Hyderabad is the only district in the ‘critical’ category, while 29 others were listed ‘safe’ as Kaleshwaram, Mission Kakatiya yield dividends.
Experts have appealed to the State government to regulate borewells and ban sand mining to prevent the situation from turning precarious.
Farmers in Sithampoondi said many who had been involved in agricultural activities in the village sold the lands and moved to urban spaces for survival.
Ahead of the northeast monsoon, earlier this month, the Chennai Metro Water Board conducted a survey to test groundwater quality.
It may sound hard to believe, but Telangana has 530 tmcft of dynamic groundwater reserve, which is equivalent to the combined storage capacity of Nagarjuna Sagar and Srisailam projects.
However, the remaining 59 pc monitoring wells have reported a rise of water level compared to 2019.
According to the Central Groundwater Board, there has been a general decline in groundwater level in 2003 due to the complete desaturation of shallow aquifers.
Improvement of groundwater levels in drought-prone Rayalaseema is higher than that in coastal areas of State