Month: December 2022

The government launched Jaldoot app, which will tell the condition of the water level of wells in the country

The government has today launched Jaldoot app which will help in tackling the problem of depleting groundwater level across the country. Its purpose is to find out the falling water level in the villages of the country, so that the water problem can be solved.

The app has been jointly developed by the Ministry of Rural Development in association with the Ministry of Panchayati Raj to track the water level of selected wells in rural areas of the country. This app will collect accurate data of groundwater level in rural areas. With the help of these data, the government will work to improve the groundwater level. Along with this, it will use these data to smoothly implement many schemes going on in rural areas.

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The government has informed that with the help of this app, manual monitoring of the water level of selected wells in rural areas will be done. Their water level will be measured twice a year. First, the water level will be measured in the pre-monsoon season between May 1 and 31, then the water level of the same well will be measured again after the monsoon between October 1 and 31, so that the changes in the water level can be detected.

What are the advantages of this Jaldoot app?

Not only this, a Jaldoot who will be the official appointed to measure the water level will upload geo-tagged pictures of the well through the app on every occasion of measurement. It is learned that this mobile app will work in both online and offline mode.

Means even if there is no internet connectivity, the water level can be captured with its help and the captured date will be stored in the mobile. Whenever the mobile comes within the internet connectivity area, the data will be shared with the central server.

The regular data inputted by Jaldoot will be linked with the National Water Informatics Centre (NWIC) database, which can be used for analysis and display of reports. The reports of this measured water level will also be available on the Jaldoot web portal.

Addressing the gathering at this app launch event, Union Minister of State for Rural Development and Steel, Faggan Singh Kulaste informed that despite all the efforts, the groundwater level is depleting in different parts of the country. In such a situation, this app will provide the facility to measure the water level across the country and its data can be used in Gram Panchayat Development Plan and Mahatma Gandhi NREGA schemes.

If seen, the water table has fallen severely in many parts of the country, due to which farmers in rural areas are facing a lot of trouble. At the same time, the ” World Water Development Report 2022 “ released by the United Nations has revealed that India is also included in the top 10 countries with the highest extraction of groundwater.

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The groundwater level is falling rapidly in the country

It has been learned that about 251 cubic km of groundwater is being extracted every year in India, while this figure is 111.7 cubic km per year in America, 112 cubic km per year in China, and 64.8 cubic km per year in Pakistan. If seen, the biggest problem with India is that despite the highest use of groundwater here, its recharge is not being taken care of, due to which the groundwater level in the country is continuously falling.

Quoting the report “ Dynamic Ground Water Resources of India, 2020 ” published by the Central Ground Water Commission in June 2021, it has been found that the total annual groundwater recharge in the country was 436.15 billion cubic meters (BCM), while the annual groundwater withdrawal, on the other hand, increased to 244.92 BCM. has occurred. It means that about 62 percent of the water that is being absorbed by the land has been taken back from the land.

Not only this, this figure is also increasing continuously. At the same time, the biggest concern for the country is that in a large part of North India, this share of groundwater exploitation has exceeded 100 percent. In such a situation, continuous monitoring is very important for its falling level, so that its falling level can be stopped.

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Publish On: sep 27, 2022

Ashwini Vaishnaw Interacted With Promising Startups And Students From Universities And Incubation Centres At EDII.

Ahmedabad: Union Minister of Railways, Communication and Electronics & Information Technology, Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw with Shri S. J. Haider, Principal Secretary, Higher and Technical Education, Govt. of Gujarat and M. Nagarajan, IAS, Commissioner, Higher Education, Govt. of Gujarat interacted with promising startups and students from universities and incubation centres at Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII). Shri Ashwini Vaishaw congratulated Gujarat state for emerging as the best performer state in developing a startup ecosystem for budding entrepreneurs.
EDII with the support of Education Department, Government of Gujarat organised an interactive session with Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw where he appreciated the state government’s initiative towards startups and said, “The government has launched various schemes like ‘Digital India’, ‘Made in India’, ‘Make in India’, ‘Standup in India’ and many such inclusive policies that are boosting the startup ecosystem. States play the largest role in advancing the startup system, and Gujarat has done so by putting a strong emphasis on developing successful startups, enhancing corporate governance, expanding operations, addressing funding gaps, and establishing a strong brand.”

