Ground Water Current Affairs, GK & News

PM Modi launches “Har Ghar Nal Yojana” in Uttar Pradesh

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday, November 22, launched the ‘Har Ghar Nal Yojana’ (Tap Water to Every Household) for the residents of Uttar Pradesh’s Sonbhadra and Mirzapur district. Government was committed to solving the water scarcity problem and hence the scheme of worth ₹5,555 crores was launched in the state. Why was the region ..

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NASA: Earth Surface Mass has deviated

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration recently announced that the Earth Mass has deviated in August 2020 as compared to that of 2004-09. According to NASA, the sea level increase may be due to the change in earth mass. Findings of NASA The change in earth mass is mainly caused due to land movement relative ..

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India-UK Water Partnership Forum discuss on water conservation

The India-UK Water Partnership Forum was recently held. The forum discussed on developing water infrastructure in India. The countries linked Memorandum of Understanding between Ganga and British waters. Highlights The forum also discussed Namami Gange Programme, Jal Jeevan Mission and Swachh Bharat Mission. It showcased the investment and business opportunities in the Indian water sector. ..

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Stricter Norms for Commercial Use of Groundwater Set by NGT

The National Green Tribunal has set very stringent guidelines for the commercial use of groundwater in the country and it has specifically directed the concerned authorities to be proactive while granting permits, initiating punitive actions in case of breaches and mandating third-party compliance audit of businesses every year. This comes as the NGT stuck down ..

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Haryana: 1,000 Water Recharge Bores to be constructed

On June 11, 2020, the Haryana Government announced that, it will construct 1,000 water recharge bores in the state. The water bores are to be constructed in the water deficient areas of the state. Highlights The bores are being constructed in the state of Haryana to recharge the underground water with rainfall. The State Government ..

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