groundwater

Delhi govt to provide aid for setting up plants to stop groundwater extraction

If the cost of the STP exceeds the cap fixed by the government, the difference amount will have to be arranged by the concerned association or the organisation.

published on : 4th April 2021

Alarming levels of arsenic, fluoride and iron found in groundwater of Bihar's 36 districts

The Public Health Engineering Department, responsible for ensuring safe drinking water to the locals of these affected districts, has started drilling deep-water borewells.

published on : 26th February 2021

After three months, Chennai's groundwater levels witness a dip

Meanwhile, storage level at Chembarambakkam, Red Hills, Cholavaram and Poondi, the four reservoirs that supply drinking water to the city, is substantially higher than on the same day in 2020.

published on : 23rd February 2021

Delhi government's floodwater harvesting method helps raise groundwater level

It aims to create a reservoir between Palla and Wazirabad in Delhi to deal with water shortage in the capital.

published on : 14th February 2021

Expert panel to study depletion of groundwater

The court directed the state to form the expert body within four weeks and file a detailed report.

published on : 21st January 2021

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
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