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  • ABSTRACTWater essentially being harbinger for developmental activities, water managers are often confronted with the issue of resolving competing and even sometimes conflicting requirements of 'GDP' versus 'HDI". At the age of 50, Gujarat State is at the cross-roads of this dilemma as value of water...
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  • "Irrigation Infrastructure - A View from below" is a new research study by Chitra Krishnan funded by the "Knowledge in Civil Society" initiative. The study works along these lines: Say we have an irrigation infrastructure on a river. This is an evolving thing, new projects are proposed, existing on...
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  • Water and Sanitation Perspective series from Water Aid India, disseminates issues and experiences in India's water and sanitation sector. It is an outcome of WaterAid India's programme and policy work. It analyses the root causes for such a scarcity of water during the five year drought in Bundelkha...
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  • Here is a slightly long and complex paper but the sum and substance of it seems to be that Solar Disinfection (SODIS) combined with Nimbu pani is excellent to reduce e-coli count and inactivate it substantially. Nimbu paani also serves as an indicator that the water has been SODISED.Eklavya was wond...
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  • Attached is an interesting document from Prof. Prithvi Kandhal about using porous asphalt in parking lots so that rainwater seeps through it and recharges groundwater.Dr. Kandhal has published many papers and has significant credentials in his areas of expertise. He resides in Jaipur after 35 years ...
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This study is on attempt made in gujarat especially in Kutch region to recharge groundwater levels by recharge tube wells and pits to improve the water table and water quality of the region. It has data on number of such projects done in Kutch and their status. It also has the comparative study of water levels and water quality of the region before and after the recharge system installed, explained through graphs.

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Page 213 - 243 provides data on number of cases and death caused due to water borne diseases in each district from the year 2001 - 2004.

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It is a study on benifits of drip irrigation. The study covers the data on irrigation potential created and utilised. The study focuses on Maharashtra and includes information on total area under drip irrigation and flood irrigation. It also discusses each regions irrigation potential of Maharashtra. Crop wise sharing of irrigation system is also given. It highlights the aspects of water saving through drip irrigation.

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It is a study on Impact of micro watershed development projects in India. It covers four projects in Amreli (Gujarat), four projects of Rajanandgaon (Chattisgadh) and four project from Dehradun (Uttaranchal). It covers information on the village infrastructure and agriculture of the region.

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This document contain data related to various cities on groundwater status and conservation. Also include information ecnomic impact on agriculture with the increase in rain water harvesting and water conservation. It is a compilation of 18 technical papers presented in National Groundwater Congress on 3 main themes.

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This study assesses the efficiency of urban water supply system in select 27 Indian cities. It applies data envelopment analysis (DEA) as an analytical tool for measuring technical efficiency. Cities are categorised into two groups (e.g. Municipal Corporations and Government, and Municipal Corporations and parastatals) according to the management structures of their water utilities. It analyses each utility on various parameters with comparative analysis on deviation and scale. It is a useful tool for assessing the mangaing authority of the water services.

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It is an assessment of 88 industrial clusters in India on Land, Water and Air pollution status. It has classified industries in various types thus rated them for pollution levels.

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Paper evaluates and analyses the India water supply situation in 2025 and 2050 if Business-as-usual (BAU) is considered. It has projected the demand from various water demand drivers which will cause increased demand for water in future.

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Contains number of habitations per state that fall into Fully covered and Partially covered category.

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Survey of school sanitation in seven blocks of Mysore district. The survey analysis aimed at exploring the availability and usage of infrastructure in schools regarding water and sanitation. Further, it also tried to explore the personal hygiene practices prevalent among school children, most importantly the handwashing habit.

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