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Signature of the contract for implementing the pilot project on aquifer mapping, May 21st , 2012.
Ministry of Water Resources, Government of India
  The Ministry of Water Resources is responsible for laying down policy guidelines and programs for the development and regulation of the country's water resources. The Ministry of Water Resources has taken up an ambitious program of aquifer mapping and management in the country during the 12th and 13th Plan periods to enable strategic management of the groundwater resources.
Central Ground Water Board
  The Central Ground Water Board (CGWB) is the national apex agency for groundwater, under the Ministry of Water Resources, Government of India. It is in charge of providing scientific inputs for groundwater exploration, development and management in India. It also maintains the Ground Water Information System, which is a web based platform for accessing ground water related data and maps.

CGWB is the nodal agency responsible for implementing the aquifer mapping programme in the country and it oversees the current study of six pilot areas.
National Geophysical Research Institute
  The National Geophysical Research Institute (CSIR-NGRI) is a constituent Laboratory of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research. It was established in 1961 with the mission to carry out research in multidisciplinary areas of Earth Sciences. The Institute plays a pivotal role in the exploration of Hydrocarbons, Mineral and Groundwater resources in addition to studies in Engineering Geophysics, Seismology, Geo dynamics and Geo environment.
  CSIR-NGRI is in charge of implementing geophysical investigations for the aquifer mapping study in the six pilot project areas, in coordination with CGWB.
State Ground Water Departments
  State Governments are responsible for development and management of ground water resources in their respective States. Most States in India have Ground Water Departments, either as self-standing Departments, or embedded within other Departments.
  Following are the Departments that are extending support to the Pilot Aquifer Mapping.
Tamil Nadu: Public Works Department (Ground water) & Tamil Nadu Water supply and Drainage (TWAD) Board, Govt. of Tamil Nadu.
Karnataka: Department of Mines & Geology (Ground water wing), Govt. of Karnataka.
Maharashtra: Ground water Survey and Development Agency (GSDA), Water Supply & Sanitation Department, Govt. of Maharashtra.
Bihar: Ground Water Department, Govt. of Bihar.
Rajasthan: Ground Water Department, Govt. of Rajasthan.
The World Bank
  The World Bank is a source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world.
  The World Bank is extending a loan for the implementation of the Aquifer Mapping programme in the pilot areas and is also providing support by bringing in international experts to advise on the programme, through World Bank-DFID Trust Fund.
  The Department for International Development is a UK Government Department responsible for promoting sustainable development and the reduction of poverty.
  DFID has set up through UKaid the Trust Fund "Capacity Development for Integrated Water Resources Development and Management" in India, which is managed by the World Bank. The objective of the Trust Fund is to strengthen the capacity of various institutions in MoWR for sustainable water resources management and to develop training tools. It supports the Aquifer Mapping programme by bringing in international experts.
Aarhus University, Denmark
  CSIR-NGRI has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Department of Geosciences, Faculty of science and Technology of Aarhus University, Denmark for carrying out heliborne time domain electromagnetic surveys for aquifer mapping in India. The system developed by the HydroGeophysics Group is commercially named as SkyTEM.