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Water Conservation

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.


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.

Injustice gets nastier

Posted on: 16 Dec, 2010
Water scarcity accentuates discrimination against the socially backward

Rice intensification for increasing productivity

Issue Date: Dec 31, 2010
Jai Sri is a common greeting in the Koraput countryside these days. A Paraja tribal woman working in her fields, a passing motorcyclist driving through the rutted lanes, a teacher heading for his school, they all greet each other and visitors with a Jai Sri. It has nothing to do with religious revivalism, but is the new buzzword sweeping the farmlands of Odisha—and large patches of India. SRI is the acronym for System of Rice Intensification, a new technique to grow rice more efficiently using much less water and seeds but yielding far greater quantities of rice.

How women seized NREGA

Posted on: 16 Nov, 2010
Unique features of the public wage programme turn it into a magnet for women


Issue Date: Oct 15, 2010
Tapasya Mohan, a 29-year-old executive in a telecom company, recently purchased a refrigerator. She did not go by looks but the five-star label on the fridge for energy efficiency. She did not mind paying more; the salesman convinced her she would save more in the long run on her electricity bills.

Water pricing can drive demand

R K SOMANY, chairperson of Hindustan Sanitaryware and Industries Ltd that controls 40 per cent of branded sanitary ware market in India, spoke on promoting water efficiency. Excerpts
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