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Title: ‘Groundwater depletion owing to exceptionally high demand in India’
Source:The Hindustan Times
Date:9 April 2018

Excess extraction of groundwater is to blame for the 61% decline in groundwater level in wells in India between 2007 and 2017, according to the Central Ground Water Board, under the Ministry of Water Resources. The main reasons for the decline recorded by CGWB as part of their study submitted in the Lok Sabha include inadequate rainfall, exceptionally high demand versus limited supply owing to rise in population, urbanisation and rise in industries.

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