Ancient Indian Water Conservation Techniques- Part 2

In the first part of this two-blog series, we have listed 10 ancient methods observed in India for the conservation of water. Here we are again, to present the rest of the listing: Nadi Nadis are mostly found near Jodhpur in Rajasthan. They are the village ponds which receive the rainwater from the adjoining natural Read more about Ancient Indian Water Conservation Techniques- Part 2[…]

Converting Rainwater into Potable Drinking Water – Methods and Benefits

The drinking water demand of our earth’s population is generally fulfilled by two sources – groundwater and surface water (river, streams, waterfalls). However, rainfall is a major source of supply for above-mentioned sources. So, isn’t it a great idea to directly use the rainwater for drinking purpose? And moreover, rainwater is considered the purest form of water.

By the purest form of water, it is meant that rainwater has a low mineral composition and acidic content. But that does not mean it is safe to directly drink the rainwater. Even though its natural composition is neutral, the rainwater drops do pick up pollutants and dirt from the atmosphere, especially in the areas of high chemical industries and nuclear explosions. There are more reasons that support the need for purifying rainwater before using it as a potable water. […]

Uranium in the Water of Indian States – Is it Alarming?

The naturally occurring water from the sources like rain, rivers, under the ground, water streams, etc. is base of life on our beautiful planet. Water is just not water. It has all the life-supporting nutrients- Calcium, Magnesium, Sodium, Copper, Selenium, Potassium. But along with it, there is one more element whose presence can be found in naturally occurring water – Uranium

What is Uranium?

Uranium is a chemical which is silvery-grey metal with weak radioactive in nature. We can see Uranium in ammunition (high-density penetrators) and as a fuel for nuclear power plants (It is to be noted that naturally occurring Uranium is found in different variance, with different levels of radioactive intensity). The Uranium in nature is found in soil and rocks.

Interestingly, a very small amount of Uranium is found in water as well, with the concentration varying from region to region. The amount of Uranium in the water depends on the type of minerals in the soil and bedrock.

For instance, the average concentration of Uranium in water is comparatively higher in the granite bedrock. […]

Once a Summer Capital of India, Shimla is Now Under Water Crisis

In British India, Shimla was declared as the summer capital of India and was used to hold important political meetings in the serene, beautiful and nature-blessed surroundings. Everyone was awestruck with the naturally built forest, gorgeous water streams and pleasantly cold weather at the time when the Indian plains faces a blazing heat. It is no surprise that Shimla is one of the favourite holiday destinations, especially during summers. In fact, the tourism is the primary source of revenue for this capital of Himachal Pradesh. But the year 2018 is no good for tourism industry at Shimla. It is only because the land of divine beauty is facing a serious water crisis. […]

Rainfall in India – Current Scenario, Prediction and Harvesting

India is a vast country, in terms of geography, culture and population. Each of them supports each other and hence it becomes a land of unity in diversity. And the strength of Indian economy is agriculture. Agriculture in India heavily hinges upon the amount of rainfall. This is why farmers and meteorologists are always on Read more about Rainfall in India – Current Scenario, Prediction and Harvesting[…]