Managing the Environment

Environmental and ecological degradation has serious global and local implications, especially for the most vulnerable citizens of our country. How can we encourage responsible behavior, without compromising on our developmental needs?

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Many areas of our country are experiencing severe water stress? How can we stop ground water depletion?

Re: Many areas of our country are experiencing severe water stress? How can we stop ground water depletion?

Postby lovepeaceunity01@yahoo.com » Thu Feb 17, 2011 8:06 pm

On 28 July 2010, UN General Assembly declares access to clean water and sanitation as a human right.
We are facing a big problem of clean water in 21st Century; WE CAN BRING A MAJOR POSITIVE CHANGE by living ENVIRONMENT FRIENDLY LIFE. New Urbanization and Industrialization must fulfill all the parameters of ENVIRONMENT AND WATER BODIES [ underground water, rivers, lakes, wetlands, oceans and glaciers] PROTECTION LAWS and ACTS; old cities and industries must adopt new technologies and infrastructure to treat sewage and pollutants and recycle these; there must be complete ban on release of sewage and industrial influents into water bodies. ENVIRONMENT FRIENDLY LIFESTYLE and FAMILY PLANNING must be made a compulsory fundamental duty for every citizen.
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Re: Many areas of our country are experiencing severe water stress? How can we stop ground water depletion?

Postby indosree@gmail.com » Fri Feb 18, 2011 11:58 am

I support for Clean Envirnoment . At the moment we are having polluted air,water and contaminated food with pestisides which is effecting our health and life period is shortening because of diseases , this is one side and the other is Natural imbalance not preserving trees and leading to global warming and natural resorces are mis utilized.As a common man my view is to go for Clean Envirnoment
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Re: Many areas of our country are experiencing severe water stress? How can we stop ground water depletion?

Postby nsddn@rediffmail.com » Fri Feb 18, 2011 12:14 pm

Any developmental project evaluation has to be not only in financial terms but also social & environmental terms. Before giving approval or extending credit, any financial institution is to mandatorily seek ROI not only in financial terms but also social & environmental terms.
The existing administrative setup lacks awareness as well as is marred by laxity & loopholes.

Prevention is always better than cure.

Lavasa project is an example of "post occurence" corrective attempts & not a preventive proactiveness. Nevertheless, any punitive action in such cases is to indicate firm committment by the govt towards environment and also act as a deterrent for others in future.

Similarly before giving approval, performance /ROI for water intensive industries such as Coca Cola/Pepsi etc need to be evaluated in terms of Social Impact, Environmental Impact & Financial Impact
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Re: Many areas of our country are experiencing severe water stress? How can we stop ground water depletion?

Postby m.ravinder.k@gmail.com » Sun Feb 20, 2011 8:35 am

Water is a natural resource. It can b balanced only by balancing environment, coz we can't produce water ourselves. we get water by nature (rain,rivers etc).
so the real need is to work for balanced environment. this time, there is no planning of land use.whoever owns any amount of land sells or create structures (house, buildings, factories, etc) as he wishes. this results in production of unorganized sectors.
The govt. should plan the way,location,type etc of establishments to b established much before establishing time.
A very good example for this is a state Chandigarh Near state Punjab.
If the govt. plan the vacant land like it, new structure of cities will b organized, thus organized India & balanced Environment, ultimately solving problem of water deficiency.......................
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Re: Many areas of our country are experiencing severe water stress? How can we stop ground water depletion?

Postby shomad@sify.com » Mon Feb 21, 2011 4:04 am

Make water education for civil society a must. WATER MANAGEMENT INSTTS across the country should start these mass awareness campaigns at the earliest. People must know about ---

water audit, saving household water, water reuse, growing less grass where water is scarce, recycling.

Who will educate the public? Ngos and university and college teachers can be asked to do this.

In cities, people are wasteful and they need to be told about strict penalties about wastage, stop giving 24 hrs water to city homes.

let village committees manage their own water and if they have surplus they can sell it to others for a price.
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Re: Many areas of our country are experiencing severe water stress? How can we stop ground water depletion?

