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Changing rainfall pattern linked to Indian Ocean warming

Groundwater plays a vital role in food and water security in India.

India's groundwater reserves at depletion risk, warns study

India's groundwater reserves at depletion risk, warns study

New modelling of the world's groundwater levels found that aquifers - the soil or porous rocks that hold groundwater - in the Upper Ganges Basin area of India, southern Spain and Italy could be depleted between 2040 and 2060.

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.