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  • 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...
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  • 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
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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 8 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 8 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...
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  • Hello I want to dig a borewell, and need information on how to find the underground water, by a scientific method, which gives me 100%  accuracy?. Is there someone I can contact for this? Thanks & Regards Bharath v
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  • NABARD sanctions loan to NWDA for irrigation projects To double the farmers’ income by 2022, NABARD has sanctioned loan worth Rs 19,702 crore to National Water Development Agency (NWDA) for 50 irrigation projects in 11 states. Along with the utilisation of irrigation potential, the initiative wou...
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  • Dear Sir/madam, I would like to know the minimum distance between two agricultural borewells? I also need information on which section can I move the court to stop drilling of a new borewell, which is at a distance of 80 m away from my borewell? I live in Tanjore district of Tam...
    sabitakaushalposted 2 years 8 months agoread more
  • Dear IWP We would like to install STP at our apartments. Kindly suggest some approach to installing the same. Regards Sudhir Nayak    
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  • Hello I'm stay in apartment with 2000 houses. The residential complex has sewage treatment plant for dry waste.  I need to know as to what are the safety measures that must be adopted by  builder to ensure safety of residents, which I find lagging here. Regards Kumar   ...
    sabitakaushalposted 2 years 8 months agoread more
  • Dear IwpI live by the seaside where the water table is very high and there is copious water. I do not have government supplied water and depend solely on my well for my domestic use.  But because  the water is shrinking in my regular well which is about 25 feet deep, I have dug a borewell ...
    Rakinsposted 2 years 8 months agoread more
  • Hello I live in Bhimtal, Uttarakhand. We are in process of finalizing a design for our cafe. Since we are constructing afresh, we would like to do it right and imbibe a rainwater harvesting system in the construction. The architect has been chosen and the final capacity will depend on the area of c...
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  • Hello We use a borewell and a metro water connection in our apartment complex of ten flats. Metro water comes only in one tap in the kitchen, rest of the house we get only borewell water. The borewell water seems to have a very high salt content, because all the taps and pipes seem to be getti...
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  • Long-time Kottur resident Narayanan’s earliest memories of the Buckingham canal are those of the famed salt and timber-laden wooden catamarans of the 1950s and the 60s. A namesake of the Duke of Buckingham and Chandos, the erstwhile governor of Madras, the canal was initially constructed as a brac...
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  • Hello The public needs to be more aware of the situation regarding STPs. Are there any laws that the public should know regarding this? Regards Anmol Vishwakarma  
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  • Cauvery dispute: New Supreme Court bench constituted A fresh three-member bench will hear the dispute related to the sharing of Cauvery water between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu on  October 18. Earlier, a high level technical team had visited the Cauvery basin area to assess the ground ...
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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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Despite ban, immersion of Ganpati idols made of PoP continue in Bengaluru lakes

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