PUNE: Nagpur oranges and other fruit crops in the Vidarbha region are bearing the brunt of a severe water crisis as borewells in the region go dry.

International Water Resources Association (IWRA) launch policy brief “Sustainable Groundwater Development for Improved Livelihoods in Sub-Saharan Africa”. At least 400 million people in Sub-Saharan Africa source their domestic water supply from groundwater. Yet this often abundant resource only accounts for around 20% of total irrigation.

AHMEDABAD: With the shadow of severe water crisis looming over the state and no Narmada irrigation water for summer crops, farmers are looking downwards for groundwater, rather than upwards praying

AHMEDABAD: Groundwater conservation experts said that the issue demands immediate attention - not only during the severe months of summers where the water shortage is acute but round the year.

MUMBAI: The state government on Wednesday has declared drought in 8 talukas from three districts.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of M/s. Danish Leather Vs Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board dated 25/04/2018 regarding ground water extraction by M/s. Danish Leather without authorization from the Central Ground Water Authority. NGT permits the industry to operate only if it is granted consent from CGWA for groundwater extraction.

Plea alleged DMRC extracts groundwater to wash trains, instead of waste water

Alleges industrial operations in Ghaziabad behind crisis

The National Green Tribunal has sought a detailed list of various industries of Ghaziabad and Hapur districts on a plea alleging that incessant extraction of groundwater has led to severe depletion

According to it, Pune district had a maximum of 12 villages showing depletion, followed by five villages with a depletion between 1m to 2m in the groundwater levels.