September 27, 2020 2:30 am
The ministry’s advice regarding a water pricing policy assumes significance as it was not part of the earlier draft guidelines issued on December 12, 2018, which were struck down by the National Green Tribunal.
October 28, 2019 7:09 am
The changes are part of an initiative to ensure every household in the district has doorstep tap connectivity and access to clean, surface water.
January 15, 2019 8:23 am
In case of Maharashtra, the natural geology comprising hard basalt rock limits seepage of groundwater in majority of its area. It not only poses a major challenge in western and central regions of the state but also leads to deeper digging of wells to extract natural reserves.
January 05, 2019 7:42 am
The Centre on December 12 notified revised guidelines for groundwater extraction effective from June 1, 2018.
December 26, 2018 1:48 am
The recharge of groundwater in 2018 was not highly appreciable as in more than 3,000 villages in the state, groundwater levels had dropped over 3 metres, or to the maximum depth.
December 14, 2018 7:43 am
The guidelines also encourage the use of recycled and treated sewage water.
December 09, 2018 9:01 am
The Indian Express explains the Maharashtra Groundwater (Development and Management) Act 2018 and its significance, at a time when the state is reeling under drought conditions in several districts.
October 17, 2018 8:18 am
Once implemented, Maharashtra will become the first state to have stringent measures to check not only the misuse of groundwater but also monitor the quality of groundwater, fix permissible depth for borewells and introduce mandatory registration for these wells.
September 06, 2018 8:47 am
Once implemented, Maharashtra will be the first state in the country to regulate and have stringent measures in place to check on quality and pollution of groundwater. The act will also provide a forecast of the groundwater situation ahead of every cropping season, ensuring sustained availability of water.
May 01, 2018 3:11 pm
“Last year, 21 talukas in Aurangabad, 26 in Amravati and 34 in Nagpur regions received rainfall 30 per cent less than normal, affecting groundwater recharge. Adding to this was the misuse of water resources for farming,” said a geologist who took part in the assessment.