Plea alleged DMRC extracts groundwater to wash trains, instead of waste water

Alleges industrial operations in Ghaziabad behind crisis

The National Green Tribunal has sought a detailed list of various industries of Ghaziabad and Hapur districts on a plea alleging that incessant extraction of groundwater has led to severe depletion

According to it, Pune district had a maximum of 12 villages showing depletion, followed by five villages with a depletion between 1m to 2m in the groundwater levels.

The petitioners in the plea have said that Punjab is deficient of water and even the groundwater stands depleted in at least 14 lakh tube wells.

A bench, headed by acting NGT chairperson justice Jawad Rahim directed the DJB to submit a list of illegal borewells in the capital.

Summers are the peak season for drilling borewells and several illegal companies mushroom to carry on drilling activities.

GANDHINAGAR: The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India, in its report tabled in the state assembly on Wednesday, slammed the state government for failing to act to conserve groundwater in

KOCHI: Rain gods were merciful on the state last year. Many districts received a fair amount of summer rains in 2017 and in March, 2018.

AHMEDABAD: Even if Amdavadis think they understand the value of money, they surely do not value precious water despite living in a water-scarce state.

Pages