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Shimla: Groundwater resources in some highly stressed areas are being overexploited even after the enactment of the Himachal Pradesh Groundwater (Regulation and Control of Development and Management) Act because of the failure of the government to notify such areas.

New Delhi: These are essential in places where there is no piped water supply, says DJB CEO Ramesh Negi

Groundwater authority removed checks on water extraction revised guidelines of the Central Groundwater Authority, or cgwa, allowing sinking of bore wells in overexploited areas have not only disturbed critics but also worried states. On November 17, the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi met officials of the central authority responsible for monitoring and conserving groundwater in India.

NEW DELHI: Delhi BJP president Harsh Vardhan on Thursday demanded that the Lieutenant-Governor cancel the order banning withdrawal of groundwater and said ideally the decision on this issue should have been taken after the formation of the new Government in Delhi.

Kerala to amend groundwater act KERALA is planning to amend legislation to check extraction of its overexploited groundwater. Five of the 50 blocks in the state are over-extracted, 15 critical and 30 semi-critical, according to a 2004 survey by the Central Ground Water Board and the state ground water department. A sub-committee of the state Ground Water Authority, which

Additional Chief Secretary K. Jayakumar inaugurating the first joint annual meeting of Central Ground Water Board and Kerala State Ground Water Depart

The hydrogeological environment in the Nagapattinam district has been subjected to pollution considerably. The eastern part of the district being tail end of the canal system, and due to inferior quality of ground water, the agricultural prosperity in the eastern part attained a set back. The agricultural lands are brought under aquaculture use.

THIRUVANANTHAPURA: The Water Policy-2008 announced by the LDF Government on Monday envisages provisions like 'polluter pays' for preventing water pollution. Those who pollute water will be made to pay a fine according under the policy. Another thrust area of the policy tabled by Water Resources Minister N.K. Premachandran in the Assembly on Monday, is the announcement of recycle and reuse policy for drainage water.

Although a lot more needs to be done to evolve a better strategy for managing the groundwater economy, a copybook transposition of the Californian and Spanish formula as argued in these columns

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