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Interview

Lessons in becoming water wise

Issue Date: Oct 8, 2013
How did the pilot project impact Andhra Pradesh government’s groundwater policy? The government of Andhra Pradesh is contemplating a new bill, which may replace the current Andhra Pradesh Water, Land and Trees Act. The change in perception is largely influenced by the participatory groundwater management (PGM) model. I was member of the drafting team.

‘Separate power feeders can greatly improve rural electrification’

Issue Date: Oct 7, 2013
What is rural feeder segregation and how is it important for rural electrification?

Organic goes online

Issue Date: Oct 15, 2013
What is TraceNet?

'I cannot be a mute spectator to the carnage of Ganga'

Issue Date: Sep 13, 2013
On his fast unto death protest  Ganga should be free of dams. It should flow free. I cannot just be a mute spectator of the carnage of river. On Supreme Court's recent directive to stop clearances to hydro electric power projects in the state 

A plant breeder comes into his own

Issue Date: Sep 30, 2013

‘China growth model cannot be universal’

Issue Date: Sep 10, 2013
How has the capitalist model and monetization of natural resources impacted the environment in China?

'Punjab Contract Farming Act protects traders’ interests'

Issue Date: Aug 30, 2013
Q: What’s special about the new law?

Bill will push PDS reform

Issue Date: Sep 15, 2013

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‘Let’s understand aquifers to save water’

Issue Date: Jul 31, 2013
Briefly describe your research. Our research investigates how water permeates through the densest layers of rock, sediment and clay to reveal the future of freshwater resources. These layers rule the fate of 97 per cent of the Earth’s freshwater. Understanding how water penetrates the layers underground is central to how we manage it. You have mentioned the use of an environmental time machine for this study. How does it work? The environmental time machine, or Geotechnical Centrifuge, helps us emulate what happens in rocks over 20 years in a single day of testing. It tests the rate at which water penetrates dense material. We have tested about 100 samples of rock from major basins across the continent, from depths of up to a kilometre. Will your research provide answers to our growing needs?
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