Water Grid - Maharashtra, India Skip to main content

Water Grid - Maharashtra, India

Water Grid Project in Maharashtra
In one of our Water Grid blog, we talked about Gujarat Water Grid Project which you can check out here: Water Grid - Gujarat, India. The concept in both the system is the same that water should be available how electricity and highways are getting such as blood veins, connecting the farthest part. 
Here in Maharashtra, the challenge is the demography. The western ghats stand tall and that affects the rainfall in the state. Most of the rains are seen in the west part of the ghats and then rest in the rest of the part. This sometimes leaves the east with drought and with passing years the region been declared drought-prone called Marathwada Region and west with flood and overflowing rivers called the Konkan Region. The mission is to divert this flood and overflowing water to the drought-prone region with a grid that will help to change the situation. 
Water Grid Project Maharashtra
The grid will be built at a cost of 25000 crores and will have the biggest grid system in the world. The engineer's mind will always come with new technology and here the new form of water irrigation is also taken into consideration. The water from the low-lying area will be lifted from the stream by building barrage and building pump station to lift the water and will then divert it through the various system of pipes, canal, stream, natural river, and end to a lake, canal, or stream. Also, the Union Minister Nitin Gadkari told to CM of Maharashtra,
Take the ambitious State Water Grid Project on the line of National Power Grid and Highway Grid. 
Water grid pattern from Buldhana Pattern
The research also shows that if irrigation increase to 55% the region show economic prosperity eventually. 
The project should be done along with the National Highway project which has environmental and economic benefits and this is shown in the Buldhana Pattern where the same was done as a pilot project. This pilot project showed that this activity brings around 225 lakh cubic meters of material from water bodies, drains, and rivers have been used in Highway work which results in water for the highway project and also helps in charging groundwater level.


Popular posts from this blog

Great Man-Made River (GMR)

Libya's Great Man Made River: The Great Man-Made River in Libya is one of the most ambitious Civil Engineering Project in history of mankind.  In the year 1953, the Libya Government found out not only vast oil reserves but also vast quantity of fresh water locked under the strata, most of the water was trapped around 7000-30000 years ago which is divided in 4 different basins. The first basin is named Kufra basin which is neat Egypt Border which covers almost 35000 sq kilometer which is quite deep around 2000 m deep. The other basin is in Sirte Basin which cover 10000 sq kilometer, third in Murzuk Basin and the last in Jabal Fezzan Basin covering 4800 sq kilometers area.  The GMR project will be used to transfer water to North of the country to provide water for irrigation purpose for more than 6 million  people. This will be a changing point  for Libya and the Colonel Muammar Gaddafi called it the Eighth Wonder of World. The work started in 1984 of the project and estimated to be

DDSS - Roof Truss

Design Of Roof Truss: If load from purlin, false ceiling etc are applied in between the nodes, then principal rafters or main ties are designed for combined stresses from bending and axial loads. IS 800 - 2007 provides general design procedure for the angle Purlins conforming to steel grade of Fe 410 of O, S, W  and not exceeding slope more than 30 degree based on live load of 750 N/m2. Loads on Trusses: Dead Load, Live Load, Wind Load and Snow Load are types of loads on the truss. The main in Design of Truss in small truss and some Industrial Truss. Dead Load (DL): If spacing of Truss is 4 m and pitch of truss is 1:4 then self weight of the truss is taken as, w = (l/3+6) of plan area .... in kN/m2. Then add all the dead loads with this such as GI sheet, AC sheet and Purlins weight. Then multiply with the plan area to get the actual DL. Live Load(LL): If the angle is less than 10 degree, then the LL will be directly taken as 750 N/m2. If slope of truss is more than 10 degree, live load

Timber Buildings !?

 Why do we need a timber building? Yes, timber buildings. As on earth human population is on an exponential rise, many and many people are trying to get home in a city where they have easy excess for the workplace for their own living. In the near future, as the population gets more concentrated in cities more and more structures I mean Tall Structures need to be built. Loading Bearing and Comparison So now architects and builders have opted for the old Technic of using timber as a building material eliminating concrete and steel. Yes, it is very hard to find this amount of trees but not impossible. It can be grown and regrown as needed. Many projects have been in progress of this idea and it reduces about 75% of carbon emission as compared to concrete and steel structure. Using timber coming directly from the forest doesn't have the appropriate strength required for a high-rise building. So designers came up with the new idea of CLT i.e. Cross Laminate Tim