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David Hopkins has been monitoring weather data in a village in the mountains of Uttarakhand for the past twenty-five years
chicu posted 8 years 5 months ago
This study of the water quality of the Ganga was commissioned after the construction of the Tehri Dam. It acknowledges that most people in India have a belief that water from the Ganga has bactericidal properties and this might be affected by the dam. National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) was retained by the Tehri Hydro Development Corporation Limited (THDC) to investigate any impact that the Tehri Dam might have on the water quality of the Ganga. This report presents the results of that investigation.
chicu posted 8 years 5 months ago
This article argues that commercialisation of water is a threat to the basic human rights and must be solved by encouraging local level water management practices
satyendra tripathi posted 8 years 5 months ago
This article provides a background of the water quality situation in India and initiatives that can be undertaken to tackle it
arjun.4060 posted 8 years 5 months ago
This article draws upon the role of women in sustainable development and highlights the need for empowerment to ensure equitable distribution of resources
Dr. Arvind Kumar posted 8 years 5 months ago
Author: K P Vidyashankar

I have used a pop up filter (rainy type) to filter rain water and inject it into a open well. The water in the open well sometimes stinks and it is not clear where the contamination has occurred because all wells in the area are smelling. In our area water is available at about 7 feet depth. Obviously rooftops have bird droppings as a major source of infection. Now by pouring the filtered water into the open well -
Anonymous (not verified) posted 8 years 5 months ago
This document released every year presents the forecast for the south west monsoon
Sumathi Sivam posted 8 years 5 months ago
Soil and water conservation are necessary to make agriculture self sufficient, sustainable and viable especially in hilly regions that are hard pressed for these resources. MYRADA (Mysore Resettlement and Development Agency), as an institution, is involved in a big way in various activities that engage local people in planning for the development of their area in the three southern states. In Erode district of Tamil Nadu, the Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) has been instrumental in bringing about a marked change in the topography of the region.
Seetha posted 8 years 5 months ago
Khandwa is a medium-sized town located in western Madhya Pradesh. The 'Khandwa water supply augmentation project' has been awarded to Vishwa Utilities Pvt. Ltd., a Hyderabad based company under the Urban Infrastructure Development Scheme for Small and Medium Towns (UIDSSMT) on a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) basis for water supply augmentation to the town, for the next 25 years. The project has been under execution since October 2009. The private party would supply water to the town @ Rs 11.95 per KL. The raw water for this would be pumped from a reservoir 51 km, away from the town. This report by Gaurav Dwivedi and Rehmat, Manthan Adhyayan Kendra deals with the privatisation of urban water supply in the town.
Seetha posted 8 years 5 months ago
This paper in the Economic and Political Weekly (EPW) by Dr. Imtiaz Ahmed, University of Dhaka deals with the Supreme Court’s verdict directing the Government of India to implement the interlinking of rivers. The article opines that the judgement seems to have overlooked the regional and international implications of what the Indian Court strangely considers “the rivers of the country”.
Amita Bhaduri posted 8 years 5 months ago