Contamination of groundwater sources due to over-abstraction and discharge of polluting substances has been a long standing problem in most parts of the country. In 1974, a legislation was specifically enacted to regulate and prohibit water pollution.

MUMBAI: The Bombay high court has made it clear that it has a number of questions that the state has to answer on its decision to hand over 33 hectares in Aarey Colony for a metro car shed.

CHENNAI: Rapid industrialisation during the last few centuries have increased greenhouse gas emissions, leading to global warming.

The city-based NGO, Siruthuli’s efforts in construction of rainwater harvesting (RWH) structures in public places across the city has helped in improving the groundwater table, says a release.

Normally groundwater recharge is estimated using methods based on water balance, water table fluctuations, fixed factor of annual rainfall and tracer movement. In many of these methods water stored in the vadose zone and evapotranspiration are not accounted properly. These factors control groundwater recharge to a large extent, particularly in arid and semi-arid regions which are normally characterized by a deep water table, thick vadose zone and high evapotranspiration.

GURUGRAM: Gurgaon has lost as many as 389 water bodies in the past 60 years, a study has revealed.

A carbon sink is a system that absorbs carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

DEHRADUN: After last year's furore over the extraction of ground water by a mineral water bottle factory from Jhilmil Jheel Conservation Reserve in Haridwar forest division, which is home to endang

The National Green Tribunal has issued a bailable warrant against the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) Managing Director Mangu Singh for failure of its officials to appear before it to apprise i

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Artificial Recharge to Ground Water, 21/12/2017. Statewise Rural and Urban Artificial Recharge Structures as proposed in Master Plan are given at Annexure – I. During assessment year 2013, out of 6584 assessment units in the country, 1034 (15.7%) assessment units are categorized as “Over-Exploited”, whereas during assessment year 2011, the respective figures were 6607 and 1071 (16.2%). State-wise details are given at Annexure – II.

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