In this article, Aarti Kelkar-Khambete narrates her experience of her visit to Kasargod, Kerala to meet Sree Padreji and to see the fast disappearing Surangas.
Wells for India – Part five of five stories by co-founder Professor Mary Gray – Development as the road to peace
Next time somebody in the UK asks you why ‘we’ should be ‘giving aid’ to India, consider inviting them to explain exactly how they think India’s burgeoning wealth, currently concentrated in the hands of very few people, will come to affect the lives of the poorest people – and how long it will take.
India – Wells for India – Third of five stories by co-founder Professor Mary Grey– Pabupura – a story of hope
India – Wells for India – Third of five stories by co-founder Professor Mary Grey– Pabupura – a story of hope.
India – Wells for India: Second of five stories by co-founder Professor Mary Grey – “Woman at the well”
Wells for India is UK registered charity and Company Limited by Guarantee. We have been working on water-related projects in Rajasthan in north-west India since 1987.
Here at MU, our water is fluoridated. Alarming as it should be, this fact is unsurprising when we consider that in the U.S., nearly 75 percent of Americans have access to fluoridated water supplies.
A growing economy such as India is well focused on its industrialization strategy, but have we laid down a plan to address the increasing demand for water supply?
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sparked a firestorm in December last year when it released a draft report suggesting that the use of hydraulic fracturing — or ‘fracking’ — to extract natural gas had contaminated groundwater near Pavillion, Wyoming.
A study in Journal of Epidemiology suggests that drinking fluoridated top water or water with added fluoride chemicals can increase a number of cancers including bone cancer and “cancers of the oral cavity and pharynx, colon and rectum, hepato-biliary and urinary organs.”
The global grassroots movement to protect public health and the environment from the risks associated with hydraulic fracturing (fracking) will intensify this weekend as concerned citizens around the world come together for the Global Frackdown.
Solutions to water and sanitation problems are necessarily specific to both location and culture, and humanitarians must be keenly aware of prevailing customs and constraints.