GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HOUSING AND URBAN AFFAIRS
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 3684
TO BE ANSWERED ON AUGUST 09, 2017
DEMAND OF WATER IN CITIES No. 3684
Will the Minister of HOUSING AND URBAN AFFAIRS be pleased to state:
THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HOUSING AND URBAN AFFAIRS (RAO INDERJIT SINGH)
(a) to (c): Yes, Madam.
(2) (d): Yes, Madam. As per 71st City Water Excreta Survey Report 2005- 06 published by Centre for Science & Environment, 48% Urban Water Supply in India comes from Ground Water, which is causing decrease in ground water tables across the country. Also, as per report of Standing Committee on Water Resources (2015-16) of Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, exploitation of ground water for irrigation, domestic and industrial purposes, in a proportion more than the rainfall recharge are main factors that have resulted in depletion of ground water in the country.