Senior officials from industry associations/government, academia, startups, and other dignitaries from Gujarat participated in the event for networking opportunity and shared their entrepreneurial endeavours and experiences. Highlighting the role of entrepreneurship, Dr. Sunil Shukla said, “It is a matter of pride for all of us that Gujarat has emerged as the best performing state, in instituting a strong startup ecosystem for budding innovators and entrepreneurs. Our esteemed Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi launched the Digital India Week 2022 on June 4, 2022 in Gandhinagar with the theme ‘Catalyzing New India’s Techade’, so, I believe, this is perhaps the most appropriate time to celebrate the spirit of entrepreneurship. India is burgeoning with opportunities and it is time that the young minds harness opportunities. EDII is doing its bit towards incubating viable ideas, training youths and handholding them to ensure that they emerge successful as new-age entrepreneurs.”

Speaking at the event, Shri S. J. Haider, said, “It is heartening to see the gennext embracing entrepreneurship and becoming employment generators. The Gujarat Government’s Education department aims to boost the startups of the state and generate employment within the country by instituting incubators in the state to assist budding startups. We are confident that we can propel the startup ecosystem in Gujarat to newer heights.”
EDII also organised a startup exhibition showcasing the ideas and innovative work done by the students, alumni and startups incubated at its Technology Business Incubator, Centre for Advancing and Launching Enterprises (CrAdLE). The participants discussed opportunities for financial assistance from government schemes, pitched their ideas, and learnt about entrepreneurship.

The esteemed dignitaries felicitated 5 emerging startups from various domains namely, D3S Healthcare Technologies, Freedom Wheels Enterprise, EV India, IOTA Design & Innovations Lab Pvt Ltd and Neerain.

Profiles of the startups felicitated
1. IOTA Design & Innovations Lab Pvt. Ltd. (Biotech)
Iota Design & Innovations Lab Pvt. Ltd. has been founded with the vision to design and develop innovative products in the sectors of healthcare /pharmaceuticals, environment, and renewable energy for a sustainable future. IOTA is working on blood micro sampling device and Multiscale Scaffold for Skin Tissue with a vision to develop affordable and accessible healthcare solutions for everyone.

  1. NeeRain Pvt. Ltd. (Rainwater Harvesting)
    NeeRain is GoG backed, GoI-approved startup incubated at i-Hub & CrAdLE, that secures water for common-man; With 2000+ installations, NeeRain saved 30 crore litres of water at 100+ habitats across India, Asia, Africa & America in two years. NeeRain aims to enable and empower our habitats with easy, effective, and economical products to harvest Rainwater from their premises.
  2. D3S Healthcare Technologies (Healthcare | Medical Device)
    D3S Healthcare Technologies is passionate about good breast cancer screening products, Services & consulting, exceptional service, and positive team spirit. The motto is to screen a billion people to save a million lives. BR-Scan Light device is a one of the new health and wellbeing products for women. It is one of the unique inventions for the detection of breast cancer and certain breast abnormalities at home.
  3. FREEDOM WHEELS ENTERPRISES (Independent Mobility Solution for ‘divyang’)
    India’s Most Cost-Effective Motorized Wheelchair including Warranty, Parts, and Service Support all over India for Divyang / Locomotor Disabled / Person with Disability / People with Physical Challenges, a group of differently-abled citizens who need care and rehabilitation.
  4. EV India [EV (Automotive)]
    EV India is an Influencer-based (EV Owners), Community-Driven, Social-Commerce Platform. Combined with a physical marketplace model that offers prospective EV buyers end-to-end and unparalleled research and buying experience. We also work towards providing an uncompromised EV ownership experience to our Community of EV owners.


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Publish On: Jul 6, 2022

Tackle water scarcity with rainwater harvesting

Water is a simple liquid that is of great importance for human life and sustenance. Water is a very large part of our lives.  In fact, 57% to 75% of our body is made out of the liquid. Water is very important for everyone living in this world, and to imagine life without water is impossible. There are about 1.4 billion people who don’t have access to clean drinking water, in the world of 6.8 billion people, 20.59% don’t have clean drinking water.  Obviously, water is a huge part of our daily lives and without it, you cannot live. Our daily activities are so much dependent on water that we cannot even live without water for a single day. We use water for many purposes such as drinking, washing, bathing, cleaning and agricultural purposes. Water is essential for life and it is very important to save water.

