Water table in 9,058 sq km drops by over 20 metres
The desertification of central Punjab is feared if its falling water table is any indication.

Call it the fallout of rapid urbanisation or plain negligence of the authorities, groundwater in Dhaka is sinking at an alarming rate. According to a study by the Institute of Water Modelling in Dhaka in 2009, groundwater in the city is going down three metres every year. It has sunk by 50 metres in the past four decades and is at over 60 metres below the ground.

In spite of a looming water crisis, the Delhi government and the various civic agencies are still to get their act together.

Smriti Kak Ramachandran

R. Vimal Kumar

Groundwater level at Avinashi block in Tirupur is in

The Roorkee based National Institute of Hydrology (NIH) will now undertake studies in collaboration with the Uttarakhand Space Application Centre (USAC) on various important aspects related to water in the State.

It is hoped that the collaboration between USAC and NIH would pave the way for various important research and development works by other State based national level institutions which a

Largest user of groundwater is India: World Bank

Lauds Andhra model of self-regulation

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A World Bank report has expressed concern at the over-exploitation of groundwater in India.

Nellore, Aug. 18: Groundwater levels have increased considerably in Nellore district in the recent past. Unlike other parts of the state, Nellore region usually experiences rains during the northeast monsoon between October and December.

However, for the first time in the last 10 years, rains lashed the district during the southwest monsoon between May and July this year.