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Groundwater use in North-West India

Harvest Day Seminar "Sustainable Use of Groundwater in North-West India" (2004 New Delhi, India)

Groundwater use in North-West India

workshop papers

by Harvest Day Seminar "Sustainable Use of Groundwater in North-West India" (2004 New Delhi, India)

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Published by Centre for Advancement of Sustainable Agriculture in New Delhi .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statement[I.P. Abrol, B.R. Sharma, G.S. Sekhon, editors]
ContributionsAbrol, I. P., Sharma, B. R., Sekhon, G. S. (Gurcharan Singh), 1930-, Centre for Advancement of Sustainable Agriculture (New Delhi, India)
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 193 p. :
Number of Pages193
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24454183M
LC Control Number2010319612

The quality of ground water has undergone a change to an extent that the use of such water could be hazardous. Increase in overall salinity of the ground water and/or presence of high concentrations of fluoride, nitrate, iron, arsenic, total hardness and few toxic metal ions have been noticed in large areas in several states of Size: 78KB. The USGS Water Resources Mission Area provides water information that is fundamental to national and local economic well-being, protection of life and property, and effective management of the Nation’s water resources. Below, find data and tools relevant to a wide range of water resources and conditions including streamflow, groundwater, water quality, and water use and.

District wise et groundwater availability n and gross groundwater draft is shown in Fig annual ground draft for NCT Delhi (as on ) is ham. of which m is for irrigation use, ha. ham is for domestic use, ham by farmhouses and around ham for industrial Size: KB. This study focused on analysis of global food demand and supply situation by and , water demand-availability, impact of climate change on world water resource, food security and desalination challenges and development opportunities. The population of the world will be billion in and billion in ; Africa will be the major : Sheikh Mohammad Fakhrul Islam, Zahurul Karim.

Groundwater is being used unsustainably in some areas, and a spatial time series ( to ) of pre- and post-monsoon groundwater depth changes in the northwest region of Bangladesh suggests that, with the current level of groundwater use, falling groundwater levels may pose a long term threat to the sustainability of irrigated agriculture. The demand is highest in areas where the groundwater levels are the lowest. CGWB records the water level depth four times a year in Delhi—in January, May, August and November—to gauge the seasonal fluctuations in the water table. The pre-monsoon measurement is an important indicator of use and depletion of reserves.


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Groundwater use in North-West India by Harvest Day Seminar "Sustainable Use of Groundwater in North-West India" (2004 New Delhi, India) Download PDF EPUB FB2

Groundwater recharge and age-depth profiles of intensively exploited groundwater resources in northwest India D.

Lapworth 1, A. MacDonald2, G. Krishan3, M. Rao3, D. Gooddy1, and W. Darling 1British Geological Survey, Wallingford, UK, 2British Geological Survey, Edinburgh, UK, 3National Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee, India Abstract Intensive irrigation in northwest India has Cited by:   NEW DELHI: India's northern and eastern states saw a rapid decline in usable groundwater between andraising an impending risk of severe droughts, food crisis, and drinking water scarcity for millions of people, researchers have found.

A team from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur, West Bengal and Athabasca University, Canada, compiled the first. Unfortunately, the rise of the groundwater economy is not without cost. Reliance on groundwater extraction has led to falling water tables. For example, in Feixiang County, a county located in the upstream part of the Fuyang River Basin, the shallow groundwater table fell by m per year in the s and m per year in the s (Fig.Panel B).

The study found the decline in groundwater recharge between and is strongly associated with decline in low-intensity rainfall in north-west and north-central India. North-west India. The Indus and Ganga basin regions of north-west India experience a combination of high levels of groundwater dependency, aquifer stress and agricultural output.

Ina Water Resources Research study found that the Indus basin aquifer was the second-most overstressed in the world. In Delhi, Haryana, Punjab and Rajasthan.

Groundwater law and policy The use of groundwater for irrigated agriculture in Pakistan has a long history. The existence of vertical well systems ('karezes') in Balochistan was documented by Greek travelers as long as years ago.

