Marathwada Diary: High amounts of fluoride in groundwater continue to threaten drought-hit Nanded villages
Sawarkhed's groundwater contains fluoride. This is a chemical that is naturally present in soil, rocks and groundwater. But in concentrated form, it can be extremely harmful.
With only 3% water left in dams of drought-hit Marathwada, state to ban digging of borewells below 200 feet to check further depletion of ground water.
Marathwada's drought: In the midst of severe economic downturn, private water sellers reap profits in Latur
The current drought in Marathwada is being compared to the historic drought of 1972, of which some of the town’s older residents have vivid memories
In order to check the steep decline in groundwater level across Maharashtra, the state government has decided to ban digging of borewells beyond 200 feet.