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Groundwater Recharge and Depleting Reserves: The Future

Groundwater is the backbone of India’s agriculture and drinking water security. The scarcity of water resources and ever increasing demands placed on them makes it vital that groundwater resources are identified, quantified and managed in a way that prevents over-exploitation and consequent economic losses or environmental damage. Groundwater, owing to its decentralised availability and easy accessibility, forms the largest share of drinking water supply in India. As per the Planning Commission, more than 80 per cent of groundwater is used...

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