Ministry of Water Resources Govt. of India

 About Central Ground Water Board

The Central Ground Water Board   is a national apex organization with responsibility to carry out scientific surveys, exploration, monitoring of development, management and regulation  of country’s vast ground water resources for irrigation, drinking, domestic and industrial needs

MANDATE:- “ To develop and disseminate technologies, and monitor and implement national policies for the scientific and sustainable development and management of India’s ground water resources, including their exploration, assessment, conservation, augmentation, protection from pollution and distribution, based on principles of economic and ecological efficiency and equity”

            Established in 1954, CGWB functions under the Ministry of Water Resources, Government of India. The Board is headed by a Chairman and four Members under whom 17 regional offices function in different state capitals, headed by Regional Directors. Regional offices have 16 Drilling divisions. Besides, there are 10 unit offices, located in Union Territories and states. It has about 5000 scientific and engineering personnel to cater to the responsibilities.

            Central Ground Water Board at Chandigarh is the headquarter for the North Western Region comprising Haryana and  Punjab states and UT of Chandigarh.