Water

World Water Day: Drawing to a close

Groundwater level has dipped in almost all parts of India, with the maximum depletion observed in and around Rajasthan, Haryana, Punjab, Gujarat, Telangana, and Maharashtra. This has resulted in widespread groundwater contamination. With drought becoming frequent, farmers are now forced to spend more on deep borewells, thus getting caught in a debt trap

 
By DTE Staff
Last Updated: Thursday 21 March 2019

Prepared by DTE/CSE Data Centre,
Infographics: Raj Kumar Singh,
Data sources: Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Central Ground Water Board and National Sample Survey Office

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