Question raised in Lok Sabha on Depletion in Groundwater Level, 27/06/2019

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Depletion in Groundwater Level, 27/06/2019. Central Ground Water Board (CGWB) carries out ground water monitoring four times a year in different States. In order to assess the declining/rising trend in water level on a long-term basis, pre-monsoon water level data 2018 has been compared with the decadal average (2008-2017) water level. Analysis of data indicates decline in ground water level in about 52% of the wells being monitored. State-wise details are given in Annexure which includes States/UTs like Chandigarh, Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh & Uttarakhand where larger depletion has been observed.

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