Ground Water Year book Uttar Pradesh (2019-2020)

Groundwater on account of its universal availability, dependability and low capitalcost, is the major source of water to meet the requirement of various sector in India. However, with a rapid growth of population and all round development, ther eis incessant pressure on the ground water withdrawal resultig in compulsive awakening in terms of both the quality and quantity. Ground water has an important role in meeting the water requirements of agriculture, industrial and domestic sectors in the State. About 78% of irrigation requiremenets in the Uttar Pradesh state are being met from ground water resources. It the present trend of the increasing demand remains incontrollable, the resource may become as strategic as are the minerals resources. Though in contrast to this, the groundwater resource as a part of hydrologic cycle is replenishable.