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Seismic waves used to 'see' chemical reactions underground, may protect water quality: Study
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Seismic waves used to 'see' chemical reactions underground, may protect water quality: Study

Researchers managed to see under the surface to assess chemical reactions that alter the quality of groundwater.

Maharashtra's ambitious Rs 25,000 crore Marathwada Water Grid project a waste of money, say experts
India

Maharashtra's ambitious Rs 25,000 crore Marathwada Water Grid project a waste of money, say experts

Marathwada Water Grid project is following the hybrid model, in which the company implementing the scheme will be investing 60 percent of the money. Experts say when the companies invest money, they expect returns, and no municipal corporation in Marathwada is in a position to pay more for water.

India’s megacities, Mumbai and Delhi, are currently sitting on a huge pile of waste
India

India’s megacities, Mumbai and Delhi, are currently sitting on a huge pile of waste

Mumbai and Delhi are India’s top two megacities in terms of the solid waste generated every day.

Groundwater levels: Uncovering the on-going groundwater crisis in south India
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Groundwater levels: Uncovering the on-going groundwater crisis in south India

Studies on rising groundwater levels contradict on-ground field reports, farm surveys that report well failures.

India among most water-stressed countries despite plentiful rains; inefficient agriculture to blame, says study by global think tank
India

India among most water-stressed countries despite plentiful rains; inefficient agriculture to blame, says study by global think tank

Inefficient 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.

Pakistan’s Indus delta becoming no man’s land with sea level rise and dams upstream
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Pakistan’s Indus delta becoming no man’s land with sea level rise and dams upstream

People in Paksitan are leaving their villages en masse as the Indus delta sinking means they cannot farm or fish and have no freshwater, thanks to sea level rise and dams upstream

Recurrent water crisis forces Mawasis in MP to migrate to cities for livelihood as parched forests run dry of produce
India

Recurrent water crisis forces Mawasis in MP to migrate to cities for livelihood as parched forests run dry of produce

Recurrent 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

Mission Paani: In parched Chennai, residents shell out fortune for water as crisis brings city to its knees
India

Mission Paani: In parched Chennai, residents shell out fortune for water as crisis brings city to its knees

Rampant unplanned development, deficient monsoon last year coupled with inadequate urban planning has brought Chennai to its knees with the southern metropolis facing a daily water deficit of at least 200 million litres

As Punjab's groundwater levels drop alarmingly, farmers confront desperate times ahead
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As Punjab's groundwater levels drop alarmingly, farmers confront desperate times ahead

As 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.

Chennai water crisis: Way ahead could encompass decentralised sewage treatment, solutions matching pain with gain
India

Chennai water crisis: Way ahead could encompass decentralised sewage treatment, solutions matching pain with gain

If by some miracle, the population shrank, our water bodies were restored, our economic model changed, and citizens voted for water management — the Chennai water crisis would vanish.

Economic Survey 2019 presents good overview, but should not be read as precursor to Sitharaman's maiden Budget
Business

Economic Survey 2019 presents good overview, but should not be read as precursor to Sitharaman's maiden Budget

The Economic Survey also takes a view that the NPA issue is behind us and hence banks can now lend.

Chennai water crisis: How 'great' teamwork, muddy data enabled poor management and engineered a disaster
India

Chennai water crisis: How 'great' teamwork, muddy data enabled poor management and engineered a disaster

Chennai is overdrawing its ground water 1.85 times. The false sense of plenty is one possible reason why we have managed our water so poorly. But the second possible explanation for poor management is the lack of a good incentive mechanism — either for our politicians or our bureaucracy.

Groundwater overexploited in 16% of talukas, mandals, blocks, at 'critical' levels in 4% of wells examined
India

Groundwater overexploited in 16% of talukas, mandals, blocks, at 'critical' levels in 4% of wells examined

Groundwater overexploitation was highest in Punjab (76%) & Rajasthan (66%), followed by Delhi (56%) & Haryana (54%).

Government appoints 255 officers to take charge of water harvesting, conservation efforts in over 1,500 affected blocks
India

Government appoints 255 officers to take charge of water harvesting, conservation efforts in over 1,500 affected blocks

As many as 255 officers, including additional and joint secretaries, have been appointed as in-charge of water-stressed districts in the country to plan ways to conserve the natural resource.

India's metro cities will run out of groundwater in next 10 yrs, claims NITI Ayog report; 40% populace will have no access to drinking water by 2030
India

India's metro cities will run out of groundwater in next 10 yrs, claims NITI Ayog report; 40% populace will have no access to drinking water by 2030

The recent report of NITI Ayog on groundwater level says 21 Indian cities including Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai, and Hyderabad - will run out of groundwater by 2020, affecting around 100 million people. It also says that 40 percent of India's population will have no access to drinking water by 2030.

Groundwater contamination was found to be 12 times higher in Indian villages practicing open defecation
India

Groundwater contamination was found to be 12 times higher in Indian villages practicing open defecation

After the open-defecation free campaign, the government will focus on solid and liquid waste management in villages.

World Environment Day 2019: 600 million Indian people are facing acute water crisis
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World Environment Day 2019: 600 million Indian people are facing acute water crisis

The rainfall in the basins of southern peninsula & central India has been declared “deficient" & "large deficient".

Groundwater in 40 districts of UP's rural areas have high levels of arsenic
India

Groundwater in 40 districts of UP's rural areas have high levels of arsenic

2.34 crore people, who depend on hand pumps & tube wells, are affected by the contamination of arsenic.

Drought in Rajasthan: Migrants live on fringes as exodus to southern, eastern regions leaves behind elderly
India

Drought in Rajasthan: Migrants live on fringes as exodus to southern, eastern regions leaves behind elderly

The 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.

Drought in Rajasthan: Poor groundwater situation, erratic rains in Barmer indicate ecological distress across Thar desert
India

Drought in Rajasthan: Poor groundwater situation, erratic rains in Barmer indicate ecological distress across Thar desert

With 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.