Water scarcity in Maharashtra state and Hi-Tech solutions – Part 1

State Maharashtra is battling with worst drought situation in the recent days. Where every drop of water has become precious. State includes several villages in various districts which are affected badly. This includes districts

In-fact in Jalna district, the grave water scarcity has even compelled villagers to cancel marriages. The situation in Nagpur region is alarming in view of the drastic reduction in water levels in important dams.

In year 2015 the water crisis in Maharashtra affected nearly 90 lacks farmers, equal to almost the entire population of Sweden.

According to one of the report published by Maharashtra state Government’s Water Resources Department

The percentage of drought prone area in the state is 52 % and 39% of the soils are light.

This is just one side of the problem. As the state is rapid growing with GDP ≅12% (2017-18 est.), demand for water is also increasing in urban areas, big cities in state like Mumbai, Thane, Pune, Nashik, Ahmednagar.

What state administration is doing ?

State administration is taking steps to tackle this problem in two ways. First is for short-term by pressing in action services like sending more number of water tankers, getting water from neighboring districts. And another is long-term like Jalyukt Shivar Abhiyaan project in a bid to make Maharashtra a drought-free state by 2019. The project involves deepening and widening of streams, construction of cement and earthen stop dams, work on nullahs and digging of farm ponds. This will possibly increase ground water levels in regions.

Well I think the steps government is taking are good but not enough. The drought full situation are not new to the planet. We as human race have faced such situations several times and learned something new every time. We have developed several technologies which are capable of helping us in such situations.

In this series of posts I am going to discuss some hi-tech and modern ways the world is using to tackle drought, drinking water crisis related problems. In subsequent posts we are going to see one by one what all solutions we have now. In general these technologies or solutions can be broadly classified as

  1. Water Desalination.
  2. Extracting water from the atmosphere.
  3. Increasing ground water levels.
  4. Water reclamation.
  5. Saving rain water/ Rain water harvesting.
  6. Preserving natural water resources for long-term use.
  7. Reducing use of water for farming, industrial processes and household uses.
  8. Educating people to avoid excessive use of water.

In next post we are going to see in detail about technologies/solutions available for Water desalination.

Watch LIVE Republic Day Parade – 26th January 2017

India celebrating 68th Republic Day on 26 January 2017.  Proud Indians and Indophiles from all over the world will be watching this celebration live from Rajpath, New Delhi. This year PM Narendra Modi welcomes Crown Prince Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan of Abu Dhabi, who will grace the occasion as Chief Guest. This live cast is provided by Doordarshan, national channel of India. Do watch LIVE Republic Day Parade 2017.

Fitoor Official Trailer | Aditya Roy Kapur | Katrina Kaif | Tabu

UTV Motion Pictures in association with Guy In The Sky Pictures presents Fitoor starring Aditya Roy Kapur, Katrina Kaif and Tabu. The film is directed by Abhishek Kapoor and releases on February 12, 2016.

This story follows a young Kashmiri boy Noor, his muse Firdaus and a mercurial Begum, through love lost and realized over the course of two generations. Thirteen-year-old Noor, an impressionable shikara boy living by the piers of Kashmir’s Dal Lake, is lured into the world of the Begum – the wealthiest woman in town. Young Noor falls in love with the Begum’s daughter, Firdaus – a beautiful child who has been raised to break hearts. Suffering from a broken heart herself, the Begum finds her mark in Noor. Noor begins to obsess over Firdaus, someone who belongs to a world completely different from his. Seasons change and Noor leaves his hometown to move to the city of Delhi to build his career as an artist. He strives to be accepted into the sophisticated social circles that Firdaus is a part of in a quest to win her love, while the Begum plots retribution on their young and innocent love.
Key Cast: Aditya Roy Kapur, Katrina Kaif and Tabu
Director: Abhishek Kapoor
Producers: Siddharth Roy Kapur and Abhishek Kapoor
Adapted For The Screen by : Supratik Sen and Abhishek Kapoor
Cinematography: Anay Goswamy
Editor: Deepa Bhatia
Music: Amit Trivedi
Lyrics: Swanand Kirkire
Dialogue: Supratik Sen
Art Director: Mayur Sharma
Production Design: Sukant Panigrahy, Shashank Tere and Nidhi Rungta (Kashmir)

The Legend of Tarzan – Official Teaser Trailer is Out

Alexander Skarsgård stars in THE LEGEND OF TARZAN – in theaters July 2016.

From Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures comes the action adventure “The Legend of Tarzan,” starring Alexander Skarsgård (HBO’s “True Blood”) as the legendary character created by Edgar Rice Burroughs.

The film also stars Oscar nominee Samuel L. Jackson (“Pulp Fiction,” the “Captain America” films), Margot Robbie (“The Wolf of Wall Street”), Oscar nominee Djimon Hounsou (“Blood Diamond,” “Gladiator”), Oscar nominee John Hurt (“The Elephant Man,” the “Harry Potter” films), with Oscar winner Jim Broadbent (“Iris”), and two-time Academy Award winner Christoph Waltz (“Inglourious Basterds,” “Django Unchained”).
It has been years since the man once known as Tarzan (Skarsgård) left the jungles of Africa behind for a gentrified life as John Clayton III, Lord Greystoke, with his beloved wife, Jane (Robbie) at his side. Now, he has been invited back to the Congo to serve as a trade emissary of Parliament, unaware that he is a pawn in a deadly convergence of greed and revenge, masterminded by the Belgian, Captain Leon Rom (Waltz). But those behind the murderous plot have no idea what they are about to unleash.

David Yates (the final four “Harry Potter” films, upcoming “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”) directed “The Legend of Tarzan” from a screenplay by Adam Cozad and Craig Brewer, story by Brewer and Cozad based on the Tarzan stories created by Burroughs. Legendary producer Jerry Weintraub (“Behind the Candelabra,” the “Ocean’s” trilogy) produced the film, together with David Barron (the “Harry Potter” films, “Cinderella”), Alan Riche (“Southpaw”) and Tony Ludwig (“Starsky & Hutch”). Susan Ekins, Nikolas Korda, Keith Goldberg, David Yates, Mike Richardson and Bruce Berman served as executive producers.
The behind-the-scenes creative team included director of photography Henry Braham (“The Golden Compass”), Oscar-winning production designer Stuart Craig (“Dangerous Liaisons,” “The English Patient,” the “Harry Potter” films), editor Mark Day (“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Parts 1 & 2”), and Oscar-nominated costume designer Ruth Myers (“Emma,” “Unknown”).
“The Legend of Tarzan” was shot at Warner Bros. Studios, Leavesden, as well as on location around the UK.
A Jerry Weintraub production, “The Legend of Tarzan” is slated for release on July 1, 2016. The film will be distributed in 2D and 3D in select theatres and IMAX by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, and in select territories by Village Roadshow Pictures.

Official Site: http://legendoftarzan.com/

Official Facebook Fan Page: http://facebook.com/legendoftarzan

God Buddha Quotes

“If you cannot find a good companion to walk with, walk alone, like an elephant roaming the jungle. It is better to be alone than to be with those who will hinder your progress.”
– God Buddha