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January , 2017
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Most states fail to stop decline in ground water levels

Source: The Times of India, New Delhi, Date: January , 2017

The Times of India, New Delhi, Jan 2, 2017:Decline in ground water level due to overexploitation of available resources had prompted the Centre in 2013 to come out with a master plan for artificial recharge of ground water, specifying how different states would go about it on priority. But majority of the states have, so far, not implemented the master plan. Water resources ministry had recently told a Parliamentary committee that only six states Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Karnataka - have taken follow-up actions despite the fact that the number of 'dark' (over-exploited) units increased from 802 in March, 2009 to 1,071 in March, 2011.

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