While we feel proud of incredible success of Rural Water Supply Schemes managed by Village Governments in Kerala at just Rs. 250 to Rs. 500 annual service charge (Around Rs.1 per head per day) not matched by cities in India, executing the projects at a fraction of KPWD cost, dubious elements are hell bent to discredit them by faking stories of shortages and poisoning in Plachimada. Supreme Court & High Court besides people of Kerala and India were fooled by handful dubious people. Kerala get very high rainfall and its river flows are 78 BCM and has many storage dams, here you will find scores of rural water supply projects were already executed and underway before they went to High Court – just two of them cost Rs.2238 crores. Tasks assigned to Major Ravindran was to post garbage in groups and write abusive messages against anyone challenging their dubious work. KSIDC and other agencies provide all services to industries but Coca Cola was denied even water and power. Actually KSIDC provides "5mld Treated Water & Effluent Treatment Plant" also but Coca Cola was denied even 0.5 mld of raw water extraction from ground. - Major Ravindran,
MOP dont know that thousands of crores of funds provided by Center, World Bank, JBIC, ADB, NABARD, HUDCO have already been invested or wasted. At just one location of a river in Palakkad ground summer water yield was 50 mld enough for 0.5 million to 1 million people in 1989. Many dams have come up since then only a fraction of their storage can provide all the drinking water needs in Kerala.
Facilities Offered: Road facilities, Power supply, Water supply and Telecommunication facilities are all available at the Industrial Growth Centre (IGC) Kannur. Internal road to an extent of about 2Km, and an approach road of National Highway standards from Koothuparamba to the project site have already been constructed. An administrative building on a built-up area of around 16,000 sq.ft is functioning at the IGC. An Apparel Park spread over 40 acres, houses a Standard Design Factory of 1,20,000 sq.ft area, catering to industrial units in the garment/textile sector. A common Effluent Treatment Plant (ETP) is available for the garment-based units in the IGC. Besides, there is an 11 kV sub-station and a treated water supply scheme of 5MLD capacity, for the industrial units in the IGC.
An average household is paying 9 Euro per annum for getting water at a rate of 70 lpcd (litres per capita per day) on a regular basis. By a technical innovation, for many of the households, water is available throughout the day. --The tribal schemes are utilizing multiple sources like rain water, seasonal streams, open wells and bore wells in addition to rain water sumps from 1000 liter capacity
to 0.2 million liter capacity. The energy sources being Grid power, gravity, solar,diesel and kerosene (as stand-by measures) to supply water at a cost, affordable to these poor communities, the average being 5 Euro per annum.
On a rough estimate, the source wise dependence by rural households for domestic water supply dependent
on traditional ground water systems is 80%, 10-15% use piped water supply systems, and 5% use traditional-surface and other systems.
5.5.1 In line with the National Agenda for Governance, safe drinking water is to be provided in accordance with the stipulated norms on a
sustainable basis to all habitations by March 2004. This is also one of the monitorable targets in the Approach Paper for the Tenth Plan.
The Jalanidhi project was originally proposed to be implemented in about 80-100 Grama Panchayaths in four district of Kerala
(Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram and Kozhikode) at an estimated cost of Rs. 451.40 crore, over a period of six years from 2001.
The largest ever water supply project in the state when completed will ensure drinking water to a population of about 43 lakh
in the benefited area spread over five districts. The total estimated cost of the project was Rs. 1787.45 crore.
This paper describes the assessment of subsurface water in the river bed of Bharathapuzha at a location near Thrithala in Palghat District of Kerala State, India for a rural water supply scheme which is to service a rural population of about 0.5 million. Field data obtained through hydrologic and hydrogeologic data monitoring, geophysical surveys, and aquifer performance tests are analyzed to obtain estimates of the critical period of water demand when the river can be expected to be dry, saturated thickness as well, and permeabilities of the aquifers, and gradients of subsurface flow. These results are in turn used to quantify the groundwater contribution from both banks into the river course, subsurface flow along the river course, and subsurface storage within the river bed at the proposed location of the scheme. The feasible subsurface water withdrawal through an infiltration gallery-based water supply scheme is finally estimated as 50 million L/day during periods other than the critical period and 25 million L/day during the critical period.
I was watching for five years the Coca Cola issue and it was MOP like Major Ravindran as supporter who were cooking Bogus and False Research & Test Reports and making a fool of High Court, Supreme Court and even BBC besides literate people of Kerala.
So long the fight was between $90b Coca Cola and MOP I didn't intervene and stepped in when MOP targeted Shashi Tharoor in a derogatory manner.
Tragedy for poor adivasi population with Mayilamma as its mascot is that while your previous generations acquired their land & animals and converted land in to paddy field replacing coconuts and native trees, present generation built large homes drawing unlimited amount of ground water neglecting the needs of the local people. I didn't find any grazing land for Mayilamma's cattle around Palachimada from pictures.
It is city dwellers like you who have deprived adivasi of all their resources and pitched a tent for Mayilamma outside Coca Cola factory to divert the attention from real issues. MOP where behind the entire plot.
You cannot drink dollars can you?
Coca Cola invested $1000m or more in India, Plachimada Coca Cola factory when operating to full capacity contributed Rs.10 crores annual taxes and another Rs.20 crores as revenue cum income of people serving supply chain annually.
If the state government is unable to provide 180,000 cubic meter of water for Rs. 30 crores annual gains to Kerala economy – Rs.1665 per cubic meter of water consumed from its dams than ground water and let it shut down it is the incompetence of Kerala government also.
When Coca Cola can draw 6 LPS water by installing a couple of tube-wells what prevents Kerala to provide drinking water supply to the home of Mayilamma and other adivasis.
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