Water | VOL. 10, ISSUE 61, July-August 2010 |

Chhattisgarh Groundwater Resources

Of Chhattisgarh’s near two crore population, 80 per cent are heavily dependant on agriculture and allied activities as recently documented in the State Focus Paper by NABARD. The net sown area is 34 per cent of the total geographical area of the State, while the net irrigated area is just 24 per cent of the net sown area, rainfed paddy constituting the staple crop. Although there is tremendous scope for judicious groundwater development in many parts of the State, dwindling...

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