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

Delhi's reserves of water are drying up, could bring 'Day zero' by 2020: NITI Aayog
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Delhi's reserves of water are drying up, could bring 'Day zero' by 2020: NITI Aayog

The capital is losing water from its surface reserves as well as underground.