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Mar 24, 2019
Drought in Rajasthan: Migrants live on fringes as exodus to southern, eastern regions leaves behind elderlyThe Rajasthan government has fixed the minimum wage at Rs 213 per day, but migrant labourers are often exploited and paid less than half the minimum wage.
Mar 22, 2019
Drought in Rajasthan: Poor groundwater situation, erratic rains in Barmer indicate ecological distress across Thar desertWith agriculture and cattle rearing being the only means of livelihood for locals of Thar desert, persistent drought has forced residents to migrate to other regions within the state while many others continue to cope with cascading effects of drought.
Jan 25, 2019
Centre to impose ‘Water Conservation Fee’ and stricter laws in bid regulate groundwater use; experts say issue is rights-basedIndian authorities are imposing a new fees and stricter laws to rein in groundwater use, as the world’s biggest extractor struggles to find ways to conserve the fast dwindling resource.
Jan 22, 2019
Half of all groundwater supplies across the world likely to be replenished within the next century, says Cardiff University scientistScientists found that only half of all groundwater supplies are likely to fully replenish or re-balance within the next 100 years amid climate change
Nov 26, 2018
Water management to play key role in India's economic growth: Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh KantKant stated that 30 percent of urban and 70 percent of rural water comes from groundwater, which is depleting rapidly.
Oct 23, 2018
Maharashtra declares drought in 180 tehsils; Devendra Fadnavis says central assistance will reach affected regions soonMarathwada, North Maharashtra and parts of Vidarbha and West Maharashtra are some of the regions facing a drought-like situation this year as they have received 23 percent less rainfall than normal.
Aug 22, 2018
India's water crisis: Lessons from Madurai, a city that adopted tanks and suffered after abandoning themUnderstanding why Madurai, like every other city in India, has built over its water bodies like tanks and canals illuminates how we got to the mess we are in
Aug 21, 2018
Hydropower generation in India is seeing the effects of climate change: StudyFactors like land use and land cover will affect future hydropower potential, the study adds
Jun 25, 2018
Bengaluru, Delhi, Chennai among 21 cities to run out of groundwater by 2020India is facing the worst water crisis in its history, and 21 Indian cities will run out of groundwater by 2020.
Jun 09, 2018
India's groundwater widely contaminated with uranium across Rajasthan, Gujarat and 14 other Indian states: ResearchersResearchers have found widespread uranium contamination in groundwater in 16 Indian states because of human factors like the groundwater-table decline