Rain water harvesting and artificial recharge: select case studies

Central Ground Water Board has been in the forefront of activities for augmenting ground water resources through scientifically designed artificial recharge structures for harvesting runoff which otherwise runs off into sea. A number of pilot schemes and
demonstrative artificial recharge schemes have been implemented by the CGWB in association with various State Government organizations since the 8th plan period. These are aimed at popularizing cost-effective ground water augmentation techniques suitable for various hydrogeological settings, to be replicated by other agencies elsewhere in similar areas. The work done by Central Ground Water Board and other state and nongovernmental
agencies involved in the water sector have provided the basic inputs necessary for the preparation of this report. The present compilation highlights case studies in artificial recharge and impact of such measures in ameliorating problems related to groundwater.