Taking groundwater for business use could come with a price tag in Tamil Nadu

The policy encompasses various government departments involved in water management, pollution control, local bodies, stakeholders, and the citizens of the state.

published on : 9th November 2023

Taps run dry in Chennai's Ambattur zone as water supply hits rock bottom

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.

published on : 27th October 2023

Odisha: Pavers disastrous for city life, warn urban experts

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.

published on : 21st October 2023

Groundwater salinity hits paddy in Mayiladuthurai

While sporadic rains across Mayiladuthurai over the past few days brought temporary relief, farmers are longing for more.

published on : 17th October 2023

Depleting water quality in Punjab a major concern

A study by the IIT-Mandi found that human activity-induced groundwater pollution, particularly through agricultural runoff, is the major reason behind depleting groundwater.

published on : 11th October 2023

Tamil Nadu's Servaikaranmadam panchayat forbids movement in areas housing sealed borewells

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.    

published on : 11th October 2023

Groundwater rises by four metres in Telangana

Extractable groundwater resources rise by 739 tmcft in 2023 as against 472 tmcft in 2013

published on : 30th September 2023

Public seize tankers tapping groundwater from sealed borewells in Tamil Nadu

Protesters said Sawyerpuram police who came to the spot released the tankers from the captivity of the protesters instead of taking action.

published on : 22nd September 2023

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.

published on : 1st September 2023

Major increase in minor irrigation schemes

Dug wells have the highest share in minor irrigation schemes, followed by shallow tube wells, medium tube wells and deep tube wells.

published on : 27th August 2023

Groundwater dips by 1.07 mbgl in seven months in Andhra Pradesh

After East Godavari, Palnadu district witnessed the highest depletion of groundwater, that is 3.27 mbgl.

published on : 21st August 2023

Athikadavu water project in Tamil Nadu ready for inauguration

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.

published on : 19th August 2023

Call for plan to boost Bengaluru’s groundwater table

He said the city depended mostly on Cauvery water and stressed the need to explore supply from other sources. 

published on : 11th August 2023

Groundwater level up in parts of Karnataka

He said the state government, gram panchayats and local environmental activists undertook this work.

published on : 16th July 2023

Authorities mix groundwater with filtered water: Dharmapuri residents

However, the panchayats and municipality are mixing groundwater with filtered water, contaminating it with high fluoride.

published on : 13th July 2023

Villagers up against illegal tapping of groundwater in Tamil Nadu

NKT district secretary Velraj said the absence of monsoon rainfall coupled with soaring mercury levels, had triggered drought in Thoothukudi.

published on : 4th July 2023

Tamil Nadu villagers object to supply of groundwater to water-intensive industries

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.

published on : 2nd July 2023

Multiple red flags over groundwater exploitation hotspots in India’s north

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.

published on : 1st July 2023

Concerns mount over depleting groundwater levels in Kamareddy

Kamareddy district is characterised by upland areas and is situated at a high elevation compared to other regions in the State. 

published on : 19th June 2023

Groundwater pumping tilting Earth's spin, may impact climate: Study 

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.

published on : 16th June 2023
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