Water levels in Punjab may be falling drastically, but majority of the farmers blissfully ignore agricultural practices that can save natural resources.

Mandatory permits and a cess on groundwater use to irrigate cash crops, run industry or for mining are among the measures proposed by the Government in a draft Bill that aims at conserving groundwa

This paper presents the results of the Columbia Water Center’s study of the severe groundwater crisis in the Mehsana region of Northern Gujarat, India.

The paper shows that the assessment of groundwater over-exploitation based on simplistic considerations of aggregate abstraction and recharge provide highly misleading outcomes.
The gravity of the problems can be gauged from the extent of well failures, sharp decline in average area irrigated by wells, and increase in energy consumption for irrigation. The adverse

The groundwater crisis is acquiring alarming proportions in many parts of the country. Strategies to respond to groundwater overuse and deteriorating water quality must be based on a new approach involving typologising the resource problems and redefining the institutional structure governing groundwater. This approach is based on the notion of groundwater as common property.

Until the 1940s, the irrigation and drinking water needs of India were met by rivers, ponds, lakes, dugwells, and rainwater sources. However, in the middle of the 20th century India continually faced two daunting challenges: providing food for an ever-growing population and decreasing the burden of highly prevalent water-borne diseases, including cholera, dysentery, and typhoid.

This IWMI report assesses water depletion from consumptive water use of agricultural production in Moga district, Punjab. It focuses on the growth in agricultural production & stress on water resources induced by groundwater irrigation.

The aim of this paper is to provide a strategic overview of a decade of experience in supporting public administrations in their efforts to confront excessive groundwater resource exploitation for agricultural irrigation.

Increased use of fresh water supplies in agricultural and non-agricultural activities in the past few decades has caused an alarming rate of groundwater depletion in many regions of the world. This threatens the sustenance of crop production and the ensuing food security.

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.