Wells and Step-wells

  • 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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  • “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 ...
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  • Dear Sir,This is Manish Khare, from Madhya Pradesh. I bought a farm land 5 years ago that had an old well. The well was not sufficient to meet our water requirement so we dug another well almost 200 mtr downwards from the old well. Old well is shallow (20 feet deep) and is located at the center of t...
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  • 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, oft...
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  • 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...
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  • Offered by IIT Madras in collaboration with WASSAN -HyderabadTraining periodJuly 22 - 26, 2013VenueE. Palaguttapalli panchayat, Chittoor district, A.P. Programme detailsIntensive field training on mapping resources using mobile-based Android module.Hands on training with desktop -base...
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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 anyo...
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  • A citizen adopts rainwater harvesting, revives his well and saves on bills from the city's water supply board
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  • In Rajasthan's Jalore and Barmer district, women collect money and construct recharge wells and ponds to save on long travel for water
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  • 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 wha...
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  • Metro Water supplies 831 million litres per day (MLD) now; plans to augment supply by 90 MLD
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I am a resident in Manthoppe Colony, Ashok Nagar Chennai, Tamil Nadu. We are an apartment building with 16 flats sharing water from a single underground sump. This sump gets water from the Chennai Metro Water. Due to water shoratage crisis in Chennai, we decided to clean the open well we had for abut 30 years and use the water along with Metro water. The open well is 30 feet in depth and 8 feet in diameter. It presently contains 12 feet of water from which atleast 3 feet of water is pumped out using a 1HP water pump into the underground sump twice per week.

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The sorry state of urban slums are testimony to poorly implemented policies for the rehabilitation of migrants.

In the last few decades, India has seen an increasing number of people migrating from rural areas to urban cities in search of work and better living. These migrants often get employed in the informal sector as construction workers, vendors, domestic servants, etc. They also live in informal settlements, generally known as slums.

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Glacial lakes pose flood risk to 441 hydel projects in Himalayan region

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The holy city of Ujjain is dealing with severe water and sanitation issues. A study reveals serious anomalies in the WASH situation in the city.

Despite all the hype around Swachh Bharat Mission, the situation on the ground remains dismal. The city of Ujjain is located on the western part of Madhya Pradesh on the Malwa Plateau and is primarily a religious tourism centre due to the Mahakal temple. The temple is not only one of the 12 jyotirlingas in India but also has prominence as the location for the Simhastha Kumbh Mela every 12 years.

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Hello

I want to dig a borewell, and need information on how to find the underground water, by a scientific method, which gives me 100%  accuracy?. Is there someone I can contact for this?

Thanks & Regards

Bharath v

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Jodhpur has a unique problem. Unlike other cities, it is dealing with excess groundwater. Reusing its traditional water structures is the way forward.

"Jatene dekho utene bawri" (wherever you look, there’s a stepwell). This is how the woman standing on the threshold of her house, in the walled city of Jodhpur, told us when we asked where we could find stepwells in her neighbourhood. 

According to Rajyavallabh and Prasad Mandan, two traditional books on town planning in Rajasthan, an ideal city should have 40 stepwells. Jodhpur has more than 100, some hidden away in its many narrow alleys. 

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Millions of devotees travel to the Mahamaham tank every 12 years to wash away their sins in the holy rivers believed to converge in the tank.

Temples in India have always had a water body near its premises. Whether it is a natural pond, a free-flowing river or a man-made tank, the water inside them seem to imbibe the sacredness associated with the temples, thereby becoming an integral part of the cultural, social and religious landscape of that area. 

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How an arid, saline land where migration in search of water and jobs was a way of life, boasts of plenty of water now.

Summer temperatures soar to a gruelling 50ocelsius in Rapar, a little known block in Gujarat’s Kutch district. Land here is dry, saline and arid; the monsoon is erratic. Many a times, the entire year’s rain falls in a short span of two or three days, doing more harm than good. Dubbed a dark zone, groundwater extraction is rampant even as agriculture remains the main source of income.

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Barapullah drain, which was once a major drain in Delhi, is being clogged with human waste, thanks to the rapid growth the city is undergoing.

Originally a darya (creek), locally known as Nizammuddin darya, Barapullah is a key drain of Delhi today. Barapullah gets its name from a pul (bridge) built across it by the then emperor Jahangir's chief eunuch, Mihir Banu Agha. The bridge has 10 piers and 12 pallahs (columns) and hence, the name, Barapullah.

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