"Care for GroundWater before it becomes rare"                      "Harvest rainwater-Protect GroundWater"

The groundwater department is a multi disciplinary organization engaged in development and management of groundwater resources in the State. The department has been declared as the nodal agency for all ground water related activities in the State. The department is a part of Irrigation and Command Area Development (I&CAD) department and headed by Director. All the 10 district offices are headed by Deputy Directors. The Department is a multidisciplinary organization engaged mainly in monitoring, estimation and investigations for ground water resources. The activities include hydro geological, hydrological, geophysical and quality aspects. Keeping in view the increase demand for ground water and its shortage in many areas during stress periods the concept of demand side management, apart from the present practice of supply side management, with a participatory approach is included in this year’s annual plan of the department in selected Ground Water assessment units, on a pilot basis. More......