The Kulhan .nala basin located along the eastern side of Raipur, spreads over in an area of about ~92.09 sq.km. The terrain is more or less plain and made of nearly horizontal sedimentaries of Chhattisgarh supergroup, comprising limestone, shale and sandstone. In general, the lithounits show poor primary porosity. However, they have developed secondary porosity and permeability and locally act as good aquifers and as such will also offer receptive sites for artificial recharging.A high degree of decline in water levels is indicative of poor recharge and~or a high degree of draft, is observed in the kulhan nala basin. It is, therfore, necessary to undertake the work of artificial recharging of the groundwater reserves of the area in order to meet the ever• growing needs for drinking, agricultural and industrial purposes. This will also help mitigate the drought situations .caused due to monsoon failure. The paper discusses the augmentation of groundwater potential by Implementing different techniques of artificial recharging, keeping in view the topographic and geological aspects of the site.
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Sridhar and Singh (1997). Scope. for Artificial Recharge in Kulhan Nala Basin, Raipur District, Madhya Pradesh. Journal of Ravishankar University (Part-B: Science), 10(1), pp. 15-22.