Ministry of water resources and parliamentary affairs released Atlas for six states namely- Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Chattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh and Meghalaya.
What is special about this Atlas?
In this Atlas which is named Aquifer Sysytem of India, the Central Ground Water Board has compiled and integrated data on various aspect of ground water since its inception. The atlas gives a panorama and summary of the most important information available for each principal and major aquifer systems and provides aquifer wise ground water scenario. It also gives an account on major issues and challenges which need immediate attention for sustainable management of ground water resources.
How will it help?
The Atlas will be immensely useful in Regional and National ground water resources planning by the policy makers and anyone who wants to comprehend ground water scenario in the country.