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lndia s Groundwater Resources

lndia's Groundwater Resources B D Dhawan sly, firm estimates of groundwater potential of India are lacking at present. In appraising resources, it is imperative that a clear distinction be made between stock and flow dimen- ,n the stock viewpoint, groundwater is probably an immense resource in India. But, judged from angle, it is a bountiful resource only in the eastern Gangetic plains. Prudence requires utilisation of groundwater resource at a long-run annual rate of no more than annual accretion to groundwater stock. Excess withdrawal is permissible only in areas prone to waterlogging.

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