India is a groundwater based civilisation, and wells were always a part of people’s lives. With the advent of piped water, wells slowly disappeared from people’s imaginations. This section hopes to revive that imagination by telling the stories of wells, new and old, and how they still make a difference to people’s lives.
An old house in Chamarajpet belonging to Mr Ananda Sanjeev was demolished. There is an open well attached to the house. Here is the story in Mr Sanjeev’s own words:
Kamesh Mahadevan lives in an independent house in Vidyaranyapura. There was a 30 ft deep well in the compound that he said used to hold water throughout the year. But it was located unfavourably from a vaastu point of view, so the elders in the family got it closed.
The Rail Wheel Factory (RWF), is a unit of Indian Railways, established in 1984. It manufactures and supplies 95% of the wheels, axles and wheel sets required by Indian Railways.
Vidyaranyapura, a locality in North Bengaluru, is surrounded by multiple lakes, but as the area got urbanised, the lakes dried up. However, the groundwater table in many areas is very high, as close as 5ft from the ground level, and digging an open well in one’s property has long been a norm. Many households in… Continue reading Rainwater harvesting In Vidyaranyapura
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SJR Verity, an apartment complex with 334 units and 1000 residents, required 180 KLD (kilolitres per day) of water, mostly supplied by 40 tankers of 6000 L capacity each, costing Rs 2,80,000 monthly. The MC (management committee), embarked on a 3-year-long mission to research and implement sustainable long-term solutions for the water demand. Today, after… Continue reading WATER MANAGEMENT AT SJR VERITY
Sai Poorna Paradise, situated in Bengaluru’s HSR Layout, is an apartment complex surrounded by the picturesque Begur, Somasandra, and Agara lakes. Established in 2008, the complex consists of two blocks, A and B, housing a total of 88 flats and a thriving community of 192 residents. Due to the absence of a Cauvery water connection,… Continue reading Water Management at Sai Poorna Paradise Apartments
In 2021, Biome implemented a groundwater recharge project at the Association for People with Disability (APD) campus spread across a 5-acre property on Doddagubbi Road, Kothanur. The goal was to increase borewell yield by digging enough recharge wells and providing for storage tanks to harvest rainwater, thus reducing dependence and the total annual spend of Rs 4… Continue reading Rainwater Harvesting & Groundwater Recharge Project at APD, Bengaluru
Introduction The Rail Wheel Factory (RWF), is a unit of Indian Railways, established in 1984. It manufactures and supplies 95% of the wheels, axles and wheel sets required by Indian Railways. It is located in Yelahanka (13.10849, 77.5868) on a 191 acre campus. It is categorized as a ‘red’ industry by Karnataka State Pollution Control… Continue reading Rail Wheel Factory, Yelahanka