KOLKATA, 17 AUG: A casual approach to a serious civic issue, the rampant misuse of groundwater, might lead to massive subsidence in the city in the near future, engineers and geologists spoken to by The Statesman have said.

Though the cave-in on Council House Street today was due to the collapse of the underground brick sewer, engineers of Kolkata Municipal Corporation and the State Water Inves

Devika Banerji / New Delhi August 13, 2010, 3:46 IST

Rapidly depleting water tables have prompted the Planning Commission to work on an integrated regulatory mechanism to manage water resources. This would require setting up of regulatory bodies both at the state and Center.

Pricing and regulation of all forms of water use needed

NEW DELHI: Leader of Opposition in Delhi Assembly V. K. Malhotra has said that about 1,700 unauthorised colonies and slums would be deprived of water if the Delhi Government introduces the groundwater Bill.

Reacting to the proposed Bill, Prof. Malhotra said these colonies are dependent on groundwater for their daily needs.

A committee constituted to survey bore wells by various industrial units in Verna Industrial Estate has unearthed gross illegalities and has recommended immediate capping of all bore wells there for not falling within the purview of the Ground Water Regulation Act, 2002.

While revealing the alarming state of India

KOCHI: In the wake of over-exploitation of ground water and sand mining in the state, the Ground Water Scientist

Inordinate delay in implementation of the Himachal Pradesh Groundwater (Regulation and Control of Development and Management) Act is leading to over exploitation of groundwater resources in some highly stressed areas.

LUCKNOW: In order to save fast depleting ground water reserves, UP government is contemplating to introduce a permit system for the bulk users and a self regulation mechanism for residential colonies using deep bore pumps.

Dipping Groundwater Levels Prompt Administration Move
Sumi Sukanya | TNN

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