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This Mumbai man gave up his career to setup rainwater harvesting systems in schools

The process starts with the digging of a 10x10 feet pit, which is covered with a drum which has holes around it to accumulate rainwater. In the next step, the drum is connected to the terrace using PVC pipes. As soon as the rainwater starts seeping into the ground, the groundwater table is recharged.
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Subhajit Mukherjee(Facebook)
Published on Jul 24, 2019 03:16 PM IST
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Mumbai | By Asian News International

Pre-monsoon dry spell in Bihar sets off Kharif worries

The delay in monsoon and aberrations in normal rains are likely to impact the cultivation of paddy in Bihar, one of the leading rice producing states in the country.
A depleting groundwater table, coupled with the absence of pre-monsoon showers this year, has set alarm bells ringing for Bihar ahead of kharif production.(AFP/Represenative Image)
A depleting groundwater table, coupled with the absence of pre-monsoon showers this year, has set alarm bells ringing for Bihar ahead of kharif production.(AFP/Represenative Image)
Updated on Jun 26, 2019 10:46 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Patna | By Subhash Pathak

Concrete bases choking trees at DDA’s open gyms: Activists

Verhaen Khanna, founder of New Delhi Nature Society (NDNS), said outdoor gyms could be set up without cementing the grass and soil. He said concretisation would affect the groundwater table.
An under-construction open gym at Sanjay Van.(Amal KS/HT)
An under-construction open gym at Sanjay Van.(Amal KS/HT)
Published on Jun 20, 2019 02:37 AM IST
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New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Only 120 of 627 rainwater harvesting pits in Gurugram cleaned

“So far 120 pits have been cleaned and the work is ongoing. We have empanelled an agency that is desilting all pits across the city. We would meet the target by the end of this month,” MCG executive engineer Dharamvir Mallik said.
Having missed its earlier deadline to clean all rainwater harvesting pits in the city by June 15, the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram(MCG), whose concessionaire has only been able to clean 120 of 627 such pits, has set a fresh deadline of June 30 for the job even as pre-monsoon showers hit the city on Monday.(AP Photo)
Having missed its earlier deadline to clean all rainwater harvesting pits in the city by June 15, the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram(MCG), whose concessionaire has only been able to clean 120 of 627 such pits, has set a fresh deadline of June 30 for the job even as pre-monsoon showers hit the city on Monday.(AP Photo)
Updated on Jun 18, 2019 08:32 AM IST
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Gurugram | By Kartik Kumar

Treated waste water from Noida Sector 168 STP to irrigate green belts, parks

The Noida authority had on May 17, 2017, started the project of connecting the Sector 168 STP with nearby green areas via pipelines. The objective behind this project was to stop the misuse of groundwater for irrigation purposes and to make sure that untreated waste did not go into the Yamuna.
The Noida authority is already reusing treated water from five STPS.(Sunil Ghosh / HT Photo)
The Noida authority is already reusing treated water from five STPS.(Sunil Ghosh / HT Photo)
Published on May 13, 2019 11:32 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Noida | By Vinod Rajput, Noida

Once ‘city of ponds’, Dharbhanga now grappling with acute water shortage

The groundwater table in Darbhanga has plummeted, and at several places in the district, residents have been using submersible pumps. A large number of hand pumps have failed to draw up any water because of the severe depletion of the groundwater level.
Darbhanga is facing an acute water shortage which is likely to worsen in the coming months.(HT Photo)
Darbhanga is facing an acute water shortage which is likely to worsen in the coming months.(HT Photo)
Published on May 10, 2019 03:00 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Darbhanga | By Bishnu K Jha

43 villages in Pune district show severe ground water depletion

These 43 villages are spread across seven out of 14 tehsils of in the district, where the ground water levels have fallen by between one metre to three metres.
43 villages in Pune district show severe ground water depletion(AFP)
43 villages in Pune district show severe ground water depletion(AFP)
Published on May 05, 2019 11:40 PM IST
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Pune | By Shrinivas Deshpande

