New Delhi, May 15 -- All available groundwater resources till the depth of 300 metres Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan will end in the next 20-25 years, reveals a draft report of the Central Ground Water Board (CGWB), highlighting how groundwater was being overexploited in the region.

The extraction of groundwater in the region has increased from 149% in 2013 to 165% in 2018, the report said, adding that water available at the depth of about 100 metres in north-west India will end within next 10 years.

MORE WITHDRAWAL THAN RECHARGE

The report submitted to the state governments on basis of groundwater data between 1994 and May 2018 shows that withdrawal of water from the ground was much more than the recharge. Underground water recharge was...