It is simply impossible to imagine human life without water, if there are no ample sources of water left then it would be a matter of great concern. Without water the will be no harvesting, no drinking water, no washing, cleaning and cooking as well. Hence it is very important to use our present water sources judiciously and try to save as much water as possible. It is very important to realize water conservation benefits and also to implement those in our day to day life. Water conservation encompasses the policies, strategies and activities to manage fresh water as a sustainable resource, and efforts to protect the water environment while maintaining a balance between current and future human demand. Population, household size and growth and affluence all affect how much water is used. Factors such as climate change will increase pressures on natural water resources, especially in manufacturing and agricultural irrigation. It is very important to realize the need for water conservation in the community as well as personal level.

Over the past few years a rapid growth in populations, modernization, growing industrialization, and expanding agriculture has pushed up the demand for water in the urban as well as rural areas. Human demands are increasing day by day but the natural resources are in a limited quantity. Efforts have been made to collect water by building dams and reservoirs, practising rainwater harvesting, digging wells; some countries have also tried to recycle and desalinate salty water to make it fit for drinking or washing. Water conservation has become a major need of the hour. The idea of groundwater recharging by harvesting rainwater is gaining importance in many parts of the world and has been practised successfully in many parts of the world.

Needs and Importance of Water Conservation

Water is an essential part of human life and plays a major role in human sustenance. We use water for drinking purpose, cooking, washing, for producing electricity, for farming, for industrial purpose and many other purposes that support the human lifestyle. Earth is about 70% water, but there is only a small amount of groundwater and rainwater source that is fit for drinking and cooking purpose. Ninety – seven per cent of all the water on the earth is salt water which is not suitable for drinking. Only three per cent of all the water is fresh water, and only one per cent is available for drinking water. The other two per cent is locked in ice caps and glaciers. About 70% of the water source that is from the sea and oceans the major part contains saline water that is the salt level of this water is so high that it cannot be used for drinking purpose and purification process for this water is really high. Our water supply is finite, which means that we do not have an endless supply.

We only have the water that we have now. The adult human uses on average about 100 gallons of water a day which may seem to be a small figure but with the rising population and depleting water sources there is a fear that one day there will not be enough water sources available to meet even drinking demands. Seawater that is highly salty as a result is not fit for human consumption and not even for industrial purpose or for producing electricity. Since this water contains a high amount of salts, therefore, using this water in industries and for producing electricity leads to salt deposition on the machinery and this at times can get really dangerous and lead to some major industrial disasters. Hence sea water is of no major use for humans.

The demand of fresh water is every growing with the exponential growth of world population. Surface and groundwater resources are being utilized faster than they can be recharged. Rooftop rainwater harvesting is an old practice that is being adopted by many nations as a viable decentralized water source. Individual rainwater harvesting filters are one of the many tools to meeting the growing fresh water demand.

Rooftop rainwater filters at local habitats are the best options to bring security of water for individual. We are committed to make rain water harvesting simple, scientific and sensible for common man. Our rainwater filters save each drop of rainwater falling on roof, filters out physical impurities and diverts clean pure and soft water to storage tank for later usage or to existing bore well for recharge.  Storage of rainwater in tank gives freedom from water crisis, results in saving of electricity cost.

Diversion of filtered, soft, pure rainwater from rooftop rainwater filter in existing bore well is sensible approach to conserve ground water. This is popularly known as bore well recharge. Bore well recharge results in raising water level in bore well, improvement in TDS and Hardness due to the effect of dilution.  Rainwater recharge prevents drying of bore well.

Rooftop rainwater filters makes the job of saving fresh water extremely easy and free from human intervention.  We are working hard to ensure that rainwater filter fulfils the objective without cost of electricity, without civil work and without headache of maintenance. Our rainwater filters are simple, scientific, smart, scalable and sensible for a common man. On an average one rainwater filter saves about a lakh litre of water from 1000 mm rain fall on a 1200 sq. ft of roof area.  Saving of such a huge volume of rainwater results in prevention of water logging on our streets and roads.

