Ground water scenario of Himalayan region, India

Studies and investigations taken up by the Central Groundwater Board and other agencies have helped generate a vast amount of data in a comprehensive manner which has been collated to provide a glimpse of ground water scenario of the Himalayan regions. The hill areas represent a complex hydrogeological set up underlain by acquifers made up of diverse rock types where the occurrence of groundwater varies radically in time and space. The primary sources of recharge for these acquifers are springs, rivers and melt water from glaciers. Studies carried out by CGWB have been compiled in this report and an attempt has been made to bring the data and information on a common platform and suggest feasible options for effective management of springs and groundwater in the Himalayan regions.

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