aquifer India  
Drilling rig, Chadrabagha, Credit: Peter Martin
  News & Events  
Exploratory drilling started in Tamil Nadu
- April 2013
Sky-TEM equipment has reached NGRI.
- March 2013
Exploratory drilling started in Bihar
- December 2012
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  About Aquifer Mapping  
  The National Project on Aquifer Management (NAQUIM) is an initiative of the Ministry of Water Resources, Government of India, for mapping and managing the entire aquifer systems in the country.  
The vision of the National Project on Aquifer Management is to identify and map aquifers at the micro level, to quantify the available groundwater resources, and to propose plans appropriate to the scale of demand and aquifer characteristics, and institutional arrangements for participatory management.
  To establish a methodology for the National Project on Aquifer Management, the Central Ground Water Board is undertaking a pilot study of 6 areas in different hydrogeological terrains. The pilot study integrates multiple disciplines and scientific approaches, including remote sensing, hydrogeology, geophysics, hydrochemistry, drilling, groundwater modeling, and management approaches.  
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Associated Institutions   Pilot Project Areas
The Ministry of Water Resources is implementing the National Aquifer Mapping Programme. Associated institutions are the Central Ground Water Board, the National Geophysical Research Institute, the World Bank, DFID, and State Ground Water Departments.
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The pilot project areas are in the States of Bihar, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, and Tamil Nadu.
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  Related Websites  
Ministry of Water Resources
Ground Water Information System
NSDI India Geoportal
USGS Groundwater Information Pages
Edwards aquifer
Hydrology Project
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