Over the years India has been grappling with intense and rapid depletion of groundwater stores driven by human-caused climate change and over-extraction. Over-extraction for agricultural purposes has been characterized by unsustainable extraction of groundwater over a longer period of time. While monsoonal rainfall contributes to groundwater recharge, water that seeps through the soil collects deep underground in the gaps between rocks and layers of porous rock, known as aquifers. The pumping out of this stored water lowers the water table. Unlike rivers or lakes, recharge of groundwater can take years to augment the recharging of the aquifers. Water management policies and practices are therefore paramount to raise awareness about the issue and regulate utilization of water in different sectors.