Tag: groundwater

High levels of arsenic found in groundwater in UP

Umashankar Mishra New Delhi: A new study has found that as many as 2.34 crore people in rural areas of Uttar Pradesh are exposed to high levels of arsenic in groundwater. A total of 40 districts in the state are exposed to high concentration of arsenic in groundwater. Balia, Barabankhi, Gorakhpur, Ghazipur, Gonda, Faizabad and

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Recycling is the answer to India’s water woes

Dr T.V. Venkateshwaran and Jyoti Singh New Delhi: The per capita availability of water in India is going down progressively and the situation may become precarious unless the country takes measures like recycling of water in an organized manner, a leading water expert has warned. The average annual per capita availability of water which stood

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Continuous reliance on hand pumps has led to depletion of groundwater in Madhya Pradesh

Newsroom24x7 Staff Bhopal: Continuous use of hand pumps for years together has led to depletion of groundwater in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan pointed this out on Saturday. He emphasised that the surface water supply system is the only alternative for the future. Chouhan was

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