From interlinking of rivers to interlinking of wells

Article:Farmers Join Hands to Link Wells, form Water Bank in Satara in the Times of India

Dear IWP

The sunrise story is linked with artificial recharge of groundwater through gravity. Some questions that come to my mind are;

  • Why does the water need to be shifted to another well, when it could be available readily and consumed from the neighbouring well?
  • Are the economics of pumping viable?
  • Is the quality of water identical from all the wells? Will it not have a clogging effect in due course of time?
  • Is there any scientific innovation involved?
  • Could the phenomena exist in alluvium formation also?

Story is interesting, however it may or may not be scientific. What do you think about it?