Effluent treatment schemes get underway in a Tamil Nadu town famed for its hosiery units

Thousands of industrial units in parts of Haryana are clandestinely discarding untreated effluents into aquifers, irreversibly damaging groundwater.

Tubewells installed as a short term measure to tide over droughts in Jodhpur have never been withdrawn. This has resulted in a significant drop in the water table around the city.

The Indira Gandhi canal is being touted as Jodhpur's hope for water. But in the face of frequent sandstorms that threaten to clog the canal, it is uncertain if it will be able to carry sufficient water to the city

Some villages in Udaipur district have had their groundwater contaminated by industrial units, but authorities say there's not much they can do about it

Pushed out by salt

Why is the Central Groundwater Board unable to monitor sub-soil water pollution? The reason is certainly not original: India's groundwater inspection authority, with a 5,300-strong staff, claims it

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