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Stories of Change

Water

Every Drop Counts

 
 
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  •   Project Pitter Patter

    Project Pitter Patter

    A bunch of third standard students in Pune decide to conserve water

  •   Ripple effect

    Ripple effect

    After being featured on the show, one village gets 50,000 visitors and another is promised a pipeline

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    The Battle of Godavari

    The alarmingly high levels of pollution in the Ganga and the Yamuna are well documented. Not so well known is the case of the Godavari. Here is the story of a few who vowed to save the dying river.

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    Who thinks of clean water?

    "Access to clean water is less thought of. It has not become so important politically and so, change is slow." - Ravi Agarwal

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    Who thinks of clean water?
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    NGO YOU SUPPORTED: SAMBHAAV TRUST

    When water transforms lives

    Many parts of Rajasthan still don't have access to clean drinking water. So communities have come together to build wells, rejuvenate lakes and revive farmlands in some areas. Working with them is Sambhaav Trust, which aims to empower people to transform their surroundings.

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    NGO YOU SUPPORTED: SAMBHAAV TRUST
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    I also inspired many people around me to do rain water harvesting and the best part was they did

    A very congratulations to Aamir ji who is doing such a good work and we want you to make more episodes and bring more awareness as you have taken the first step by speaking about different topics so keep up the good work. my story-when i used to read in newspaper about water level going down after every passing day i was very worried and took the first step by doing rain water harvesting in my garden and then in my colony parks by the contribution of my family members as well as every person living in my colony and then in dwarkadhesh(gujrat) when i went for darshan and I did this as a shradhanjali for my pitra in gujrat.I also inspired many people around me to do rain water harvesting and the best part was they did and called me up for thanking me as they were social workers and were keen to do something and so i showed them a path that what they all can do.I also told my club members to do rain water harvesting to whatever level they can and they did.I felt so proud at that time.I have been doing all this from the past 10 years.I also did this for my forthcoming generation as its our duty.I would love to do more and more in my life.

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    Was touched by the efforts put in by the Uncle from Mumbai for his society, villagers from all over places and an IAS officer from Tamil Nadu - My salute to all of them.

    Sir, Seen the later of the episode on the water. Was touched by the efforts put in by the Uncle from Mumbai for his society, villagers from all over places and an IAS officer from Tamil Nadu - My salute to all of them. My main aim to tell you the story for the crises and value of the water. I was in Indian Air Force and served the country for 23 years. Now, recently I left (30 Nov 11) the IAF due my personal problems. When I go back in the year 2006, I was posted to Air Force Utarlai, Barmer, Rajasthan. In the month of Aug, there was raining all over in the Rajasthan. On 19th Aug 2006, there was heavy rain in that region and on that night at around 0015, call bell of my house was belled by someone, when I went to open up the door, what I see that there was water all over the place (I was staying in Ground Floor). It was the matter of concern. In the morning, some part of our domestic (residential area) and some part of our Technical Area got affected by the flood. Somehow we could manage some sort of rescue operations (there is also a long story in between, which will be a boring thing for you). During that period we were expecting our first child (that news we got after a gap of four years of marriage). Railway link from Balotra to Barmer got effected very badly. So, trains stopped operating after Balotra. Road got affected and situation became worse to worsen when we got the news that pipeline, which connects to AF Station got damaged. One can imagine, what will be situation. Since, it was with everybody over there. Anyhow, I could manage to leave my wife to my native place after a week of this. When I came back alone I saw the crisis of water, there was no water supply in the water connection for almost 3/4 months (which I dont remember exactly). We used the water (for other than drinking and cooking purpose), which was stagnated at major portion of our technical area. And we use to get water tanker from neighboring Army unit and we used some times only 20 Ltrs of water in a day. For me there was no problem, since I was alone but people those were having family they have struggled a lot during that period. So, nobody can understand that what is water crises, specially those who are not use to it, since my childhood, I never faced water crises, prior to this incident. Though, I am always in the favour to not to waste the water but this period was very crucial. I live in Delhi and now also we face quite a lot of problem with regard to Non supply of water in some part of the city and specially in our locality. But, the problem here is in Delhi Nobody is like the lady IAS Officer, who changed the scienrio at Chennai. I dont say that you cannot do it in Delhi but atleast someone in Delhi can start this. In Delhi the department of Delhi Jal Board is so shameless even they don't bother to give any reply or solve the problem. Anyway sir, this was my story with regard to having seen, what is water crisis ? I hope nobody face this problem, which we faced. But it was the great support of our friends (soldiers / seniors ) and our families who kept our morale in the hour of crises. My salute to all of them, who were posted at that place during that period. I too want to do something for this issue but due to paucity of time in earning the livelihood, am not able to spare time for this issue. Please do suggest / guide me how can I contribute in this regard ? Thank you and Regards R V

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    All the problems of water in India from water scarcity causing conflicts, groundwater contamination by industries, bio-magnification effects of pesticides and the problems of heavy metals such as lead, cadmium, and Arsenic are common also in Nepal

    Dear Aamir jee, I just watched the show "Every drop counts", and the show was indeed an eye opening one. I am a professor of water at the University of Kathmandu and running a research centre called Aquatic Ecology Centre. My research area is on water quality in the Hindu-Kush Himalayan Region with special focus on formulating methods in water quality assessment. Please visit assess-hkh.at for further details. I coordinated a project recently (2005-2008) in Northern Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh. My partner in India is University of Roorkee and I have worked with Dr. Trivedi at Central Pollution control Board. All the problems of water in India from water scarcity causing conflicts, groundwater contamination by industries, bio-magnification effects of pesticides and the problems of heavy metals such as lead, cadmium, and Arsenic are common also in Nepal. A large proportion of people in Nepal India border- the gangetic plains, are suffering from increasing Arsenic in groundwaters that causes cancer.. Both Indian and Nepalese scientists need to be involved seriously on proper identification of the problems through scientific research, which is unfortunately not the case. I strongly recommend that you in your next show focus on Arsenic- a slow poison in the groundwaters of India. Dr. Subodh Sharma, Professor, Kathmandu University, Nepal

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    Every house can build such water harvesting system I have done this for last 25 years

    I am a school amninistrator (Tiny Tots School) in the town of Kurseong on way to Darjeeling. We have the same problem of water shortage so when I constructed the building first before the foundation we made an underground tank and after the construction a 4" pipe was conected with the roof to the tank .But before the water pipe goes to the tank we made a chanber of 4' height 2' x2' which was diveded into three chambers top chanmer was filled with fine sand 2nd. chamber was filled with charcoal and the rain water passes through this chamber to the tank .This chamber works as natural filter . So our school gets suffecient water for atleast 6 months and we don't have to buy water. Every house can build such water harvesting system I have done this for last 25 years . I would like to show the diagram if any one is interest I want to

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