The article on Groundwater: Towards an aquifer management framework by Dr. Himanshu Kulkarni and P.S. Vijay Shankar, published in the Economic and Political Weekly (Feb 07-13, 2009) was very insightful. The current debates on groundwater issues are quite encouraging as better solutions are being sought to cope through the crisis.

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New Delhi: In a bid to preserve Delhi

The famous work of Hardin on 'The Tragedy of the Commons' explains why the Common Pool Resources (CPR) or Open Access Resources are over-exploited, degraded or depleted.

Nellore, Dec. 3: Most government departments are silent towards the groundwater department

Kerala to amend groundwater act KERALA is planning to amend legislation to check extraction of its overexploited groundwater. Five of the 50 blocks in the state are over-extracted, 15 critical and 30 semi-critical, according to a 2004 survey by the Central Ground Water Board and the state ground water department. A sub-committee of the state Ground Water Authority, which

T.S.Shankar and K.Lakshmi

CHENNAI: The spurt in the construction activity and indiscriminate drawal of water along East Coast Road has resulted in the groundwater table going down in areas near the scenic coastline.

PUDUKOTTAI: Villagers and political parties have opposed the plan to set up a bottling unit by an Indian Made Foreign Liquor firm at Kallakottai in Gandarvakottai taluk, arguing that it would deplete the groundwater table and cause pollution.

PALAKKAD: The Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Limited has in a statement said that the allegations of excessive usage of groundwater by the company is baseless. This has been substantiated by studies conducted by all expert bodies, it added.

In an official statement by the company, it said that the plant at Plachimada in Kerala has not been operational since March 9,2004.

Implementation the weak area in India