Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat releases Dynamic Ground Water Resource Assessment Report
Union Minister of Jal Shakti Gajendra Singh Shekhawat on Wednesday released the Dynamic Ground Water Resource Assessment Report for the entire country for the year 2022 in New Delhi.According to the Jal Shakti Ministry, as per the 2022 assessment report, the total annual ground water recharge for the entire country is 437.60 billion cubic meters (BCM) and annual ground water extraction for the entire country is 239.16 BCM. The report further said that, out of the total 7089 assessment units in the country, 1006 units have been categorized as Over-exploited.The assessment was carried out jointly by Central Ground Water Board (CGWB), States and UTs, which can be used for taking suitable interventions by various stake-holders.
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