Let’s address twin problem of fresh water crisis and water logging by easy, economical and effective rainwater filters for common man. Such movement will only transform India from Water Stress to Water Positive Nation.

Rainwater harvesting is the storing of rainwater during the monsoon season for the purpose of using it during periods of water scarcity. Generally speaking, it is a process used for collecting and storing rainwater for human use. Rainwater harvesting is best described as the technique by which rain water is accumulated and stored with the intention of reusing it during the dry season or when there is a drought. With rapid climatic changes, increase in global temperature and population growth, there is a scarcity of potable water in many countries across the world. The gradual falling of water levels, are a cause of serious concern not only because it leads to shortage of usable water but also because in coastal areas it causes imbalance in salinity of the area.

Rapid industrialization and disposing chemical waste into water-bodies leads to pollution of rivers, lake and water-bodies. This is a global problem and needs a speedy solution. The supply of fresh water in this planet cannot be increased. So an alternative method must be sought for. One such method is harvesting rainwater. Rainwater harvesting is an easy and economical way to deal with this crisis. As men are becoming environment responsible, rain water harvesting is gaining popularity leading to eco-conservation and constructive use of natural resource. Falling water tables are widespread and most people in urban areas are dependent on bottled water which is neither cost-effective nor dependable. The possibility of pollution cannot be completely ruled out. The question of water security is at present a major issue in many parts of the world. One way to deal with this crisis is to adopt rainwater harvesting.

As we discussed earlier that water resources are finite and there is only 3% of freshwater sources, with all the people on Earth relying on such a small percentage of all the water on Earth, it only makes sense that we must preserve and conserve our water for our own survival otherwise a day will come when all the water sources will be extinguished. Besides conserving water it is also important that we must not pollute our water sources because it is the only water we will ever have. There are a lot of people who do not realize the importance of water, and they are continually wasting and polluting it. Only about ten per cent of wastewater is disposed of properly.

It is a high time that we must start saving water today so that it will be available to us in the future. We need to think of future generations, if we go on wasting our water resources recklessly then it is obvious that in future we will not have a sufficient supply of water unless we become more concerned with how we use our water today. There are many things that we can do to help preserve water. These are not things that are hard. All it takes is a little bit of extra effort, and soon it will be second nature. Save the water, that’s all we can do.

Major Uses of Water

We all enjoy many benefits of fresh water and use it for a majority of purpose like making electricity, cleaning, cooking, irrigating, etc. major uses of water are:

  • We use water for the daily household purpose like drinking, cleaning, washing and cooking etc.
  • Water is majorly used for agricultural activities.
  • Most widely used method of producing electricity requires water as a major source.
  • Water is used for many industrial purposes.
  • Commercial applications

 Water Conservation

It is often a misconception that water conservation is the job of government departments and environmental analysts which is not true, in fact water conservation is not a job that is just for these technician, soil scientist, hydrologist, forester, wildlife manager, plant scientist, city planner, park manager, farmer, rancher, or mine owner alone but involves a collective effort at community as well as personal level by every household. It is a job for the everyday person who just likes to have access to the life-sustaining resource of water. It is very important that we must all recognize that water conservation is our personal responsibility and not just leave it up to other people. It has been observed that a lot of times we tend to think that my small effort would be of no use, but if we all start thinking the same way then everyone will become ignorant and there will be an effort in this field. A collection of small effort by many people makes a lot of difference.

We all enjoy benefits of water in many ways, so it becomes our moral duty to care about our water resource and take necessary steps towards conserving our water resources. There is no need of doing something big; instead, some small practices can bear some big results. We need to ensure that we do not waste our water resources and are really vigilant in case there are any running taps.

We must learn to save water now for the future. The quality of our water is very important. We have the same amount of water now as there was when the earth was created and it is very important to realize that this is the water we have, and we must preserve its quality. Each and every effort towards water conservation counts. Water is the foundation of food and life and it would not be wrong to say that next to air, water is the most precious resource for human life and it is impossible to live without water. Saving water helps to preserve our environment. Saving water now means having water available in the future for recreational purposes, too. Conserving the water minimizes the effects of water shortages and helps us to build a better defence against future drought years. If we save water now, we are helping to ensure a water supply adequate for future generations.

