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Gobar Times: About Bu$iness of Biodiversity

The steady disappearance of the world’s biodiversity had been recorded earlier, but the problem reached scary heights in the late 1980s. The loss during this decade was described by experts as “the most catastrophic” in the last 65 million years! It was also becoming quite obvious by then, that these resources were the fodder for a booming market...

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 When the Tata 'Nano' was unveiled with much fanfare.

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Maintenance and Monitoring

Once you have installed a RWH system it is a good idea to also set a system for monitoring.

  • How much water you are catching
  • How much of this you are using
  • How much you are recharging
  • This will help you to provide concrete evidence of the impact of rainwater harvesting
  • If the data is positive it will help to catalyse other people to follow in your footsteps.
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How can you monitor quantity of water recharged?

Groundwater recharge:

Construction

Procedures and specifications for construction of storage and recharge tanks are explained below. There are a lot of similarities in the construction steps of both storage and recharge structures.

I. Masonry Tanks:

Information Collection

Before you start, you need the following:

Moving towards Rain Cities

A beginning has now been made by cities across the country to provide some incentives to citizens to harvest rainwater on their own. 

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Not learning from Bhopal

It is 25 years of the Bhopal gas disaster—the night when chemicals spewed out of the Union Carbide factory to kill and maim thousands over generations.

How we rate an industrial sector?

The project was conceived in the mid- 1990s when Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) director Anil Agarwal visited the United States. He read about the work of a non-governmental organisation (NGO) called the Council of Economic Priorities (CEP), which rated the social and environmental performance of industries in the US.

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