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  • Hi I need to know the proper requirement of submersible motor and pump stage for 3 inches delivery pipe at the depth of 500 ft bore well. Regards Jaya Prakash
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  • Hello There is filter from my terrace to an open well for RWH. My terrace also holds my vegetable garden. The organic fertilizers from the garden can make the water impure, and I have been advised to remove the vegetable garden from my terrace. However, I want terrace vegetable garden and rainwater...
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  • Hello All, Our apartment was constructed 5 years back in Medavakkam, Chennai. We don't have an underground drainage system and we have to clear out our septic tank every month. Our building contractors mentioned they had implemented soak pits, but it seems the soil is not absorbing the water. We ar...
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  • Hello I want the cheapest way out for treating my borewell water whch has around 1500 TDS to 500 TDS. My requirement for the water is high and is needed for industrial purpose, so please help me out if possible with cheapest way, other than the usual RO process. Thanks Abul
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  • Sir I have a 10kld STP plant at low BOD/COD value but I can't get proper product & the required MLSS quantity. Your help will be appreciated. Thanks Yogesh Gupta  
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  • Hello About 3 to 4 months back we had build a soak pit near the bore well with the minimum distance of 5feet. Recently it rained heavily for 3 odd days, and the borewell water color changed to red with tiny sand particles in it. How can I solve this problem,  please help me. Thanks Azhar &n...
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  • Hello I hve a rigged point at my site measuring 370 feet, and having 4.5" water in ii. But because of heavy soil, I rejected the same. Now I have rigged another point 60 feet away fromthe last point. The depth of the new point is 600 feet and the casing is upto 80 feet. There is no soil after 65 f...
    gurupujaposted 2 years 8 months agoread more
  • Hello I want to start 20ltr jar refill drinking water plant. What are the licence that I require for this industry? Thanks Imteyaz
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  • “My mother used to head out with a basket full of ash every day. She would visit dry latrines in the area one by one, sprinkle the ash on the night soil, scoop it up and carry the excreta-filled basket on her head to dump the contents into a small tanker. This was almost 40 years back in our 'Sing...
    seetha@indiawat...posted 2 years 8 months agoread more
  • Hi, We need some expert consultation regarding recurring issues with our STP plant in Bangalore. Can we get some contact details of an expert who could help us analyze the issue? Thanks Reshma  
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  • Cauvery river dispute: Karnataka to share less water, SC raps the two states over protestsModifying its earlier order, the Supreme Court has asked the Karnataka government to release 12,000 cusecs of water, instead of 15,000 cusecs as ordered earlier, but for five more days, to Tamil Nadu. The ...
    swatiposted 2 years 8 months agoread more
  • Even as Karnataka and Tamil Nadu fight over their rights on Cauvery water, not much thought has gone into the place where the river originates. Kodagu district, earlier known as Coorg, lies on the eastern slope of Western Ghats, a biological hotspot which is home to the Cauvery and is also the prima...
    Manu Moudgilposted 2 years 8 months agoread more
  • River Cauvery has been in the epicentre of agitation and violence in the states of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu--both fighting over their share of the Cauvery water. Thanks to the deficit monsoon this year, the Cauvery basin reservoirs in both these neighbouring states are only filled half as much as th...
    aarti kelkar kh...posted 2 years 8 months agoread more
  • Hi, We have drilled a bore of 1100 ft , using submersible motor 5hp , with a 3phase connection. It was drilled in 2014 & was running fine till last week. Suddenly water has stopped pumping out. What are the possible causes for the fault? How to rectify the same? Please advise . Thanks Priya
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  • Hello, We had a borewell in Hyderabad, whose water yield reduced, i.e., the flow was thin despite sufficient water. We were advised to go for flushing. After flushing, we could not lower the pipes. The person who did the flushing said that small stones had filled in the bore due to pressure of wate...
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  • NABARD to raise Rs 77,000 crore to fund 100 prioritised irrigation projects Under the Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKYS), the National Bank of Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) will raise over Rs 77,000 crore to fund nearly 100 prioritised irrigation projects, including 56 in d...
    swatiposted 2 years 8 months agoread more
  • Guinness World Records names Assam’s Majuli world’s largest river island The Guinness World Records has declared Majuli riverine island of Assam as the largest river island in the world. The island which has a total area of 880 km2 covers 144 villages with a tribal population of over 160,000 an...
    swatiposted 2 years 8 months agoread more
  • Release water to Tamil Nadu: SC to Karnataka There was widespread protest of farmers in Tamil Nadu demanding water from the Cauvery reservoir following a statement from the chief Minister of Karnataka of his inability to release water due to inadequate rainfall. Following this, the Supreme Court ha...
    aarti kelkar kh...posted 2 years 8 months agoread more
  • Encroachment of lakes and riverbeds caused Chennai floods: Panel According to the Parliamentary standing committee, the encroachment of lakes and riverbeds had caused the massive Chennai floods last year. The committee has ordered the Tamil Nadu government to check the real estate mafia involved in...
    swatiposted 2 years 9 months agoread more
  • When - August, 4, 2016 between 6PM and 8PM Where - Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Chennai; No. 4, Rutland Gate, 5th Street, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600 006 About PondyPHOTO Initiated by PondyART, PondyPHOTO is a platform which uses art to break existing social barriers. Wate...
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Uttarakhand challenges living person status to Ganga and Yamuna rivers, moves SC

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Chennai reels under acute crisis of drinking water

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Forest panel clears Ken-Betwa river link

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Nainital lake is drying up, environmentalists concerned

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Rs 5000 fine on those dumping waste on Yamuna floodplains

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Women in drought-hit Karnataka takes on the task to revive lakes

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A group of Indian researchers has developed a rapid test to detect a virus that affects shrimp.

White Spot Syndrome Virus (WSSV) is a highly contagious and lethal virus especially to the Penaeid shrimp. Death is certain from three to seven days after the attack. It belongs to a new family of viruses known as Nimaviridae. The first outbreak of the virus was reported in Taiwan in 1992 and since then, it has caused economic losses in the aquaculture industry in many other countries including India.

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A hard-hitting documentary film ‘Kakkoos’ looks at the politics behind the banned practice of manual scavenging and how the civil society connives to keep it alive.

Kakkoos, a compelling documentary film on manual scavenging in Tamil Nadu is all about showing the practice as it is without any filter. The pictures are shocking and watching them is easier said than done -- toilets teeming with shit, sanitary napkins lying scattered, people collecting faeces with their uncovered hands, cleaning hazardous medical waste, handling maggot-ridden corpses and much more.

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Oil spill in Ennore has highly impacted the zone between Ennore and Marina beach

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A group of heritage enthusiasts trail the Cooum to come up with astounding details of a holy river that has become a sewage carrier.

One of the shortest rivers to drain into the Bay of Bengal, the Cooum is now a local synonym for an open sewer and is generally considered to be beyond the realms of redemption. When blogger Padmapriya Baskaran, well known for her spiritual travel blog Aalayam Kanden started out on her quest to map historic temples along the river Cooum, little did she know about the treasure trove of information that lay scattered along its banks.

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