Groundwater Prospects Mapping
Under the Rajiv Gandhi National Drinking Water Mission (RGNDWM) Project, state wise ground ater prospects maps (seam less mosaics) were prepared for entire India (covering 4898 maps) on 1:50,000 scale using Indian Remote Sensing (IRS) series of satellite data (1C, 1D & Resourcesat). All the maps available in Bhuvan portal as bhuvan-bhujal in application sector. The possible ground water sources were delineated for drinking within the radius of 1.5 km covering for all habitations. These maps show the way for narrowing down the areas for selection of suitable sites for bore well/tube well and Identification of recharge structures. So far 80-85% success rate was received from state line departments who involved ground water resource development.