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India's Groundwater Crisis Inadequate rainfall, a skewed demand versus supply scenarid due to rise in population, urbanization and industries is to blame for the alarming 61% decline in groundwater level in wells in India between 2007 and 2017. According to the Central Groundwater Board (CGWB), under the Ministry of Water Resources, urban areas are facing a threat of acute water shortage, especially cities such as Chandigarh, Puducherry, Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru, etc. A study done by NITI Aayog says that demand for potable water will outstrip supply by 2030 21 cities, including Delhi, Bengaluru,Chennai and Hyderabad will run out of ground water by 2020,100 million people.
If matters are to continue,there will be a 6% loss in the country's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by 2050. According to the CGWB report, the situation is all the more grim across central and Southern states where storage facilities are limited due to the hard rock terrain, further compounded by the lack of rainfall In a recent study, published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology Letters, found uranium contamination in groundwater from aquifers across 16 states in India. Ironically, human activities are making the situation worse
Nitin Kumar Singh
I have done my B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering from AKTU, Lucknow . Hobbies - playing guitar,drawing,Book,movie, traveling and foodie.