Dynamic Ground Water Resource Assessment Report

  • Released by The Union Minister of Jal Shakti, Mr Gajendra Singh Shekhawat.
  • For the year 2023.
  • Carried out jointly by the Central Ground Water Board (CGWB) and States/UTs.

Highlights:

  • The total annual groundwater recharge for the entire country is 449.08 billion cubic meters (BCM).
  • An increase of 11.48 BCM compared to the previous year (2022).
  • Annual groundwater extraction for the entire country is 241.34 BCM.
  • Out of the total 6553 assessment units 736 units have been categorized as ‘Over-exploited’.
  • The assessment indicates an increase in groundwater recharge.
  • Improvement in groundwater conditions in 226 assessment units compared with the 2022 assessment data
  • The stage of groundwater extraction stands at 59.23%.
  • Out of a total of 6553 assessment units, 4793 units were categorized as ‘Safe’.
  • Such joint exercises between CGWB and States/UTs were carried out earlier in 1980, 1995, 2004, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2017, 2020 and 2022.
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