Hyderabad: 65 critical areas in the country among Hyderabad attained the dubious distinction. Ministry of water resources has identified these areas where as stringent ground water Regulatory act needs to be implemented in 16 mandals.
In other areas like Haryana, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Naidu, and other places. “Based on the data thus generated action for notifying these areas for regulation has been initiated”, said K. B. Biswas chairman, central ground water Board.
Groundwater levels in the city have been filling over the last 10 years and withdrawal and concretisation of the city.
As per the assessment of experts at central ground water Board to the total water for 15 -20 percent consumed by the population