MCG sets June 15 deadline to clean rainwater harvesting pits

The development holds importance as last year, the MCG was only able to finalise a contractor in the second week of July for cleaning rainwater harvesting pits, by which time monsoon had already set in.
The Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) has set a deadline of June 15 for its concessionaire to clean all 360 rainwater harvesting pits (RWHPs) in the city, officials said on Thursday.
The Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) has set a deadline of June 15 for its concessionaire to clean all 360 rainwater harvesting pits (RWHPs) in the city, officials said on Thursday.
Published on Apr 26, 2019 12:13 AM IST
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Gurugram | By Kartik Kumar

High Court seeks report on groundwater extraction in Gurugram

According to data obtained from the agricultural department’s groundwater cell, from 2014 to 2018, the groundwater table fell by 2.5 metres in Gurugram district and by 3 metres in Gurugram city. The department of agriculture also found that in 2018, the district overdrew on its groundwater reserves by 226%.
The directive came after court’s orders to the district administration fell on deaf ears over the years.(HT Photo)
The directive came after court’s orders to the district administration fell on deaf ears over the years.(HT Photo)
Published on Apr 19, 2019 05:08 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By HT Correspondent

NGT stops illegal groundwater use at Appu Ghar

Monday’s order came in response to a 2017 petition filed by city-based activist Harinder Dhingra against International Recreation & Amusement Park – the company which runs Appu Ghar – and HSVP.
NGT stops illegal groundwater use at Appu Ghar (Photo by Arvind Yadav/ Hindustan Times)(Hindustan Times)
NGT stops illegal groundwater use at Appu Ghar (Photo by Arvind Yadav/ Hindustan Times)(Hindustan Times)
Updated on Mar 30, 2019 08:08 AM IST
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Gurugram | By Prayag Arora-Desai

Rainwater harvesting, laying plastic roads high on MCG agenda in 2019

MCG commissioner Yashpal Yadav says this work would permanently solve two of city’s most perennial problems.
Gurugram’s first plastic road was built on a 100-metre stretch in Sector 51, on December 19.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Gurugram’s first plastic road was built on a 100-metre stretch in Sector 51, on December 19.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 04, 2019 03:17 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Kartik Kumar, Gurugram

Dry Marathwada favours water-guzzling sugarcane

As the drought intensifies over the 2019 summer months and tankers pile up in Marathwada, an old debate will yet again get replayed in the state. Does sugarcane, a crop not compatible in a rain-deficit area like Marathwada aggravate drought?
On the whole, Marathwada region — made up of eight districts including Beed — has 3.41 lakh hectares of sugarcane under cultivation this year.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT PHOTO)
On the whole, Marathwada region — made up of eight districts including Beed — has 3.41 lakh hectares of sugarcane under cultivation this year.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 06, 2018 04:16 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Ketaki Ghoge, Aurangabad/beed

Dahisar river is worth a dam: BMC, forest dept nod for plan

Dam to come up downstream from boating area inside SGNP, help restore rainwater.
To be built by the International Association for Human Values (IAHV), a part of Art of Living Foundation, the dam will be constructed 750m downstream from the boating area of the river inside the Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP).(Pramod Thakur/HT Photo)
To be built by the International Association for Human Values (IAHV), a part of Art of Living Foundation, the dam will be constructed 750m downstream from the boating area of the river inside the Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP).(Pramod Thakur/HT Photo)
Published on Sep 22, 2018 06:21 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Badri Chatterjee, Mumbai

Gurugram villagers claim ‘vilayati babool’ trees drying Aravallis, depleting groundwater level

Residents of Gairatpur Baas and Mohammadpur Gujar villages say that 75 to 80% concentration of mesquite or Vilayti Babool trees in the region led to extreme water scarcity so much so that wild life in the region has started encroaching into the villages for water.
Animals don’t feed on mesquite trees as they have thorns.(HT Photo)
Animals don’t feed on mesquite trees as they have thorns.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 28, 2018 11:08 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Anurit Kanti and Leena Dhankhar
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