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Emerging Ground Water Crisis in Urban Areas - A Case Study of Ward No. 39, Bangalore City

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  • K V Raju

    (Institute for social and Economic Change)

  • S Manasi
  • N Latha

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Ground water levels are fast depleting in urban areas due to overdraft. It is an alternate source to limited surface water supplies. This paper provides count on tubewells estimating dependence, draft, cost-dynamics and depletion in Ward No. 39 of Bangalore city Corporation. Survey to document every tubewell was conducted supported with focus group discussions. Striking realities indicate 873 tubewells within a small area of 2.9 Sq. Km, an investment of 3.55 crores, the depletion levels dwindling from 90 feet in 1970’s to 500 feet at present.

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  • K V Raju & S Manasi & N Latha, 2008. "Emerging Ground Water Crisis in Urban Areas - A Case Study of Ward No. 39, Bangalore City," Working Papers 196, Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore.
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    1. Raghbendra Jha, 2002. "Rural Poverty in India: Structure, determinants and suggestions for policy reform," ASARC Working Papers 2002-07, The Australian National University, Australia South Asia Research Centre.
    2. Ahmed, Raisuddin & Hossain, Mahabub, 1990. "Developmental impact of rural infrastructure in Bangladesh:," Research reports 83, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
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    Groundwater; Water Crisis; URban Areas; Bangalore;

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