South Deccan Plateau

Horizontal wells bring more water
Adda boring is emerging as a cleaner alternative to vertical boring keeping farmers happy. arathi posted 2 years 8 months ago
Govind Ram Jat and his team from Rajasthan. (Pic courtesy: 101Reporters)
River health goes south
In a two-part series, we look at the health of rivers across India. Here's a comprehensive assessment of the condition of rivers in the south and the west. chicu posted 3 years 5 months ago
These iconic falls at Athirapally are threatened by a hydroelectric project upstream. (Source: Arathi Kumar Rao)
Rice that withstands drought
Scientists develop a new variety of rice that needs very little water and can withstand drought. arathi posted 3 years 6 months ago
A case of vanishing greens
The changing landscape from rapid development makes agriculture difficult for farmers in peri-urban Hyderabad. arathi posted 3 years 6 months ago
A farmer at work. (Source: SaciWATERs)
Looting water for fun
Hyderabad sources water for most of its amusements and recreation from villages nearby, depleting groundwater and creating water shortage for the villagers. arathi posted 3 years 6 months ago
Severe water crisis grips southern India
News this week Swati Bansal posted 3 years 8 months ago
Parched land during drought in India. (Source: IWP Flickr Photos)
Bangalore needs to break class barriers if its lakes are to be saved
The govt. has started reclaiming encroached lake beds in the IT city but unless citizens interact across class divides, these urban water bodies will continue to spew foam, says Leo F. Saldanha. Manu Moudgil posted 5 years 1 month ago
Foam from lake engulfs vehicles in Bangalore. Source: Yoga Priya
Battling water scarcity with borewell recharge
“Best practices in water management are too scattered, and results are not clearly visible. A model village would be ideal to spread awareness”, says Devaraja Reddy, a hydrogeologist in Chitradurga. Divya N posted 6 years ago
Basavaraj on his field in Chitradurga
Neighbour's envy, user's pride!
Basavaraj's house in drought-prone Chitradurga district in Karnataka is mostly self-sufficient for water. Was it serendipity, luck or something more? Divya N posted 6 years 1 month ago
Basavaraj's water-sufficient house in Chitradurga
Stellar, yet inadequate
Manipal University has a comprehensive environment management programme but its water conservation efforts could be better. Involving students could give it the extra punch it needs. chicu posted 6 years 11 months ago
Manipal University campus, Manipal