Land subsides in groundwater-guzzling UP districts

Central Uttar Pradesh is literally on shaky ground. Land subsidence has been reported from several districts of the region, including Fatehpur, Farrukhabad, Kannauj and Unnao. Alarmingly, the culprit is neither seismic nor mining activity, but excessive groundwater extraction

By Sutapa Ghosh
Published: Monday 31 March 2003
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