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Ministry of Water Resources
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Ground Water Scenario of Haryana

Area (Sq.km)


Rainfall (mm)


Total Districts / Blocks

20 districts    / 108 Blocks


Based on yield potential characteristics of aquifers, the State can be divided into three zones. The first one comprises of 26,090 sq.km in parts of Sirsa, Hissar, Bhiwani, Mahendergarh & Jind districts, where tubewells can yield 50 m3/hr. The second one falls in parts of Hissar, Kurukshetra, Karnal, Bhiwani and Gurgaon districts, covering an area of 7100 sq.km tubewells in this zone, can yield between 50-150m3/hr. The third one extends by 9200 sq.km in parts of Ambala, Kuruskshetra, Karnal and Sonepat districts, where the yield varies between 150-200 m3/hr. An area of 1660 sq.km in parts of Gurgaon, Bhiwani and Mahendergarh districts is underlain by consolidated formations, where the yield prospects of aquifers are limited.

Dynamic Ground Water Resources

Annual Replenishable Ground water Resource

9.31 BCM

Net Annual Ground Water Availability

8.63 BCM

Annual Ground Water Draft

9.45 BCM

Stage of Ground Water Development

109 %

Ground Water Development & Management

Over Exploited

55 Blocks


11 Blocks

Semi- critical

5 Blocks

Ground Water User Maps

19 districts

Artificial Recharge to Ground Water (AR)

  • Area identified for AR: 16120 sq. km.
  • Quantity of Surface Water to be Recharged: 685 MCM
  • Feasible AR structures:  15928 Recharge Shaft & Trenches
  • RWH in Urban Areas for 1.7 Lakhs houses

AR schemes completed during IX Plan: 4

Ground Water Quality Problems


Districts affected (in part)

Salinity  (EC > 3000 µS/cm at 25 ° C)

Bhiwani, Fatehabad, Gurgaon, Hissar, Jhajjar, Kaithal, Mahendergarh, Rewari, Rohtak, Sirsa, Sonepat

Fluoride (>1.5 mg/l)

Bhiwani, Faridabad, Gurgaon, Hissar, Jhajjar, Jind, Kaithal, Kurushetra, Mahendergarh, Panipat, Rewari, Rohtak, Sirsa, Sonepat

Chloride  (> 1000 mg/l)

Rohtak, Bhiwani

Iron (>1.0 mg/l)

Ambala,   Bhiwani, Faridabad, Fatehabad, Gurgaon, Hissar, Jhajjar, Jind, Kaithal, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Mahendergarh, Panipat, Rohtak, Sirsa, Sonepat, Yamuna Nagar

Nitrate  (>45 mg/l)

Ambala, Bhiwani, Faridabad, Fatehabad, Gurgaon, Hissar, Jhajjar, Jind, Kaithal, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Mahendergarh, Panchkula, Panipat, Rewari, Rohtak, Sirsa, Sonepat, Yamuna Nagar

Enactment of Ground Water Bill to regulate and control the development of ground water:  The draft legislation is in the process of finalization and a high level committee has been constituted under the Chairmanship of Minister for Agriculture, Haryana for examining the issue of depleting ground water resources.
To be enacted.

Inclusion of Roof Top Rain Water Harvesting (RTRWH) in building by laws:

Haryana Municipal Building Bye-laws 1982 has been amended to incorporate the provision of compulsory Roof Top RWH. been amended to incorporate the provision of compulsory Roof Top Rain Water Harvesting.


Central Ground Water Authority

Areas Notified for Regulation of ground water development

  • Municipal Corporation of Faridabad and Ballabgarh.
  • Gurgaon town and adjoining industrial areas of Gurgaon district.
  • Narnaul block, Mahendragarh district
  • Shahbad block, Kurukshetra district
  • Nangal Chowdhary block, Mahendragarh District
  • Samalkha block, Panipat district
  • Karnal Block, Karnal district
  • Khol Block, Rewari district.

Mass Awareness Programme (as on 31.03.2010)


Water Management Training Programme (as on 31.03.2010)


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