Marathwada which is making a long and acute drought received the first ever 50 wagon water train. The water will be filtered by the railways and piped for consumption. The idea was conceived by the Maharashtra and Central government on March 22, the first rake was sent for steam cleaning (key right as it is for drinking water!) on March 26 followed by other ones, and then the first train arrived at its destination on April 10. Now the local administration will lay the pipes in 3 days (note 3 days only) so that filtered water can be piped. We think this is amazing work, what do you think.
Source: DNA India
- 11 Apr 2016
India – rural, farms and cities are facing acute water scarcity – due to rainfall scarcity, dry rivers, well below normal reservoir levels and growing consumption. India is planning to build 5 lakh ponds – nearly 1 per village for obviously water consumption but also to create assets through community involvement. All can participate – city dwellers can take up simple to complex tasks to conserve water and help build up the underground water tables. We all want water and that too lots of it – so we all better do our part need to be part of the solution…
- 30 Mar 2016