Highlights for the month of November 2016


  • Status of implementation of Aquifer Mapping under Ground Water Management and Regulation Scheme during XII  Five   Year Plan.


In order to implement the Aquifer mapping Programme, various activities  have been  undertaken in the on-going Annual Action Plan  of       2016-17.  

In matter of data generation for Aquifer Mapping, the field activities  have been  taken up through in-house resources in priority areas during     2016-17.   Preparation of geological layers and other associated layers like subsurface geology, geomorphology and land use pattern  have been completed  for an area of  322529 sq.km., 351991 sq.km., 350227 sq.km. and 312233 sq.km. respectively during 2016-17.  Preparation of drainage map,   demarcation of water bodies, rainfall data analysis for estimation of recharge to ground water has been completed for an area of 367880 sq.km, 333425 sq.km and 332553 sq.km. respectively.  Amongst  the major ongoing activities, 433 exploratory wells have been  drilled, 21452 water samples have been  analyzed and 740 Vertical Electrical Soundings (VES) and 43 Borehole logging  have been  conducted  during 2016 -17 (as on 30,  November, 2016).            

  • Training Programme conducted under Rajiv Gandhi National Ground  Water Training & Research Institute(RGNGWTRI):


The following Training courses have been conducted by various field offices of CGWB under the aegis of RGNGWTRI Raipur during Ocober, 2016:-


Name of Training Course

No. of Participants





Application of RS and GIS in Ground Water Studies conducted during from  07-11-2016 to 11 -11-2016 at RGNGWTRI, Raipur

28 Participants(5  from CGWB,11 from State Govt. Organization, 5 from PSU and others from Educational Institution)


Administrative and  Establishment Rule conducted during from  07-11-2016 to         11 -11-2016 at ISTM,  New Delhi

23 Participants from CGWB


Ground water  Technology and  Management  conducted during 15-11-2016 to 25 -11-2016 at ISTM, New Delhi

12 Participants  


Tier-II training



 Tier II training organized on “Ground Water Issues & Management” during 28.11.2016 to 02.12.2016 at Nizamabad



Tier-III training



Tier III Training programme was organized at Bagula, Hanskhali block in Nadia district in West Bengal on 11.11.2016 and 12.11.2016.

114 Participants from Block office, Panchayets , colleges.


Tier III training programme was organized at at Kanhangad, Kasargod district, Kerala on 10.11.2016 and 11.11.2016.

135 Participants


  • Other training Programme

  • Dr. A.K. Jain, Sc-D ,CGWB, WCR, Ahmadabad attended the foreign training course on “Assessment of Groundwater by using isotope technique” at Xi’an China during 14.11.2016 to 25.11.2016. The training course was organized by the international Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in cooperation with Government of China through Xi’an Centre of China Geological Survey. A country presentation was made by Dr.A.K.Jain, Sc-D and officer from BARC, Bombay on “Isotope Fingerprinting of Aquifer system for sustainable Management of Deep Groundwater Resources in Saraswati River Basin, Gujarat,India on 21.11.2016.

  •   High Yielding Wells:

 State wise details of High yielding Wells are as follow:

West Bengal
An Exploratory well was drilled at Maktarpur, Karimpur II block, Nadia district, West Bengal with discharge of 1260 liter per minute (lpm).

Exploratory wells were drilled at Jamb, and Padhurna, Pathur Taluka, Akola District  in Vesicular Fractured Basalt   with discharge  1076 and 360 lpm respectively.
An exploratory well was drilled at Bhimanad Govt. UP school, Mannarkad, Palakkad district in Granite gneiss down to a depth of 142 mbgl has yielded a discharge of 360 lpm. It will serve to mitigate the drinking water problem of a population of about 3000.

An exploratory well was drilled at   Lalmenta Laxminarayanpur(EW),Block- Chikiti , Ganjam district in Sandstone and Granite  with discharge  240 lpm.

An exploratory well was drilled at G.Ranganahalli, Sira Taluk, Tumkur district  with discharge 186 lpm.

Exploratory wells were drilled at Central University, Neelakudi,Tiruvarur district, and Banavaram, Vellore district, Tamilnadu in Sandstone and Gneiss  formation with discharge 1440 and 600 lpm respectively.

 Andhra Pradesh:
Exploratory wells were drilled at Chola Samudram, Lepakshi Mandal and N.R. Kuppam, Madakasira Mandal ,Anantha Pruram  District in Granite Formation with discharge  of  522 and 780 lpm respectively.

  • Visit of Hon’ble Minister/Chairman/Members

 Hon’ble Minister of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation Sushri Uma Bharti visited  Devprayag and Srinagar on 21-22, November 2016. Senior Officers from CGWB, UR, Dehradun  have attended the visit of Hon’ble Minister.

  • Shri Dipankar Saha, Member (SAM),  CGWB  Faridabad , Regional Director and Senior officer from CGWB, WCR, Ahmadabad  had attended the 5th Meeting of Committee for “Exploration of alternate sources of water in arid area of the country including paleochannels”  held on November 17, 2016 at Gandhinagar under the chairmanship of Sh. B.N.Navlawala, Chief advisor of Honorable Minister Of Water Resources, RD & GR.

