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Dynamic Ground Water Resource Assessment Report 2022

Published on November 11, 2022
Current Context: The Union Minister of Jal Shakti, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, released the Dynamic Ground Water Resource Assessment Report 2022 for the entire country.
Dynamic Ground Water Resource Assessment Report 2022
  • It was the 9th such assessment carried jointly by the CGWB, States, and Union Territories, earlier being in 1980, 1995, 2004, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2017, and 2020.
  • According to the report, the total annual groundwater recharge in entire India was 437.6 Billion Cubic Metres (436 BCM in 2020) and the total annual groundwater extraction for the entire nation was 239.16 Billion Cubic Metres (245 BCM in 2020).
  • It suggested that the total annual groundwater extraction (239.16 BCM) saw an 18-year decline and was the lowest since 2004 (231 BCM).
  • The report mentioned that out of 7,089 assessment units in the country, 1,006 units were “over-utilized”.
  • CGWB provides scientific inputs for the exploration, monitoring, management, assessment, regulation, and augmentation of groundwater resources in the country and was established in 1970 with its headquarters in Faridabad, Haryana. The current Chairperson of the board is Sunil Kumar.

Question:

Q.1 According to the Dynamic Ground Water Resource Assessment Report 2022, the annual groundwater extraction was?
a. 239.16 BCM
b. 245.00 BCM
c. 249.20 BCM
d. 251.15 BCM
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