CENTRAL GROUND WATER BOARD
FUNCTIONS OF CGWB
Ground Water Management studies to prepare area-specific ground water development and management plans, supplemented by Remote sensing, Geophysical and Hydrochemical studies
- Ground water exploration aided by drilling to delineate ground water worthy areas and deeper aquifers.
- Periodic assessment of the country’s ground water resources including refinement and updating of methodology.
- Monitoring of ground water levels and quality through ground water observation wells.
- Implementation of demonstrative artificial recharge and rain water harvesting schemes popularize area specific methodologies of ground water augmentation.
- Development/ updating of data storage and information system to store, process and disseminate ground water data.
- Regulation and control of ground water development and management in coordination with State Government Organizations.
- Water supply investigations for Government, semi government and user agencies.
- Assessment of ground water quality for determining their suitability for various types of uses including for agriculture, industrial and allied purposes.
- Preparation of Reports, Maps, Ground Water Atlases and Brochures and dissemination of information for planners, administrators and stakeholders.
- Coordination with State governments with a view to establish benchmark methodologies for ground water studies.
- R & D studies in ground water sector and application and operationalisation of newer technologies /techniques for ground water investigation, development and management.
- Demonstration of water efficient technologies through suitable experimentation.
- Strengthening of infrastructure by way of acquisition of state of the art equipments viz., drilling rigs, hydrological, geophysical and chemical analysis equipments etc.
- Capacity building and knowledge transfer.
- Development of infrastructure (offices, workshops etc) for CGWB.