The quality of water and its movement to and from aquifers are changing across India. Studies found increased flow of water from rivers to aquifers, especially during the dry season, but the reverse flow from aquifers to rivers decreased. Elsewhere natural geological processes in the hard Archean granite rocks and human activities, mainly evaporation from rice fields and reverse flow of the irrigation water back to the ground, are contributing to heavy fluoride contamination of the water.
Researchers Trace Threats to Groundwater in India
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