The earthquake that occurred on 12 January 2010 in the vicinity of the
boundary of the North American and Caribbean tectonic plates devastated the island of Haiti with tragic consequences. One of history
Uttar Pradesh has struck riches in the rugged badlands of Bundelkhand. Geologists have found mines of diamond, platinum and gold raising hopes that the region could one day turn into the proverbial El Dorado thereby alleviate the plight of the locals ravaged by drought for years.
Hydrogeological and geomorphological parameters have been quantitatively correlated with groundwater availability. Weathered rock thickness has the highest control on availability of groundwater followed by lineament density whereas drainage density is seen to have minimum influence. A poor correlation is noticed between borewell depth and yield.