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POLITICAL SCIENCE – Public Awareness & General Administration

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, finds 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.