“Mining” Groundwater in India Reaches New Lows

National Geographic: This story is part of a special National Geographic News series on global water issues. Nearly a third of India is suffering from chronic water shortages, and making up for it with "the world's largest groundwater mining operation," according to experts. A band of land stretching across northern India, at the foot of the Himalayan Mountains, is one of the most heavily populated and intensely irrigated regions in the world. The area is chronically short of water. But the region still has a limited......

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