  • Dr. DipankarSaha,  Member(SAM), CGWB, Faridabad  and Senior officers from CGWB SWR, Banglore   visited Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore  on 22.11.2016 to participate in the meeting on Ground Water Resource Estimation.

  •  Shri G.C Pati ,Member (TT& WQ), CGWB, CHQ, Faridabad  and Senior Officers from CGWB, UR, Dehradun  have visited Gangnani Hot spring for rejuvenation studies, District Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand during 18-19th November, 2016.

  • Workshops/Seminars/ Lecture/talk

  • Central Ground Water Board, Ministry of WR, RD and GR, Govt. of India has organized Bhujal Manthan-2 a  national Dialogue on National Aquifer Mapping and GroundWater Management at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi on 29.11.2016. The main objective of the programme is to emphasize the need of interactions amongst various stakeholders engaged in groundwater resource development and management for the sustainable development of groundwater resources of the country through Aquifer Management.  The Bhujal Manthan program was inaugurated by Shusri Uma Bharati the Honble Minister of WR, RD & GR, in presence of   Shri Narendra Singh Tomar,Hoble Minister for Rural Development, Panchayat Raj and Drinking Water, Sh. Shashi Shekhar, IAS, Secretary, Ministry of Water Resoureces RD& GR, Sh. Parameswaran Iyer, IAS, Secretary,  Ministry of Panchayat Raj, Dr. Amarjit Singh, IAS, OSD, Ministry of Water Resourecs RD & GR, Sh. K.B. Biswas, Chairman, CGWB, Ministry of Water Resources, RD & GR. During Program   Shusri Uma Bharati the Honble Minister of WR, RD & GR, released the app “ Mera Bhujal” and Bhujal Manthan-2  Volume. Total four technical Session have  been presented on different theme. Total about 1000   invitees had participated in the  Bhujal Manthan-2 from CGWB and other Department.

  • The following papers were presented by officers of  RGNWTRI Raipur in  the conference of  International  Society for Fluoride Research during  November 9-11, 2016 at NIN, Hyderabad.

  • Climatological Control over  Disposal of Fluoride Ground Water in Consolidated Aquifers a study in Attappady  tribal area Palghat District, Kerala State.

  •  Assessment of Fluoride Contamination and Mitigation in the Consolidated Aquifers, Birbhun District  West Bengal State.  .

  •  Evaluation of Fluoride  Enrichment Process in Ground Water  Chimkurthy Granitic  pluton Complex, Prakasham District Andhra Pradesh State.

  • The following papers were presented by officers of  CGWB, SECR, Chennai in   National Seminar on “Eco Friendly Surface Mining Technology Challenges & Way Forward” during  November 12-13, 2016 at  Neyveli, Tamilnadu.

  • Ground Water Modeling and Aquifer Management Plan for Cuddalore coastal aquifer system.

  • Delineation of recharge zones for construction of artificial recharge structures in Neyveli Hydrogeological Basin using remote sensing and GIS analysis.

  • Senior officer from CGWB, NCCR, Raipur attended Two days Workshop organized Jointly by PHED and IRSC Nagpur at New Circuit House Raipur on 11 Nov to 12 Nov 2016 on “Existing Database Of PHED-CG & Assessment of Ground Water Potential Based on Geo-Spatial Scientific Database of Chhattisgarh State-Technological Applications,& Innovations-Way Forward”.

  • Senior officer from CGWB, SWR, Banglore  delivered lecture on “Procedures for various Groundwater Recharge- Case studies”during the training programme on “Conservation and Management of Groundwater” for Senior Geologist/Geologists of Directorate of Ground Water, Government of Karnataka at Administrative Training Institute, Mysuru  on 09.11.2016 .

  • Senior officer from CGWB, SWR, Banglore attended the one day Workshop on “Karnataka State water policy with regard to Climate Change” on 16.11.2016 organized by Advanced Center for Integrated Water Resource Management at Bangalore.

  • Senior officer from CGWB, SWR, Banglore delivered a lecture on “Aquifer Mapping and Management in Pilot Project areas in parts of Tiptur and CN Halli taluks of Tumkur district” on 18.11.2016 at Civil Engineering Department of SJB Institute of Technology, Bangalore.

  • 7th State Level Painting Competition 2016-17 was organized at all Regional offices of CGWB on 18th, 21st 24th 25th and 26th November, 2016.

  • Publication

    • Shri Mathew T Thomas, Hon’ble Minister of Water Resources, Government of Kerala has released the report on “Mapping of Hard Rock Aquifer System and Aquifer Management Plan in Chittoor and Malampuzha blocks of Palakkad District, Kerala” in a function organized at his chamber of Secretariate/Assembly Hall on 7th November 2016.

  • Dr. Subhash Singh, Scientist-D has been awarded Aqua Foundation’s Excellence Award, 2016 under the category of Professional Excellence (Individual) on 24.11.2016 at New Delhi.


  • Other Meetings

  • Senior officer from CGWB, ER , Kolkata attended a meeting on Revival of Spring in Himalayan Region under the Chairmanship of Secretary (WR) on 10.11.2016 at Shram Shakti Bhavan, New Delhi. The meeting was graced by various experts from different renowned institutions and organizations throughout the country in the relevant field along with experts from CGWB.

