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  • Drinking water in more than half rural homes contaminatedEven as 99% of urban and 97% rural households in India have drinking water access, 41% urban and 60% rural homes still get contaminated water, says the latest study published in Lancet, a British medical journalManganese in Goa's prime reservo...
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  • Garudeshwar dam: for a statue or for people?The dam in Gujarat's Bharuch district will act as downstream storage for the Sardar Sarovar project which means it can't be used for irrigation, flood control or even net power generation.However, it will create a reservoir around the 'Statue of Unity' pro...
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  • NGOs urge World Bank not to promote water privatizationThe Bank has been funding a lot of such projects in South Asia. Even as they face a lot of problems, they are being cited as models to be emulated elsewhere. Nagpur's Orange City Water is one such project plagued with corruption and service shut...
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  • Fly ash laden water from power plant contaminates water in MP villageThe water spilled into the village when mud wall of the fly ash dyke of Essar's Mahan thermal power plant in Singrauli district collapsed. In an earlier instance, the state pollution control board asked the plant to shut down when ...
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  • Govt to increase irrigation potential by 10%The move is cut down reliance on monsoon rain which sustains agriculture on 50% of the farmland in the country, says A B Pandya, chairman of the Central Water Commission. As of now, 97 million hectares of land is under irrigationHimachal dam protesters cha...
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  • Steep fall in water table worries Tamil NaduGround water level has fallen sharply even in Coimbatore and Theni, the districts abutting the forested Western Ghats region. Across the state, water table has fallen by 0.5 metres to 2.3 metres in the last one yearWater level in Narmada dams hits record l...
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  • Marathwada on a suicide spree, again After last year's drought, it is the hailstorm in February this year which led to large scale crop destruction. 73 farmers have committed suicide since then even as the numbers keep growingWorld Bank rejects loan for Himachal hydro projectThe Bank dropped th...
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  • Deltas sinking, thanks to damsMajor Indian deltas like the Ganga-Brahmaputra and the Krishna-Godavari are sinking because of proliferation of large dams that starve deltas of sediment, groundwater mining that causes land compaction and artificial embankments that affect river coursesPolitical partie...
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  • Water hardly an agenda for politiciansTwo of the three main political parties in fray for the Parliamentary elections, the Congress and the BJP, have just paid lip service to water conservation, while the AAP is atleast talking about Gram Sabhas holding decision making powers for water projectsPiped...
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  • Delhi prone to floods: IPCCThe Yamuna River floodplains need to be kept free as buffer zones to absorb the damage due to extreme weather events, says the latest report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The report also says Mumbai and Kolkata prone to coastal floodingPower everywhere ...
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  • Himalayan glaciers could lose two-third mass by 2100The International Panel on Climate Change says this may hit India’s food security system andalso bring changes in the monsoon pattern. Famine, water shortage and regional conflicts are also expected in South Asia, especially IndiaWater in Ludhian...
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  • Thermal power plants India's biggest water guzzling industryMost of the older generation thermal plants in India use open loop–wet cooling systems which accounts for 40-80 times more water use than the world average. These plants constitute 88% of the total industrial water demand in the countryIn...
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  • The Water and energy nexusA report released by the United Nations in Tokyo this World Water Day says places where people do not have adequate access to water largely coincide with those where people have no electric powerNGT demands report on fluorosis in Maharashtra12 districts in the state are aff...
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  • Our four year old borewell is 6 inch deep with 650 feet silt at the bottom, 25 feet pump and 5 HP air compressor water pipe. The static level of water is 600 feet. Till last summer we got good yielding from the borewell but then the yield had gone down to 5000- 7000 litres per hour, later to 3000 li...
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  • Maharashtra reels under hail stormsFarmers of Marathwada, Vidarbha, Northern Maharashtra and parts of Western Maharashtra are facing the impacts of unprecedented hail storms and unseasonal rainfall. Nearly, 12 lakh hectares of crops have been destroyed due to the disaster, along with spread of ...
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  • The theme of this year’s World Water Day was “energy-water nexus”. It was almost as if the topic was chosen keeping Western Uttar Pradesh in mind because the conflict between water and energy users in agriculture and industry has heightened here in the recent past. The area's groundwater has b...
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  • I stay in Aurangabad, Maharashtra, where I live it does not have corporation's pipe water connection. I had taken connection from a water line which is 250 meters away from my house, but we don't receive sufficient amount of water though we are using motors for water suction. Our neighbours also fac...
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  • IWMI-Tata Water Policy Program (ITP), a project that focusses on policy research in the co-management of energy & groundwater, has been awarded the 2014 UN ‘Water for life’ award!Mr. Jarraud, chair of UN-WATER said, “The UN-WATER 'Water for Life' Best Practices Award is an important prize ...
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  • Hi, I have dug a borewell 430 ft deep at Ulsoor in Bangalore. Four months ago the motor got stuck in the borewell and I pulled the motor up using air pressure. The motor was then repaired and while re-installing the motor it got stuck again. I called the borewell camera person who confirmed that the...
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  • We want to replace our 3 HP motor with a new one. Can you provide a list of options from which we can choose a best quality, cost effective pump with best services, reliability and warranty. The specifications are: borewell is 900 ft deep and water has to be pumped to the overhead tank which is abov...
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Hi, I reside in a single story building with over head tank on top and have three bathrooms including one rain shower. The pressure of all showers is very low, so kindly suggest good pressure pumps between the range of 10000 to 15000 rupees as per above requirements. Kindly note, we our a family of only four members and bathroom will be used once or twice in  day.

