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July 8, 2021 A compilation of different state level solar irrigation policies provides a quick snapshot of institutional development of solar irrigation in India.
Different solar irrigation policies in India (Image: IWMI)
October 25, 2019 Groundwater use has doubled in Pune. Comprehensive mapping of groundwater resources and better management and governance is the need of the hour.
Groundwater, an exploited resource (Image Source: India Water Portal)
September 30, 2019 The recently concluded 4 day conference in Bangalore looked at the current state of global water resource challenges & future pathways to achieve the SDGs, while ensuring equity in access to all.
Charles Vorosmarty, Chair, COMPASS Initiative, Water Future at the opening plenary on advanced water system assessments to address water security challenges of the 21st century.
August 7, 2019 A million recharge wells for Bangalore
Ramakrishna Bovi is a traditional well-digger in Bengaluru. Image credit: Citizen Matters
July 2, 2019 Decentralised communitarian technology can mitigate the water crises facing us today.
Digging an open well that had some water at lesser depths ranging from 5-10 m using local technology in which a motor run winch draws up the dug up mud from the well bottom. (Image: Rahul Banerjee)
November 16, 2018 The latest study shows declining reserves and rising carbon dioxide emissions from pumping groundwater add to India’s environmental woes.
Billions of litres of groundwater pumped out every year contribute to carbon emissions. (Photo: IWP Flickr photos)
Need info on pump capacity
(not verified) posted 5 months 1 week ago

With 3 inch delivery pipe - 350 feet depth pump - what capacity pump required (HP)? How many stages submersible pump required? What is the best company option?

Solar irrigation policies in India
A compilation of different state level solar irrigation policies provides a quick snapshot of institutional development of solar irrigation in India. IWMI posted 6 months 1 week ago

Solar pumps and solar irrigation are not new to India as the first program to install solar pumps started close to three decades back in 1993

Different solar irrigation policies in India (Image: IWMI)
Water from borewell comes with mud
(not verified) posted 9 months 2 weeks ago

We have a submersible motor for apartment housing for seven families in Chennai. The depth of the bore is more than 100ft. Most of the time the water is turbid. Water should be available at a depth of around 60 ft. 

Any suggestions on what could be the cause for this? And what we can do to find out the issue? 

Suction pumps
(not verified) posted 9 months 2 weeks ago

I have a borewell of 60 ft depth, water at 30ft,8 inch bore, my farm is 1500meters away connected with an 8inch PVC pipeline underground. I want a pump to fix in my farm and pull water from 1500 meters head of 40 ft, suggest capacity & type of pump? 

Query on borewell motor
(not verified) posted 9 months 3 weeks ago

250 ft borwell 1.5 inches water, how much hp motor required?


Calculate lpm to hp how
(not verified) posted 9 months 4 weeks ago

For 450 lpm how much hp pump should be installed. Water storage tank allotted 20,000 litre and building heights goes to 9 mtr approximately 

Dry motor auto cut-off
(not verified) posted 11 months ago


Sharing borewell between two buildings
(not verified) posted 11 months ago

Is there any automation system for sharing one borewell between two buildings with two different electric meter?

Currently, we have to manually switch plug between two different meter switchboards.

Please let us know if there is any automation system for this.

Motor and pump stuck in borewell
(not verified) posted 11 months 3 weeks ago


Have a motor and pump stuck in a borewell and we tried fishing it out. It's caught on something and almost overturned a tractor that tried to pull it. Someone who is coming to repair it said they wanted to go in with a wire and lifebuoy soap to pull it out - I was wondering if you can help me figure out if this will work? Or if there are other mud chemicals you recommend?

Query regarding pump capacity
(not verified) posted 11 months 4 weeks ago

If a building is high rise with 18 floors (65 meters) then what should the pump capacity (HP) and (LPM) be as per norms.