In the first part of this study, the historical background of groundwater in Rajasthan is discussed followed by a description of the geology, geohydrology, rainfall and other relevant factors affecting groundwater that are helpful in understanding the present situation. The next section presents a review of studies documenting the impacts of groundwater augmentation efforts in the State. Finally, some recommendations are given for future activities to improve the groundwater situation in the State.
Institute of development studies, Jaipur, India, February 2005. 33 pp.