Bhartiya Krishi Anusandhan Patrika, volume 38 issue 4 (december 2023) : 324-328

Drinking Water Plan for Narsinghpur District

Yagyesh Narayan Shrivastava1,*
1Agricultural Engineering College, Jawaharlal Nehru Agricultural University, Jabalpur-482 004, Madhya Pradesh, India.
  • Submitted05-08-2021|

  • Accepted14-07-2022|

  • First Online 17-01-2024|

  • doi 10.18805/BKAP345

Cite article:- Shrivastava Narayan Yagyesh (2024). Drinking Water Plan for Narsinghpur District . Bhartiya Krishi Anusandhan Patrika. 38(4): 324-328. doi: 10.18805/BKAP345.
Water is the most important commodity of this large ecological system. Looking to the scarcity/ rareness and importance of pure water, water is an intrusive and the most important factor for the genesis of all the living organism, flora and fauna. All lives are dependent on water. It is the priceless gift of nature and is present in a very limited quantity. Its use should be judicious considering the national development and conservation for future. Looking to the current data total water available from precipitation the country is about 4000 Billon cubic meter. The availability from surface water and replenishable ground water is 1869 BCM. Out of this only 60% of this available water i.e. 1122 BCM (Surface Water 690 BCM and Ground water 432 BCM) can be used and may be considered as available water resource of the country. One more point to be noted is that water is not available uniformly at all places and at all time. In India more then 50% of Urban and Industrial water supply, more than 85% of rural drinking water supply and more than 50% irrigation requirement is dependent on Ground water. In many parts of the country water is being taken out more rapidly from the water wearing formations as compared to the natural refilling which is called the ground water recharge. Water table in these places is falling constanty. Increasing rate of population growth and pressure of development are mainly responsible for this situation. For enhancing productivity and taking cash crops are resulting high tapping of the groundwater everywhere as well as in Madhya Pradesh also. Therefore water resource utilization of an area should be planned keeping in view the availability and demand. Such a planning is presented in this paper for Narsinghpur district of Madhya Pradesh.

  1. Assistant Ground Water Science, Narsinghpur.

  2. District Statistics Handbook, Narsihpur, (Madhya Pradesh).

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