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  • The base of India’s deepening rural water crisis Jul 29, 2019 11:51 AM IST

    The base of India’s deepening rural water crisis

    Erratic monsoon rains and skewed farm incentives have led to the growing groundwater crisis, impacting farm incomes and availability of drinking water

  • Environment Ministry endorses water conservation fee on residential complexes, agriculture sector: Report Jul 25, 2019 07:05 PM IST

    Environment Ministry endorses water conservation fee on residential complexes, agriculture sector: Report

    Apart from industries and infrastructural projects, packaged drinking water plants and mining agencies might also come under the ambit of the conservation fees

  • Protest through art, music to highlight Chennai water crisis Jun 30, 2019 08:03 PM IST

    Protest through art, music to highlight Chennai water crisis

    Civic activists, students and senior citizens participated in the protest organised by Arapoor Iyakkam, an NGO.

  • Govt data shows steep decline in groundwater levels Jun 28, 2019 05:51 PM IST

    Govt data shows steep decline in groundwater levels

    Out of 6,584 blocks assessed in the country, 1,034 are in the over-exploited category, 253 in the critical category, 681 in the semi-critical category, 96 in the saline category, and 4,520 in the safe category.

  • Global warming creating a groundwater 'time bomb', say scientists Jan 25, 2019 09:45 AM IST

    Global warming creating a groundwater 'time bomb', say scientists

    Climate change will impact the recharge cycle not only now, but also in the future affect the base flow to rivers and wetlands a long time later.

  • One-fifth of India's population consumes water with high arsenic content Dec 28, 2017 03:05 PM IST

    One-fifth of India's population consumes water with high arsenic content

    The Ministry of Water Resources revealed that 239 million people in 153 districts of 21 states are consuming water with alarming arsenic content.

  • As India's 'granary' exhausts groundwater, farmers eye new crops Oct 17, 2016 12:36 PM IST

    As India's 'granary' exhausts groundwater, farmers eye new crops

    Groundwater irrigates almost three-quarters of Punjab‘s agricultural land, but groundwater levels are dropping by 40 to 50 cm (16 to 20 inches) a year, according to Rajan Aggarwal, head of the soil and water engineering department at Punjab Agricultural University (PAU).

  • Monsoon not the only answer to India's water crisis, say experts May 14, 2016 02:05 PM IST

    Monsoon not the only answer to India's water crisis, say experts

    Is the current water crisis a result of two consecutive droughts, that can be mitigated with just couple of good monsoons or is it more grave? A problem of sustained shortage of surface and groundwater, can be answered only by a change in laws, cropping patterns, taxes and indeed, a change in lifestyles and attitudes.

  • Wastewater reuse: Key to securing India's water future Jun 23, 2014 05:39 PM IST

    Wastewater reuse: Key to securing India's water future

    Wastewater recycling and reuse is a technically feasible and financially viable option to help conserve India's water resources

  • Scarce power, water pricing causing groundwater misuse: PM Apr 10, 2012 02:00 PM IST

    Scarce power, water pricing causing groundwater misuse: PM

    Noting that inadequate and sub - optimal pricing of power and water are promoting misuse of groundwater, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today stressed on the need to move towards participatory mechanisms of pricing of water by the primary stakeholders themselves.

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