Good job bringing this to light. People won't realise how huge the problem is and municipalities are woefully ill equipped to...
Agreed; mining can never be sustainable, but then how do you get the metals to make all the things you need in the course of...
Very good piece.
the groundwater level in Gurgaon has gone down to an alarming level of 92 metres, informs the Society for Urban Regeneration of Gurgaon ( surge ), a group of citizen's forum. In a recent meeting of surge , suggestions were made to build small check dams and make rainwater harvesting compulsory for residential houses. The Central Ground Water Authority ( cgwa ) has already made rainwater harvesting compulsory for residential societies, institutions, schools, hotels and industrial establishments of many places including Gurgaon (see 'Making a start', Down To Earth , Vol 9, No 23, April 30). The Haryana government has accepted the recommendations made by surge . The Haryana Urban Development Authority ( huda ) in collaboration with cgwa has initiated a feasibility study. The Gurgaon-based Institute of Environment Management and Social Development has organised seminars on rainwater harvesting to raise awareness.