Ministry of Jal Shakti

NAQUIM

Posted On: 25 MAR 2021 3:21PM by PIB Delhi

Central Ground Water Board (CGWB) is implementing National Aquifer Mapping and Management program (NAQUIM), which envisages mapping of aquifers (water bearing formations), their characterization and development of Aquifer Management Plans to facilitate sustainable management of Ground Water Resources.

NAQUIM was initiated in 2012 as a part of the ‘Ground Water Management and Regulation’ scheme with the objectives to delineate and characterize the aquifers and develop plans for sustainable ground water management in the country. The State-wise information is shared with States/Uts for implementation.

 

Out of nearly 33 lakh sq km geographical area of the country, a mappable area of around 25 lakh sq km has been identified by the CGWB to be covered under this programme. So far, 15.57 lakh sq km areas have been covered. State/UT wise areas covered under the programme are given below.

The remaining area is targeted to be covered by Mar 2023.

State and UT-wise areas (in sq km) for which aquifer maps have been prepared and management plans have been developed.

 

S. No.

Name of the State/UT

Area for which aquifer maps and management plans have been prepared (sq km)

1

Andaman & Nicobar

800

2

Andhra Pradesh

74785

3

Arunachal Pradesh

5502

4

Assam

26077

5

Bihar

26557

6

Chandigarh

115

7

Chhattisgarh

52546

8

Dadra & Nagar Haveli

490

9

Daman & Diu

0

10

Delhi

1483

11

Goa

3702

12

Gujarat

99177

13

Haryana

44179

14

Himachal Pradesh

7875

15

Jammu & Kashmir

9506

16

Jharkhand

30741

17

Karnataka

118236

18

Kerala

24126

19

Lakshdweep

32

20

Madhya Pradesh

119240

21

Maharashtra

184194

22

Manipur

2559

23

Meghalaya

9217

24

Mizoram

700

25

Nagaland

910

26

Odisha

57981

27

Pudducherry

454

28

Punjab

50368

29

Rajasthan

216430

30

Sikkim

280

31

Tamil Nadu

104391

32

Telangana

77521

33

Tripura

6757

34

Uttar Pradesh

157117

35

Uttarakhand

7811

36

West Bengal

35185

 

Total

1557044

 

This information was given by the Minister of State for Jal Shakti & Social Justice and Empowerment Shri Rattan Lal Kataria in Lok Sabha today.

 

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