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A farmer working in his paddy field at Bothgarh outskirts of Morinda town on Ludhiana road 30kms from Chandigarh.(HT File Photo)

With rural economy as leading theme of polls, the policy options to address farm crisis

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Karthik Muralidharan
UPDATED ON MAR 23, 2019 08:29 PM IST
Policy makers and the public need to recognise four key facts about Indian agriculture.
The Delhi government’s scheme to provide free water up to 20,000 litres per month has helped to conserve the precious resource in Delhi, finance minister Manish Sisodia said in his budget speech on Tuesday.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)
The Delhi government’s scheme to provide free water up to 20,000 litres per month has helped to conserve the precious resource in Delhi, finance minister Manish Sisodia said in his budget speech on Tuesday.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)

Free supply scheme helped Delhi save on water, says Manish Sisodia in budget speech

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 27, 2019 01:51 AM IST
While the national capital faces an acute water crises every summer, a 2018 report of NITI Ayog had warned that Delhi, along with several other major Indian cities, would run out of groundwater by 2020.
The GMDA office has received requests from residents of various societies, who have been living in these areas for two years or more, and are still dependent on private tankers for sourcing water for drinking and meeting other household needs.(HT File Photo)
The GMDA office has received requests from residents of various societies, who have been living in these areas for two years or more, and are still dependent on private tankers for sourcing water for drinking and meeting other household needs.(HT File Photo)

Societies in Gurugram’s Sector 102-115 will get canal water by March 2019

Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON SEP 14, 2018 05:35 AM IST
The Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) said that it will connect all privately developed residential societies in sectors 102-115, along Dwarka Expressway, with canal water network by March next year.
Noida authority will plant over 180 species of trees, 90 species of shrubs, grasses, and 20 species of bamboos, palms.(Sunil Ghosh/HT)
Noida authority will plant over 180 species of trees, 90 species of shrubs, grasses, and 20 species of bamboos, palms.(Sunil Ghosh/HT)

After residents protest, Noida will not cut trees for Biodiversity Park

Hindustan Times, Noida | By Vinod Rajput
PUBLISHED ON AUG 28, 2018 01:45 AM IST
While some residents’ welfare organisations have demanded that eucalyptus trees be cut, other resident groups and the authority’s horticulture department have planned a plantation drive at the Park site Wednesday.
Construction work near Ghata jheel, in Gurugram. Increasing concretisation of the city has reduced the potential for natural recharge, which in turn increases storm water run-off.(Yogendra Kumar/HT Photo)
Construction work near Ghata jheel, in Gurugram. Increasing concretisation of the city has reduced the potential for natural recharge, which in turn increases storm water run-off.(Yogendra Kumar/HT Photo)

Akbar left Fatehpur Sikri because of water shortage, where will Gurugram residents go?

By Latika Thukral
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2018 02:35 PM IST
Speedy urbanisation in the last two decades has increased the demand for water, which is exceeding the sustainable supply, and Gurugram now stands at a very critical juncture
(For representation)
(For representation)

Rapid fall in groundwater level in Punjab, Haryana

By Jatinder Kaur Tur, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2018 02:29 PM IST
Decadal data shows worrying trend with 82% of Punjab and 76% in Haryana areas seeing a decline in groundwater level.
As per the report available with municipal corporations of these cities of Punjab, every year, approximately 10% of tubewells are going dry.(HT File/Representative Image)
As per the report available with municipal corporations of these cities of Punjab, every year, approximately 10% of tubewells are going dry.(HT File/Representative Image)

10% tubewells going dry in 3 Punjab cities, water unfit for drinking: Reports

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2018 10:12 PM IST
As per reports of the Central Ground Water Board, the groundwater level in these cities has declined at an alarming rate of approximate 1m per year in the last three-four years.
61% of wells witnessed a decline in water levels in India in the last one decade.(HT)
61% of wells witnessed a decline in water levels in India in the last one decade.(HT)

‘Groundwater depletion owing to exceptionally high demand in India’

Hindustan Times | By Badri Chatterjee, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON APR 09, 2018 12:48 AM IST
Inadequate rainfall is another reason for declining water levels in wells in India
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