groundwater Archive

Tokyo-based Indian Agricultural Microbiologist Dr. Shrihari moots National Policy on Groundwater and pitches for setting up of a Groundwater Regulatory Authority

  Estimates the Indian policy framework could stimulate a new environmental industry annually worth Rs. 25,000 crore for minimum 50 years & also save thousands of crores to the government in health care Moots earmarking superfund to immediately clean areas where severe health issues are reported due to worst groundwater contamination; Confident of bringing FDI

Regulation of Extraction of Groundwater

The Prime Minister, in his speech at the inaugural ceremony of India Water Week on April 10, 2012 while expressing concern over the scarcity of water in the Country, had indicated that the present legal situation gives every land holder the right to pump unlimited quantities of water from a bore well on his own

Groundwater as Public Property

The Ministry of Water Resources has formulated the draft National Water Policy (2012) guided by certain basic principles so that there is unified national perspective in planning, development and management of water resources including ground water resources. The draft National Water Policy Inter alia says that water not only as a scarce resource but also

Seminar on Aquifer Management Focuses on Equitable, Safe and Sustainable Management of Ground Water

A two day seminar on National Project on Aquifer Management began in New Delhi today. Organized by Central Ground Water Board the seminar provides a platform for exchange of ideas among different stakeholders on aquifer management. The Seminar is being attended by more than 200 participants including planners and administrators from various ministries of Govt.