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Aug 26, 2010

A Salute to The Dongria Tribes Who Stopped Vedanta and Saves Niyamgiri Hills

"The Ministry of Environment and Forests rejected Vedanta mining project in Orissa's Niyamgiri Hills.
Talking to reporters here today, Minister of State for Environment and Forests Shri Jairam Ramesh
said that the Vedanta Resources has violated laws and the Niyamgiri Hills project cannot be
given the go ahead unless the Forest Act is complied with."

"There has been a very serious violation of laws. There has been violation of the Forest Rights Act, 2006,
Environment Protection Act, 1966 and Forest Conservation Act, 1980. Therefore, the project cannot go ahead," he added.
A statement issued today says, “The stage II forest clearance for the Orissa Mining Corporation Ltd.(OMC)
and Sterlite bauxite mining project on Niyamgiri Hills in Lanjigarh, Kalahandi and Rayagada districts of
Orissa cannot be granted. Stage II Forest Clearance therefore stands rejected."

AND thus The Dongria Kondh, The tribe of Orissa's Lanjigarh block of Kalahandi district own their fight against Vedanta to save Niyamgiri Hill ("Mountain of Law ").
Which is their Worship (The Dongrias worship the top of the mountain as the seat of their god) and the reach forest is their only source of living.

Good News, But it is unfortunate that The Orissa government was quick to term the decision as extremely unfortunate.
Chief minister Naveen Patnaik had met both Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Ramesh on Monday requesting
clearance on the projects.

When they will get the EARS to listen the CRY to save the Green forest and How far they will kill the green by force by name of improvements ?
WHO CAN ANSWER But the statistics says by such violated improvements around eighteen tribes goes lost from India and the green belt is reducing by such industrialization.

Vedanta may violated human rights laws but I believe, all govt. body who denied to protect the tribes and supported the projects are the main culprit.

Thanks to ALL and I really salute them who help the Dongria Kondh to same their GOD mountain.

Aug 2, 2010

Rain Water Harvesting - A responsibility of All

On Every summer season, I saw in news paper that the water level in reservoir went down and municipality is going to reduce the water supply.
After rain comes the statistics are on news that this reservoir is filled by this percent and that reservoir  is by that.
But I surprised, Why rain water harvesting are not taking to maximum at individual level ? At govt. level, it is not easy to reach all these areas but it is very easy if they aided and encourage individuals to do the same.

Aid should include  financial aid to afford the system (Installation and maintenance), some sort of reward for adopting this and technology transfer. Here are in short to get a rough idea about rain water harvesting.

What is rain water harvesting : It is to catch rain water and to use it to recharge ground water or to store it for future use.
Why Rain Water need to be harvest ? We are using Surface water and ground water for domestic use but surface water is not sufficient and recovery of ground water are not sufficient to meet our demand – result, ground water level goes down and gives birth of water crisis. To come out from this situation, we need to recharge ground water artificially .”Due to rapid urbanization, open soil area are decreasing and so, infiltration of rain water into the sub-soil has decreased drastically and recharging of ground water has diminished “ So, it becomes all individuals responsibility to do the most for rain water harvesting and Govt. , NGO's should come out for taking the responsibility for implementation it in macro and micro level. ( All Govt. and pvt. Offices, buildings , industries, individuals )

How Shall We harvest :
We can harvest in two ways :

1. Store for future use
2. Rechage of ground water

It has few steps like  :

a) Catchment area - Roof top or roof slope
b) Transportation – Good quality UPVCpipes
c) First Flush – First rain water has huge contaminent which can not be use and need to be flush out.
d) Filter – Regular Sand filter, charchole filter, PVC pipe filter OR some developed good quality filter Like (Varun -Developed by Bangalore base water harvesting expert Mr. S Vishwanath,  – Rs. 2250 or Wisy make SS filters (German)
e)  Storage of water – After wel filtration we can store it for domestic use, Even we can use it for drinking too (See bellow informations on Rain PC by Aquasure and Rain water harvester from EA Water Pvt. Ltd. )
f)  recharge ground water – Some graphics available on net (Thanks to owner and google search)
. Rain PC (A system for the conversion of rainwater to drinking water )
AcquaSure, a consortium of three specialist Netherlands-based companies, has developed a system for the conversion of rainwater to drinking water in the form of a Rainwater Purification Centre (RainPC).
RainPC is developed by scaling down the multi-staged water treatment method (MST), which involves screening, flocculation sedimentation and filtration and incorporating existing technologies like upward flow fine filtration, absorption and ion exchange. Coming in a small compact 26 kg unit, the RainPC offers an affordable solution by converting rainwater into drinking water.
RainPC is made of ultra violet resistant poly-ethylene housing and cover, stainless steel rods and bolts, a nickel-brass valve and an adapter for maintaining constant volume. Xenotex-A and activated carbon catridges along with ultra membrane filtration or micro-membrane filtration modules incorporated in the RainPC has the capacity to deal with E-coli and the potential of meeting the Dutch as well as World Health Organisations (WHO) water regulation standards. The components can also be transported individually to be assembled at the site. Three product types are available based on their microbial contaminant removal capacity. This technology is ideally suited for virtually any situation and is a blessing particularly for those who have little or no access to regular safe drinking water.
(The above information is as per the manufacturers' claims and not based on any study by CSE.)
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 Cost Of Individual Rain Harvesting Systems : It is aprox. Rs.5000. (See breakup is available in bellow mentioned Websites.

Most of the data and Pictures are taken from following websites. I tried to draw a brief pecture. For more details, Please go through the following sites

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