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TitleGroundwater scenario in Andhra Pradesh
Publication TypeProgress Report
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsJain, AK, Rao, BMMuralikris, Rao, MSRama Mohan, M. Swamy, V
Paginationix, 22 p.; 10 fig.; 8 tab.
Date Published12/2009
PublisherWASHCost India and CESS
Place PublishedHyderabad
TypeWASHCost-CESS Working Paper
Publication LanguageEnglish
Keywordsaccess to water, groundwater, groundwater exploration, india andhra pradesh, rural areas, rural supply systems, WASHCost

At present groundwater meets 85 per cent of the domestic needs in rural areas and around 30 per cent of urban and 50 per cent of industrial demands. However, added to increase in demand and lack of well-defined property rights, availability of institutional financing for development of agro wells and subsidized electricity for pumping groundwater for irrigation has led to over-exploitation in semi-arid parts of the state resulting in quality and quantity problems in water supply. The total groundwater resources, as estimated by the State Groundwater Department (2007), are 34,700 MCM (17,886 in non-command area + 16,814 in command area) and utilization is 14,112 MCM (10,526 in non-command area + 3,586 in command area), while balance available resource is 20,588 MCM (7,360 in non-command area + 13,228 in command area). The average stage of groundwater development for the entire state is 41 per cent. The stage of Groundwater development in Non command area is 59 per cent whereas it is 21 per cent in command areas. [authors abstract]


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