The Shivaganga basin is a sub-basin of Shima basin which lies between 18°14'N and 18°24'N latitudes and 73°44'E and 73°56'E longitudes.
The paper includes the results of geobotanical studies carried out in the basin. An attempt is made to map the distribution of water loving plants and evalua1e their significance in hydrogeological investigation. The result of geobotanical surveys carried out in the basin reveals that amongst the numerous flora, the Phoenix sylvestris, Pongamia glabra, Ficus glomerata and Eugenie jambolana are quite good suggestive of water table conditions between the depth of 4 to 10 mtrs below the surface level. They are also indicative of different litho units favorable for occurrence of groundwater. After detail survey in the basin, the author is of opinion that this technique is of immense use in locating suitable sites for open wefts for irrigation purposes in drought prone area of Maharashtra
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Zambre (1988). Application of geobotanical technique for groundwater prospecting in part of Shivaganga besin, Maharashtra. Journal of Ravishankar University (Part-B: Science), 1(1), pp. 77-85.