Postby lalatendu@bhelbpl.co.in » Wed Feb 23, 2011 3:53 am

I think conservation of rain water is one of the solution if we look back in ancient time many civilization had planning to conserve rain water, in panchayat level we have these facilities but it is still to be implemented properly. the new govt. building must have these facilities and govt. must encourage and educate people to save the rain water
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Re: Many areas of our country are experiencing severe water stress? How can we stop ground water depletion?

Postby bishnu.parida@gmail.com » Mon Feb 28, 2011 7:56 am

Population control...(basic health facility.../internet penetration to rural areas..)

City:

sweage treatment.... the cost to be born by who are producing sewage- city people.

waste management-waste should be managed strictly degradble or bio degradable

big concrete building-- have to invest in green areas. plantation- tax to be collected for environment

awareness about use of effective water.


village:

checkdams --should be construted in rural area whereever possible to increase the underground water level

plantation of trees to be encouraged in dry areas...
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Re: Many areas of our country are experiencing severe water stress? How can we stop ground water depletion?

Postby bishnu.parida@gmail.com » Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:02 am

Population control...(basic health facility.../internet penetration to rural areas..)

City:

sweage treatment.
... the cost to be born by who are producing sewage- city people.

waste management-waste should be managed strictly degradble or bio degradable

big concrete building-- have to invest in green areas. plantation- tax to be collected for environment

awareness about use of effective water.


village:

checkdams --should be construted in rural area whereever possible to increase the underground water level

plantation of trees to be encouraged in dry areas...
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Re: Many areas of our country are experiencing severe water stress? How can we stop ground water depletion?

Postby nswetha.reddy4@gmail.com » Thu Mar 17, 2011 5:44 am

Water stress is going to be severe in the coming years. Unless we prepare now, we will have to face what is being called "Water Wars".

To avoid such situation, Conservation - Augmentation - Renovation of water is probably the best solution. For that,

Generate awareness among the people to conserve water, increase green cover etc. So far the awareness is limited to certain section of the population only. And even if people of aware of the impending crisis, most of them are unaware of the solutions and the value of individual contribution. So as the first step awareness about the crisis and the solutions should be generated among all sections of the population.
If the business as usual continues, the water crisis is set to cripple all sectors of the economy. Especially the domestic water consumption is already under
severe stress in the country.

Here we should note the rural urban divide in domestic water consumption. People in urban India take tapped water for granted. But in rural India, the situation is different, they some times travel far off places to fetch water. So there should be a rational water tax in urban areas. This should include the ground water consumption (This needs strong political will), combined with it a kind of incentive - disincentive program for water harvesting and conservation practices employed by the house holds.

This in come should be first used to increase the efficiency of clean water supply, augment the green cover, maintaining the water bodies around the urban area etc. This itself become a closed system, where the income from the tax is used to further ensure sustainable water supply in the region.

And in rural areas, though their per capita domestic consumption is very less, they can do much more that what their urban counter part can do to conserve water. The community based social forestry and watershed management strategies are the most effective tools to ensure reliable ground water level in rural areas. This is also a tool of sustainable livelihood for the people.

Another important strategy can be to efficient management of river water. India suffers both from floods and droughts. So managing the flood water is crucial in fighting the drought situations. For that we need to protect the river beds, maintain the reservoirs effectively. Also to the possible extent the river/stream linkages should be taken up.
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Re: Many areas of our country are experiencing severe water stress? How can we stop ground water depletion?

Postby cayogeshmittal@gmail.com » Sun Mar 20, 2011 11:24 am

Planting long life trees all across India, that consume less water.
Criminalising burning of leaves in fields and in all the parks in India.
Not spending valuable public money in installing street lights powered by sunlight (because all of them don’t work after 6 months as it has battery mechanism that needs proper maintenance )
Instead government should take example from WHO Building at ITO in New Delhi, that has utilized the roof to provide partial power to office to be used in daytime. Like that government can put photovoltaic cells on Lakhs of government offices that are spread across India.
Mandatory effluent treatment before letting it to enter into rivers and land fills. eing prod
Friut, vegetable and grains being produced in India, have highest content of pesticides and cancer forming elements like, lead, ammonia, chromium, urea and other harmful element. Why government is silent and not punishing the wrongdoers?
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