Keynote Speech - A Big Leap Forward in Groundwater Exploration in India - Results of Airborne Geophysical Surveys in Hard Rock Terrain
S. Chandra, P.K. Maurya, N. Veerababu, J.B. Pedersen, S. Ahmed, E. Auken, G. Vignoli, V.K. Somvanshi and S.K. Verma
Event name: First European Airborne Electromagnetics Conference
Session: Pretty Awesome Airborne Stuff
Publication date: 06 September 2015
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Water crisis has been felt worldwide and more severely in India. Major parts of India falls under water stress, where the hard rock regions are worst affected. Water security that poses challenge to India’s economy and social development is one of the major concerns. The growing population and escalating water demand has led to huge stress on groundwater that has accelerated the drying up of aquifers in India. Countries like USA and China have managed the groundwater effectively. However, groundwater abstraction in India is growing unabated and no effective groundwater management is in place. The Ministry of Water Resources (MoWR), Government of India has accorded top priority to aquifer based sustainable groundwater management and embarked upon the National Aquifer Mapping programme. It envisages a comprehensive countrywide aquifer map at village level.