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Posted Sun Jul 26 2009: from Environmental Research Web:
Groundwater crisis could hit India as climate changes http://apocadocs.com/s.pl?1248613875
Traditionally India has relied on surface storage and gravity flow to water crops but in recent years it has come to depend heavily on groundwater to irrigate crops and to cope with dry spells. Today the number of irrigation wells equipped with diesel or electric pumps in the country stands at more than 19 million, compared with just 150,000 in 1950. This dependence is only likely to increase in the future as more and more rural farmers scavenge this water using small mechanical pumps and private tubewells. The practice has a large carbon footprint and groundwater pumping using electricity and diesel accounts for an estimated 1625 million metric tonnes of carbon emissions or up to 6 percent of the total carbon dioxide produced by India.
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