Groundwater on brink of destruction

Chaudhuri, Sriroop and Roy, Mimi (2016) Groundwater on brink of destruction. Millennium Post.

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Water stress is a major challenge faced around the world today. In a recent climate meet, 22nd Conference of Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) at Marrakech, Morocco, need of water management was heavily stressed upon as the way to find sustainable solutions to climatic adversities in the days to come. In India, water resources are at great peril, especially groundwater, facing dual demons of rapid depletion and contamination. In a nationwide report on the status of groundwater resources in 2009 made by the Central Ground Water Board (CGWB), it appears that the northwestern states sit on the graver end of the spectrum with Punjab registering about 172 per cent groundwater development, followed by Delhi (138 per cent) Rajasthan (135 per cent) and Haryana (127 per cent), which urges for immediate mitigation efforts and spatially-optimised policy reforms.

Item Type: Other
Keywords: Water stress | Climate Change | Water management | Groundwater resources
Subjects: Physical, Life and Health Sciences > Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
Physical, Life and Health Sciences > Environmental Science, Policy and Law
JGU School/Centre: Jindal School of Liberal Arts & Humanities
Depositing User: Arjun Dinesh
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2022 15:53
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2022 15:53
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