State Irrigation Minister Janmeja Singh Sekhon today said as many as 112 more tubewells would be made operational for irrigation in the kandi areas of Hoshiarpur, Gurdaspur, Ropar and Nawanshahar d

Harvesting It Is The Only Way To Keep Capital’s Depleting Groundwater Levels In Check

New Delhi: With groundwater levels dipping across Delhi, and really fast in some areas, rainwater harvesting is the one tool the government has to ensure that the city has recourse to some internal source of water. So far, Delhi has been almost entirely dependent on other states for its water supply and there is no likelihood of an increase in this supply in the next few years.

नई दिल्ली.

New Delhi: On the second day of its crackdown on private tubewells in Sangam Vihar, Delhi Jal Board took over 13 more, taking the total to 35.

In what is being seen as the first such effort to root out water mafia, the Delhi Jal Board’s (DJB) special taskforce carried out a massive operation in Sangam Vihar and Deoli village in South Delhi.

It is the task force’s second recommendation in a week. The first recommendation was made on Monday — to transfer 800 of its staff.

Plan is under consideration to supply water from Tarbella Dam Reservoir in order to meet the present and future requirements of Sectoral area of Islamabad and Rawalpindi.

LUDHIANA: After being declared a "critically declared area for abstraction of water" by the Central Ground Water Authority, Ludhiana has bagged the attention of the National Green Tribunal that has

Signboards with details of landowner and drilling agency should be placed

The Supreme Court has issued certain guidelines to be followed for drilling borewells in order to stop fatal accidents because of unsafe ones. Hence, those who want to drill borewells should get permission, said Collector S. Nagarajan.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Legal Aid, National Green Tribunal Bar Association Vs. NCT of Delhi & Ors. dated 19/12/2013 regarding falling of underground water levels in the NCT of Delhi due to unauthorized extraction of water through the tubewells.

Original Source: http://www.greentribunal.gov.in/orderinpdf/108-2013(OA)_19Dec2013.pdf

All drinking water samples taken here by the Health Department last month have failed. All 275 samples of potable water sent for a laboratory test have been found to be below safety parameters.

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