New borewells will not be allowed in the City without permission from the Karnataka Groundwater Authority and a mandatory registration with fees, once a notification to this effect is issued in a week’s time.

To arrest indiscriminate digging of borewells and commercial over-exploitation of Bangalore’s depleting ground water, the State government has finally decided to crack the whip by proposing mandatory registrations and penalties for defaulters.

Static water-level has gone down in seven borewells in the taluk

The depleting water table in Hassan taluk is a matter of great concern. The records of the Mines and Geology Department show that static water-level has gone down in borewells, identified for observation, in Hassan taluk. In the last year, the static water-level has gone down in seven borewells in Hassan taluk.

Groundwater levels have been constantly diminishing over the years in Andhra Pradesh. There are reports about heavy exploitation of groundwater, to the extent that a significant chunk of the state falls in the ‘critically polluted’ category.

The result is that even heavy rains are unable to bail out the situation. Under such circumstances, experts in the groundwater department are considering the concept of sharing of groundwater, while there is a ban on thousands of villages under the AP WALTA Act prohibiting further drilling of deep borewells.

Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Thursday said despite her government's initiative and the money spent, rain water harvesting in the Capital has not had satisfactory results.

Ms. Dikshit advocated simplifying the procedures of providing policy support, financial assistance and technical guidance to the citizens and residents' welfare associations to ensure that harvesting becomes a major initiative to improve the ground water levels in the city.

MUMBAI: Waking up to the indiscriminate use of groundwater , the BMC has appointed Pune-based organization Groundwater Survey and Development Authority (GSDA )to study the effects of the excessive

Living in the resettlement colony of Sawda Ghevra with no amenities and poor hygienic conditions, over 25,000 people will finally have access to drinking water if the Delhi Jal Board's proposal to set up a decentralised water treatment plant takes shape.

To take water to the areas that are currently not supplied piped water like Sawda Ghevra, the DJB wants decentralised drinking water plants that can help meet the demands of these areas.

The demand for borewell drilling machines is at an all-time high in Ranchi as residents grapple with the dual torture of soaring temperatures and taps running dry, the civic body’s call for minimal

Commercial borewells in residential areas are guzzling precious ground water. As a result, the domestic borewells in surrounding houses and apartments are going dry, causing utter inconvenience to citizens. As per the Water Air Land and Trees (WALTA) Act, commercialisation of borewell water is not allowed in residential areas or city limits.

Citizens claim that despite lodging complaints, officials are not taking action against tanker operators who are selling precious groundwater. One such “commercial bore” in the midst of a residential locality near a private dairy farm in Dabeerpura in the old city,

Constituency development fund of MP and MLAs will be utilised to carry out the work In an attempt to meet the growing water requirement of Erode, the Corporation had decided to sink borewells in 76 places in the town.

Disclosing this at the Corporation council meeting held here on Thursday, Mayor Mallika Paramasivam said that funds received from the Constituency development fund of MP and MLAs would be used to carry out the work of sinking borewells.

The Southern India Engineering Manufacturers' Association has mooted a project to study energy efficiency of star-rated pumps in the agricultural sector.

Former president of the association Mahendra Ramdass said nearly 40 per cent energy saving can be achieved by replacing the old agricultural pumpsets with Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE)- rated energy efficient pumpsets. In Tamil Nadu, there were some areas that still had 40-year-old pumps. These consumed a lot of energy.