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Karnataka government launchs a major water conservation scheme “Jalamrutha”

Karnataka has launched a major water conservation scheme titled ‘Jalamrutha’, which focusses on drought-proofing measures, including protection and rejuvenation of water bodies. The state the largest swathe of drought-prone land in the country next only to Rajasthan. ‘Jalamrutha’ will deploy scientific approaches to water budgeting, water harvesting and water conservation through the use of geospatial ..

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Project Jal Sanchay

Project Jal Sanchay’ is a water conservation model which is successfully adopted in Nalanda district of south-central Bihar. Under the project, check dams were created and traditional Aahar-Pyne irrigation system and traditional water bodies were desilted and renovated to create awareness about rainwater harvesting. In it, the traditional water conservation system was used in water ..

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Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, launches “Wood is Good” campaign

Dr Harsh Vardhan, the Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, has launched the “Wood is Good” campaign at conference on “Sustainable Landscapes & Forest Ecosystems: Theory to Practice” in New Delhi on September 12, 2017. Wood is a climate-friendly material, as it is a renewable resource, having zero carbon footprints. The conference has ..

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Planning Commission approves privatization of water distribution in Delhi

The Planning Commission approved the Delhi Government’s move to engage with private entities in supply of water in several areas of the city similar to power sector. The private entities would rationalize the water distribution network and ensure consumers 24×7 supply of water. The private sector would be engaged in water distribution, management and maintenance ..

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Rainwater Harvesting Plans of Delhi Metro

Delhi Metro has planed to have rainwater harvesting system in every station in the third phase. As per the plans, around 80 Metro stations in the capital will have rainwater harvesting system, the number to grow up later. The objective is to decrease its carbon footprint and to conserve groundwater. How water will be stored? ..

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