The scheme, called ‘Preserve and Use’, will restore 90 wells around the floodplain to extract the water.

While Punjab is increasingly increasing using canal water for drinking on account of high toxicity in the ground water, it will now pump out this water for irrigation purposes.

With mercury level rising, water scarcity is already being experienced in many parts of Narsinghpur block of Cuttack district. Water bodies are fast drying up.

Gurgaon: Huda has granted permission to DLF phases 1, 2, 3 and 4 to use groundwater from 29 borewells in these areas in the wake of the acute water crisis in the city.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Shailesh Singh V/s. Hotel Jaypee Vasant, New Delhi & Ors. dated 20/01/2016 regarding groundwater usage by Hotel Jaypee Vasant, New Delhi.

NGT directs the Secretary of CPCB to depute a senior officer to inspect the premises of Jaypee Vasant Continental and submit a report whether bore well exists there or not.

Open defecation is practised by over 600 million people in India and there is a strong political drive to eliminate this through the provision of on-site sanitation in rural areas. However, there are concerns that the subsequent leaching of excreta from subsurface storage could be adversely impacting underlying groundwater resources upon which rural populations are almost completely dependent for domestic water supply. We investigated this link in four villages undergoing sanitary interventions in Bihar State, India.

The groundwater of Ambagarh Chouki, Rajnandgaon, India, shows elevated levels of As and F−, frequently above the WHO guidelines. In this work, the concentrations of As, F−, Na+, Mg2+, Ca2+, Cl−, SO4 2−, HCO3 −, Fe, dissolved organic carbon (DOC) and dissolved inorganic carbon (DIC) in the groundwater of Ambagarh Chouki are described. The sources of dissolved components in the groundwater are investigated using the cluster and factor analysis. Five factors have been identified and linked to processes responsible for the formation of groundwater chemistry.

In a case of alleged “misappropriation of material”, Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) has placed under suspension deputy chief engineer, distribution circle, Barnala; additional super

The body had directed the govt to issue the notification within 30 days | Farmers paid Rs 2 lakh to govt three years ago

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Subhas Datta Vs State of West Bengal and Ors. dated 07/09/2015 regarding consumption of arsenic contaminated ground water resulting in suffering from various diseases, West Bengal.

Different newspaper reports have been annexed including a recent one where it is reported that the villagers of Ghaighata of North 24 Parganas District and the people of Teghoria of Dum Dum Municipality are leaving their dwelling places due to such arsenic contamination of drinking water.

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