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Public Awareness & General Administration

Women outnumber men in revised voters’ list of Chennai

  • Women voters outnumber men in the 16 constituent assemblies in Chennai district as per the draft electoral rolls released.
  • Of the total 38,92,547 voters, 19,75,778 are women, 19,15,611 are men and 1,058 are others.

Level of groundwater extraction lowest in 18 years, nds study

  • According to an assessment made by the Central Ground Water Board (CGWB) it was found that groundwater extraction in India saw an 18­year decline

Key Highlights of the report 

  • The total annual groundwater recharge for the entire country is 437.6 billion cubic metres (bcm) and annual groundwater extraction for the entire country is 239.16 bcm.
  • Out of the total 7,089 assessment units in the country, 1,006 units have been categorised as “over­exploited” in the report.
  • The 2022 assessment suggests that groundwater extraction is the lowest since 2004, when it was 231 bcm.
  • Such joint exercises between the CGWB and States/Union Territories were carried out earlier in 1980, 1995, 2004, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2017 and 2020.
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