Wells and Step-wells
Draft rules call for 100 percent utilisation of fly ash in three to five years
In which department should we complain against rock blasting near the residential house? What are the criteria for blasting rocks and blasting on the well nearby house?
Traditional groundwater storage structures such as cisterns, stepwells, tanks, and wells in India are well known and had cultural, religious, social, and utilitarian significance in olden times.
I have a domestic well (not bore well) very near to my house in the Malappuram district, Kerala. It is around 10 to 20 feet deep. Currently, water is not available, and the well is very new. We found rocks at the bottom while digging the well. My questions are:
1. If I dig further, will there be the possibility of striking water? To know this, will a scientific method will help?
Revised guidelines for groundwater use notified
The Gond dynasties mainly flourished in the Central highlands of India. This region includes Sagar, Bhopal, and nearly half of Narmada valley, including the flanks of Vindhya and the Satpuda mountain ranges of southern Madhya Pradesh. The principal states of the Gonds were Garha-Mandla (1300 to 1789), Devgarh, Kherla and Chanda.
Drought conditions are not new to Bundelkhand. The acute situation now is a convergence of three types of droughts – meteorological, agricultural and hydrological - cumulatively coinciding as witnessed in Nunagar village in Panna district, Madhya Pradesh. We saw hundreds of vessels queuing up at the panchayat well.
Fire breaks at an oil well in Assam damaging ecozones around the site
Kathayi, a scheduled tribe (ST) dominated village in the midst of the forested stretches of Shahnagar block in Panna district faces acute water scarcity during the 3-4 summer months. Through the government schemes, three wells and two hand pumps were installed in this 75 household village in the last 10-15 years, but most of them are dysfunctional now.