Environment ministry’s 50-year plan to tackle water crisis

An expert committee report of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has suggested measures to regulate the overuse of water in agriculture. The committee has recommended registering and creation of inventories of borewells across India. It has suggested recording details such as location and the withdrawal capacity, along with the size of the… Continue reading Environment ministry’s 50-year plan to tackle water crisis

Groundwater reserves estimate to be updated soon

The Union Water Ministry is finalising an updated estimate on the state of groundwater reserves in India. Central Ground Water Board (CGWB) jointly with State Ground Water Departments carries out periodic assessment of ground water resources of the entire country. The last assessment was done in 2013. The groundwater resources of India are assessed Groundwater… Continue reading Groundwater reserves estimate to be updated soon