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April 30, 2013 12:00AM

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Pollution in Kerala river, growing water scarcity worldwide and increased hydropower projects in the north east are the highlights of this week’s news.

People warned to stay away from river

Karamana river in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, once the pride of the city, has a signboard asking people to keep away from her. The pollution of the river has reached a state where medical officials have been forced to post posters on her banks, announcing to people that the river’s waters are polluted.

Can we satiate our world's growing thirst?

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Randullabad village has been practising participatory groundwater management for the last two years with ACWADAM's guidance. This article details this achievement.

India is heavily dependent on groundwater use. Domestic use, agriculture and industry all rely on groundwater extracted by means of pumps, wells and tanks. This  dependence is illustrated by falling groundwater levels. Frequently, this overuse and consequent decline trigger conflicts.

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