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For 10 metre head and 1000 cum/s, what should the rating be for a submersible pump and also its power consumption?

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We have dug a new bore well with following characteristics. Total depth of the bore well: 225 ft Laterite segment; top 10 -15 feet down Yellow paste clay; up to 80 feet down rock; from 80 feet till bottom of the well, water was found.

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I want to purchase a hose and pump set for my borewell that is 230 feet deep. From 130 feet onwards, water can be seen. Please suggest which company's pump set and hose can be used?

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This is Mr. Zaib from Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Sorry to say but my English is not very good so do pardon me in advance if you can't get my point. We built our new home last year and did a 130 feet deep bore well in March 2016. Water comes out in the bore well at twice stages ( at 55 feet and 78 feet deep) In the begging there was sufficient water in the bore well and whenever we switched On the pump then the water comes out from the bore well for more than 90 minutes contentiously ( non stop ).

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The Ganga has now been transformed into a water machine with millions of tube wells and canals sucking its waters at frightening rates. What are its implications?

The Ganges, the most revered river in India, faces an unusual predicament. Pollution and excessive usage have turned it into a toxic sludge as it snakes its way through cities, industrial hubs and millions of devotees.

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As cities spread wide, grey infrastructure projects flout green norms to provide affordable housing for all.

Far in the distance, towards the edge of Noida and Greater Noida flows the Hindon river amidst clusters of modern highrise buildings. A few years ago, the landscape here was more countrified and quite distinct from the low rise neghbourhoods of Delhi dotted with its numerous parks and abundant institutional spaces. 

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Electrician told due to overheating of CPVC pipe in low water discharge, it might got melted in between and the pump with motor assemble got detached . The reason we guess is that the pump is being operated without Non return Valve for the past few days (3 weeks). Also the normal running time is 2 hours daily (1 hour in morning and 1 hour in evening). Further we have been informed while using submersible pumps at a depth of 850 feet, we should have tied rope along with the pump which we are not aware at the time of instalaltion.

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A video tells the story of a poor farmer who, through effective water conservation methods, became rich and a role model to other villagers.

Vasant Baburao Parkale, a 52-year-old farmer, has become a role model for many farmers in the drought-prone Marathwada region. His determination and the will to excel in life have helped him to transform his dreams into reality.

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Hi, In my farming land I recently drilled a new bore well. It's got stuck and we are not able to lift it out with chain blocker. Bore well details Total Feet: 180 Casing Feet: 60 (6") Motor type: 3HP motor (4") connected Pipe: HDPE single pipe (150 feets) Motor pump is at 135 feets deep in bore well. Now on top of motor almost 50 feet mud fell. When we checked with thread it went up to 80 feet only. We checked with some bore well vendors who said with air pressure in the bore pump there may be a 50% chance only to pull out the motor pump from bore well.

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