Ranchi

Ranchi, like many other cities in the country, is reeling under severe water crisis. Managing the existing water bodies is one way of taking care of it.

Ranchi, the capital of Jharkhand, has gained disrepute for the plummeting groundwater level and water shortage in its dams. Once a settlement of the indigenous communities of Munda and Oraon, the city, located in the coal-steel belt of India, witnessed unprecedented growth since 1869.

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Simon Oraon, leading a people’s movement to save water and forests in Ranchi, Jharkhand

It was 1961. Simon Oraon, a Class IV school drop-out began his journey against drought in Bedo, a tribal block of Ranchi, Jharkhand. An idealistic young man, he along with his fellow villagers began constructing earthen dams to capture rainwater for recharging groundwater. This along with his broader work on self-initiated environmental and forest protection systems provided a tipping point that rejuvenated the forests and brought the wells and surface water bodies back to life.

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Policy matters this week

Panel suggests that the Govt not rush through with changes in green laws

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The School has taught farmers how to use waste from their farms as inputs in their farming system. Other organic practices have improved the soil profile and water holding capacity of the fields.

Chedua Bedia is a 47-year-old marginal farmer from Dubulabeda village, Angara block of Ranchi district. In addition to being a successful farmer, Chedua has founded a school and motivates other farmers from his village to attend classes! This is a special school called the Farmers Field School where groups of farmers learn how to integrate the various components of agriculture into their farms.

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Finally, prediction of low monsoon from the horse's mouth

The Indian Meteorological Department, corroborating global assessment of the El Nino, has predicted “below normal” rainfall during monsoon this year with a rainfall of 95% of the long period average

Hello, We purchased the hydrofracture machine in the year 2001 from Ingersoll Rand (which has been overtook by Atlas Cop Co.). The machine was kept idle for 6-7 years, we need to start it now. For that we need some spare parts of the machine such as rubber seal, packer, pipes etc. Please help me in finding the service provider in India or let me know the place from where I can procure spare parts of the machine. M.P.Sinha

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Policy matters this week: Pakistan says its main source of water supply is affected by Indian troops polluting the Siachen glacier, and Karnataka to increase the height of Almatti dam.

Remove troops from Siachen: Pakistan

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Maharashtra govt plans for land reclamation from sea

State 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. 10 crore for Ganga project

Hi ,
My borewell is 835 ft deep with 1inch water at 700ft. I want to know the yield in liters per day from this borewell

Thanks.

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Court fast tracks Damodar river's case

Jharkhand high court to hear Damodar river's pollution case against Central Coalfields Limited and two private companies on a daily basis. The court might pass the order to close all the three companies causing acute pollution in the river.

Solar energy- a new hope of Uttarakhand

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