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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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Tata uses nano technology for water purifier

Recently, chairman of Tata group, Ratan Tata, unveiled a water filter called 'Swach' which uses nano technology to purify water. Tata Research, Development and Design Centre (TRDDC) and Tata Chemicals have jointly developed the core technology.

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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On a limb and a prayer

In Delhi’s not-too-fashionable areas, Sayantan Bera photographs musclemen who set sprains and fractures right

by Syantan Bera

Stars don’t foretell any more

Sahyadris have been documenting the changing climate for 40 years

by Aparna Pallavi

Run from cover

Health insurance companies pursue customers till policies are sold. Then they disappear. The nature of business has already changed the treatment mechanism. A market awaits capture. Without stringent regulation, where is the industry headed?

by Vibha Varshney

Saif Siddiqui spent a little under Rs 14,000 on his appendicitis operation three years ago. The 35-year-old dentist from Bhubaneswar relied on an insurance cover for his family from Reliance General Insurance Company Ltd. He paid Rs 5,184 as premium for the policy.

How Bt brinjal was cleared

Anti-GM groups say expert panel acted under pressure

by Savvy Soumya Misra

A coalition of organizations opposed to genetically modified food in India has written to the minister of state for environment and forests seeking withdrawal of clearance given to Bt brinjal. The Coalition for GM-free India alleged the expert committee that cleared the genetically modified brinjal for commercial cultivation in the country was neither impartial nor thorough.

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