Water conservation programs are typically initiated at the local level or community level, by either municipal water utilities or regional governments. Common strategies for water conservation include public outreach campaigns, tiered water rates by charging progressively higher prices as water use increases, or restrictions on outdoor water use such as lawn watering and car washing during the summer season. It is important to realize benefits and also to practice water conservation techniques in our routine life.

Reasons to Conserve Water

Below are some of the main reasons it is important to conserve water.

  • It minimizes the effects of drought and water shortages. Even though our need for fresh water sources is always increasing because of population and industry growth, the supply we have stays constant. Even though water eventually returns to Earth through the water cycle, it’s not always returned to the same spot, or in the same quantity and quality. By reducing the amount of water we use, we can better protect against future drought years.
  • It guards against rising costs and political conflict. Failing to conserve water can eventually lead to a lack of an adequate water supply, which can have drastic consequences. These include rising costs, reduced food supplies, health hazards, and political conflict.
  • It helps to preserve our environment. Reducing our water usages reduces the energy required to process and deliver it to homes, businesses, farms, and communities, which, in turn, helps to reduce pollution and conserve fuel resources.
  • It makes water available for recreational purposes. It’s not just swimming pools, spas, and golf courses that we have to think about. Much of our freshwater resources are also used for beautifying our surroundings—watering lawns, trees, flowers, and vegetable gardens, as well as washing cars and filling public fountains at parks. Failing to conserve water now can mean losing out on such uses later on.
  • It builds safe and beautiful communities: Fire-fighters, hospitals, gas stations, street cleaners, health clubs, gyms, and restaurants all require large amounts of water to provide services to the community. Reducing our usage of water now means that these services can continue to be provided.

Water conservation requires forethought and effort, but every little bit helps. Don’t think that what you do does not matter. We can all make changes in our lifestyles to reduce our water usage. The trick is making water conservation a way of life—not just something we think about once in a while.

Methods of Conserving Water

The most important step in the direction of finding solutions to issues of water and environmental conservation is to change people’s attitudes towards the fact and also changing habits which include each one of us to put in some sincere efforts. Conserve water because it is the right time to do so. We can follow some of the simple things that have been listed below and contribute to water conservation.

  • Every drop of water counts, so make sure you are not wasting clean drinking water and you are not leaving any running tap.
  • Remember to use only the amount you actually need and not wasting the water unnecessarily.
  • It has been found beneficial to form a group of water-conscious people at school, college or society level and encourage your friends and neighbours to be part of this group. Promote water conservation in community newsletters and on bulletin boards. Encourage your friends, neighbours and co-workers to also contribute.
  • Plant more and more trees to increase transpiration.
  • Encourage rainwater harvesting at the community level as well as municipal level.
  • Rainwater threw increasing ground water level.
  • Rainwater threw recharge bore well.
  • Make sure that your home is leak-free and there are no leaking taps or tanks storing water. Many homes have leaking pipes that go unnoticed. Call a plumber as soon as you notice any leakage.
  • Rainwater store in tank for drinking and cooking.
  • Do not leave the tap running while you are brushing your teeth or soaping your face.
  • When washing the car, use water from a bucket and not a hosepipe which helps to reduce about 50% of the water used for washing your car.
  • While watering your lawns do not waste water and use only the amount that is required.
  • Do not throw away water that has been used for washing vegetables and use it to water plants or to clean the floors, etc.

Some other technical methods may include rainwater harvesting at the major level which has following advantages:

  • Increases water availability
  • Checks the declining water table
  • Is environmentally friendly
  • Improves the quality of groundwater through the dilution of fluoride, nitrate, and salinity
  • Prevents soil erosion and flooding especially in urban areas
  • Gives fresh water free lifetime
  • Maintains Ecological balance
  • Raises Ground water level
  • Augments the freshwater storage
  • Arrests Saline water intrusion in Fresh water
  • Improves ground water quality phenomenally
  • Gives Food security through sustainable
  • Minimizes water pollutions
  • Reduces health risks and hazards
  • Averts disasters
  • Brings down Water Footprint
  • Zero hardness; avoids treatment and wastage
  • Helps grow green cover
  • Balances entire Eco System and life cycle
  • Reduces Soil Erosion
  • Recharged rainwater increases productivity of aquifer
  • Rejuvenates other sources of water
  • Dilutes impurities from ground
  • Frees rural households from physical work to collect water daily

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Search for Saraswati started once again in Kaushambi

Sarayakil (Kaushambi): In the Ganga-Yamuna doab, the initiative has started again in the direction of searching for the extinct river (Saraswati). The team of National Geophysical Research Institute, Hyderabad (NGRI) has camped on Monday morning at Ichna village. Samples are being taken here since a week.


