The Earth’s axis, the point along which the planet rotates, has experienced a significant tilt of nearly 80 cm to the east. This tilt has been attributed to the pumping and movement of groundwater, as revealed by a recent study. ..
Month: Current Affairs - June, 2023
Category: Environment Current Affairs
“Groundwater: A Valuable but Diminishing Resource” Report was released by the Standing Committee on Water Resources. It recommended that the Indian government must take measures to reduce groundwater overexploitation, primarily driven by the wide cultivation of water-intensive crops like paddy ..
Category: Reports & Indexes Current Affairs
In June 2022, the Central Ground Water Board reported the groundwater (in the first 100m reach) of Punjab will be exhausted by 2029. In 2039, the groundwater (in 300m reach) will be exhausted. Following this Punjab Water Regulation and Development ..
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 ..
Month: Current Affairs - July, 2021
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 ..
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 ..