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US satellites unlock mystery to Punjab’s vanishing water

An elderly Sikh farmer Sukhchain Singh bathes with water from a tube well, near Batala, some 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Amritsar, Aug. 11. Excessive irrigation and the unrelenting thirst of tens of millions of people are causing groundwater levels in north India to drop dramatically, a problem that could lead to severe water shortages, according to a study lead ...

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