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Groundwater fast depleting in Kerala

Groundwater fast depleting in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram: Indiscriminate exploitation of natural sources and climatic changes have resulted in high depletion of groundwater sources in south Indian state of Kerala, a study conducted by the Central Groundwater Board from the Union Ministry of Water Resources has said.

the study said the coastal state, which receives an average of 3,000 mm of rain annually, is heading towards a water crisis.

The Board said of the 606 wells in Kerala, 434 have groundwater depletion.

The study also found water levels in 5,500 wells out of more than 10,000 wells across the country are depleted.

Kerala has an underground water depletion rate of 71.62 percent compared to the national average of 56.2 percent after Tamil Nadu (76.15 percent) and Punjab (72.86 percent).


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