The policy encompasses various government departments involved in water management, pollution control, local bodies, stakeholders, and the citizens of the state.
When The New Indian Express visited Ward 82 recently, the residents said they had lodged several complaints regarding the inadequate water supply to the area.
The heat index prepared by BMC with the help of Odisha State Disaster Management Authority (OSDMA) has identified at least two dozen wards in the capital city to be vulnerable to severe heatwave.
While sporadic rains across Mayiladuthurai over the past few days brought temporary relief, farmers are longing for more.
A study by the IIT-Mandi found that human activity-induced groundwater pollution, particularly through agricultural runoff, is the major reason behind depleting groundwater.
On August 15, 2022, a resolution was passed prohibiting the collection of water from the sealed borewells and the movement of tankers near the area.
Extractable groundwater resources rise by 739 tmcft in 2023 as against 472 tmcft in 2013
Protesters said Sawyerpuram police who came to the spot released the tankers from the captivity of the protesters instead of taking action.
Gobirasipuram in Kovai's Annur left out of ground water recharge project due to land acquisition row
The Athikadavu - Avinashi Groundwater Recharge Project, which is a five-decade-old demand of the people in Coimbatore, Tiruppur and Erode districts, began in February 2019.
Dug wells have the highest share in minor irrigation schemes, followed by shallow tube wells, medium tube wells and deep tube wells.
After East Godavari, Palnadu district witnessed the highest depletion of groundwater, that is 3.27 mbgl.
According to WRO sources, water would be pumped from the Bhavani River into 1,045 water bodies including tanks, ponds and check dams across the three districts.
He said the city depended mostly on Cauvery water and stressed the need to explore supply from other sources.
He said the state government, gram panchayats and local environmental activists undertook this work.
However, the panchayats and municipality are mixing groundwater with filtered water, contaminating it with high fluoride.
NKT district secretary Velraj said the absence of monsoon rainfall coupled with soaring mercury levels, had triggered drought in Thoothukudi.
Allikulam and Servaikaranmadam residents have demanded the district administration to seal the borewells that are operating without any approval and initiate criminal action against the suppliers.
The study, which appeared in One Earth journal, claimed North India region lost around 472 km3 of groundwater out of a total 498 km3 during the two-decade period of 2002-2022.
Kamareddy district is characterised by upland areas and is situated at a high elevation compared to other regions in the State.
The research, published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, found that during the study period, most water was redistributed in western North America and northwestern India.