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Workshop on Exploring Palaeochannels for Groundwater Held by MoWR

Workshop on Exploring Palaeochannels for Groundwater Held by MoWR

Events
The Minister of State for Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation, Shri Sanwar Lal Jat addressing at the workshop on Palaeochannels :Geological Evolution and Ground Water Prospects in New Delhi on June 16, 2016. The Ministry of Water Resources (MoWR) organised a day long workshop on Palaeochannels - Evolution and ground Water Prospects to promote wide-ranging discussions on palaeochannels in India and collate available information and research outputs. The key organizer of the even was the Central Ground Water Board (CGWB), which is the principal agency under the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation for managing India's ground water resource. The Workshop was inaugurated by Union Minister for State for Water Resources, River
LG’s Order to Check Rampant Ground Water Extraction

LG’s Order to Check Rampant Ground Water Extraction

Green Alert
In order to check the continued abstraction of ground water leading to severe depletion of ground water resource in the National Capital, the Lt. Governor of Delhi has issued an order, through the Dept. of Environment, GNCT, that no person, group, authority, association or institution shall draw ground water through bore-well or tube-well (both new as well as existing and drawing ground water without permission of the Central Ground Water Authority) for domestic, commercial, agricultural and/or industrial uses. Only after a prior permission from the "Competent Authority", which could be the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) or the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) is obtained, can the ground water be drawn for use. The order, under Section 5 of the Environment (Protection) Act of 1986, also pr...
Delhi Urban Water Woes Meet Lessons From Environmental History

Delhi Urban Water Woes Meet Lessons From Environmental History

Articles
Baoli - A centuries old step-well in the heart of Delhi city. The urbanization process in India in the 20th century led to the formation of large city-centers with very high density of population. The urban sprawl also meant an immense pressure on the natural resources of these city-centers thus also affecting, among others, the quality of life of the urbanite. One of the first resource to get impacted was water - that began to both deplete and deteriorate as rapidly as was the pace of urbanization in the respective urban-centers. Delhi, the capital of India has obviously been one of the cities to have now turned into a mega-city. Delhi faces regular water crisis that only aggravates in summers and all stakeholders agree on the inadequacy of Delhi’s current water supply. (more&hellip

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