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Water: Linking major rivers in India

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Re: Water: Linking major rivers in India

Postby Kakkaji » 14 May 2003 22:04

SC rejects plea for environmental clearance of river linking

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/cms.dll/xml/uncomp/articleshow?msid=46374117

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Re: Water: Linking major rivers in India

Postby Kakkaji » 20 May 2003 22:03

River interlinking project hinges on consensus: Centre

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/cms.dll/xml/uncomp/articleshow?msid=46956045

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Re: Water: Linking major rivers in India

Postby Kakkaji » 04 Jun 2003 00:05

River-linking: Centre allays fears on ecological front

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/cms.dll/xml/uncomp/articleshow?msid=4650

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Re: Water: Linking major rivers in India

Postby Kakkaji » 14 Jun 2003 04:06

From 'Deccan Chronicle' of June 14, 2003
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http://www.deccan.com/headlines/lead7.shtml

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Tap the roof and collect water
Save water: A DC Campaign

Hyderabad, June 13: Most house owners complain that they don’t have place for water-harvesting structures. What about the roof-top, then? One square metre of roof area can harvest 1 litre of water for every 1 mm of rain. Water so clean that it can be used for drinking.

Murali Manohar Sharma, a resident of Hastinapuri, has been using the rain water collected through roof-top harvesting since 1995. “We have been using this water even for drinking and cooking”, says Sharma. He has constructed his house on the 90,000-litre tank that cost Rs 33,000 to construct in 1993.

“Going by the prevalent commercial rates of water, the tank has paid for itself many times over,” he said. Sharma collects about 1.28 lakh litre water during a normal monsoon that lasts him for the entire year.

The water, tested at Icrisat, proved to be cleaner than the Water Board’s Manjeera water or water from the borewell. The only precaution is that sunlight should not enter the tank since that will give rise to biological activity resulting in impurties in water.

Apartments like Metro Palm Grove in Somajiguda and Emerald House in Secunderabad have also implemented roof-top harvesting. Says A Narahari, a resident of Metro Plam Grove, “All the residents decided to implement this in 2001 and it cost Rs 25,000.”

In most of the apartments that have implemented such projects with the help of MCH, the water is directed towards recharging the ground water.

The water from the roof-top is channeled into storage tanks, after being purified in gravel filters. Sharma uses vertical wire meshes of different sizes for the purpose.
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Re: Water: Linking major rivers in India

Postby Gerard » 15 Jun 2003 18:52

News from USA. The Dams are a coming...
Colorado's water crisis

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Re: Water: Linking major rivers in India

Postby Kakkaji » 15 Jun 2003 22:13

From 'Hindu News Update' of June 14, 2003
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http://www.hinduonnet.com/thehindu/holnus/04151802.htm

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TN: "Bund raising, answer to drought"

Coimbatore, June 15. (PTI): With threat of desertification looming large over Tamil Nadu, a city-based scientist has suggested adoption of an innovative technique for rain water utilisation and rain production as practiced by ancient Tamils, way back 2000 years ago.

Absence of perennial rivers, increasing trend of rain failure and fast receding ground water level, indicated that the progressive irreversible desertification was inexorably setting in Tamil Nadu, according to Prof. Vedagiri Ganesan of Bharathiar University.

With Tamil Nadu launching extensive and intensive programmes like water harvesting, check dam construction, desilting of tank and recharging of abandoned wells, a simple and rural farm technology of "raising the heights of bunds" would effectively solve Tamil Nadu's water problems, Ganesan said.

The 'bund raising technique' by Tamils found mention in the verses by a Tamil poetess Avvaiyar in "Varappuyara neeruuyarum..... Konuyuram," he pointed out.

Avvaiyar wrote "when the height of the bund increases, the water level increases. When the water level increases, the output of paddy increases. when the output of paddy increases, the prosperity of people increases. When the prosperity of people increases, the fame of the ruler increases."

Since the rain water rushed and drained towards the sea during rainy seasons, the raising the height of bunds around each field by the farmers, would enable the storage of more quantum of water over the vast areas of the farm fields and its percolation into the underground, Ganesan said.

Saying that the present two feet height of the bunds could be raised to six feet level, Ganesan said that the farmers, not only in Tamil Nadu, but also of the other States would stand to benefit by the use of the 'bund raising technique'.
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Re: Water: Linking major rivers in India

Postby Prateek » 26 Jun 2003 11:46

NRIs keen on river linking project
http://us.rediff.com/us/2003/jun/25us2.htm

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Re: Water: Linking major rivers in India

Postby Prateek » 28 Jun 2003 00:55

Texas wants to partner India on interlinking rivers
http://www.rediff.com/us/2003/jun/27us2.htm


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