CGWA’s Missive To Chief Secy Triggers Alarm

Water Levels Fell Alarmingly In 75% Wells Over A Decade; Monsoon Was The Saviour Last Year

New Delhi: There has been a substantial fall in groundwater levels in the capital over the past 10 years. In what should ring alarm bells, the Central Ground Water Authority (CGWA) said in its report that Delhi is currently withdrawing 0.48 billion cubic metres annually of a safely available 0.28bcm.

Magsaysay awardee Rajendra Singh is not happy with the efforts undertaken by the state government to conserve groundwater.

The occasion will be the groundwater Day on Friday, when authorities would settle down to express their concern on the plunging groundwater level in the state.

LUCKNOW: The ambitious groundwater recharge project to be undertaken in the state capital is all set to undergo a scrutiny of Hyderabad-based National Geophysical Research Institute (NGRI), countrys top scientific institution engaged in assessment of groundwater and its associated parameters in the country.

To be undertaken by the state and Central groundwater department, the project under whic

Tankers rule the roost in Bommanahalli, as water is supplied only twice a month. Sinking of borewells leading to overexploitation of groundwater has forced the residents of Bommanahalli and its surrounding areas to depend almost solely on water tankers. That the supply of Cauvery water is dismal, does not help either.

Chandigarh Haryana government planned to install recharge shafts in sweet water zones to minimise depletion of underground water table and damage caused by the floods in the state.

While stating this here on Sunday, state finance and irrigation minister Capt Ajay Singh Yadav said that initially the project would be launched on pilot basis and about 100 recharge shafts in different pockets of th

Indian farming has grown on unmetered electricity that has, over the decades, led to large-scale transmission and distribution losses, theft and corruption.

The present work accentuated the expediency of remote sensing and geographic information system (GIS) applications in groundwater studies, especially in the identification of groundwater potential zones in Ithikkara River Basin (IRB), Kerala, India.

TIRUCHI: Tamil Nadu is the most critically affected among the Southern States owing to over exploitation of ground water resource, observed D.S.C.Thambi, Regional Director, Central Ground Water Board, Chennai, here on Wednesday.

Of the 385 blocks, over 142 blocks were over-exploited in the State.