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Water Resources River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Management of Ground Water

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA 
MINISTRY OF WATER RESOURCES, 
RIVER DEVELOPMENT & GANGA REJUVENATION 

LOK SABHA 
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 892 
ANSWERED ON 07.02.2019 

MANAGEMENT OF GROUND WATER 

892. SHRI VINCENT H. PALA 

Will the Minister of WATER RESOURCES, RIVER DEVELOPMENT AND GANGA REJUVENATION be pleased to state: 

THE MINISTER OF STATE FOR WATER RESOURCES, RIVER DEVELOPMENT AND GANGA REJUVENATION & PARLIAMENTARY AFFAIRS 

(SHRI ARJUN RAM MEGHWAL) 
MANAGEMENT+OF+GROUND+WATER
(a) Central Ground Water Board (CGWB) has been entrusted with the responsibilities of developing & disseminating technologies, monitoring national policies for the scientific and substainable development and management of India€s ground water resources. CGWB periodically takes up various studies which include ground water management studies, exploratory drilling programmes, monitoring ground water level and water quality through a network of ground water observation wells etc and the result collected is shared with the concerned States for taking up suitable ground water specific interventions. 

(b) & (c) The National Aquifer Mapping and Management Programme (NAQUIM) was initiated as a part of the Ground Water Management and Regulation scheme to delineate and characterize the aquifers to develop plans for ground water management. 

Aquifer maps and management plans are being regularly shared with State Governments through the State Ground Water Coordination Committees, chaired by the concerned Principal Secretaries of the respective States and also with the respective District Authorities for their suitable ground water specific demand side and supply side interventions. To facilitate participation at grassroots levels, public interaction programmes (PIP) are being regularly organized by the CGWB in which aquifer maps and management plans are discussed in detail. 

The State-wise details of aquifer mapping work carried out by CGWB in India is given at Annexure. 

ANNEXURE 
Annexure referred to in reply to parts (b) & (c) of Unstarred Question No. 892 to be answered in Lok Sabha on 07.02.2019 regarding “Management of Groundwater” 

State and UT-wise areas (in km2) for which aquifer maps have been prepared and management plans have been developed since the inception of the programme
S.No.
State/UT
Area for which aquifer maps and management plans have been prepared (km 2 )
1
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
400
2
Andhra Pradesh
52150
3
Arunachal Pradesh
3399
4
Assam
6879
5
Bihar
14921
6
Chhattisgarh
19525
7
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
490
8
Delhi
1483
9
Goa
1756
10
Gujarat
31522
11
Haryana
44179
12
Himachal Pradesh
3200
13
Jammu & Kashmir
9506
14
Jharkhand
19395
15
Karnataka
84043
16
Kerala
15200
17
Lakshadweep
32
18
Madhya Pradesh
71798
19
Maharashtra
66298
20
Manipur
1655
21
Meghalaya
4937
22
Mizoram
700
23
Nagaland
910
24
Odisha
22450
25
Puducherry
454
26
Punjab
50368
27
Rajasthan
151275
28
Sikkim
140
29
Tamil Nadu
71131
30
Telangana
39578
31
Tripura
6757
32
Uttar Pradesh
65108
33
Uttarakhand
7811
34
West Bengal
21201
Total
890651
Aforesaid Answers are of Following Question Which Arieses in Lok Sabha 
MINISTRY OF WATER RESOURCES, 
RIVER DEVELOPMENT & GANGA REJUVENATION. Question No. 892
  • (a) the framework and policies developed by the Central Ground Water Board for management of ground water in India; 
  • (b) the steps taken by the Government for effective implementation of the Aquifer Mapping and Management Plans (AMP) and Participatory Ground Water Management Plans (PGWM); and 
  • (c) the results achieved as a result of implementation of the above mentioned plans in each State of the country? 
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