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Status of Ground Water Development

As per the assessment of Dynamic ground water resources of India (as on 31st March 2013), the stage of Ground Water Development in the Country is 62%. The development of Ground Water in different areas of the Country has not been uniform. Highly intensive development of ground water in certain areas in the Country has resulted in over-exploitation leading to decline in the level of ground water and sea water intrusion in coastal areas. Out of the total 6584 numbers of assessment units (Block/ Taluks / Mandals/ watershed/ Firka), 1034 units have been categorized as ‘Over-exploited, 253 as ‘Critical’, 681 as ‘Semi- critical’, 4520 as ‘Safe’ and 96 as ‘Saline’. The State/UTs-wise details are given in Annexure I.