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Effect of draught…

India’s annual monsoon rainfall has been 27% lower than the 50-year average in the June 1-Aug 17 period. In Bihar annual rainfall this year is 43% lower than the average of last 50 years(some media is quoting more than 50% shortfall). There was a shortfall of 57.7 per cent in paddy crop coverage and 27.4

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Depleting groundwater resource of Northern India

Groundwater Change in India (2002-08)

In a recent press release from University of California -Irvin, reported the evidence of depleting groundwater resource in Northern India. Using satellite data, UC Irvine and NASA hydrologists have found that groundwater beneath northern India has been receding by as much as 1 foot per year over the past

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