[Assam] [WaterWatch] Jal Satyagraha launched in New Delhi

Mohan R. Palleti mrpallet at ncsu.edu
Mon May 21 10:13:04 PDT 2007

I think we should adopt the Israeli method. Filter the sewage water and
spray the water in the right places for recharging the aquifers. That way
nobody will feel uncomfortable drinking the treated water.

Mohan R. Palleti

> Dear Ms. Sen,
> I am glad to find  at least one interested.
> It is a pity that there is no system of propagating knowledge on useful
> science in India .
> It is due to the  Constitution which was written to perpetuate ignorance
> and poverty  of all kinds.
> This is called ElectroCoagulation--with which you can EASILY seperate OUT
> from the pure water :
> -Fecal Matter,
> -Oily phase,
> -Iron,
> -Any Bacteria,
> - Dissolved  salts
> _Smell/Smack/Colour.
> As a first DIY move,please Google ElectroCoagulation  and patiently
> explore the million Entries.
> I have many years' involvement and learning Experience with EC-and that is
> why I offered the Knowhow.
> But India demands "Proven Track Record" from everybody --except from Netas
> ,Babus and whites.
> Best of Luck!
> mm
> Date: Mon, 21 May 2007 15:05:31 +0100From: benitasen at yahoo.comSubject: RE:
> [WaterWatch] Jal Satyagraha launched in New DelhiTo:
> mikemahant at hotmail.com
> dear mr mahant, i read with interest your observation that sewage leaving
> every house must and can be treated by the home owner to almost drinking
> quality.
> i would be grateful if you could tell me where i can find more information
> on this. regards, benita senmc mahant <mikemahant at hotmail.com> wrote:
> <The problem of the River Yamuna is a problem of pollution
> andencroachments. Both have to be tackled to restore the river to
> itsformer glory, felt experts at a meeting organized in New Delhi on
> 19January, 2007, to discuss the river's crisis in the context of
> India'swater problems, called by the Rashtriya Jal Biradari.>Dear Nitya,
> Both have to be tackled . Please do not stop till DONE.  DONE -Must be
> Simultaneously in 1 year. Do it right at all cost-show the WORLD! A*24X365
> Days a year.Enforce all the way from Himalayas to Allahabad.Definitely in
> greater Dilli.*Sewage leaving every home,every block of flats must and CAN
> be treated by home/Flat owner- to a Almost Drinking Quality  -Define Worst
> allowable limits.ADQ or be penalized.*Sewage leaving every local Nullah to
> meet a larger Nulla  to be made the sameADQ -Ensured by 2 adjacent Ward
> Committees-Or be penalized.*Sewage+Storm Water Main Drains before
> disgorging to Yamuna must not exceed - ADQ or be penalizedB Employ 100
> floating barge-mounted bottom diggers to dig up the accumulated putrfiying
> mass at Yamuna bottom-and deposit fish-bone like on both  banks' lowlying
> floodplain perpendicular to main stream. All above possible
> technologically today. At fraction of costs imagined/spent.I can Transfer
> same to you.Best RegardsMukul Mahant
> To: WaterWatch at yahoogroups.comFrom: nityajacob at yahoo.comDate: Sat, 19 May
> 2007 13:48:34 +0000Subject: [WaterWatch] Jal Satyagraha launched in New
> Delhi
> Jal Satyagraha launched in New Delhi19 May 2007The problem of the River
> Yamuna is a problem of pollution andencroachments. Both have to be tackled
> to restore the river to itsformer glory, felt experts at a meeting
> organized in New Delhi on 19January, 2007, to discuss the river's crisis
> in the context of India'swater problems, called by the Rashtriya Jal
> Biradari.Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Digvijay Singh said people
> haveto be involved and planning has to be decentralized for this to
> besuccessful. In Delhi, it is essential that the public be made aware
> ofthe need to reduce and recycle water. Rainwater harvesting is
> alsocritical to ameliorate the city's water problems. "We should
> adoptdecentralized water collection methods and catch water where
> itfalls," he said.Blaming the concept of sustainable development, he said
> this was themain reason for environmental degradation. Rapid economic
> developmenthas destroyed both manmade and natural water bodies in India.
> However,there were many models of local water management by which it
> waspossible to arrest this decline.Former chairman of the Central
> Pollution Control Board Paritosh Tyagienumerated three measures that could
> solve Delhi's water crisis. Thesewere plugging leakages in distribution,
> educating people to use lesswater and accurate metering that would enable
> better service andhigher water tariffs. "If all these are done properly,
> Delhi will notface a water crisis as it has adequate supply of water."The
> Yamuna's flood plain is under threat from development. TheCommonwealth
> Games Village, Metro railway stations and otherdevelopments planned will
> reduce the area available for water rechargeby half. It was 94 sq. km. but
> once these developments are complete,it will be only around 47 sq km, he
> said. This means that the rechargepotential of the flood plain for the
> city's groundwater aquifers willbe severely affected.Most of the river's
> water is used for irrigation by riparian states –Uttrakhand, Uttar Pradesh
> and Haryana. If irrigation efficiency isincreased by even 30 percent, it
> will make much more water availablefor drinking because irrigation uses
> eight times as much water asdomestic users do. Delhi had a peculiar
> problem of online boostersthat actually worsened the water situation
> because these pumps drewair and dirt from outside pipelines into the
> water, contaminatingsupply. "People should not use online boosters," Mr
> Tyagi said.Arjun, who has worked with Jal Biradari for the past two
> decades, said trees are father, and earth the mother, of water. Both have
> to be taken care of to protect our water resources and ensure that
> groundwater and surface water resources are adequate.Rajendra Singh said
> the government has to work in partnership withpeople to manage water
> resources. "When people are given ownership ofresources, they manage them
> with pride, responsibility and honesty. Nogovernment can claim to do as
> good a job."In the area where his NGO, Tarun Bharat Sangh works, people
> haverevived dead rivers through decentralized, community centred
> watershedmanagement, he said. They have taken control of this
> criticalresource. The Rajasthan government, under its former chief
> minister,passed a cabinet order that no polluting or water-intensive
> industrywill be allowed in the Alwar area, where TBS works. However,
> thecurrent government overturned this order in 2004.As a result, 40
> companies producing bottled water and distilleriesacquired land for their
> operations in this belt. "The people opposedthem, sat on dharnas outside
> their factories and we went to court toget them shut. Nearly all except
> United Breweries have closed down andwe have an on-going dharna outside
> their factory to force them toclose too," Mr. Singh said.Yamuna is in
> danger and no single organization or person can handlethis. Everybody in
> Delhi has to come together to tackle its problems.Instead of laying a
> concrete jungle, we should build a natural jungleof 10,000 hectares on the
> flood plain of the river. The people shouldhelp in reviving recharge
> structures and distributaries of the river.The Ridge should be declared as
> a recharge zone and the baolis andtalaabs that existed there should be
> restored. The ghats on the Yamunashould also be restored. The Jal
> Satyagraha 2007 was also launched at the event. It aims toraise awareness
> among school and college children. It will createawareness in both rural
> and urban India on the optimal use of waterand need to recharge to
> groundwater. The Satyagraha will work withmedia to raise public awareness
> on water-related issues. It willadvocate water as a basic human right and
> hold camps in differentstates. The campaign will also discourage people
> from using bottledwater and drinking soft drinks. Lastly, it will work to
> stop theprivatization of rivers and other water sources.Nitya Jacob
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