Water Watch: Groundwater levels in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh, India

Last Modified: Wed Oct 24 2018 14:13:11 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 9.47 metres
    Average groundwater level in the district during Sep 2017.
  • 11.37 metres
    Average groundwater levels in Sep 2018, a drop of 1.63 metres in the district following rainfall deficit to the extent 46.7 mm till September this year as well as over exploitation of groundwater.
  • 11
    Number of mandals (aka tehsils or talukas) in Nellore district that have a significant depletion of groundwater levels. A total of 46 mandals fall under the Nellore district.
  • 20 metres
    Groundwater levels in 7 mandals where the situation is the worst. In atleast 4 other mandals the recorded level is 15 to 20 metres.
  • 361
    Number of villages in the 11 mandals that are severely impacted. The groundwater department has identified 48 critical villages, 204 overexploited villages and 109 semi-critical villages in the district in a recent study.