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  • Dear IWP Are there any strict action plans to stop factories which are polluting water by discharging chemicals, wastes into waterbodies? A good beginning would be to publish details of polluting companies in all kind of media,inform the matter to  all three establishments, call peo...
    sabitakaushalposted 2 years 6 months agoread more
  • Hello We drilled a borewell 3 years ago . The following are the details 86 feet dry gap 90 trickle/light source 100 water source Motor-360 Water Level - 365 367 - bore end Initially we were informed by geologist that we have got atleast 6" water and there would be no shortage for...
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  • Hello My home was constructed in the year 2000 having only ground floor (2BHK) so I planned for a septic tank for black water and soak pit for grey water. in 2008, I have constructed the first floor (3 BHK) in which I stay. During that construction, we have not made any change in septic tank and so...
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  • Hi, We had dug in  60x40 site in Bangalore in AECS layout, and initially we got little water at 400 ft and the person who was drilling said this much water is not sufficient. Now they have dug 1250 feet  deep, but still there is no water. Should we dig for some more feet ? What should we...
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  • The Swachh Bharat (Gramin) website reports an increase in the total percentage of household toilet constructed from 42.02 percent in 2014 to 56.85 percent as on November 15, 2016. The number of open defecation free villages have also increased from 50,168 in 2015-16 to 1,17,242 villages. From just s...
    seetha@indiawat...posted 2 years 6 months agoread more
  • About: IIT Madras will be conducting a round table discussion titled 'Emerging Paradigms in Water,Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) service delivery' on 23rd November, 2016. Objectives: This round table aims to deliberate and debate new paradigms in WASH service delivery among various stakeholders ...
    aarti kelkar kh...posted 2 years 6 months agoread more
  • SC sets aside Punjab's order quashing water-sharing agreement with Haryana In a follow up to the Supreme Court ruling to set aside the Punjab government's order quashing water-sharing agreement with Haryana, all Congress party MLAs and the Punjab congress chief captain Amarinder Singh sent in their...
    sabitakaushalposted 2 years 6 months agoread more
  • Respected Sir/Madam This is Ashwini B from National Institute of Engineering Mysore, studying M.Tech  in Hydraulics and Water resource Engineering .  For my project purpose I need station wise rainfall data of Hemavathi Catchment of Cauvery Basin, Karnataka. Please help me ...
    sabitakaushalposted 2 years 6 months agoread more
  • Long necked, rosy white birds with heavy pink bills stand etched across the horizon. These are the flamingos that fly miles from across Iran’s Caspian Sea and the Rann of Kutch in Gujarat, to reach the inland waters of Point Calimere Wildlife and Bird Sanctuary in Tamil Nadu. A natural coastal are...
    sabitakaushalposted 2 years 6 months agoread more
  • Respected Sir, I using Dr Aqua bio and my tubewell TDs is 278. How much should my drinking water TDS be? Regards Biswanath Nanda  
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  • Hello Our  bore well has collapsed twice. second time we wanted to install perforated PVC pipes to prevent further collapse but after second drilling we kept ready the PVC pipes ( it only took only 2 hours to remove the drilling pipes ) when we manually tried to lower the PVC pi...
    sabitakaushalposted 2 years 6 months agoread more
  • More fund over the budgetary allocation sought for MGNREGADespite the highest ever budgetary allocation this year to the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MNREGA), the scheme is facing a shortage of funds as the demand for work is higher this year due to droughts in s...
    swatiposted 2 years 6 months agoread more
  • Hello There, I'm looking for some technologies for rain water filter , and the bamboo charcoal seems very efficient in water purification, no? It can be used in tanks for that purpose? Thanks for the attention, Best Regards, Matheus N C
    sabitakaushalposted 2 years 6 months agoread more
  • Dear IWP I live in a gated community with over 200 villas. We s a community are very conscious of our environment and practice Rain water harvesting, composting of waste, tree planting etc. However recently some members have started promoting RO treatment for the entire water supplie...
    sabitakaushalposted 2 years 6 months agoread more
  • For hundreds of years, tanks, both big and small, served people and cattle alike in Tamil Nadu. Chennai’s neighbouring district of Kancheepuram was the the wealthiest when it came to water through these means. The Chola and Pallava kings, along with various other major and minor royal houses of th...
    seetha@indiawat...posted 2 years 6 months agoread more
  • Dear Iwp I need to know the methodology of how PET or cloud cover was estimated? Regards Nilendu Singh
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  • Forest clearance to Yettinahole project gets challenged The National Green Tribunal has sought responses from the environment ministry, the Karnataka government and several other concerned authorities on a petition challenging the forest clearance granted by the state government for construction of...
    swatiposted 2 years 6 months agoread more
  • Hello I dug a bore well and got water at 900 feet. After the rains it has become hard and on testing CaCO3 is more, Calcium 80 (range 75) Magnesium is twice more. Please suggest the ways to make it potable for drinking and bathroom use. Thank you in anticipation. Dr.Sudhir Jangay
    sabitakaushalposted 2 years 6 months agoread more
  • Dear IWP The output in my borewell has suddenly reduced. Though the pump keeps running for hours, but pumping the same amount (looks to be around 5 to 7lpm) from start till switch off . It keeps showing around 5Amps (initially it was around 5 to 7 Amps). The pump is at around 600 feet, and is ...
    sabitakaushalposted 2 years 6 months agoread more
  • Hello I stay in an apartment society with around 200 flats. The water we get is borwell water and many a times lot of dust particles get accumulated in the  taps. We use borewell water for all the 200 flats as there is no supply of corporation water. Every 15 days I am forced to clean th...
    Anonymous (not verified)posted 2 years 6 months agoread more

