Groundwater overexploited in 16% of talukas, mandals, blocks, at ‘critical’ levels in 4% of wells examined – Firstpost

Groundwater level in 16 percent of the taluka, mandal, block level units in the country fall under the “over-exploited” category, while 4 percent falls under the “critical” category, government data show.

Groundwater level of the 6,584 block, mandal, tehsil level units assessed by the Central Groundwater Board reveal that 4,520 units fall under the “safe category”, according to the data shared by the government in Lok Sabha last week.

As many as 1,034 units have been categorised as “over-exploited”, the data state

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