Govt may consider law to restrict use of river, ground water for drinking: Uma Bharti

Government may consider bringing in a legislation to restrict usage of river and ground water for drinking purpose while treated and rainwater could be used

HC summons Haryana officials over illegal water extraction

The Punjab and Haryana High Court has directed the Haryana Chief Secretary and Chief Administrator, HUDA, to appear before it in connection with a petition alleging illegal extraction of ground water by builders in Gurgaon.

No cancerous substance in underground water in Gr Noida: UPPCB

Test samples from underground water in Greater Noida have been found devoid of carcinogenic substances, Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board (UPPCB) Friday informed the National Green Tribunal.

Punjab to rejuvenate village ponds: Minister

Punjab would soon rejuvenate village ponds across the state in around 12,673 villages, Rural Development and Panchayat Minister Sikander Singh Maluka said Tuesday.

Trying to increase ground water level: Uma Bharti

Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti Thursday said that apart from promoting rainwater harvesting, the government has been trying to increase the ground water level artificially.

Groundwater may have helped ancestors to thrive, evolve
Groundwater may have helped ancestors to thrive, evolve

A new study has revealed that the ability to find the new groundwater sources during extremely dry periods in Africa millions of years ago may have helped ancient ancestors to survive and evolve as species.

Noida builders using ground water; NGT pulls up authorities

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Thursday pulled up the authorities for their failure to restrain builders in Noida and Greater Noida from "extracting" ground water for construction.

There will be water wars soon: HC on depleting water level in Delhi

The Delhi High Court Wednesday said there would be "water wars" soon given the rate water sources is depleting and asked the city government whether it has any policy in place for implementing rain-water harvesting measures.

Govt warns of action against commercial exploitation of water

Delhi government today directed the deputy commissioners to take strict action against complaints of commercial exploitation of ground water, even as it asked the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) to re-advertise applications for registration of water tankers in the city.

NGT unhappy over expert panel`s report on groundwater use

The National Green Tribunal Tuesday expressed unhappiness over the report filed by an expert panel set up to address the issue of illegal use of ground water, saying the committee "failed" to discharge its function.

Airborne magnetic survey for ground water begins in Ramgarh

National Geophysical Research Institute (NGRI) has set off an airborne magnetic survey to study availability of underground water in the sandy areas of Ramgarh here.

India’s growing ground water crisis!

Despite numerous replenishing measures, the ground water level in India has recorded a continual decline.

Joshi expresses concern over depleting ground water resource

Murli Manohar Joshi expressed concern over the decline of ground water level in the country and blamed the Centre`s policies as being responsible.

UP: `Ground water being drawn on a large scale`

A social activist and local councillor said that ground water was being drawn on a massive scale in Ghaziabad.

Bihar: Ground water in 13 districts found contaminated

Groundwater in 13 Bihar districts have been found to be partially contaminated with arsenic, while it was not fit for drinking in 50 blocks.

RO system removes 90% of uranium from ground water

Reverse osmosis (RO) system removes over 90 per cent of uranium from ground water, a study has claimed.

DIAL extracting 10,000 KL of ground water daily

Even as Delhiites are facing
an acute water crisis, authorities seem to have turned a
blind eye to the "illegal" extraction of over 10,000 kilo
litres of ground water.