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Water Conservation

Is the joyride over ?

Issue Date: Aug 15, 2000
It's been 50 years since politicians have been mouthing the slogan: Jai jawan, jai kisan (Long live soldiers, long live farmers). Now it has started to sound like a raucous chant, at least to the farmers struggling to survive. They till the soil harder, increase their spending to replenish their patch of land, but nothing helps. It is the marriage between science and farming practices that has failed. The more they try to revive it, the more they get mired in the labyrinth.

When the old gods died

Issue Date: Feb 15, 1998
this is an amazing story. A story that shows that India can start eradicating poverty very fast and very cheaply. This is the story of the degradation and the regeneration of Jhabua - a poor tribal district of Madhya Pradesh bordering Gujarat. In 1985, when I first visited the district, I thought I had been catapulted to the moon.

Infosys to switch to renewable energy, go carbon neutral

Issue Date: Dec 22, 2011
When did Infosys decide to tread the path of clean energy and efficient use of natural resources?  

Letters - December 31, 2011

Issue Date: Dec 31, 2011
Cautious Warning It appears that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has tightened its procedures in the hope of preventing errors in terms of the language used in its report (‘Future shock’, November 16-30, 2011).

Pee, poop and paani

Author(s): Bharat Lal Seth
Issue Date: Sep 19, 2011
It is often said that if you see someone in the Lion City (Singa-pura) with oriental features and in good humour, he or she must be either a Filipino or a Filipina. The average Singaporean does not emote freely. They ensure their intentions are not misinterpreted; rarely do they smile, or acknowledge an unknown person. And often they are accused of being staid and boring, yet envied the world over as they strive for perfection on all counts. This clinical obsession is deep-rooted in their psyche and extends to how they look at water.

Singapore taps its water

Author(s): Bharat Lal Seth
Issue Date: Sep 30, 2011

Lessons from Kakarapalli

Issue Date: Sep 15, 2011
We were standing at the edge of what looked like a swamp—grass and pools and streams. On one side was heavily barricaded land with high walls, barbed wires and armed security. A board read: East Coast Energy, Kakarapalli. This was where a bloody battle had taken place a few months ago. People protesting the takeover of their wetland were shot at and three lost their lives. Now the site of the 2,640 MW thermal power plant is under siege—locked and in court.

Letters

Issue Date: Apr 15, 2011
Honey, set the limit

Bengaluru lakes to get facelift

Author(s): Bharat Lal Seth
Issue Date: Mar 10, 2011
Bengaluru now has an actionplan to restore its waterbodies after the Karnataka High Court accepted the report of a committee appointed to prepare a framework for the preservation of the city's lakes. The court had appointed the committee headed by Justice NK Patil in November last year to examine the ground realities while formulating a framework for restoration of lakes.

Drought hit

Author(s): Moyna
Issue Date: Feb 28, 2011
Villages in Jharkhand could go dry by March. The state is facing acute water crisis because of two consecutive drought years.
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