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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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The page provides rainfall data for most of the major cities (28) of India. The data source is National Data Centre, India Met. Department, Pune. The values are 25-year average for a period of approximately between early eighties and early two thousands. The user can click on the cities to get the average annual rainfall and number of rainy days.

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Fourth Citizens' Report [SOE-4]: Dying Wisdom

Dying Wisdom: Rise, Fall and Potential of India's Traditional Water Harvesting System provides a comprehensive overview of India's millennia-old traditions of water harvesting. This book triggered a nationwide interest in community-based water management.

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Making Water Everybody's Business: Practice and Policy of Water Harvesting

This publication documents traditions, practices technologies and policies of water harvesting in the country. It also assesses state government efforts to deal with drought. The book has a clear message for the thirsty times ahead: Water must be made everybody's business.

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The page provides rainfall data for most of the major cities (28) of India. The data source is National Data Centre, India Met. Department, Pune. The values are 25-year average for a period of approximately between early eighties and early two thousands. The user can click on the cities to get the average annual rainfall and number of rainy days.

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The quality of ground water is alkaline with pH ranging from 7.1 to 9.2, chloride content ranges between 21 and 1380 ppm. South of Delhi average chloride content is 250 ppm while in Najafgarh area it is around 1000 ppm rendering the water saline covering the area of 32 km. Sq. and marginally saline over the area of 129 sq km.

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The soil strata in general comprises of clayey silt soils in the top layers followed by sandy silt to silty sands at depths in most of the sectors.

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Delhi’s coal conundrum

Should Badarpur thermal power plant in Delhi be allowed to operate?

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Dark future for coal

India is pushing for more coal-based power generation but recent reports raise serious concerns over the viability of coal-fired plants

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Figure it out yourself

A striking fact about water in India is the lack of reliable data about all its aspects: total potential, available supply and demand

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Companies fined heavily for mining over limit in Odisha

 State authorities send notices to 103 mines
Odisha's department of steel and mines has slapped a fine of Rs 67,900 crore on companies operating 103 mines in the Koira and Joda mining circles of Sundargarh and Keonjhar districts, respectively for mining more mineral than permitted.

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