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Punjab Could Turn Into New Sinking Region on the Earth: Warns Geology Expert

April 6, 2018 | By

Chandigarh: During a press conference held at the Press Club in Chandigarh on April 25, 2018 a retired professor of Geology, Dr. Malkiat Singh Saini said that over exploitation of ground water of Punjab has create another crisis for Punjab which threatens the safety of over ground structures. He said that over exploitation of water has resulted in subsoil vacuum in Punjab and the earth could start sinking. He said that there are some regions on the earth where this problem is already there.

It is notable that the Mexico city is one such region here the earth is sinking due to over-exploitation of ground water.

Jal Bin Sakh Kumlavati” a booklet released by the erstwhile Sikh Students Federation (SSF) notes that the incidents of submerging of earth have started to happen in Punjab also. The booklet notes one such incident where a woman washing cloths near a submersible pump had submerged in the ground and her dead body was recovered from a pit at about 30 feet. The report points that the incident was connected to underground vacuums created by over-exploitation of ground water.


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