Monday, October 23, 2006

New strategy to replenish groundwater-The Hindu

New strategy to replenish groundwater

Cuddalore: For replenishing the ground water, a new strategy has been adopted in Cuddalore district. Owing to increasing demand, there is over-exploitation of ground water. Therefore, to arrest the trend and to improve the condition, the Agricultural Engineering Department has started adopting the "recharge shaft" technique.
Under the system, 6 to 8 inch diametre and 15 to 30 metre deep bore wells are being dug to recharge the underground soil and the rocky terrain. According to Gagandeep Singh Bedi, District Collector, 30 recharge shafts had been put up in the district by utilising the funds sanctioned under the Rashtriya Sam Vikas Yojana.

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