Punjab ranks the highest in the country for over-exploitation of groundwater, government data shows. Over-exploitation of the groundwater was highest in the states of Punjab (76 per cent) and Rajasthan
This report examines issues relating to legal provisions concerning ownership of ground water and the right of the government to intervene in this area. Experience of ground water management in different states and some countries has been analysed and discussed. The report has suggested an approach to sustainable management of ground water.
a planning Commission expert group on groundwater recently released its report. Titled Groundwater management and ownership, the report suggests community-based groundwater management at the farm