The process starts with the digging of a 10x10 feet pit, which is covered with a drum which has holes around it to accumulate rainwater. In the next step, the drum is connected to the terrace using PVC pipes. As soon as the rainwater starts seeping into the ground, the groundwater table is recharged.
Published on Jul 24, 2019 03:16 PM IST
Mumbai | By Asian News International
The delay in monsoon and aberrations in normal rains are likely to impact the cultivation of paddy in Bihar, one of the leading rice producing states in the country.
Updated on Jun 26, 2019 10:46 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Patna | By Subhash Pathak
Verhaen Khanna, founder of New Delhi Nature Society (NDNS), said outdoor gyms could be set up without cementing the grass and soil. He said concretisation would affect the groundwater table.
Published on Jun 20, 2019 02:37 AM IST
New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
“So far 120 pits have been cleaned and the work is ongoing. We have empanelled an agency that is desilting all pits across the city. We would meet the target by the end of this month,” MCG executive engineer Dharamvir Mallik said.
Updated on Jun 18, 2019 08:32 AM IST
The Noida authority had on May 17, 2017, started the project of connecting the Sector 168 STP with nearby green areas via pipelines. The objective behind this project was to stop the misuse of groundwater for irrigation purposes and to make sure that untreated waste did not go into the Yamuna.
Published on May 13, 2019 11:32 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Noida | By Vinod Rajput, Noida
The groundwater table in Darbhanga has plummeted, and at several places in the district, residents have been using submersible pumps. A large number of hand pumps have failed to draw up any water because of the severe depletion of the groundwater level.
Published on May 10, 2019 03:00 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Darbhanga | By Bishnu K Jha
These 43 villages are spread across seven out of 14 tehsils of in the district, where the ground water levels have fallen by between one metre to three metres.
Published on May 05, 2019 11:40 PM IST
Pune | By Shrinivas Deshpande
The development holds importance as last year, the MCG was only able to finalise a contractor in the second week of July for cleaning rainwater harvesting pits, by which time monsoon had already set in.
Published on Apr 26, 2019 12:13 AM IST
According to data obtained from the agricultural department’s groundwater cell, from 2014 to 2018, the groundwater table fell by 2.5 metres in Gurugram district and by 3 metres in Gurugram city. The department of agriculture also found that in 2018, the district overdrew on its groundwater reserves by 226%.
Published on Apr 19, 2019 05:08 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
Monday’s order came in response to a 2017 petition filed by city-based activist Harinder Dhingra against International Recreation & Amusement Park – the company which runs Appu Ghar – and HSVP.
Updated on Mar 30, 2019 08:08 AM IST
Gurugram | By Prayag Arora-Desai
MCG commissioner Yashpal Yadav says this work would permanently solve two of city’s most perennial problems.
Updated on Jan 04, 2019 03:17 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Kartik Kumar, Gurugram
As the drought intensifies over the 2019 summer months and tankers pile up in Marathwada, an old debate will yet again get replayed in the state. Does sugarcane, a crop not compatible in a rain-deficit area like Marathwada aggravate drought?
Updated on Nov 06, 2018 04:16 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By Ketaki Ghoge, Aurangabad/beed
Dam to come up downstream from boating area inside SGNP, help restore rainwater.
Published on Sep 22, 2018 06:21 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Badri Chatterjee, Mumbai
Residents of Gairatpur Baas and Mohammadpur Gujar villages say that 75 to 80% concentration of mesquite or Vilayti Babool trees in the region led to extreme water scarcity so much so that wild life in the region has started encroaching into the villages for water.
Updated on Jun 28, 2018 11:08 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Anurit Kanti and Leena Dhankhar