Wells and Step-wells

  • Manipur villagers spend Rs 400 per month on drinking water79% people living in villages of the four valley districts in Manipur use raw water from ponds, rivers and canals, says the Village Development Profile published by the Manipur State Panchayat ParishadPollution plagues holy wells of Rameshwar...
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  •  India builds dykes on Kaliganga, causes misery to NepalFloods wreaked havoc in Nepal's Darchula district in June 2013. The affected residents in the region blame this on the construction of dykes and embankments on the Kaliganga river in India. The Indian government has unilaterally taken up f...
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  • Ganga full of SuperbugsLevel of multi-drug resistant viruses in the river goes up by 60 times during the pilgrimage season of May-June, say researchers.Wells around ISRO unit contaminated with rocket fuel chemicalAround 40 wells found contaminated with ammonium perchlorate that affects iod...
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  • Maharashtra village reclaim rights on submerged forestKorku tribals in Amravathi district lost their agricultural and forest land to a dam in 2005-06; reclaim fishing and management rights over part of the reservoir under Forest Rights Act'Rajasthan getting only 1% of its share in Yamuna water'Chief...
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  • Contaminated water killed 13,000 in last four yearsUttar Pradesh had maximum 3,382 deaths followed by West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh and Odisha, reveals data from the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Diarrhoea claimed most number of lives. Woman slaps AAP MLA over water supply iss...
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  • Is there any law for minimum distance between two water wells in Maharashtra like that of WALTA in Andhra Pradesh? Also, is there any legal directions regarding minimum distance between two water wells for different purposes, such as drinking water/ irrigation. Kindly help if you know something a...
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  • I have an open well about 90 feet deep. My neighbour is now trying to dig a borewell of about 200 feet depth, just 30 feet away from my open well. We live in a hilly area which has acute water shortage from February to May of every year. I would like to know what are the possible negative impact...
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  • Hello, I have a deep well in my veranda. From a few days, the water in the well is polluted with a mix of drain water and is smelling bad. the well is 14 ft deep and the water is at 10 ft depth. Please suggest a suitable remedy to the problem.
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  • A documentary features the revival of water body with traditional harvesting systems led by community
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  • Hello,I am planning to drill a well in my farm. Please help me identify a suitable location within my farm land. 
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  • The 200 odd residents of Didakhedi, a sleepy village just 13 kms from Sehore town in Madhya Pradesh, never had adequate water. Two decades ago, most of the farming in the village was done during the monsoons. The village had no electricity and a lone diesel pump operated the shallow dug wells to irr...
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  • NGT slams MoEF on idol immersionsNational Green Tribunal issues notice to environment ministry following a petition filed by an environmentalist demanding constitution of a high powered committee for monitoring idol immersions in the rivers and water bodies across the country.Power produce...
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  • The people nearest the groundwater can best manage this resource. Local organisations, government, civil society and private sector all have important, and often unique, roles to play in participatory groundwater management.
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  • Govt to ban mining and thermal power projects in Western GhatsEnvironment ministry decides to declare 37% of Western Ghats spreading across six states as Ecologically Sensitive Area. Gujarat govt diverts farm water to industriesTo cater to the needs of industrial development in the st...
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  • Cyclone Phailin finally wanesIt left 14 people dead but an efficient early warning system and mass evacuation in the states of Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal helped save more than a million lives from one of the biggest cyclones that hit the country in the last 14 years. Over ...
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  • Global call to save food from GM crops and pesticidesGreen activists from 400 cities across the world to march against genetically modified food crops and Monsanto on October 12. The protest to also call for concrete strategies for protecting freshwater ecosystems.Industries restricted to ...
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  • The bountiful rainfall in Bangalore has improved the level of this small open well by 6 feet . Using a self devised float - with a plastic ball. Mr Balasubramanian, a resident of Bangalore religiously measures the rise or decline in levels daily.
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  • Tribal's houses taken to feed the nation's economyFor residents of Tamnar block of Raigarh, the public hearing to aquire land for mining coal by Jindal Steel and Power Plant was just a formality, as MoEF is under huge pressure to clear the project.India accused of violating Indus water treatyPa...
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  • Hello, My well is 40' deep and 3' wide. The water level in the well is at ground level. But the water is foul smelling. Can the use of bleaching powder help? If so then how should I use it in the well? Pleae advise  
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  • Pay for using groundwater in DelhiTo 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 KarnatakaTamil Nadu CM urges Prime Minister to not allow clearance to any of Karnataka's pr...
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I have open well in my farm. We are digging it further. We found a spring in the well but I suspect we lost it after blasting in the well. Have we lost the spring permanently???

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A remarkable, first-ever collection of 35 essays on India’s future, by a diverse set of authors – activists, researchers, media practitioners.

Alternative Futures: India Unshackled is a book that brings together scenarios of an India that is politically and socially egalitarian, radically democratic, economically sustainable and equitable, and socio-culturally diverse and harmonious. Edited by KJ Joy and Ashish Kothari, with a foreword by Shiv Vishwanathan, Alternative Futures: India Unshackled covers a wide range of issues, organized under four sections.

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The villagers of Khalabari are hopeful that the overhead tank being built in the village would make drinking water easily accessible to them.

In the early hours, the villagers of Khalabari, a tribal-dominated village in the Dumuripadar gram panchayat of Koraput district in Odisha step out of their houses for bringing wood and drinking water. The road to the forest where the water is available is rocky. Both women and men walk a few kilometres on the harsh terrain to bring essential commodities needed for their survival. Khalabari, with a population of 186, has 45 households. 

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A new biosand filter is revolutionising water purification in rural India with increased filtration, better portability and affordability.

Urmila Devi lives in Chaitabazaar village which is barely five kilometres from the eastern bank of the Burhi Gandak river. It is located in a particularly flood-prone area of East Champaran in north Bihar. The drinking water quality in this area is poor. The recurrent floods only make it worse.

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A study from rural Maharashtra finds piped water supply does not guarantee safe drinking water. Water treatment, storage and WASH practices influence water quality.

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The theme for the Conclave this year is “Water Use Efficiency: An Imperative for India” to highlight the imperative of water use efficiency in the industry, agriculture and urban contexts

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An NGO comes forward to restore the forgotten kunds of Vrindavan which are not just historical marvels but are also freshwater sources.

Vrindavan, the small dusty twin town of Mathura in Uttar Pradesh, has a special place in the Hindu mythology. This is where Lord Krishna is believed to have spent most of his childhood and adolescence. The river Yamuna straddles through the town, a hot destination for thousands of devotees lining up for a dip in it every day. The place is also known for the rich saturated colours and messy revelry during “lathmar” holi where people hit each other with sticks.

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A partnership between Biome, ACWADAM and WIPRO brought stakeholders together to map Sarjapur's aquifer.

The problem of Bengaluru’s water is well known. The demand for water tankers skyrockets during the summer months, when municipal and borewell water supplies run dry, and many of the city’s lakes, actually man-made tanks, lie neglected and polluted.

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A stepwell in Maharashtra stands for the spectacular architecture of a time when the importance of water conservation was acknowledged and water was stored and used with ingenuity.

The annual droughts in Maharashtra have put tremendous pressure on the available water resources in the state. While the government has not been able to provide adequate, potable water to people in both rural and urban areas, the need to explore other decentralised and localised means of harnessing and conserving water has only got more crucial with time [1].

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