The ground water resources of the Country have been estimated for freshwater based on the guidelines and recommendations of the GEC-97. The total Annual Replenishable ground water resources of the Country have been estimated as 431 billion cubic meter (BCM). Keeping 35 BCM for natural discharge, the net annual ground water availability for the entire Country is 396 BCM. The Annual ground water draft is 243 BCM out of which 221 BCM is for irrigation use and 22 BCM is for domestic & industrial use.
State-Wise Ground Water Resources Availability, Utilization and Stage of Development (pdf 27.3 kb)