The Womb Of The Earth Drying Up Due To Lack Of Rain

Shamli. The groundwater level is depleting in the district due to lack of rain since years. Shamli district has come under the dark category due to the falling water level. The womb of the earth is drying up. Shamli District comes in the border of Yamuna River and Yamuna Canal and Krishna River. Due to continuous exploitation of water in the district for the last two decades, the water level is depleting. Private and government tube wells are getting closed due to falling water level. In the year 2011, all the blocks of the district had come under the overexploited and critical category in the groundwater availability assessment. The most worrying situation is of Shamli, Kairana and Thana Bhawan and Gangoh-Nakur block of Saharanpur district. The groundwater level in the over-exploited blocks is depleting every year. The rate of groundwater exploitation in the district has been estimated at 334.20 percent. According to the report of the Geology Department, 3175.59 hectare meter of additional groundwater is required in Shamli district. Here 80 percent of the rainfall is based on monsoon. According to the data for the year 2014-15, the average rainfall in the district from 2004 to 2010 and from 2011 to 2016 is less than the normal rainfall. According to Ashish Chowdhary, geothermal scientist of the division, more water is being spent in the district than recharge. If water harvesting is done and rain water harvesting system is implemented then 5.70 hectare meter of water can be stored. Average ground water fall from 2005 to 2015- Block groundwater level Ground water level fall in meter cm per year Pre and post monsoon Kairana 11.86 – 23.73 40.55 – 48.09Kandhla 14.93 – 20.00 62.26 -53.81 Shamli 17.42 – 26.76 59.35- 64.54 Thana Bhavan 808 – 2168 37.83-44.92 Wool 687 – 20.45 23.92-49.21 —————– ————————————————Shamli District Post Formation Rainfall Figure2012 – 509.10 mm2013 – 1063.70 mm2014 – 510.40 mm 2015 – 784.30 mm2016 – 554.70 mm2019 – 879 mm 2020 – 1005 mmJuly 2021 – 306 mm

Shamli. The groundwater level is depleting in the district due to lack of rain since years. Shamli district has come in the dark category due to the falling water level. The womb of the earth is drying up. Shamli District comes in the border of Yamuna River and Yamuna Canal and Krishna River. Due to continuous exploitation of water in the district for the last two decades, the water level is depleting. Private and government tube wells are getting closed due to falling water level. In the year 2011, all the blocks of the district had come under the overexploited and critical category in the groundwater availability assessment. The most worrying situation is of Shamli, Kairana and Thana Bhawan and Gangoh-Nakud block of Saharanpur district. The groundwater level in the over-exploited blocks is depleting every year. The rate of groundwater exploitation in the district has been estimated at 334.20 percent. According to the report of the Geology Department, 3175.59 hectare meter additional groundwater is required in Shamli district. Here 80 percent of the rainfall is based on monsoon. According to the data for the year 2014-15, the average rainfall in the district from 2004 to 2010 and from 2011 to 2016 is less than the normal rainfall. According to Ashish Chowdhary, geothermal scientist of the division, more water is being spent in the district than recharge. If water harvesting is done and rain water harvesting system is implemented then 5.70 hectare meter of water can be saved. Ground Water Degradation Average from 2005 to 2015 – Block Groundwater Level in meters Groundwater level fall cm per year Pre and Post Monsoon Kairana 11.86 – 23.73 40.55 – 48.09 Kandhla 14.93 – 20. 00 62.26 -53.81 Shamli 17.42 – 26.76 59.35- 64.54 Thanabhavan 808 – 2168 37.83-44.92 Wool 687 – 20.45 23.92-49.21 —————————————- ————————- After the formation of Shamli district, the rainfall figure 2012- 509.10 mm 2013- 1063.70 mm 2014- 510.40 mm 2015- 784.30 mm 2016 – 554.70 mm 2019 – 879 mm 2020 – 1005 mm July 2021 – 306 mm .

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