Himalayan mountain springs drying up, says Niti Aayog report


livemint.com reports:
New Delhi: Half the mountain springs that are a lifeline for people living in the Indian Himalayan region (IHR) are drying up, according to a new report by India's federal think tank Niti Aayog. The government think tank has sought comments from all stakeholders by 19 February to decide the future course of action to save the Himalayan springs and the millions who depend on them. The report says it has become important to recognise "springwater depletion as a nationally pertinent problem and begin to address it through preventive and corrective measures".
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