Revised guidelines for implementation of artificial recharge projects under the central sector scheme "ground water management..

Central Ground Water Board (CGWB) in association with State Ground Water Departments has assessed that 1065 talukas/blocks/mandals fall under over exploited and critical categories. Ground water levels have been on the decline in urban/semi-urban areas and rural areas and the issues of ground water quality are natural corollary. There is an urgent need to take up artificial recharge to ground water in these areas for augmentation and sustainable management of ground water resources.