More than a year after the district administration banned use of borewell water for construction purposes, builders in several new, far-flung sectors of the city are flouting the rules instead of u

Illegal drilling for water is increasing in the capital due to negligence of the Capital Development Authority (CDA).

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Legal Aid, National Green Tribunal Bar Association Vs NCT of Delhi & Others dated 03/09/2013 regarding groundwater levels in Delhi and the operation of unauthorized and illegal tubewells.

The National Green Tribunal today set up a committee to formulate a plan for preventing illegal and unauthorised use of ground water in the city.

Water is available in the traditional water spouts, wells and ponds in Lalitpur area following extensive implementation of rainwater collection and ground water recharge projects at different plac

Delhi’s excessive reliance on groundwater and its rampant, often illegal, extraction through tubewells and borewells have left eight districts in the city “over exploited”.

The National Green Tribunal on Thursday issued show-cause notices to the CEO of Noida, Greater Noida and Yamuna Expressway authorities and the Gautam Budh Nagar district magistrate to explain their

There has been a decline in the water levels in eight districts of Delhi, according to findings of a pre-monsoon monitoring carried out by the Central Ground Water Board (CGWB).

Based on data from the four minor irrigation censuses conducted by the Ministry of Water Resources between 1986-87 and 2006-07, this paper points out that India's groundwater sector has slowed down since 2000-01, most markedly in eastern India. It examines the reasons for this and also looks into how farmers have been responding to lowered groundwater tables. Besides identifying some factors that have not changed since the mid-1980s, it emphasises that there are wide regional variations in the country's groundwater economy and management strategies need to be crafted accordingly.

That many areas of the city get contaminated water even for drinking, is old hat.

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