Groundwater

Abundant rainfall: Chennai’s groundwater levels rise after November

With Chennai receiving copious amounts of rainfall ever since the monsoon began, groundwater levels have again seen an improvement compared to November.

published on : 14th January 2021

Telangana groundwater level in December 2020 better than last year

In Hyderabad, the groundwater level was 4.60 mbgl in December 2020, better than December 2019, when it was 7.04 mbgl. 

published on : 3rd January 2021

Recent rains improve Chennai's groundwater levels, Thiru-vi-ka Nagar records biggest rise

Thiru-vi-ka Nagar zone saw the highest increase in groundwater table (2.66m). While groundwater was available at a depth of 5.22m in October, it now can be found at a depth of 2.56m.

published on : 15th December 2020

Uttarakhand man dedicates self to plant oak trees across state in bid to conserve groundwater

Today, he has a team of over 150 people who choose spots across the state which need plantation or water conservation.

published on : 29th November 2020

Soon, Chennai residents to get real-time data on rainfall, groundwater levels

Chennai Metro Water is setting up rain gauges in its 15 area offices covering 426 sq km. Similarly, it is also installing digital water level recorders in 200 observation wells in the city.

published on : 20th November 2020

CPCB flags loopholes in groundwater usage guidelines

The environment ministry has raised concerns over relaxations given to industries in usage of groundwater and not having strict norms to check its pollution.

published on : 19th November 2020

Rains have a silver lining in recharged groundwater levels in Hyderabad

TGWD Director Dr Pandith Madhnure said that the State could benefit from the development and take up groundwater conservation.

published on : 3rd November 2020

Chhattisgarh ensures water availability round-the-clock for farmlands, here's how the state did it

A project, launched in the 1990s to rejuvenate water channels and river drains to augment the groundwater table, has been replicated with technological backing and with villagers’ support.

published on : 25th October 2020

Now, wastage or misuse of groundwater to invite up to Rs 1 lakh fine, five years in jail

The notification came following a directive from the National Green Tribunal after a petition was filed by Rajendra Tyagi and Friends (NGO) to make water wastage and misuse a punishable offence

published on : 23rd October 2020

NGT slams Centre over inadequate measures to prevent wastage of groundwater

The wastage of water is taking place in many ways such as overflowing of overhead tanks in residential and commercial areas, the plea said.

published on : 23rd October 2020

Andhra Pradesh's Rayalaseema groundwater table up, thanks to good rains 

North Coastal districts witness dip in groundwater level due to less rainfall; reason for decline in EG, WG districts yet to ascertained 

published on : 5th October 2020

For farmers in Punjab, underground pipes offer ray of hope amid water crisis

As the water table is depleting in the state, innovative measures are being employed to save the farmer and preserve the soil’s productivity.

published on : 27th September 2020

Tamil Nadu to have adequate water till monsoon as groundwater levels improve, Chennai makes exception

The TWAD board, which monitors groundwater levels through 1,286 observation wells across the state, except Chennai, has found that the level rose to 14 metres.

published on : 20th September 2020

Wasting ground water in the country may soon invite penalty

The ministry has submitted directions in this regard for approval to the National Green Tribunal (NGT) following a case related to containing wastage of ground water.

published on : 30th August 2020

Minimal commercial activity leads to rise in groundwater levels in Chennai

The minimal commercial and industrial activity during the lockdown has resulted in an improvement in groundwater levels in Chennai.

published on : 10th June 2020
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