  • Senior officer from CGWB, CR, Nagpur had a meeting with Joint Secretary, Water Conservation Department at Mantalaya, Mumbai on 18-11-2016 regarding Jal Kranti Abhiyan. He discussed about the preparation of Water Security Plans along with PPR for the  identified Jal Grams and insisted upon issuance of G.R. for formation of various committees viz VLC, DLC & SLC for necessary approval of PPR of Water Security Plans.

  • Second meeting of the State Level Committee on  Jal Kranthi Abhiyan 2016-17 conducted  on 15th November 2016 in the chamber of Secretary, Water Resources Department, Govt. of Kerala. Smt. Tinku Biswal, Secretary of Water Resources, Govt. of Kerala chaired the meeting. All State Level  Committee members attended the meeting.

  • Shri Parvinder Singh, Regional Director had attended the  State Level Nodal Agency (SLNA) Rajiv Gandhi Watershed Mission-Standing committee meeting regarding “Integrated Watershed Development (PMSKY-Watershed Development)” on 04.11.2016 held at  Bhopal.

  • Senior officers from CGWB, New Delhi  attended  meeting of District Ground Water Advisory Committee of North West, East  and Central districts of Delhi  on 02.11.16, 09.11.2016  and 30.11.2016 respectively.

  • Senior officers from CGWB, New Delhi  attended meeting of the Committee to chalk out the modalities of participation of MoWR in IISF-2016 on 25.11.16 in the chamber of Member (RM), CWC, Sewa Bhawan, R.K. Puram, New Delhi.

  • Senior officers from CGWB, New Delhi  attended meeting of Work Advisory Committee (WAC) on 29.11.16 in the chamber of Member (Water), Delhi Jal Board.

  • Senior officers from CGWB, New Delhi  attended meeting to discuss the water problem in Vasant Kunj Enclave on 04.11.16 in the Chairmanship of Member (Water Supply), Delhi Jal Board.

  • Senior officers from CGWB, New Delhi  has carried out inspection of SDMC Park near Chhattarpur Temple in the direction of NGT in association with DJB and NDMC on 22.11.16.

  • Senior officer from CGWB, UR Dehradun  had attended the meeting for formulation of Action Plan for rejuvenation of Himalayan Springs at MoWR, RD & GR, New Delhi on 9th November, 2016.

  • Senior officer from CGWB  WR, Jaipur attended the meeting of District Level Advisory Committee for Ground Water Regulation for notified blocks of Jaipur District on 15.11.2016.

  • Shri P.K.Parchure, Regional Director, and  Senior officer from CGWB, WR, Jaipur attended the Meeting of the Streering committee for implementation of Rajasthan Centre of Excellence in Water Resource Management on 16.11.2016  under the Chairmanship of Principal Secretary, PHED & GWD at Jaipur.

  • Shri P.K.Parchure, Regional Director, and  Senior officer from CGWB, WR, Jaipur attended a Meeting on 17.11.2016 conveyed by Hon'ble Minister of PHED & GWD Govt. of Rajasthan to discuss the regulatory aspects of Ground Water Development & Management in the State of Rajasthan.

  •  Shri P.K.Parchure, Regional Director, and  Senior officer from CGWB, WR, Jaipur appeared in  Parangat (पारंगत) Examination under Hindi teaching scheme organised by Department of Offcial Language Ministry of Home Affair, Govt. of India on 20.11.2016 at Jaipur.

  • Sri K.M. Viswanath, Regional Director chaired the 25th State Technical Agency (STA) Meeting held on 18.11.2016convened by RWS & SD, Govt. of Karnataka, Bangalore for technical clearance of village water supply schemes. Dr. K.R. Sooryanarayana, Supdt. HG also attended the meeting.

  • State Level Committee for re-estimation of groundwater resources assessment for Tamil Nadu State was convened on 17.11.2016 by the Principle Secretary , public Works Department, Gov. of Tamil Nadu. The Report of Dynamic Groundwater Resources of TamilNadu as on March-2013 was approved by the committee. 

  • Senior officer from CGWB ,SECR, Chennai attended 15th Meeting of the Pondicherry  Ground Water Authority held  on 30.11.2016 at Pondichery.

  • Shri N.P.S. Nagi  Regional Director, NHR,  Dharmasala attended meeting with  Secretary, Ministry of Water Resources, RD & GR on revival of Himalayan Spring on 10.11.2016.

  • Senior officer from CGWB, SR, Hyderabad attended the Convergence meeting of Panchayat Raj & Rural Development, Gov. of Andhra Pradesh at Velagapudi, Andhrapradesh.

  • The Chemical Laboratory of CGWB, CR, Nagpur has been granted accreditation by NABL on 7th     November 2016 in accordance with ISO/IEC 17025:2005.

  • As directed by MoWR, RD &GR sapling plantation activities of varieties of plants was done by participating students and their family members, Jury members and the staffs and officers of CGWB, WCR, Ahmedabad in the premises of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Memorial, Ahmedabad.