Groundwater

  • Maharashtra: Village fights drought through water policies March 21, 2013

    Mumbai: The drought in Maharashtra is more a result of the states colossally corrupt and flawed water policy rather than simply monsoon failure, as experts say. But one village in Hiware Bazaar is showing just how a common-sense water policy goes a long way in mitigating acute water scarcity. Drought-hit farmers...
  • Gujarat: Official claims data on water portal is obsolete March 17, 2013

    Ahmedabad: After the official Water and Sanitation Management Organisation (WASMO) portal stated that 7675 habitations suffer from high ground water fluoride levels, the organisation's chairman called it a "goof-up" and said that less than 400 habitations are affected. The official WASMO portal states that a recent habitation survey found that...
  • 25 states drinking unsafe water: Ministry data May 4, 2012

    New Delhi: Are we drinking poisoned water? According to data submitted in Parliament, groundwater across 25 states is contaminated with chemicals beyond permissible limits, and this may cause severe health complications. Dangerous levels of fluorides, nitrates and heavy metals like lead have been found in pockets of 158 districts across 25...
  • Haryana farmers drill borewells, reap drought August 20, 2009

    Chandigarh: The latest figure of rainfall deficiency in Haryana stands at 74 per cent and the state is facing a unique problem. The deep borewell industry is booming as farmers dig deeper to tap ground water. But gravity research satellites of National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) point out that the...
  • Biotech major Biocon alleged of ground water pollution December 2, 2008

    Bangalore: India's biotechnology leader Biocon is caught up in a controversy. Villagers allege the company has polluted air and ground water in the Hebbagodi region, where the company's factory is located. In fact they took out a protest march. Angry villagers protested Biocon factory in Hebbagodi. Among them was...
  • Kerala's anti-Coke crusader is dead June 16, 2007

    New Delhi: The central figure in Kerala’s anti-Coke struggle, Mayilamma, 70, passed away on Saturday night following psoriasis ailment. Mayilamma, fondly called the tribal grandmother, began the community-led campaign in Plachimada district against Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Pvt Ltd (HCCB) plant, the company that makes and bottles Coke in India, in April...