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As Kolkata’s groundwater level depletes, consequences go beyond water shortage

Updated : June 18, 2019 03:56 PM IST

Indiscriminate extraction of groundwater could have more consequences for Kolkata than it seems to be aware of.
In addition to water shortage, the increasing contamination due to deepening of the water table, serious health hazards and even instability in built structures.
Authorities however claim that the added pressure of migrating population as well as reckless use of water by citizens is impacting the supply of water and making it insufficient.
As Kolkata’s groundwater level depletes, consequences go beyond water shortage

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