Wells and tanks near Kumudavathi riverbed are filling up indicating an increase in the groundwater level in the area.

AHMEDABAD : Gujarat has already consumed 68% of its groundwater; and there are no signs that consumption will slow down.

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.

The West Liaohe River Basin (WLRB) is one of the most sensitive areas to climate change in China and an important grain production base in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region of China. Groundwater depletion in this region is becoming a critical issue. Here, we used the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) satellite data and in situ well observations to estimate groundwater storage (GWS) variations and discussed the driving factors of GWS changes in the WLRB.

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The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Tuesday directed the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) to file the list of both legal and illegal borewells in areas marked as having contaminated groundwater.

BHOPAL: One-third of wells analysed in Bhopal are reporting a decadal water level fluctuation.

As per the survey, 12.30 per cent of households had access to water “near” and not within their premises. Another 4.28 per cent had access to water “away” from their premises, it stated

AHMEDABAD: Figures released by the Union water resources ministry reveal that nearly 60% of wells in Gujarat have recorded water depletion over a decade.

Although Kerala has been a top rubber grower in India, the plant was first introduced in the Northeast by the regional forest department in the 1960s

Rivers have already started drying up

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