Groundwater

  • Sir,I have purchased an agricultural land of 8 acres in the Anantapur district in Jagarajpalli Panchayat in the year 2012. I got to know that the land falls under over exploited zone and permission for borewell for the sake of cultivation is not permissible.Unfortunately there are no existing bores ...
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  • Most tourists visiting Shimla won’t know that they are walking on a water tank when they wait to get their pictures taken or go horse riding on Ridge road but they will know that the city faces water shortage -- their hotel bathrooms have messages asking them to use water judiciously. I saw s...
    Manu Moudgilposted 19 hours 51 min agoread more
  • Humans are consuming groundwater rapidly: NASAData from NASA's Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) satellites has shown that groundwater is depleting fast from the world owing to human consumption. Out of the world's 37 biggest aquifers observed, eight have been classified as 'overstress...
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  • Huddled in the Aravali range in the southern part of Rajasthan about 26 km from Udaipur, is the largest reserve of phosphate in India. Also known as the Jhamarkotra mines, it is the only commercially exploitable rock phosphate deposit in the country. Phosphate is crucial for the sustenance of f...
    Amita Bhaduriposted 1 week 1 day agoread more
  • I first met Kunti and Priya at a meeting of the Springs Initiative, which is a network of organisations and individuals working across India to restore their springs. Both from Kulgad village, they had come to talk about the work they had done on their spring. The officials present at that meet...
    chicuposted 1 week 5 days agoread more
  • Dear India Water Portal, I stay in a village that is not near the coastal area,  but the groundwater and borewell water in the area is salty. Some ations in the same area have good drinking water though. Is there any problem with the ground water? Thank you
    Anonymous (not verified)posted 1 week 6 days agoread more
  • Dear Sir, I have a four years old borewell that is around 250feet. It has medium water. Recently, a new borewell was dug in my neighbourhood which is around 450fts and 30 ft away from my borewell. Diggers are saying that both the borewells have common source of water(internal). I want to know how t...
    Anonymous (not verified)posted 1 week 6 days agoread more
  • Chedua Bedia is a 47-year-old marginal farmer from Dubulabeda village, Angara block of Ranchi district. In addition to being a successful farmer, Chedua has founded a school and motivates other farmers from his village to attend classes! This is a special school called the Farmers Field School where...
    Amita Bhaduriposted 2 weeks 2 days agoread more
  • Centre constitutes third expert body to review Uttarakhand dams The Environment Ministry has appointed yet another Committee to review hydropower projects on the Ganga basin in Uttarakhand, after it has received a negative response from the earlier two bodies. It is altogether a new body and not ju...
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  • Hello, We drilled a borewell in the year 1992. We got water at 30feet at that time so we digged further at 100feet. Now, the water isn't sufficient and we get it for every one hour and for just 5 to 10 mins. We had drilled a 4 1/2 inches bore in 1992. Can it be redrilled? Kindly let me now the sol...
    Anonymous (not verified)posted 3 weeks 4 days agoread more
  • Meghalaya boasts one of the rainiest places on the planet at Cherrapunjee, receiving over 11,000 mm of annual rainfall. Yet, despite all the rain, water availability remains a problem for many rural and urban communities across the State. Natural springs that have provided drinking water for generat...
    Usha Dewaniposted 1 month 2 days agoread more
  • Dear Team, A bore well situated under our apartment floor in Secunderabad has become unusable because of a rock obstruction. The bore is 200ft deep, has water at 75ft and the obstruction is at 80ft. The bore has become unusable as the pump cannot be lowered into the well. It is known that the bore...
    Govindraja Puthrayaposted 1 month 4 days agoread more
  • The Shivnath River is the longest tributary of the Mahanadi River. It was the first river in India whose water rights (23.5 km stretch of the Shivnath River in Durg district, Chattisgarh) were sold to a private company Radius Water Limited (RWL) 16 years ago. The Shivnath is the main ...
    makarandpurohitposted 1 month 4 days agoread more
  • About ACWADAM:  Advanced Center for Water Resources Development and Management (ACWADAM) is a not-for-profit organization working in earth sciences applications, particularly in groundwater resources management. It consists of a team of professionals from the field of earth scie...
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  • Dismal state of groundwater in the country According to an assessment done by the Central Ground Water Board (CGWB), the groundwater in 276 districts of the 676 districts in India is contaminated with fluoride, 387 districts contaminated with nitrate and another 87 districts have high levels o...
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  • 68 percent of India's population lives in rural areas but when it comes to facilities -- including the availability of safe drinking water -- cities and towns corner most of them. Investments to rural India increased from Rs 31,356 crore (2002-07) to Rs 89,150 crore (2007-12) but this hasn't he...
    makarandpurohitposted 1 month 3 weeks agoread more
  • Toxic foam observed in Bengaluru lakes Three major lakes in Bengaluru -- Bellandur, Varthur, and Yemalur -- look like a giant pool of foam these days. Some residents even thought that it resembled snow! The foam has been formed due to high content of ammonia and phosphate coupled with very low...
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  • The Niyamagiri hills in the Eastern Ghats is peopled by indigenous groups such as the Dongria and Kutia Kondhs -- or 'primitive tribal groups’ in official phrasing. For them, these hills which spread over 300 sq kms in Rayagada and Kalahandi districts in southwestern Orissa, is the sacred abo...
    Amita Bhaduriposted 1 month 4 weeks agoread more
  • Stop use of fresh groundwater in city parks: Delhi Government The Delhi Government has ordered land-owners and civic agencies to buy treated wastewater for horticulture purposes while banning the use of fresh groundwater. Delhi has 8,000 parks in total for which nearly 80 million gallons per day of...
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  • India's water availability in the future is predicted to be bleak if proper steps are not undertaken to deal with the management of the available water resources in the country. The report titled 'Watershed development in India - An approach evolving through experience' by the World Bank, argue...
    aarti kelkar kh...posted 2 months 6 days agoread more

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