Case Study: Banganga Catchment
The Banganga catchment comes under semi-arid climate and has scanty annual rainfall. Excessive groundwater exploitation has further aggravated the water problem. The catchment has rich mining resources and therefore, extensive mining work without their cumulative impact study has largely affected the catchments’ water resources, especially the ground water. In the area, NGO has done extensive work for water resources development with public partnership using the indigenous practices, and succeeded remarkably. The lesson learned from this catchment can be replicated to other parts of the basin having similar hydro-geological and climatic features.