Water Waits to Gain Ground

Manu Vaddar, a traditional community of well-diggers can recharge Bengaluru’s groundwater level. However, the lack of awareness about their techniques is slowing down the process. Every drop counts for Farzana Sheikh, a resident of Bengaluru’s Kempapura Slum and her neighbours. The slum with around 100 families of migrant workers get water through water tankers after […]

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Fluorosis: A Crippling Story

Arti Peethambaran Bangalore, January 2020, 2020-04- 11 Gangavathi… a village crippled by skeletal fluorosis from consuming unhealthy groundwater Fluoride is found in groundwater, and in certain areas of the country the fluoride levels are high enough to harm health. Groundwater is the primary source of drinking water that exists in hard-rock aquifers at a depth […]

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Farmers cultivate Nilgiri trees despite a ban

Farmers in Karnataka still cultivate Nilgiri trees despite Karnataka State Forest department imposed a ban on its cultivation. Bangalore, April 9, 2019: Karnataka State Forest department banned plantation and cultivation of Nilgiri trees in the year 2011 stating it affects the ground water levels. But still there are farmers who cultivate these Nilgiri trees. “I […]

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