Photo courtesy: Jagran

The exercise of geologists is the cause of curiosity in the district. A camp was set up in the garden near the tube well located in Ichna village. Here samples were taken by sediment end coding and sediment core drilling. Two years ago, during the aerial survey of many villages including Sevtha Ichhana, Panara Gopalpur, Saraiya, Agiyouna, the possibility of finding the existence of the extinct river has arisen. In the team from Hyderabad, senior scientists Dr. Prabha Pandey, Dr. Imran Khan, B. Kiran Kumar and Satish Verma had collected samples of soil and other particles by drilling in Sevtha village before Ichhna. According to Dr. Prabha Pandey, the
samples will be tested in the lab located in Hyderabad.


Photo courtesy: Yash Kurrey

Samples are being collected from wherever the possibility of the river was seen in the survey two years ago by the Halobean Transient Electromagnetic method. A sample will be collected every 10 meters up to 50 meters from the drilling. It will be ascertained in the lab that what is the actual age of the particles, have they gathered from somewhere or have they flown? What was the climate like in that period, how the downfall took place? Years ago, the Central Ground Water Board (CGWB) had drilled a 150-meter deep borehole and installed a system inside it to know the quality of the water, during the initial period.

With this, the quality of water and changes in it can be tested. Agianna will be a village. They also have a van with them. The instruments engaged in it have been connected to the computer.

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Publish On: Oct 12, 2021.

Groundwater is being exploited without permission. Permission granted only to 50, users are in lakhs

The groundwater department became active after many parts of Prayagraj city came into the red zone.

You may not be aware that only 50 people have been given permission to use groundwater in the district. Despite this, thousands of people are overexploiting groundwater by opening plants and establishments, soon the government will take strict steps in this direction and take action against those who use groundwater without permission. Let us tell you that the condition of the district is not good in this matter. All the blocks including the city have come under red zone regarding groundwater.

Photo courtesy: The New Indian Express

Current status of underground water level  :

  • Over Exploited area- Prayagraj City
  • Critical areas- Bahria, Chaka and Bhagwatpur
  • Semi-Critical Area- Bahadurpur, Dhanupur, Holagarh, Mauaima Pratappur, Sahson, Saidabad, Shringverpur Dham
  • Safe Area- Handia, Jasra, Karchhana, Kaundhiyara, Kaudihar, Korav, Manda, Meja, Phulpur, Shankargarh and Soraon.

    This rule must be followed

    • There are many such blocks including the city where the groundwater status has gone down a lot.
    • If appropriate steps are not taken in time, the district may be deprived of groundwater.
    • To prevent over-exploitation of underground water, the government has made a Provision to take NOC under the UP ground water Act 2019.
    • In this, It has to be told how much water is being used daily
    • NOC is valid only for five years. That too on the condition of rainwater harvesting .

      Photo courtesy: Indiamart

      • The level will improve after rain.

      The department says that the water level in the city’s Peepal village, Bailey Hospital, IERT area, Sadar tehsil, head post office and the area around the police line has gone down considerably. If there is good rain, then there will be some improvement in its status. People have to save groundwater from getting depleted by following rainwater harvesting.

      • Need to stop them

      So far, among the 50 people who have been given NOC in the district, Silica sand plant is the maximum. Conditional NOC has been granted to them. While a large number of RO plants and washing centers are being operated. All these are being operated without NOC. The department needs to take action against them. In the last few days, a large number of RO plants have been installed and they are exploiting a large amount of groundwater. Regarding all these issues. There will also be a meeting on groundwater under the leadership of CDO in Vikas Bhavan on Friday. In which strict guidelines will be given regarding the rules.

