Success stories of rain water harvesting and artificial recharge of ground water in NCT, Delhi

The high rate of population growth and high level of urbanization in NCT, Delhi has resulted in over-development of ground water resources. Thus in about 75% area of NCT, Delhi ground water levels are declining at an alarming rate of 0.20 m per annum. In order to increase the natural ground water resource rain water harvesting and artificial recharge to ground water has become increasingly important in ground water management. Therefore Central Ground Water Board had taken up Central Sector Scheme on