The State Ground Water Department monitored water levels through 966 monitoring stations covering all mandals from 33 districts of Telangana State.
Data analysis, dissemination to govt depts and public will begin thereafter
The tribunal observed that illegal extraction of groundwater is a criminal offence and directed the authorities to devise effective mechanism for preventing its withdrawal through unauthorised tubewells.
Groundwater is the drinking water source for more than two billion people, and provides over 40 per cent of the water for irrigated agriculture worldwide.
"ARGs are not regulated in any way and are a challenging emerging contaminant of concern due to our reliance on biological treatment in the engineered water cycle."
The minister said the government was not only committed to ensuring that every household has access to tap water under the mission but also to secure the underground water.
With dry spell continuing in Sangareddy, poor inflows into Manjeera may impact survival of saplings
An average rainfall of 46.14 cm recorded between June 1 to August 9
"The credit for enacting a law to save rainwater goes to Amma."
Will help end waterlogging and replenish groundwater table
BJP MP Satyanarayan Jatiya and AIADMK member A.K. Selvaraj suggested taking up the issue of linking small rivers with major rivers on priority to address the problem of persistent floods
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