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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 rishi8828@gmail.com » Wed Jun 29, 2011 1:23 pm

First we made it compulsory for all the govt.building(offices,house,courts etc) to have rainwater harvesting system including building of CPSE and STATE pse
and then for all the new house map should only be passed if they have efficient rainwater harvesting system and similar arrangement will be made also for gram panchayat and if law is not followed then there will be suitable punishment for highest concern person in the case of private house owner of the house should be punishable
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Re: Many areas of our country are experiencing severe water stress? How can we stop ground water depletion?

Postby pnag19@gmail.com » Sat Jul 02, 2011 9:26 am

Urbanization(without giving a thought to sustainable environment), greed of companies(power, cool drinks, various other industries etc), and agriculture are main causes of severe water depletion.

Its important governement take measures to not only charge heavily on industries causing water depletion also make mandatory to take measures to refill groundwater. Because of outdated and ineffective government policies towards multinationals and industries are able to take advantage and deplete water resources.

Urbanization is another important concern, government must ensure proper planning to be carried out in developing a city rather succumb to politicians and just develop only certain region of a city or only a city in a state with many cities. Also utilizing rainwater is another important solution for the entire problem.

In agriculture its important for farmers and agriculture experts/scientists to chalk out plans for using water wisely. I hope government will consider natural resources not only in selling them but also should take measures to ask the user to make efforts to reduce the impact of depleting natural resources.
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Re: Many areas of our country are experiencing severe water stress? How can we stop ground water depletion?

Postby Krishna.vadakkepat@gmail.com » Thu Jul 07, 2011 2:08 pm

Water extraction on an industrial scale from the ground to be taxed heavily. Projects to be identified to regenerate groundwater. More national projects like the ssnl to be identified and funded. Communal lands to be identified for creating water storage facilities with possibilities to recharge and divert flood waters during monsoon.
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Re: Many areas of our country are experiencing severe water stress? How can we stop ground water depletion?

Postby pcbehera@gmail.com » Fri Jul 08, 2011 5:50 pm

There many academic and policy deliberations on the nature and cause of the problem. Apparently there are solutions to the problems.
However, the approach to this issue historically is never apolitical. Often, we come across short cut solutions to the material bases of this social problem, and in the opposite sense, the social bases of the materialistic or environmental concerns.
A policy statement and a budgetary provison will not be enough to address the issue. In an era of deepening democracy, everything has been politicised and many of the concerns like this are part of everyday politics. And the powerful in the society shaped and shapes the policy and action, in mega structures as well as in micra structures. The socially excluded have been, and are excluded. Many times, a solution coming from the excluded section, when comes in sporadic cases, would be analysed in terms of economic efficiency, overlooking the social relevance.
And if does not make any political sense for a local political leader aspiring to be a Sarpanch or regional political leader in a state, the problem and the solution will not be visible to the authorities.
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Re: Many areas of our country are experiencing severe water stress? How can we stop ground water depletion?

Postby cndiwas@yahoo.com » Sun Jul 17, 2011 10:49 am

Adoption of water meters in all the buildings to assess the usage for better management.
Tax slab should be made for water use.
Avoiding rainwater harvesting should made as offence.
Denying licence for further cola companies.
Micro irigation methods in agriculture.
Even pond system in cities should undertake to recharge.In a village min ponds should construct.
only TN & gujurat has started salt water conversion to drinking water. wat abt other coastal states?
Growing population should compensate.
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Re: Many areas of our country are experiencing severe water stress? How can we stop ground water depletion?

Postby radhiven@gmail.com » Thu Jul 21, 2011 5:50 am

This is an important topic for discussion as we all know water is the only valuable liquid on earth. As many people wrote, rainwater harvesting and strict pricing are good solutions. In my opinion, planting trees is a start for saving future problems.
Improving our agricultural practices like building water-sheds, collective farming where the whole village decides on the type of crop a year would help. In this way, the attitude that whosoever farm has water, plants rice and others just dont is not a good idea. instead all decide to go for less water crops for a few yrs and build effective water saving plan will increase the level of ground water.
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Re: Many areas of our country are experiencing severe water stress? How can we stop ground water depletion?

Postby info@fairweld.com » Wed Jul 27, 2011 9:52 am

Proper water planning and its allocation for drinking, irrigation and industrial purposes is required.

Industries should be allowed only in the industrial estates, so the common effulent treatment plant can work. All industries which pollute water should be banned in residential areas or in between agriculture farms.

Rain water harvesting should be encouraged among municipal authorities, to conserve water.

Drip irrigation should be encouraged among farmers, reduce water consumption.

Rivers and ponds be cleaned.

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

Postby singh.abhineet@gmail.com » Fri Jul 29, 2011 8:06 am

The best solution as per me is
1. User charges - but only from urban areas and subsidised water to slums and rural areas.
2. Mandatory treatment by industries before discharging.
3. Avoid water wastage - This needs a massive information campaign by GoI.
4. Water usage for farmers should be rationalised - currently they have free electricity for as much as they can use. This needs to change which is tough due to conflicting political intersts.
5. Emphasis on river treatment
6. GroundWater has been found to be contaminated with flouride, arsenic etc. There is a need for a centralised distribution system.
7. Managed aquifer recharge by involving locals
8. Water to be moved to concurrent list to facilitate better usage of rivers and minimize inter-state river disputes.
9. Empowering Municipal Corporations by allowing them to raise resources for water treatment as well as streamlinig distribution.
10. Placing responsible ministers at the helm ( Unlike the recent episode where one minister resigned as water was not a good enough portfolio for rendering public service by him. Apparently he is very concerned about public service.)
Last edited by singh.abhineet@gmail.com on Fri Sep 16, 2011 3:45 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Many areas of our country are experiencing severe water stress? How can we stop ground water depletion?

Postby balaram.ch@gmail.com » Sat Jul 30, 2011 9:18 am

Government should mandate the new appartment constructors in cities to have a system for rain water harvesting and atleast 2 big trees in the compound of the appartment. We can see lot of people wasting water just because of neglegence (not stopping the water supply even after the tank is full). There should be a way to stop these kind.
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Re: Many areas of our country are experiencing severe water stress? How can we stop ground water depletion?

Postby santhosh_gvd@plan.com » Wed Aug 10, 2011 6:33 am

The depletion of ground water access due to the Low fall of RAIN
by devoloping trees in every sides could slove 75%of this problem.
by stoping the wastage of water
-made a program on the importance of water and understood to evey one

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