Almost 90 per cent of the residents are depending on their own borewells
THE groundwater level in Hosur industrial town has depleted below 1,000 feet, thanks to the negligence by the Municipality and Public Works Department (PWD) in maintaining Ramanaicken lake, the major water source at the centre of the town.

Subhash Chandra NS, Bangalore, Apr 1, DH News Service:

As the City reels under the impact of an unprecedented water scarcity, there is credible evidence to suggest that indiscriminate construction of apartments, highrises and individual homes throughout Bangalore is the root cause of the shortage, studies by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and Bangalore University suggest.

Pune Last year this time, around three villages and 10 wadis in Pune district was receiving water via tankers. This figure was in unison with the groundwater level in the district that later dropped to an average of 6.17 metres in May last year.

PARADIP: With groundwater level receding fast the slum areas of Paradip and coastal villages in Erasama and Balikuda blocks are in for a thirsty summer. Non-declaration of Paradip industrial areas as sweet water zone has only added to the hardships of the residents as several industries and fake mineral water making units use water at will.

Kerala Assembly gets report, which calls for separate body to recommend compensation.

The Coca-Cola plant at Plachimada in Palakkad district of Kerala caused serious damage to the environment of the village, leading to a loss of Rs 216 crore, according to a report submitted in the Kerala Assembly today.

Today is World Water Day

New Delhi: The alarm bells are ringing right below our feet. Delhi and portions of Rajasthan falling in the National Capital Region (NCR) extract almost double the amount of groundwater recharged every year. The situation is equally bad in NCR parts of Haryana, particularly Gurgaon and Faridabad, which largely depend on groundwater.

Compensation for

THE mavens are beginning to study and report on the water economy like never before. A recent study calls for pragmatic action to address groundwater exploitation in India. As the report mentions, groundwater has become the primary source of water today with widespread use of private wells, and over 60% of irrigated agriculture and 85% of drinking water supplies dependent on it.

Anantapur: Anantapur district is likely to face a severe drinking water problem as groundwater levels have depleted to 14 meters depth due to summer. Rural Water Supply (RWS) officials identified worst affected habitations and 228 pending drinking water schemes be completed in the summer.