Madhu Ramaswamy follows up after several people expressed their appreciation of this series on the blog https://www.indiawaterportal.org/blog/index.php/2007/10/28/ganges-three-part-series-on-the-discovery-channel/ Our posting about Discovery Channel's television series 'Ganges' has attracted several responses from readers, some of whom are under the mistaken impression that we are associated with the series. We would like to clarify that India Water Portal was merely drawing viewers' attention to this highly interesting series. We are not (alas!) involved in its production. We'd like to hear from blog readers their thoughts about the series. We're also trying to contact Discovery ourselves. Viewers who wish to send in their comments on the series could also get in touch with Discovery Channel directly at this link: (http://www.discoverychannel.co.in/india/contact.htm) For an understanding of our role and activities in the water sector, please see our weblink: https://www.indiawaterportal.org/about/ According to the Discovery Channel website, the series will continue to air on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday next week.
In July 2007 India Water Portal collaborated with Chitradurga All India Radio (AIR) station (FM 102.6MHz) to produce and broadcast programs related to rainwater harvesting and ground water management. This activity was part of the 'offline' dissemination program of the Water Portal , i.e. creating awareness related to water issues through different offline media. We feel that the program series is a success and would like to reproduce the experience on a larger scale. The series -- named Mayadanta Male (literal , Magical Rain) involves 15 programs of 30 minutes duration each.
This is the season to start worrying about the pollution caused by immersion of idols made out of toxic materials. Siddharth sent us a short film he's made on this. Please forward to the Portal any other material or initiatives in this regard.
India Water Portal has partnered with VOICES and BIRD-K to produce and broadcast a set of radio programs on rainwater harvesting.The programs are in Kannada and target audience is people of Tumkur district, though the programs can be heard over a much wider reach including Bangalore.