Thursday 05 January 2012

Author(s): Moyna, Ashutosh Mishra

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  • Identify the correct sentence

    Identify the correct sentence with reasons.? 1. The crisis of drinking water is deepening because water resources are drying up and the lowering of ground water through over-pumping. 2. The crisis of drinking water is deepening because of the drying up in the water resources and the lowered ground water through over-pumping. 3. The crisis of drinking water has deepened because of the drying up the water resources and the lowering in ground water by over-pumping. 4. The crisis of drinking water is deepening because of the drying up of the water resources and the lowering of ground water through over-pumping. 

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  • The problem is a complex one,

    The problem is a complex one, and has a host of solutions. The Telangana region used to have jowar and ragi as their primary cereals. That they shifted to rice because of lopsided government policies was something bound to happen. The only ways is to actually revert back to these much less water intensive crops while praciticing traditional rainwater harvesting methods like tanks and bunds. For the coastal region, rainwater harvesting is a must. These regions may also shift towards natural farming as propagated by Masanobu Fukuoka, though farmers in India can rarely try these experiments out as they are always living a hand to mouth life, barely making ends meet.

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  • Miracles never happen. Each

    Miracles never happen. Each and every process on Earth has a scientific basis. ÔÇ£By digging thousands of bore wells, large amount of groundwater can be extractedÔÇØ is a myth. In Mehabub-nagar district groundwater occurs in hard-rock aquifers and it takes several thousands of years for the surface water to percolate through fractures in hard rocks and accumulate in the hard rock aquifers. To accumulate water in the deep aquifers, there should be either rain fall or surface water infiltration. There is no point in digging several bore well in a region where there is zero infiltration. All our geologists and engineers are not keen in hitting the right chord to solve this problem. The only solution to this problem is to create large amount of rain fall (it is not in our hands) or ÔÇ£inter basin transferÔÇØ of water. The second option is knitted with several political webs and hence evolving a viable solution through this method is beyond the scope of any NGOs or scientist. This problem is going to be compounded in future or until the weather pattern changes and semi arid regions get large amount of rainfall year after year. Mehabub-nagar district is one region but there are several such regions in India ( e.g. Rajastha, Karnataka) that face similar problem. A permanent solution to this problem is to bring water under ÔÇ£central subjectÔÇØ rather than ÔÇ£state subjectÔÇØ. Do we have such a political will?? One can make an easy estimate of the surface water that flows into the Arabian sea from all the west flowing, short length rivers extending from Maharashtra to Kerala. If this water can be captured using check dams in several places in the Western Ghats (with our causing major damage to the ecosystem) and diverted to the neighboring water starved states, then India can boast that it has solved a major problem of India for the millions. Until such long term ÔÇ£visionÔÇØ is implemented several such article will appear in leading maganizes, several water dowsing quacks will thrive and several will commit suicide. Whether water dowsing or resistivity survey, water has to be there to be detected!!! It can not be created by dowsers or scientists.

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