IJSRP, Volume 6, Issue 11, November 2016 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
R. B. Singandhupe, R.R. Sethi
Groundwater being one of the most valuable resources of earth needs to be utilized properly for the healthy and economic growth of any region. The present study was carried out in Eastern part of India, where it is blessed with plenty of water resources but its utilization is very poor as compared to another part of India, which has been reflected through net cropped area, cropping intensity etc. Orissa, being one of the resource-rich States in India still struggles with low crop production and cropping intensity status. The groundwater development of the state is only 18.31 % out of total replenish able groundwater resources of 2100928 hectare meter (ha-m). Groundwater recharge being one of the most important components in the hydrologic cycle, it has to be estimated for any particular area before planning for any interventions.