Groundwater Current Affairs, GK & News

Study: Punjab Groundwater Level Dips 1m every year

A study conducted by the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) between 1998 and 2018 found that in 18 of 22 areas, the groundwater level dropped by more than 1 meter per year. Highlights The Punjab groundwater depletion study, written by Rajan Aggarwal, Samanpreet Kaur and Anmol Kaur Gill, was published by PAU and presented to the ..

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Saltwater Intrusion in Thoothukudi

Intrusion of salt water into the groundwater of the Thoothukudi area of Tamil Nadu has led to a drop in agricultural output and exodus of people. Saltwater Intrusion Saltwater intrusion is the process by which saline water enters into an area containing freshwater, such as the groundwater. It is also called saline water ingression. It ..

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Atal Bhujal Yojana: GoI and World Bank signed loan agreement of 450 million USD

On February 17, 2020, the World Bank and the Government of India signed a loan agreement to support the national programme that aims on strengthening ground water institutions and also arrest the depletion of ground water resources. Highlights The project supported by the World Bank called the “National Ground Water Management Improvement Programme” is to ..

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Ground Water Act, 2020 approved by UP cabinet

On February 11, 2020, the Uttar Pradesh Cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath approved Ground Water Act-2020. The act aims to improve ground water level. Key Features of the act The act makes the registration of submersible pumps mandatory. The farmers and domestic users need not pay fees to use the pumps. The act ..

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Study on the shrinking Vellayani Lake

Vellayani Lake is one of the largest freshwater bodies in Kerala. A recent study show that the lake has almost shrunk by half its original size. The report, ‘Revive Vellayani – a geospatial perspective – facts and figures’ was based on the studies by the Swasthi Foundation on the state’s second largest freshwater body. It ..

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