India takes on $1B project to plot its aquifers

02/22/2012 | Bloomberg

India is planning to map its underground water reserves to help it manage its resources. The vast majority of Indian villages depend on wells, but indiscriminate use has cut into water reserves. "Competitive drilling for water has led to the destruction of our groundwater tables," said Mihir Shah, who serves on the country's Planning Commission. "This has happened because we don't know what lies below the ground."

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