Central Ground Water Board

Uranium in drinking water: A growing concern for India
A recent report by CGWB reveals that uranium contamination of groundwater is on the rise with Punjab and Haryana being the most affected. Aarti Kelkar Khambete posted 2 weeks ago

Groundwater continues to be extracted at frightening proportions in India and the fear of severe depletion of groundwater resources in the coming years is real. As if this is not enough, the available groundwater is also deteriorating in quality posing a severe threat to the health of the population.

India drinks water poisoned with uranium

Uranium contamination of drinking water on the rise in India  (Image: Pxhere)
Groundwater resources race against time
Development and urbanisation have already put pressure on groundwater resources in the fragile Himalayan region. So, what is the current status of groundwater resources of this unique region? Aarti Kelkar Khambete posted 6 years 6 months ago

The Himalayas, an important part of the geography of India, extend along the entire Northern and North-Eastern boundary of the country. It spans six Indian States namely, Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttaranchal, West Bengal, Sikkim and a major part of Arunachal Pradesh from west to east.

A view of the majestic Himalayas
Agencies monitoring groundwater level in various parts of India in 2011 A list by the Central Ground Water Board
The Central Ground Water Board (CGWB) has recently come up with a list of agencies monitoring groundwater level in various parts of the country. Amita Bhaduri posted 10 years 4 months ago

Central Ground Water Board

The CGWB has been monitoring groundwater levels on a quarterly basis during January, April/ May, August and November through a network of about 15000 observation wells located all over the country. This data is used for assessment of groundwater resources and changes in the regime consequent to various development and management activities.

Mitigation and remedy of groundwater arsenic menace in India: A vision document by NIH and CGWB (2010)
What should be gaps, focal areas of research, immediate measures to be taken up to provide arsenic safe potable water to the people? This document details and outlines Amita Bhaduri posted 10 years 9 months ago

This document, an outcome of the joint efforts of NIH and CGWB gives a detailed outline emphasizing the gaps, focal areas of research, immediate measures to be taken up to provide arsenic safe potable water to the people in the arsenic vulnerable areas, other activities to be initiated for attaining a logical conclusion of the arsenic problem and also to develop a roadmap delineating as to how the suggested activities could be initiated, coordinated, undertaken, including framing out a budget estimate to fulfill those activities.

The Kerala page of the Central Ground Water Board
The links to the Kerala page of the Central Ground Water Board and the 2004 Water Level Monitoring Report are available here. Rama Mani posted 12 years 1 month ago

The Kerala page of the Central Ground Water Board, Kerala Region :

Click here

The following resources are accessible there:

Central Ground Water Board's hydrogeological survey of West Bengal
A map of West Bengal from the CGWB showing groundwater yield prospects Rama Mani posted 12 years 1 month ago

Courtesy: CGWB

West Bengal at a glance

Status of groundwater in Charama block of Kanker district, Chattisgarh: Report from Central Ground Water Board
Summary report from Central Groundwater Board on the status of groundwater in Charama block of Kanker district of Chattisgarh rajshekar posted 12 years 1 month ago

The brochure provides complete information about the block and gives an overview of its geology as well as hydrogeology.

Pre-monsoon and post monsoon levels of water in the block have been mapped along with the hydrogeology of the region.

Download the brochure from link provided below

Changing geohydrological scenario in the hard rock terrain in India – A national seminar by the Geological Society of India
The seminar successfully brought leaders of NGOs, and water managers at grass root level face to face with scientists, technologists, economists to address water crisis. rajshekar posted 12 years 3 months ago

The national seminar on “Changing geohydrological scenario in the hard rock terrain in India”, was jointly organised by the Geological Society of India, Department of Mines and Geology, Central Ground Water Board, Karnataka Jal Biradari and Karnataka Institute of Cooperative Management.

Basin and water quality map for all major rivers of the country
Basin map for all major rivers of India by Central Ground Water Board, Central Water Commission and water quality map for all major rivers by TERI Rama Mani posted 12 years 3 months ago

Watershed atlas of India from the Central Ground Water Board provides quite detailed basin maps for all major rivers of the country. To view the map by Central Ground Water Board click here

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