Goa is a famous International tourist destination and attracts around 2 million tourists annually. Tourism is generally limited along the coastal belt of Goa, while mining is more focused in the midland of Goa. The groundwater in the State is mainly used for drinking and industrial purposes followed by agriculture to some extent. The open cast iron ore mining in Goa had induced significant changes in groundwater quality and quantity. The objective of the present study was to assess the impact of mining activities on the qualitative scenario of ground water in the study area.