharashtra, constructed in 1984-85, irrigated less than 1% of its total irrigable command area, while farmers in the tail area did not receive any water. Bapu Upadhye of Samaj Parivartan Kendra organised the local farmers, mobilized them to come together and fight for their wa...
    sabitakaushalposted 5 years 11 months agoread more
  • Himalayan glaciers could lose two-third mass by 2100The International Panel on Climate Change says this may hit India’s food security system andalso bring changes in the monsoon pattern. Famine, water shortage and regional conflicts are also expected in South Asia, especially IndiaWater in Ludhian...
    ravleenposted 6 years 3 months agoread more
  • Abolish manual scavenging: SCThe Supreme Court has ordered all states to abolish manual scavenging and undertake measures to rehabilitate manual scavengers. It has also directed the states to pay a compensation of Rs.10 lakh each to the family of manual scavengers who have died while enter...
    Swati Bansalposted 6 years 4 months agoread more
  • Hello, I live in Ojhar, Nashik district. Kindly suggest which water purifier should I install.
    Anonymous (not verified)posted 6 years 5 months agoread more
  • HC upholds ban on plastic packaging for junk food in HPVacates stay on Himachal Pradesh government's order banning plastic packaging for 25 junk food items. Directs enforcement of the ban from January 26, 2014.MoEF gives conditional nod to Haryana's nuclear power projectGrants green clearance&n...
    Swati Bansalposted 6 years 7 months agoread more
  • Coca Cola plant in Mehdiganj lowers groundwater levelThe villagers of Mehdiganj, 20 kms from Varanasi, had been struggling to have the Coca Cola plant shifted from the village for a long time as the groundwater in the area had fallen by about 26 feet since it began its bottling operations in 1999. &...
    ravleenposted 6 years 7 months agoread more
  • MoEF allows agriculture and plantation in Western GhatsWithdraws earlier order declaring  one-third of Western Ghats as eco-sensitive zone owing to the pressure from states like Kerala. Ban on mining, quarrying, thermal power plants etc. continues.Jayanthi Natarajan quits from MoEFPresiden...
    Swati Bansalposted 6 years 7 months agoread more
  • Maharashtra govt plans for land reclamation from seaState government revives its past suggestion for large-scale restoration of land in Mumbai from the Arabian Sea. Recommends undertaking the study to assess the environmental and social impact of the reclamation project.UP govt releases Rs...
    Swati Bansalposted 6 years 8 months agoread more
  • MoEF left with no choice but to withdrawMoEF withdraws the draft amendments to Municipal Solid Waste (Management & Handling) Rules, 2000, following the opposition from activists and Karnataka High Court order against the controversial amendments.Haryana demands more water from Punjab riversDespi...
    Swati Bansalposted 6 years 8 months agoread more
  • The death of five engineers in a tragic accident in Chinchave Minor Irrigation Project, Maharashtra, raises questions about the quality of work being undertaken in the sector and the link between contractors and engineers
    Swati Bansalposted 6 years 11 months agoread more
  • Offered by Maharashtra Environmental Engineering Training & Research Academy (MEETRA)About the vacanciesInvitations are invited for applications from eligible candidates for the posts of Principal: One post on regular basisAssociate Professor: 2 posts on contract basisResearch Fellow :...
    sabitakaushalposted 7 years 6 days agoread more
  • Hello,I am a research student at IIT Bombay. I am in need of average monthly humidity/wet bulb temperature data for Nashik district (Sinnar to be specific) for the last 10 years. This data is very crucial for my Project and I am not able to find it anywhere on the web.I was able to get the average t...
    Anonymous (not verified)posted 7 years 1 month agoread more
  • A fluttering butterfly or a dashing cheetah immediately bring vivid images to mind. Does the image of a plant stir us as much? Are we as fascinated watching a flower bloom? Probably not. Maybe that’s why there is such a large focus on endangered animals and birds and not so much on plant species t...
    Anonymous (not verified)posted 7 years 3 months agoread more
  • Hello,We wish to reuse the water from bathrooms and kitchen from our training center hostel for our garden. What treatment is needed for this and can this water be treated to recycled for use in WC flush system also.
    Anonymous (not verified)posted 7 years 5 months agoread more

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Hello, I'm from Nashik (Maharashtra). I drilled a borewell 9 yrs ago. It's about 150 feet deep. Now 15 feet depth is filled by sand exactly below motor and I can't get water from well. Please suggest me any solution to remove sand from borewell.

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Small islands in southern Kerala lakes sinking

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MoEFCC can approve hydel projects in Uttarakhand, except in Alaknanda-Bhagirathi river basins: SC

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Swachh Bharat seems a distant dream

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A group of farmers in Maharashtra overcame challenges posed by a community-based irrigation system, to manage their water and their livelihoods. How did they do it?

Waghad Dam in Nashik, Maharashtra, constructed in 1984-85, irrigated less than 1% of its total irrigable command area, while farmers in the tail area did not receive any water. Bapu Upadhye of Samaj Parivartan Kendra organised the local farmers, mobilized them to come together and fight for their water quota.

The motivated farmers formed various WUAs (Water User Association) and quickly brought the whole command area of the dam under their network. Soon after, all WUAs were federated and on November 1, 2003, the management of the Waghad Dam was transferred to the WUAs Federation.

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Himalayan glaciers could lose two-third mass by 2100

Policy matters this month: SC directs all states to abolish manual scavenging; MoEF reduces ESA in its new draft notification on Western Ghats; Maharashtra all set to clean its rivers.

Abolish manual scavenging: SC

The Supreme Court has ordered all states to abolish manual scavenging and undertake measures to rehabilitate manual scavengers. It has also directed the states to pay a compensation of Rs.10 lakh each to the family of manual scavengers who have died while entering sewers. They must also support women 'safai karamcharis' to get a dignified livelihood of their choice.

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Hello, I live in Ojhar, Nashik district. Kindly suggest which water purifier should I install.

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