The Draft Ground Water Model Bill is based on the principles of subsidarity, equitable distribution in an integrated approach. The State should act as a public trustee of ground water, which should be treated as a common pool resource to make sure that groundwater is protected, conserved, regulated and managed.

The Standing Committee on Water Resources examined the subject ‘Review of ground water scenario, need for a comprehensive policy and measures to address problems in the country with particular reference to (i) dark blocks, and (ii) contamination of underground water by certain industries’ and submitted their report in December 2015.

Central Ground Water Board, Ministry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation, Government of India, has been carrying out ground water regime studies all over the country for generating historical data base in order to establish dynamics of ground water regime which plays a crucial role for estimation of ground water resour

This publication presents data on financial aspects in respect of Major, Medium Irrigation and Multipurpose projects, Minor Irrigation projects, Command Area Development Programme as available in the Finance Accounts of the Union and State Governments brought out by Comptroller and Auditor General of India and Accountant General of respective St

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Principal Bench, New Delhi) in the matter of Safal Bharat Guru Parampara Vs State of Punjab & Others dated 20/07/2015 regarding the policy of the State of Punjab for providing free electricity to the farmers for agricultural purposes, to lay down concrete steps to check the amount of ground water pumped by the farmers of state of Punjab and order a complete ban on the plantation of eucalyptus trees in view of the fact that the said trees require huge amount of water.

Water application systems under wells extracting groundwater are one of the major factors influencing climate change in the agricultural sector. In the context of growing demand for adaption of pressurized irrigation with electric pumps in South Central India, the present study was undertaken to assess the carbon dioxide emission (CO2 e) for different irrigation systems.

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The Ganges coastal zone of Bangladesh and West Bengal, India, is characterized by extremes in terms of both challenges and opportunities. Despite the huge investment in the coastal zone over the past 50 years, the poverty of farming families in the region remains extreme.

Groundwater ha s emerged as the mainstay of irrigated agriculture in India. However, ineffective institutional arrangements for its management have resulted in both groundwater over-exploitation and wasteful use of energy. To address the dependence of groundwater use on energy, suggestions have been made to adopt solar-powered irrigation pumps. It is argued that solar pumps are not only economically unviable, but under the present policy context, their use would do little to reduce groundwater and energy use in Indian agriculture.

The present study was carried out to assess the suitability of Meham Block ground water for domestic and agriculture purpose. Total fifty seven samples of ground water (well, tube well and hand pump) from nineteen villages were collected and analysed according, APHA. Groundwater assessment for domestic purposed was determined by computing the standard indices such as ground water quality index (GWQI), synthetic pollution index (SPI) and by comparing the measured water parameter with desirable

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on funds for repair and renovation of ponds, 04/08/2014.