Category Archives: Groundwater

The Aravalli policy lesson: Aravalli’s real problem may not be miners but a real estate boom

AVINASH CELESTINE IN THE ECONOMIC TIMES October this year will mark the 10-year anniversary of the Supreme Court banning mining in the Aravalli region in Haryana. It is an anniversary that will be greeted with decidedly mixed feelings among local villagers, but with fondness on the part of the many real estate speculators who have …

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‘State ravaged by savage mining’

PUSHKAR: From a distance, the scraped hill, minuscule in scale, seemed a work of the past. But a closer view revealed the machinations of the mining lobby that works in the quiet of the night. Barely a few kilometres from Pushkar, at Tilora village, adjacent to the eco club, environmental imprints of mining activity were …

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No mining from tomorrow in Haryana

Chandigarh, February 27 , THE TRIBUNE CHANDIGARH Beginning March 1, mining activity is all set to come to a grinding halt in Haryana courtesy environment concerns. With the framing of rules for securing environmental clearance for mines still pending, mining activity will have to be closed down in view of the expiry of the window …

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SC: Do not renew lease of 157 mines in Aravallis

JAIPUR: In an order aimed at stopping further devastation of the Aravallis, the Supreme Court on Friday ordered closure of about 157 mines in the Aravallis whose lease had expired on December 16, 2002. The court was hearing a PIL filed by the Bandua Mukti Morcha against the state of Rajasthan for illegal mining in …

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Aravallis undermined

By Sushmita Sengupta in Down to Earth 15.06.2009 THE Supreme Court on May 8 banned mining activities in Faridabad, Gurgaon and Mewat districts of Haryana. The ban will be in force till the state comes out with a report on how it will restore the ecology of the 450 sq km area, including the lakes …

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SC nod to mining on 600 hectares of Aravalis

SC nod to mining on 600 hectares of Aravalis Times of India – Dhananjay Mahapatra – ‎Oct 8, 2009‎ NEW DELHI: Once bitten twice shy, the Supreme Court on Thursday permitted mining of minor minerals on a patch of 600 hactares in the eco-sensitive Aravalis … Area under mining may go up in Palwal and Fbd …

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Groundwater vanishing in North India, says NASA

Staff Reporter BANGALORE: Groundwater levels in Punjab, Rajasthan, Haryana and Delhi are falling dramatically — by one foot a year — a trend that could lead to “extensive socio-economic stresses” for the region’s 114 million residents, says a scientific paper based on the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s satellite imagery. A staggering 109 cubic …

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Illegal bore-wells dot Gurgaon

Sanjeev Ahuja 12/03/2009,Hindustan Times IN THE last three months alone 2,500 bore-wells have been dug in Gurgaon, the city which has been declared a ‘dark zone’ for its gradually decreasing level of groundwater. This is courtesy the revised Central Ground Water Authority (CGWA) guidelines permitting digging of bore-wells for personal use. But this doesn’t just …

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