Explained: Is paddy cultivation sucking Haryana’s water table dry? - News Summed Up

Explained: Is paddy cultivation sucking Haryana’s water table dry?


As Haryana fights to turn the tide on depleting water table, The Indian Express explains how paddy is the culprit in state’s numerous “dark zones”. How does paddy cultivation impact groundwater level in Haryana? In 1974, the water table in this district stood at 16.11 metres. In last five years alone, the water table has fallen by 2.20 meters. In half of Haryana’s 22 districts, the water table has dropped from one metre to six metres.


Source: Indian Express June 15, 2019 05:48 UTC



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