DHANBAD: Forty million litres of sewerage water is wasted in the country every year due to lack of ground water management, an expert claimed. "Forty million litres of sewerage water go in vain every year due to lack of ground water management and the flow also pollutes groundwater in the country at great length," said Dr Himanshu Kulkarni, founder trustee and Executive Director of the Advanced Centre for Water Resources Development and Management.
Addressing a public discourse on 'Participatory Groundwater Management in Dhanbad - part of Dr Baleshwar Prasad Oration Series,' Kulkarni expressed concern over the depleting ground water in the country saying only 50 per cent ground water could be used due the absence of ground water management.
A former chairman of the Working Group on Sustainable Groundwater Management, Kulkarni said "How long water will be available is uncertain as there is no knowledge of water reservoir in the ground. It is necessary to understand water level."
Pitching for a collective action in understanding, protecting and conserving ground water, he said water level could be saved by collective efforts like formation of water management at the levels of local wards and municipal corporations.