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A study finds that farmers in south India continue to rely on borewells rather than investing in water conservation structures or demand management strategies to cope with droughts.

India is witnessing the second driest pre-monsoon season in the last 65 years. As the country eagerly eyes the monsoon clouds, the delay so far has now widened the rain deficit to 43%.

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An analysis of Census 2011 data confirms many known facts--the urban beats the rural when it comes to treated tap water supply, access to water testing labs and much more.

Sixty eight percent of India's population lives in rural areas but when it comes to facilities -- including the availability of safe drinking water -- cities and towns corner most of them. Investments to rural India increased from Rs 31,356 crore (2002-07) to Rs 89,150 crore (2007-12) but this hasn't helped bridge the gap.

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Please provide details of the government departments helping farmers to identify source of water for drilling borewell.

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Sir,

       I am working in an sewage treatment plant,Tirupur,Tamil nadu.please tell me what are the process parameters to be maintained for an effective operation of a plant..

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The paper highlights the case of Tirupur water supply and sanitation scheme and sheds light on new and emerging legal arrangements in promoting public-private partnerships in water sector

This paper published on the International Environmental Law Research Centre (IELRC) website examines the reasons behind the new project and the institutional, financial and legal aspects of the Tirupur PPP.

It also examines important legal issues such as the right to water, competing interests in water, financing of projects, waste water management and the environmental consequences of the PPP. More particularly, it questions the wisdom of planning a water supply project that seeks to prioritize the needs of a polluting industry over the basic water needs of the region.

The New Tirupur Area Development Corporation Limited (NTADCL) is the first public private partnership, set up in 1995 primarily to supply industrial water to Tirupur, a major export centre for knitwear, in India. This water supply and sewerage project is also the first project to be structured on a commercial format; first concession by a state government to a public limited company to draw raw water for domestic and industrial uses and to collect revenues; the first index-based user charges and direct cost recovery for urban environmental services.

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The study collects data on effluent load, studies current treatment and disposal practices and reviews the available technology options adopted for reduction of pollution

The objectives of the case study by TIDE supported by Arghyam on the Tirupur textile industry cluster included:

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Waste Minimisation Circle (WMC) is an initiative sponsored by the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India under the policy framework of promoting waste minimisation in India.

The initiative aims at:

  • Propogating the waste minimisation circle concept
  • Spreading application of waste minimisation techniques
  • Disseminating results and achievements

The National Productivity Council, a premier institution engaged in promoting productivity consciousness, is executing the WMC programme. This site provides links to different case studies on industries that have successfully implemented the WMC initiative.

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