C. P. Gupta
Feasibility of groundwater withdrawal in coral island (Lakshadweep)- a paper in hydrological sciencesPosted on 19 May, 2009 11:45 AM
Groundwater on a small coral island occurs in the form of a lens floating on saline water. The freshwater lens is highly sensitive to various stresses such as pumping, sea tide, etc. Since groundwater is the only source of freshwater on the island, it is not only being utilized for various purposes but also there are growing demands for increased pumping.