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Cause and Solution of the Present Water Crisis in India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Ground Water Expert, Pachpedinaka, Raipur-492001, CG, India

Int. Res. J. Earth Sci., Volume 4, Issue (10), Pages 9-11, October,25 (2016)

Abstract

Ground water is the most reliable fresh water resources in the world. Irrigation is the largest single user and also polluter of ground water. More than 70% of the ground water exploited every year in the world is used for irrigation. Presently the water use efficiency in India is about 30 % for surface water and 55 % for ground water. The study area of western part of Chhattisgarh state is underlain by hard rock. The yield of aquifer is as high as 18 litre per second. It is intensely cultivated area with bore well irrigation. There is decline of water level leading to drying of dug wells in some of the area and decrease in discharge of the bore wells. The overdependence on ground water for irrigation must be checked. A holistic and inter-disciplinary approach at water related problems is needed to check the declining water level in different parts of the country.

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