New Delhi [India], Aug 26 (ANI): Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat on Monday said that the depleting groundwater level
, overexploitation and deteriorating quality of water are major challenges in providing clean drinking water.
A ministry official said, 'Since 2007 the groundwater level
has been rising.
The gravity of the situation can be underlined by the fact that the many river bodies have dried up and the groundwater level
has gone down even in water-rich north Bihar despite the huge tract of the Indo-Gangetic Plain.
The US government, through the US Agency for International Development (USAID), contributed with $5.7mfor a system to lower the groundwater level
in partnership with the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities and the National Organisation for Potable Water and Sanitary Drainage.
Capital Development Authority (CDA) officials told Dawn there are several reasons for the drop in groundwater level
. They said the capital city has the highest population growth rate and the city has also been witnessing a mushroom growth of buildings.
The groundwater level
has receded from 100ft to 400ft, he added.
CAIRO -- 1 October 2018: An Egyptian archaeological mission working on reducing the groundwater level
at Aswan's KomOmbo Temple discovered on Sunday two ancient paintings made of sandstone, one of which belongs to the second king of the 19th dynasty King Seti I while the other belongs to King Ptolemy IV.
Acting chairman while responding to ambassadors views on installing more plants of water in Balochistan said groundwater level
in Balochistan has gone down dangerously and it will be a huge service to the people of the province if China can cooperate in having water reservoirs and water supply lines.
As for instance, our groundwater level
is constantly falling as said above.
The cleaning works are ongoing in Tokmok after the rise of groundwater level
in the town, the Ministry of Emergency Situations reported.
The groundwater level
changes with the season, and the mean water level is above 2.0 m.
When water levels, after reservoir impoundment, are higher than those of the original groundwater level
in a plain area, this will cause the rise of groundwater levels
in the surrounding areas.