Groundwater ha s emerged as the mainstay of irrigated agriculture in India. However, ineffective institutional arrangements for its management have resulted in both groundwater over-exploitation and wasteful use of energy. To address the dependence of groundwater use on energy, suggestions have been made to adopt solar-powered irrigation pumps. It is argued that solar pumps are not only economically unviable, but under the present policy context, their use would do little to reduce groundwater and energy use in Indian agriculture.

People threaten to intensify agitation

Local residents are protesting against acid pollution from a jewellery manufacturing unit at Cheruvathery, near here.

The National Green Tribunal today directed Delhi Gymkhana Club to pay Rs 10 lakhs to North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) for operating five borewells in its premises and "illegal" extracting o

A prolonged dry spell, dwindling storage in most of the drinking water reservoirs, a steady increase in the inflow of visitors and the fast approaching summer tourist season has forced the civic ad

Residents of Keezhmadu, where groundwater has been found contaminated with ammonium perchlorate, will get 500 litres of water every day to meet their daily requirements, District Collector M.G.

In what seems to be a contradiction of sorts, the municipal commissioner is keen on reducing groundwater usage, while the civic body has continued digging new borewells to quench the thirst of the

Earlier works have revealed that Bangalore city predominated by migmatites, granodiorites and intrusive granites, in general does not carry potential fractures beyound 280 m depth. However, bore wells are being drilled in the peripheral parts beyond 300 m. This unconfined and part of the semi-confined aquifers having gone dry, bore wells are now being competitively drilled at greater depths.

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The picturesque La Boca district draws hordes of tourists to stroll down its narrow streets lined with colourful buildings and eat at outdoor restaurants.

Increased coliform bacteria count was found in most of the wells in Koratti panchayat during a water quality analysis drive.

The analysis of the water samples collected from 190 wells of the panchayat also revealed increased acidity levels. Presence of e-coli and high pH value in drinking water can lead to health hazards, it was pointed out.

This note is in response to the article “Major Insights from India’s Minor Irrigation Censuses: 1986-87 to 2006-07” (EPW, 29 June 2013) by Mukherji, Rawat and Shah. The authors claim to offer an understanding of the
evolution of ground water irrigation in India.

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