Friday, 28 February 2014

The Human Tortured River

The Human Tortured River

The river kept on flowing, bringing with it clean and pure water. The people on it's banks, animals, trees and shrubs and farms used this water. She brought happiness to all. She was hailed as a mother by some, a Godess by the others. She felt pleased to hear her praise and thus did her job with gusto.

The river loved to be clean but the animals would litter about. The humans added to the litter too, but the river swept away the impurities. She kept everything clean. Never did she sulk or complain. All she ever wanted was to keep everyone and the surroundings clean and let everyone have safe drinking water. Thats how the river was, ever flowing and always of use to others.

Where you have a clean river,
There prosperity dwells forever

Many years passed and the dwellings on the river's banks grew. Cities grew. Flour mills sprouted here and there. Factories emerged here and there. Heaps of dirt began to grow and everything changed for the worse.

"No way! I don't want their company! "

The drains said, " what were we to do? The humans pushed us in here and we flowed our way to you. Where else can we go? We seek your shelter now. "

The river had no choice. She took the polluted waters, all the muck and mire and took it far away. The humans unloaded truckloads of rubbish into the river. All the waste was given to her for consumption.  All the rubbish that way thrown into the river started clogging the river's path. The clean and pure river was thus a victim of human atrocities.

Whatever was considered litter was taken to the river. Slowly and slowly what happened? The waters began to emanate foul odours, assuming all sorts of dirty colours. It also became host to all sorts of germs.

The river said to herself, " I have come all the way from the mountains and valleys, bringing to you the beautiful red soil. The humans polluted my waters, I thus gave back what was made out of me, so where did I go wrong? "

Everyone agreed with the river's plight. Human acts really can be disastrous. All the elements of the environment decided to come together to teach the humans a lesson.

The plants and trees consumed the polluted waters and thus their fruits and vegetables turned infectious. The farms took in the toxic waters as well, thereby yielding unhealthy harvests.

The humans consumed the polluted waters & ate the infectious fruits and vegetables. Various epidemics such as cholera and jaundice began to spread. There was panic everywhere. The humans yelled "there are diseases everywhere! Whatvisvthe source of this unhappiness? "

The epidemic laughed and said, "I was brought here by the river waters. Through the grains, vegetables and fruits that fed and grew through these dirty waters."

The humans surrenderd to the river. They said to her, "Mother river, we erred. Please forgive us. Never again will we litter or make you filthy. We won't dump our wastes into your bed. "

So what did the humans to then? The dirty water was released into closed drains, which took the filth far away from the river. All the litter was thrown into far away pits. Now the river was clean. Everyone now had drinkable water and the germs vanished. Everyone was healthy again. The river was healthy and so were the others!

-          Vishal Pardeshi
Pragati Foundation

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Our Team

Pragati Foundation

kunal shinde
vishal pardeshi
Aatish Kathawate
Suraj Yadav

kilbil School

Mosin Shaikh
Mohis Sayyad
Azar Hakim
Shantanu Mandal
Aniket Waghulkar
Fardeen Saudagar
Soham Mahajan
Ketan Dhotre
Omkar Dhinde

Death of Rivers

Death of Rivers
The rivers are like our life lines.they are the main source of water. River recharges the ground water level so we can get water in all 12 months.
But today, our rivers are going to disappear from this ecosystem and this is very dangerous. 
We studied one river named Dev river from its source to end.The river sources from the hill of sus village. It has two sources.
The both sources are little far from each other. They both meet down at the bottom of the hill. After about 500m the river there is released into a cement pipe which flows under the road & again starts flowing after 5m. There it has been smelling very badly & all the wet garbage is thrown there by society.
           The dev rivers average width is about 62m & the land is reclaimed & made small gutter of 2m. It is fully made like a canal. Near the river the project have been undertaken by the JNNURM (JAWAHARLAL NEHRU NATIONAL URBAN RENUAL MISSION)and the dirty water from the construction site is released in the river.

Dev river was a big river. Now it has become a canal .the aquatic life has extended from Dev River, because of plastic garbage the water flow has been stopped. The sand can hold the water in rainy season. In summer season sand release the water and the river began to flow. The river should flow every time but some rivers flow only in rainy seasons. The sand which holds the water is taken away from the river. The constructions are done on river side and all the dirty water is released in river so river has been changed into canal.

Lastly the DEV RIVER meets the RIVER MULA. 
Mosin Shaikh

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Thursday, 30 January 2014

Introduction to Team Junior Scoop Kilbil


We are team junior scoop kilbil from Pune. We are participating to find the possible causes of river killing in Pune. Our team includes 4 students from Kilbil School, JanWadi, Pune

We are