      • “The advance rules of the government are awaited. After getting the instructions, the act will be strictly followed. During the ground water week, the general public has to be made aware in this direction.”

      Archana Singh Hydrologist, Ground Water Department Prayagraj

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      Publish On: July 8, 2022


AMC entered into MOU with three central government start-ups

Amrut 2.0 program has been implemented by the Department of Urban Development and Urban Housing of the Central Government of Ahmedabad. Under the program, the Department of Urban Development and Urban Housing of the Central Government has invited research from various colleges, students of colleges, and new start-ups from all over the country. All these researches were related to water and drainage water. Urban development among all startups Approximately 93 startups have been identified by the department and all those startups have to be allocated to the Municipalities and Panchayats across India, and necessary agreements have been made with the startups allocated to the Municipalities and Panchayats to promote the products prepared by the startups and use them as per their requirement. An advance of Rs.20.00 (twenty) lakhs has been given to these shortlisted startups by the Urban Development Department of the Central Government.

Among the startups shortlisted by the government, Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation has signed MoUs with three startups which include Neerain Pathera and Limelight Research Company. Neerain Company has installed a filter that collects the rainwater falling on the roof of any building and can directly recharge the water into the ground or store it in an underground water tank. This filter does not use any kind of conventional equipment and this filter can be bypassed in the first rain and the water left in the open, and can be bypassed whenever the rainwater is not to be used. This startup can make very good use of rainwater. A water harvesting system has been installed at Panchsheel Water Distribution Station by the Startup headed by Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation.

Pathera company, sadar startup reduces the salinity of bore water. Bore water is collected in this instrument. Just hang it in the water tank. This instrument does not require any kind of energy to run and also this instrument is prepared and placed in the tank as required according to the size of the tank. Sadar instrument is very easy to install and use. Sadar Startup has been assigned the task of SVP Hospital.

Lime Light Startup has developed a flowmeter designed to measure the amount of water flowing in a water line.

Work Done behind this project:


NeeRain has completed the rainwater harvesting work at Panchshil Water Distribution Station. The total roof area of the     down. 3 filters have been installed at the water distribution station. These three filters save around 1,57,000 liters of fresh rainwater in a year with an average annual rainfall of 782 mm. When a peak rainfall of 50 mm is considered, it saves around 10,000 liters of rainwater.

The fresh rainwater is stored in an existing water tank of capacity 50 lakh liter.


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Publish On: Nov 5, 2022.

Account will have to be given for the cost of every drop of water

Jasan Prayagraj: District Administration, Geology Department, PDA, Jalkal, Municipal Corporation and Minor Irrigation Department have become serious after the urban area of Prayagraj has gone into the dark zone due to excessive exploitation of groundwater. Notice will be sent to government departments to install rainwater harvesting systems in their buildings. Strictness will also be implied on private establishments. Fines will also be levied on institutions that do not make arrangements for rainwater harvesting.

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On behalf of the Ground Water Department, notice will be sent to big buildings, shopping malls, hospitals, restaurants, hotels, brick-kilns, cold storages, washing plants, motor garages, service centers, RO plants, educational institutions. For this, the work of marking and listing these establishments has been started. Fine will be imposed on their operation without NOC regarding rain water harvesting. Hydrologist Archana Singh says that according to the amount of water used in these establishments, emphasis will be laid on making arrangements for water recharge and installing rain water harvesting systems.

  • Notice will be sent to install rainwater harvesting system in government buildings.
  • Make arrangements to recharge as much water as you waste.
  • Cold storage, Hotel-Restaurant, Motor Service Center will be marked.
  • If the exploiters do not make arrangement for rainwater harvesting, then fine will be imposed.

On behalf of the Minor Irrigation Department, notice will be sent for rainwater harvesting system in police stations, police offices, tehsils, government hospitals and other government buildings. Ashwini Kumar Srivastava, Assistant Engineer, Minor Irrigation Department said that for installation of rainwater harvesting system in schools and colleges, notices will be sent to BSA and DIOS asking them to take initiative for this. Similarly, the exercises of sending notices to big educational institutions, group housing schemes, apartments has also been started.

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Publish On: May 27, 2022.