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Film of Water Harvesting at a Pilgrim Centre

posted  by Anonymous -  Mon, 04/01/2010 - 22:58  

Dargah of Khwaja Moinuddin Chisty at Ajmer is a world famous religious pilgrim spot, dear to both Hindus and Muslims. A low rainfall area, Ajmer gets annual precipitation of around 50 cm only and has limited ground water resources. The major source of water supply to the township was from a surface water reservoir know as “ Ana Sagar” and a few ponds. Over a period, these water bodies have become polluted and unpotable. The pilgrim centre, therefore, had to depend on water supply from a Drinking Water Supply Project, 90 Kms away from the town.

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Climate variability and the Poor

posted  by Anonymous -  Fri, 01/01/2010 - 23:08   The effects of climate variability induced stress on poor people and their livelihoods is the latest challenge for countries faced with rising numbers of people in extreme poverty. The debate between climate alarmists and climate skeptics will continue indefinitely and the rich nations, with 15 percent of world’s population and emit 45 percent of carbon, will continue to strive for new ways of economic and political imperialism beyond Copenhagen.
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