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North India may hit a drought, says the study by IIT

  • 12 April, 2019 - A team from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur, West Bengal and Athabasca University, Canada, compiled the first estimates of usable groundwater storage (UGWS) at the state-level across all of India using both in situ and satellite-based measurements.

    Groundwater-level data was used from 3,907 in situ monitoring wells across the country, and the total UGWS was estimated between 2005 and 2013.

    The estimate shows rapid depletion of UGWS in Assam, Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, and West Bengal.

    Source - Business Standard