Persian wheels formed an important element in the flood-recession. India accounts for 25 percent of the world’s extracted groundwater, more than the next two countries, China and the United States, combined. India’s groundwater depletion is a national crisis. Inefficient use of groundwater exacerbates the problem While borewells and tubewells continue to suck groundwater for agricultural use at alarming rates, putting the current consumption at as high as 84 percent of the total water available in the country, this withdrawn water continues to be used inefficiently.

Increasing the productivity of the rice–wheat (RW) system in north-west India is critical for the food security of India. However, yields are stagnating or declining, and the rate of groundwater. The Northwest India Aquifer (NWIA) has been shown to have the highest groundwater depletion (GWD) rate globally, threatening crop production and Cited by: Surface Water and Groundwater Use.

Major sources of groundwater recharge in the city include rainfall and seepage of water from canals, rivers, and irrigated water. DJB, the main water supply agency in Delhi, has reported that the water supply for the city has grown from 66 MGD in to MGD in (Department of Planning, Cited by: Delhi, the capital city of India, is the third largest city in the country by area and the second largest by population.

It supports a population of over million (Census of India, ). A new study conducted by the University of Manchester, UK and Mahavir Cancer Institute and Research Centre, Phulwarisharif in Patna has found uranium contaminating the groundwater in 10 districts of Bihar.

It took one-and-a-half years for the researchers to come to the conclusion. They are yet to find out the source of uranium in groundwater. Ganges River — one of the major rivers that flow within the Indo-Gangetic basin. Groundwater is a vital resource in the Indo-Gangetic basin, both for drinking water and agriculture, and pressures on the resources are likely to increase significantly in the future with climate change and increased abstraction.

The state of Punjab—a part of the Indus basin of the Indian subcontinent has an excellent net work of irrigation facilities. However, due to intensive cultivation it is facing a major problem with respect to quality of groundwater for irrigation. In the present investigation, geo-referenced groundwater samples were analysed to map water quality using geographical information by: 6.

Country's groundwater crisis showcases need to enact model groundwater bill As per the Central Groundwater Board (CGWB) data, there is a rapid fall in water tables over the past decade with a fall of two to four metre in 61 percent wells between and Even the data on the depth of wells sh.

Takshi, KS and RPS Chopra (). Monitoring and assessment of groundwater resources in Punjab state. In Groundwater Use in North–West India-Workshop Papers, IP Abrol, BR Sharma and GS Sekhon (eds.). New Delhi, India: Centre for Advancement of Sustainable Agriculture. Google ScholarCited by: 1.

/ E. van Griensven [and others] -- Hydraulic interactions between aquifers in the Viterbo area (Central Italy) / A.

Baiocchi [and others] -- Alarming rise in the ground water level in Jodhpur City: an example of groundwater interaction with the surface water in the Thar desert of Western India / B.S. Paliwal, A. Baghela -- Groundwater modelling Pages:   Groundwater provides more than a quarter of all the water used in the world, with most of its use attributed to irrigated agriculture.

Some countries are much more heavily dependent on. Punjab is the most cultivated state in India with the highest consumption of fertilizers.

Patiala and Muktsar districts are two agricultural dominated districts of Punjab located in extreme south-east and south-west of the state. This paper highlights temporal variations of the groundwater quality and compares its suitability for irrigation and drinking purpose in these two districts.

Water Cited by:. Admitting that Delhi has been facing rapid decline in groundwater levels in the recent years, which calls for attention and close watch through monitoring the CGWB in its year book Author: Bindu Shajan Perappadan.

The fields of barley, rice and wheat that feed much of India are running out of water, according to a new study based on satellite data and published online in Author: David Biello.Agricultural production also flourished with the introduction of groundwater pumps in the s and s, which resulted in large-scale, intensive development of groundwater.

However, the arid climate and low rainfall levels meant that groundwater abstraction quickly exceeded recharge, which in turn led to the drying up of springs, streams and.