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Groundwater Charging Stations to be set up by Uttar Pradesh to Combat Depletion

Groundwater is a vital resource for drinking, irrigation, and industrial use. However, it’s levels in Uttar Pradesh have been declining due to over-extraction. This has led to water scarcity in many parts of the state.

The charging stations are typically built in areas with good groundwater potential. They can be made from a variety of materials, such as concrete, bricks, or earth.

The stations can be designed to collect a variety of water sources, such as rainwater, runoff, and wastewater. They can be used to recharge its levels both in rural and urban areas

Groundwater Charging Stations

To combat this problem, the Uttar Pradesh government has announced plans to set up groundwater charging stations in 13 districts. These stations will help to recharge it’s levels by collecting rainwater and other surface water and storing it in underground reservoirs.

The groundwater charging stations will be built in the following districts:

  • Hathras
  • Badaun
  • Moradabad
  • Prayagraj
  • Kaushambi
  • Fatehpur
  • Pratapgarh
  • Sonbhadra
  • Lalitpur
  • Jalaun
  • Hamirpur
  • Chitrakoot

Each station will cost around Rs 60 lakh to build. The stations are expected to be completed within a year.

Benefits of Groundwater Charging Stations

Groundwater charging stations have several benefits. They can help to improve water availability and reduce water scarcity. They can also help to improve the quality of water by reducing the amount of pollution that enters the groundwater. Additionally, they can also help to prevent flooding by storing excess rainwater.

Other Measures to Conserve Water

In addition to the charging stations, the Uttar Pradesh government is also implementing other measures to conserve water resources. These measures include:

  •  Promoting rainwater harvesting
  • Recharging open wells and tube wells
  • Reducing water leakage in pipelines Educating the public about water conservation

Conclusively, the construction of groundwater charging stations is a welcome initiative by the Uttar Pradesh government. It is a cost-effective way to recharge its levels and improve water availability in the state. The government should continue to implement other measures to conserve water resources, such as promoting rainwater harvesting and reducing water leakage.

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