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Groundwater System of National Capital Region Delhi, India

  • Suman Kumar
  • Aditya Sarkar
  • Shakir Ali
  • Shashank ShekharEmail author
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Part of the Springer Hydrogeology book series (SPRINGERHYDRO)

Abstract

Water scarcity in National Capital Region (NCR), Delhi, has gradually become one of the most crucial issues for its citizens in the last few decades. The rapid decline in groundwater level due to heavy abstraction, change in land use pattern, and climate can be seen throughout the NCR. Further; this decline coupled with deterioration of groundwater quality also raises serious concerns. The NCR Delhi is identified as a low-rainfall region, yet by its location in the Yamuna River Basin it has always sustained itself against water scarcity for years in the past. The understanding of groundwater system of NCR Delhi and recent changes are very important for evaluating groundwater environment of NCR. This is a necessary prerequisite for regulated groundwater development and management in this region. Thus, this article reports all the facets of groundwater of NCR. The information and findings in the article will be useful for planners, scientists, engineers, and administrators.

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Acknowledgements

S.K. thanks the Department of Geology, University of Delhi, for a CAS fellowship. A.S. acknowledges the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) for a financial grant toward a senior research fellowship. S.A. acknowledges the Department of Geology, University of Delhi, for a non-NET scholarship. The financial support for experimentation in Palla area by M/S WAPCOS limited, Government of India, is also duly acknowledged.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Suman Kumar
    • 1
  • Aditya Sarkar
    • 1
  • Shakir Ali
    • 1
  • Shashank Shekhar
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of GeologyUniversity of DelhiDelhiIndia

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