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Hydrogeology in Strategic Water Conservation

Groundwater resources are the lifeline of India’s water supply, in rural-agrarian situations and in the growing urban-industrial context. Nearly 90 per cent of rural domestic water use is based on groundwater, 70 per cent of water used in agriculture is pumped from aquifers and increasing evidence points to the fact that 50 per cent of urban water usage is groundwater (Ministry of Drinking Water, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, 2017). Put together, these statistics indicate that at least 100 million...

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