Tumkur District

  • Hello, I have a new borewell in Tumkur, Kallambella, where I have received water of 1.5 inches at a depth of 1050 feet borewell. A further depth of 75 feet was dug, so the total depth of borewell is at 1050 feet. I am planning for agricultural work in this 3 acres piece of land. Considering the amo...
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  • Arecanut is generally grown in the Malnad area of Karnataka, which receives high rainfall. However, it is also grown in dry land areas of Tumkur district, also in Karnataka, using groundwater. Arecanut cultivation area doubled from 5851 hectares in 1990-91 (Kumar 2003) to 12,628 hectares in 2001-02 ...
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  • 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%. The situation is particularly grim in the north-western region of Gujarat and Maharashtra and the southern states o...
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  • Karnataka sets up firm to mitigate mining impacts The Karnataka Government has set up a new firm called Karnataka Mining Environment Restoration Corporation (KMERC), that will carry out environment restoration work in the mine-ravaged districts of Ballari, Chitradurga and Tumakuru. The fi...
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  • 80 countries join hands to save world's oceansAt the recently held Global Oceans Action Summit for Blue Growth and Food Security, nearly 80 countries have decided to collectively tackle climate change, overfishing, habitat loss and pollution to save oceans across the world. The Summit has also ...
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  • Committee to investigate discrepancy in data on toiletsThe Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation has set up a high-level committee to look into the huge data discrepancy between the reported number of toilets built and the actual situation on the ground. The gap was revealed in Census 2011. It s...
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  • Huge freshwater reserves underseaAustralian researchers discover 500,000 cubic km of low-salinity water trapped beneath the ocean floor of Australia, China, North America and South Africa.Govt continues to restore water bodies in the XII planA Rs. 6,235 crore scheme that envisages rep...
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  • Mandate green clearance for small hydel projects, demand expertsOwing to the severe impacts the small hydel projects have on communities and ecosystems, 47 experts and organisations across the country write to MoEF for including these projects under the purview of EIA Notification 2006.UP ...
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  • Sardar Patel's statue project violates green lawsActivists allege that the statue project near Sardar Sarovar dam in Gujarat is being carried out without any environmental clearance. Ask MoEF to halt the project.Andhra denies water to KarnatakaOwing to a high demand of water in the Anantpur dis...
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  • Rajya Sabha passes the land billRevised land acquisition bill that does not provide for social impact assessment for irrigation projects clears in the Upper House. The bill returns to the Lok Sabha for approval of amendements made in it.Mumbai fearful of dengueWith the death toll reaching to fo...
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  • Hi,We have dug a new bore well and got water at just 100 feet with a 1.5" yield till 400 ft, Beyond this depth the water level increased and eveyone said it is a 3" yeild. But when we inserted the motor we did not get sufficient water. The water flow was very less. Currently we have installed 30 len...
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  • HiIn the year 2006 we dug a borewell in our farm. It took 70feets of casing pipe. Initial water came at 175 ft and at 225 ft the water level was good. We stoped drilling at 295 feet as the drillers told the pressure was not allowing to drill further.We did not insert a pump for almost 6 months. &nbs...
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  •  Flood fury hits Assam   Floods in the state affect one lakh people with Dhemaji district being the worst hit. Incessant rainfall raises the level of the Brahamputra river above the danger mark. Houses washed off and wildlife in Kaziranga national park affected as 70% of the sanctuary go...
    ravleenposted 6 years 5 months agoread more
  • Ministry of environment and forests starts considering mining proposals from Bellary, Tumkur and Chitradurga districts of Karnataka, relaxes the two year mining ban that it imposed in 2011
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  • IWP has over 200 sets of water data online. Of this, we have converted around 16 to an Excel format and will be adding more in the coming weeks for you to download. Use our Data Finder, a search tool for finding water data online, to search for this information. There is a lot of water data ava...
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  • Based on an Indonesian model, a horticulturist from Himachal proposes apple cultivation in tropical Karnataka and it takes off
    ravleenposted 6 years 6 months agoread more
  • Instead of alternate year, tamarind trees in Karnataka's Tumkur yield fruit every year now, thanks to a water saving project
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  • Hello All,We are planning to dig a borewell in our place (residence, already constructed house) We have contacted one vendor, but he says he cannot dig due to non availability of space (says some thing like > 3ft is required to dig in, to get his things in place)Since we are running short of spac...
    Anonymous (not verified)posted 7 years 2 months agoread more
  •  Farmer Field School: Its participatory-experiential adult pedagogy, promoted by FAO.The farmers meet here before going to their farm, usually early in the morning, or sometimes late in the evening, to discuss about farming and other farm related matters. It emphasizes learning through exp...
    Chethan.Sposted 8 years 10 months agoread more
  • This report by ACWADAM is a synopsis of the hydrogeological study carried out for BIRD-K in Pavagada, Sira and Bagepalli areas of Tumkur District, Karnataka. The study aimed at an impact analysis of recharge through borewells as well as suggesting new sites for the same.The principle objectives of t...
    aarti kelkar kh...posted 9 years 3 months agoread more

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Arecanut farmers in Karnataka are reeling from dipping groundwater levels and infrequent water supply for irrigation. In this article, some solutions are proposed.

Arecanut is generally grown in the Malnad area of Karnataka, which receives high rainfall. However, it is also grown in dry land areas of Tumkur district, also in Karnataka, using groundwater. Arecanut cultivation area doubled from 5851 hectares in 1990-91 (Kumar 2003) to 12,628 hectares in 2001-02 (DES GoI); and nearly doubled to 22,058 hectares in 2008-09 (DES GoI).

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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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Karnataka sets up firm to mitigate mining impacts

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News this week: 80 countries join hands to save the world's oceans; Panel blames hydel projects for 2013's devastating floods; Tumkur drought destroys more than 50% of coconut crop

80 countries join hands to save world's oceans

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Policy matters this week: Ministry sets up committee to investigate discrepancy in toilet data and India and Asian Development Bank fund embankments in Nepal and Assam.

Committee to investigate discrepancy in data on toilets

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Huge freshwater reserves undersea

Australian researchers discover 500,000 cubic km of low-salinity water trapped beneath the ocean floor of Australia, China, North America and South Africa.

Govt continues to restore water bodies in the XII plan

Mandate green clearance for small hydel projects, demand experts

Owing to the severe impacts the small hydel projects have on communities and ecosystems, 47 experts and organisations across the country write to MoEF for including these projects under the purview of EIA Notification 2006.

UP govt plans to recharge died rivulets 

Sardar Patel's statue project violates green laws

Activists allege that the statue project near Sardar Sarovar dam in Gujarat is being carried out without any environmental clearance. Ask MoEF to halt the project.

Andhra denies water to Karnataka

Rajya Sabha passes the land bill

Revised land acquisition bill that does not provide for social impact assessment for irrigation projects clears in the Upper House. The bill returns to the Lok Sabha for approval of amendements made in it.

Mumbai fearful of dengue

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