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State Profile 

Ground Water Scenario of Haryana

Area (


Rainfall (mm)


Total Districts / Blocks

21 Districts    


Based on yield potential characteristics of aquifers, the State can be divided into three zones. The first one comprises of 26,090 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 tubewells in this zone, can yield between 50-150m3/hr. The third one extends by 9200 in parts of Ambala, Kuruskshetra, Karnal and Sonepat Districts, where the yield varies between 150-200 m3/hr. An area of 1660 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 (2011)

Annual Replenishable Ground water Resource

10.78 BCM

Net Annual Ground Water Availability

9.79 BCM

Annual Ground Water Draft

13.05 BCM

Stage of Ground Water Development

133 %

Ground Water Development & Management

Over Exploited

71 Blocks


15 Blocks

Semi- critical

7 Blocks

Artificial Recharge to Ground Water (AR)



  • Area identified for AR: 37029 sq. km.
  • Volume of water to be harnessed: 679.26 MCM
  • Volume of water to be harnessed through RTRWH:187 MCM
  • Feasible AR structures:
  1. Check Dams – 335
  2. Recharge shaft – 44392
  3. Recharge sewage- 100
  4. RTRWH (H) – 300000
  5. RTRWH (G& I)- 75000

Ground Water Quality Problems


Districts affected (in part)

Salinity (EC > 3000µS/cm at 250C)

Bhiwani, Faridabad, Gurgaon, Hissar, Jhajjar, Jind, Kaithal, Mahendergarh,Palwal, Rohtak, Sonepat and Sirsa

Fluoride (>1.5mg/l)

Bhiwani, Faridabad, Gurgaon, Hissar, Jind, Kaithal, Panipat, Rewari, Sirsa and Sonepat

Arsenic (above 0.05mg/l)

Ambala, Fatehabad, Karnal, Sonepat, Mewat

Iron (>1.0mg/l)

Ambala, Bhiwani, Faridabad, Fatehabad, Gurgaon, Hissar, Jhajjar,  Jind, Sonepat,  Sirsa and Yamunanagar,

Nitrate (>45 mg/l)

Bhiwani, Faridabad, Gurgaon, Hissar, Jhajjar, Jind, Kaithal, Mahendergarh, Palwal, Sirsa and Sonepat

Heavy metals:
Lead (above 0.01 mg/l)
Cadmium (Above 0.003mg/l)


Lead: Bhiwani, Faridabad, Fatehabad,  Gurgaon, Hissar, Jhajjar, Jind, Kaithal, Karnal, Mahendergarh, Panchkula, Rewari, Rohtak,Sonepat  and Sirsa
Cadmium: Gurgaon, Jhajjar, Jind, Rohtak


Central Ground Water Authority

Areas Notified for Regulation of ground water development
  • Municipal Corporation of Faridabad and Ballabgarh.
  • Narnaul Block of Mahendragarh District
  • Shahbad Block of Kurukshetra District
  • Nangal Chowdhary Block of Mahendragarh District
  • Samalkha Block of Panipat District
  • Karnal Block of Karnal District
  • Khol Block of Rewari District.
  • Entire Gurgaon District
  • Badra Block of Bhiwani District
  • Ladwa Block of Kurukshetra District
  • Pehowa Block of Kurukshetra District
  • Tohana Block of Fatehabad District
  • Gulha Block of Kaithal District
  • Bapoli Block of Panipat District
  • Rania Block of  Sirsa District
  • Rajaund Block of Kaithal District
  • Ellenabad Block of Sirsa District.