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Aug 07, 2019
India among most water-stressed countries despite plentiful rains; inefficient agriculture to blame, says study by global think tankInefficient agriculture, that uses up to 80 percent of all water resources in the country, is one of the primary reasons for India’s water stress, says a fellow with WRI India.
Jul 26, 2019
Recurrent water crisis forces Mawasis in MP to migrate to cities for livelihood as parched forests run dry of produceRecurrent drought in Satna district of Madhya Pradesh has turned the once all-providing summer months into a nightmare for Mawasi tribals, forcing the youth to migrate for livelihood while women walk at least 16 kilometres daily for water
Jul 08, 2019
As Punjab's groundwater levels drop alarmingly, farmers confront desperate times aheadAs water tables in Punjab fall, desperate farmers are digging deeper, getting trapped in debt and depleting aquifers. Punjab is warned of turning into a desert state in 25 years. Paddy, biggest water guzzler, sees continued cultivation as agricultural reforms fail.
Feb 26, 2019
Declining ground water levels add to the woes of farmers in this UP villageWith apathetic government figureheads and worsening natural conditions, it isn't hard to see why people like Dhanshyam believe, “There is no remedy.”
Feb 01, 2019
UPSC declares Combined Geo-Scientist & Geologist Exam 2018 results, check selection list at upsc.gov.inThe final results of the 2018 Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist exam of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) have been declared.
Sep 09, 2018
Sterlite Plant row: Tamil Nadu rejects Centre's report on groundwater contamination in Thoothukudi district, calls it vague, unscientificThe Tamil Nadu Government rejected the report and requested the Centre to immediately withdraw the entire report.
Jun 28, 2018
Paddy in Punjab, Part 1: Over-cultivation of water-guzzling rice crop threatens to deplete state's groundwater reservesPunjab's priority for paddy has not been an entirely favourable business for the state's agriculture. This series examines the potential threat to the sector from skewed paddy cultivation
Apr 28, 2016
Central teams to assess drought-hit areas in the countryThe Central Water Commission and the Central Ground Water Board will identify water resources management challenges
Apr 19, 2016
The great Indian water crisis: Data drought compounds depleting stockAccording to a government survey of ground water units in 2011, 16 percent of the units across 30 states and six UTs were in the "over exploited" category.