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NDCWWC Journal (A Half Yearly Journal of New Delhi Centre of WWC)
Year : 2014, Volume : 3, Issue : 2
First page : ( 5) Last page : ( 13)
Print ISSN : 2278-8395. Online ISSN : 2278-8409.

Groundwater resources in Bist-Doab region, Punjab, India - An overview

Krishan Gopal*, Rao M.S.*, Purushothaman P.*, Rawat Y.S.*, Kumar C.P.*, Gupta S.**, Bhatia A.K.**, Marwah S.**, Kaushik Y.B.**, Angurala M.P.**, Singh G.P.**

*Hydrological Investigation Division, National Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee, Uttarakhand

**Central Ground Water Board (CGWB), India

Online published on 19 September, 2014.

Abstract

An increase in groundwater stress in Bist-Doab region of Punjab due to increase in irrigation demand, domestic requirement and reduction in surface water-bodies has caused a decline in groundwater level. These have resulted in a large amount of groundwate abstraction per unit area in central region of Bist-Doab, i.e., Jalandhar and Kapurthala districts. For improving the groundwater resources, it become vital to understand the availability of water resources and water level. In the present paper, an overview on groundwater resources in Beas-Sutlej Doab region is discussed.

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Keywords

Groundwater resource, Punjab, Bist Doab region, water level, water availability, Nawanshahr, Hoshiarpur, Jalandhar and Kapurthala.

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