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Community Water Pollution Monitoring Programme

On October 1, 2008, Pali - a textile town in Rajasthan near Jodhpur - witnessed a unique jan sabha (public meeting) wherein the farmers, industry and the government sat together to discuss the solutions to deal with a long pending issue of pollution in the rivers Bandi and Luni.

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Will Ganga get its life back?

River Ganga is now a ‘national’ river. The Prime minister of India announced this on November 4, 2008 after a meeting, with the ministers for water resources, environment and forests and urban development, to discuss how to bring the river back to life. Though a very important step, it is too early to predict what this ‘national status’ would actually mean to India’s most revered river and its people.

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Review of the interceptor plan for the Yamuna

CSE has closely scrutinised the detailed project report of the interceptor plan prepared by the consultants appointed by the Delhi Jal Board and found this hardware plan to be a complete waste of money. The river will remain dead despite the massive investments planned during 2009-2012.

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Gobar Times

Gobar Times, is a monthly magazine for those who know 'environment' envelopes the entire planet and everything that lives and breathes on it, but are impatient to know more. It is for those inquistive explorers who are adventurous enough to dig below the surface and end up with a gold mine...of stories, games, posters and much much else.. 

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Presentation to the Group of Ministers (GOM)

CSE was invited to present its findings of the mining sector in India before the Group of Ministers.

Gobar Times: About Bu$iness of Biodiversity

The steady disappearance of the world’s biodiversity had been recorded earlier, but the problem reached scary heights in the late 1980s. The loss during this decade was described by experts as “the most catastrophic” in the last 65 million years! It was also becoming quite obvious by then, that these resources were the fodder for a booming market...

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 When the Tata 'Nano' was unveiled with much fanfare.

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Maintenance and Monitoring

Once you have installed a RWH system it is a good idea to also set a system for monitoring.

  • How much water you are catching
  • How much of this you are using
  • How much you are recharging
  • This will help you to provide concrete evidence of the impact of rainwater harvesting
  • If the data is positive it will help to catalyse other people to follow in your footsteps.
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How can you monitor quantity of water recharged?

Groundwater recharge:

Construction

Procedures and specifications for construction of storage and recharge tanks are explained below. There are a lot of similarities in the construction steps of both storage and recharge structures.

I. Masonry Tanks:

Information Collection

Before you start, you need the following:

Moving towards Rain Cities

A beginning has now been made by cities across the country to provide some incentives to citizens to harvest rainwater on their own. 

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