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Delhi at epicentre of global groundwater crisis: Report

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 25, 2019

New research has shown that the largest groundwater depletion in the world is happening in northern India. Delhi is the...

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Stop groundwater extraction from borewells running without permission: NGT to DMRC

By : Sustainability ..., Jul 26, 2018

The National Green Tribunal today directed the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) to stop extraction of groundwater from borewells that are running illegally in the national capital....

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NGT issues notice to Yogi Govt. over groundwater contamination

By : sustainabilityo..., Jun 1, 2017

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Wednesday has issued notice to Uttar Pradesh pollution control board and District Magistrate of Sambhal, on a plea citing concern over drinking water of...

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Subject Tags: groundwater , NGT , pollution

Water levels at 91 Indian reservoirs at 41% of storage capacity

By : sustainabilityo..., Mar 8, 2017

Water levels in India’s 91 major reservoirs were at 41% of their storage capacity, the government said in a statement on Tuesday.


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Rs 6,000-crore World Bank-backed scheme proposed to manage groundwater resources

By : sustainabilityo..., Jan 9, 2017

Facing a sharp decline in groundwater level in many parts of the country due to over exploitation of existing resources, the Centre has proposed a new World Bank-backed Rs 6,000 crore scheme to...

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Rain-starved Chennai sees dipping water table

By : sustainabilityo..., Jan 6, 2017

The lack of rainfall over the past one year is not only drying up lakes but also having a severe impact on the groundwater levels in the city.


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Most states fail to stop decline in groundwater levels : Water Resources Ministry

By : sustainabilityo..., Jan 2, 2017

Decline in ground water level due to overexploitation of available resources had prompted the Centre in 2013 to come out with a master plan for artificial recharge of ground water, specifying...

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Corp admits to polluting river, groundwater in Brahmapuram

By : sustainabilityo..., Sep 29, 2016

In a major revelation, the corporation had stated that the leachate from the solid waste treatment plant at Brahmapuram had been contaminating the Kadambrayar River as well the groundwater...

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Groundwater use by Delhi Metro: NGT fines Jal Board

By : sustainabilityo..., Sep 7, 2016

The National Green Tribunal has castigated Delhi Jal Board (DJB) and slapped a fine on it for not filing its response on a plea alleging that Delhi Metro was extracting groundwater to wash its...

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Subject Tags: DMRC , groundwater

Gujarat solar cooperative: Model for generating additional farm income, conserving ground water, says experts

By : sustainabilityo..., Aug 30, 2016

Farmers of India’s first solar cooperative set up in Dhundi village of Kheda district of Gujarat received their initial payments for harvesting solar power on their farms, Monday, as experts put...

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