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In the first of a two-part series on the ecological degradation of the Palk Bay, a video explains the importance of conserving this biodiversity hotspot.

The Palk Bay is a 15,000 sq km biodiversity conglomeration nestled between the island nation of Sri Lanka and South East Peninsula India with a coastal length of 250 km on the Indian side. 

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Green nod to Inland waterway terminal at Haldia

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Railways biodigesters are not better than septic tanks: IIT study

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Gandhigram Trust, Dindigul and Arghyam, Bangalore co-hosted a Sanitation Partners' Meet on November 9-10, 2017 at Dr Soundram Manimandapam, Gandhigram Trust, Gandhigram.

Gandhigram Trust, Dindigul and Arghyam, Bangalore co-hosted a Sanitation Partners' Meet on November 9-10, 2017 at Dr. Soundram Manimandapam, Gandhigram Trust, Gandhigram. The meeting was attended by various NGOs from across the country, the district collector, the project director of DRDA and block level officers.

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I have constructed a new borewell in cuddalore district Tamil Nadu. Details of the borewell are given below:

Borewell diameter 8 inch
Casing pipe 6 inch
Borewell depth 40 ft
Water found at 18 ft
Submersible pump at 35 ft
Submersible pump 1 hp
Filter length 12 ft
Soil description Black sandy loam upto 40 ft
 
Please let me know, what should be done if the submersible pump is drawing muddy water. 
 
 

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Inefficient solid waste management results in waste piles that contribute to urban flooding in cities like Chennai. While most citizens blame civic authorities for the lapse, are they doing their bit?

Come November, along with swollen waterways and flooded streets, another prominent image flashed repeatedly on television screens is that of mountains of mixed garbage. Chennai’s solid waste headache is by no means entirely monsoon-related. But the issue manages to capture the media’s attention around this time of the year mostly because unregulated dumping tends to disrupt waterways in many parts. Intensified waterlogging and heightened public health concerns closely follow.  

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NGT raps authorities for Yamuna cleanup in Delhi 

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NGT concerned about overexploited status of Delhi's groundwater

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Bhagalpur canal in Bihar collapses during trial run

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Increase in human activities in the Western Ghats is threatening the biodiversity. A video tells us why investing in nature is the need of the hour.

The Western Ghats is one of the eight hotspots of biological diversity in the world and is spread across six states—Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala. The forests in the Western Ghats are the water towers of peninsular India. As many as 58 major rivers originate here, including the sacred Godavari, the Cauvery and the Krishna. 

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