• The objective of the scheme is to control and regulate groundwater development through the implementation of Kerala Groundwater (control & regulation) Act-2002 to prevent adverse environmental impacts of ground water over exploitation and to ensure equitable distribution of resources to all sections of the society.
  • Conducting mass awareness programmes on groundwater conservation; management and water quality issues to aware public, school children, officials of other department and representatives of Local Self Government,
  • Issuance of permits, granting NOCs to drinking water bottling plants and other industries which use groundwater as raw material are also included.
  • Addressing complaints of over-exploitation of groundwater, addressing different disputes of groundwater
  • Registration of drilling rigs and firms/agencies engaged in construction of Groundwater abstraction structures are also included under this scheme.


Physical Achievement

for the FY 2019-20

        Physical Achievement

           for the FY 2020-21

Physical Achievement for the FY 2021-22 Physical Achievement for the FY 2022-23 (as on May 2022)

Issue of Registration certificate  (Non- notified area)

58 0
Permits issued 618 479 141 174
Conversion permit 190 158 73 89
No. of Mass Awareness Programmes conducted 21
  1. 65 numbers of mass awareness programmes conducted.
  2. AS issued to postal dept. for printing message on the back cover page of post office pass book on GW conservation in Chittoor block

1.) 70 nos of Mass Awareness Programmes conducted

2.)World water Day State Level Inauguration conducted @Mascot Hotel,Trivandrum based on the theme ,Groundwater -‘Making invisible visible’.

 As part of the first anniversary celebrations of the Government, Groundwater Department has organised exhibition stalls in Kannur,  Palakkad, Pathanamthitta, Thiruvananthapuram, Idukki and  Wayanad Districts.
Rig Registration(Renewal) 38 22 0