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The deep water crisis

Hard-working rig-operators are providing a real response to a very real demand from farmers, but with grave consequences for groundwater sup »

Are we ready for ‘peak water’ and smaller harvests?

Wells are drying up and underwater tables falling so fast in the Middle East and parts of India, China and the U.S. that food supplies a...»

Punjab’s new agro policy will be a drain on hope

Groundwater meets three quarters of the State's farming needs »

Groundwater is gold

No individual borewell should be permitted to be drilled and only common use of groundwater under metered and tariff conditions should be en »

Handling groundwater

With the Groundwater Act passed, the BWSSB must map sub-aquifers in Bangalore, understand their recharge characteristics and draw up a plan »

The Hindu presents the all-new Young World

In the 16th Lok Sabha Election 2014, West Bengal has witnessed some interesting trends. Apart from the debacle of the Left and the ascendance of the Trinamool Congress (AITC), the other somewhat s... »


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