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Pay for using groundwater in Delhi

To tackle the problem of declining water table in the capital, National Green Tribunal plans to fix meters and charge for extracting groundwater.

No more hydel scheme for Karnataka

Faith, service and legends - the holy city is full of tales around water. Take a dip!

“PAWAN GURU, pani pita, mata dharti mahat” (air is teacher, water is father and earth our mother) -  thus goes the closing line of the Japji Sahib given by the founder of Sikhism, Guru Nanak Dev. It holds special significance for Amritsar, the holy city, which boasts of the Harmandar Sahib (also known as the Golden Temple). The city has been named after the water body surrounding the temple. 'Amrit' means the nectar of immortality and 'sar' or 'sarovar' means pond - hence the name.  

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Dear Sir,

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Water contains naturally occurring compounds such as lead and arsenic among others. How harmful are these and what is the level of contamination we are exposed to?

Both rural and urban India are faced with water problems. People do not have access to good quality, safe drinking water. The source for most drinking water is either rivers or underground aquifers (wells). Since water can dissolve just about anything that it comes into contact with long enough, often the groundwater we get isn’t pure.

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Once filled with dense forests, the Dalli Rajhara area which supplies iron ore to the Bhilai Steel Plant, is now a reddish vast expanse taking a toll on the villagers and their water resources.

For the last 50 years, the Bhilai Steel Plant, which is India's largest integrated steel plant has got its supply of iron ore from Dalli Rajhara's mines. Dalli Rajhara, a municipality which is also an industrial city is located 90km south of Durg in Chhattisgarh. It is a part of the Rajhara group of mines. Iron ore mined in this area are of two types - hematite and magnetite. Other mines in the neighbourhood contain varieties such as dolomite, lime and other raw materials that are integral for the production of steel. 

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IIT Madrras

WASSAN

July 22, 2013 9:30AM - July 26, 2013 6:00PM
June 24, 2013 6:00PM

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Hi,

What are the points to be borne in mind while deciding between an openwell and a borewell for a 7.5 acre farm in Dhoni district, Palakkad , Kerala. This farm has a small stream near by. But in summer the stream goes dry. There is no power supply there and hence we plan to use an oil pump .

If anyone can suggest the difference between the two wells it will be a great help. Also any suggestons on deciding a contractor to dig a well to ensure they dig at a place where water is available?

 

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Too many people, too much pollution and too little water – that's Delhi’s water supply situation in a nutshell.

Green pastures and meadows, tall trees, lakes, wells and the river…those are my memories of Delhi. It wasn’t too long ago that one woke up early to the sounds of lawns being watered, children running off to school and people walking in the parks. A flurry of activity but quite different from what it is today.

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