Central Ground Water Board
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.
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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.
Agencies monitoring groundwater level in various parts of India in 2011 A list by the Central Ground Water BoardPosted on 16 May, 2011 07:26 PM
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)Posted on 10 Dec, 2010 11:52 PM
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.
Status of groundwater in Charama block of Kanker district, Chattisgarh: Report from Central Ground Water BoardPosted on 12 Aug, 2009 01:14 PM
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 IndiaPosted on 04 Jun, 2009 03:20 PM
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.
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