Groundwater levels plunge, contamination rises, crisis grows

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Five years ago, when Ramakant Desai, 55, hired a drilling rig to sink a borewell to irrigate his maize fields, he struck water at 200 ft. Today, the rig must drill more than four times as deep to 900 ft.

Mystery of arsenic release into groundwater solved

Stanford scientists have solved an important mystery about where the microbes responsible for releasing dangerous arsenic into groundwater in Southeast Asia get their food.

Groundwater tapping to be priced in Uttarakhand

Groundwater tapping to be priced in Uttarakhand

Industrial units, builders in the housing sector, commercial and government establishments in Uttarakhand will now have to pay a price for tapping the groundwater resources.

Hike in tariff among suggested measures to manage groundwater: Govt

Organisations including the World Bank and the Second Administrative Reform Commission have suggested measures like increasing water tariffs in urban areas for sustainable development and management of groundwater in the country, the Parliament was informed Thursday.

'In parts of Delhi, groundwater unfit for human consumption'

In some areas of Delhi, groundwater was found "unfit" for human consumption, the Economic Survey Report of Delhi 2014-15 has said while raising "serious concern" over depleting groundwater level.

India set to become water scarce country by 2025: Report

Although India is set to become water scarce country by 2025 due to demand-supply mis-match, the water sector is expected to see investment of USD 13 billion from overseas players in the next few years, a new study has said.

Groundwater level in Noida under 'stress': CGWA tells NGT

Central Ground Water Authority (CGWA) Thursday told the National Green Tribunal that groundwater level in Noida is under "stress" and recommended cap on number of houses being owned by individuals.

More proof for groundwater on Mars

More proof for groundwater on Mars

A new research has given more evidence for groundwater on Mars.

California has only one year of water left: Scientist

The state of California has only about one year's worth of water left in storage and its groundwater is rapidly depleting, a NASA scientist has found.

Odisha to launch rooftop rainwater harvesting scheme

The Odisha government Wednesday decided to implement a new scheme for rooftop rainwater harvesting and groundwater recharge in urban areas of thed state, with an investment of Rs.100 crore.

China to shut down 6,900 wells

About 6,900 wells, which meet a quarter of Beijing's urban water supply, would be shut down gradually in the next five years by authorities in a bid to check the receding groundwater level.

Groundwater warming up due to climate change

 Groundwater has not escaped global warming, says a study, suggesting that the warming stages observed in the atmosphere are replicated down below as well.

DMRC denies unauthorised groundwater extraction near Red Fort

Rubbishing allegations that Delhi Metro is "unauthorisedly" extracting groundwater during construction of an underground station in the Lal Qila area here, DMRC Managing Director Mangu Singh said no expert can claim that the work has done any harm to the monument.

Evolution of Human species linked to groundwater: Study

A new study shows that our ancient ancestors' ability to find new sources of groundwater during extremely dry periods in Africa millions of years ago may have been the key to their survival and the evolution of the human species.

Japan Fukushima operator starts diverting groundwater to sea

The operator of Japan`s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant said Wednesday it has begun a bypass system that diverts groundwater into the sea in a bid to reduce the volume of contaminated water.

Groundwater: NGT pulls up Delhi govt

NGT Wednesday asked Delhi govt officials to appear before itself over Delhi government report on illegal use of groundwater.

Groundwater: NGT issues warrant on Noida builder`s absence

On August 22, the NGT had issued show cause notices to 12 real estate developers, including DLF, Supertech and Jaypee Greens.

Fukushima radioactive water removal to take at least two more years

The operator of the crippled Japanese Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant has started pumping out radioactive groundwater to reduce leakage into the Pacific Ocean.

Villagers in the Sundarbans run groundwater treatment plant

A group of villagers in the Sundarbans have started running a groundwater treatment plant on their own.

Ganga water contains pesticide residues: Govt

Groundwater in key Ganga river basin states of Uttarakhand, UP and Bihar has residues of different pesticides, the government told the Rajya Sabha.