ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Underutilisation of Groundwater Resources- A Case Study of East Uttar Pradesh

A Case Study of East Uttar Pradesh B D Dhawan East UP is an important plains region of the vast Gangetic basin that is known for its bounty of water resources, both surface and below ground. Its groundwater potential is today of the order of 2.5 million hectare-metres, adequate for year-round multiple cropping on the 6 million hectare area of the region. At present, barely two-fifths of the groundwater potential has been tapped and two-thirds of the cropping is done under unirrigated conditions.

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