NGT slams NMCG and DJB over pollution in Ganga and Yamuna rivers
The Palk Bay is an ecological paradise located between the island nation of Sri Lanka and the South East Peninsula India. The region separates the coastal areas of Tamil Nadu from the northern parts of Sri Lanka.
The word 'Theertham' literally means ‘water’ but in Hindu mythology, it is usually the physical holy water body associated with a temple or deity.
40% people in the National capital live in houses not connected to sewerage network
Rameshwaram is well-known as one of India's most sacred places and is an important pilgrimage centre. However, what isn't well-known is the history behind the 64 teerthas (holy water bodies) in and around the island.
Dhanushkodi, bordered by the Bay of Bengal on one side and the Indian Ocean on the other, was a major point of entry to India until 1964, when a cyclone devastated the entire town . Now, only a few fisherfolk remain.
The story of Dhanushkodi, a cyclone hit town, where reality coexists with myths, mysteries and miraclesposted 8 years 6 months ago
A visit to Dhanushkodi makes one wonder as to how such peace and tranquility can at times, also unleash such fury and destruction, but then life goes on, as does for the small section of the fisherfolk who continue to inhabit the island and depend on it for their basic needs of food and drinking water, which the island continues to provide for them
Drinking water from a fresh pit everyday - The life of people in the fishing settlements in Dhanuskodiposted 11 years 10 months ago
In an earlier post Microfinance for Water - How would it Work? I had put up a picture of a woman drawing water out from a pit.
Lately there have been some conversations about water sector and microfinance, about bringing in microfinance to address water issues like access to clean drinking water, household water distribution and supply, associated problems of sanitation like underground drainage, and utilities.