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GROUND WATER DEPARTMENT

Introduction :

         The  Ground Water Department is a multi-disciplinary organization engaged in developing and managing groundwater resources. The Department has been declared the nodal agency for all groundwater-related activities in the state.

ACTIVITIES OF GROUND WATER DEPARTMENT, WANAPARTHY DISTRICT

1. Ground Water Monitoring:

Monitoring of groundwater levels and water quality through a network of Piezometers are regularly monitored to know the changes in the groundwater regime.

2. Ground Water Assessment (Ground Water Resource Estimation):

Estimation of groundwater resource at village level bi-annually with available data from the concerned Department.

3. Investigations:

Selection of Wells Sites :

The department takes up integrated hydrogeological and Geophysical investigations for the selection of well sites referred by various government organizations via the Scheduled castes Co-operative society, Scheduled Tribes Society, and Non-Government organizations and individuals.

Department also took up investigations as and when referred by MandalAdministration as per WALTA Act.

Artificial Recharge Structures – A.R.S :

In order to augment the depleting groundwater resources, it is essential that the surplus monsoon runoff is conserved and recharged to augment ground water resources. The basic purpose of artificial recharge of groundwater is to restore supplies from aquifers depleted due to excessive groundwater development.

The Ground Water Department is carrying out feasibility studies of various artificial recharge structures like Percolation tanks Check dams etc. referred by concerned executing agencies like Irrigation Department, Panchayath Raj Department, etc.

4. Drilling of Exploratory:

Drilling of exploratory-cum production bore wells in Scheduled caste and Scheduled Tribes lands to create irrigation potential under Special Component Sub Plan programme and Tribal Sub Plan programme.

5. Environmental Clearances:

Environmental Clearance

(a) Industries (Ground Water)              

(b) Impact of Sand mining on groundwater regime.

6. National Hydrology Project – N.H.P:

World Bank Aided project NATIONAL HYDROLOGY PROJECT

ONGOING ACTIVITIES:

FIELDS

 

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OTHER DESCRIPTION

1. Ground Water Monitoring

Piezometers stations for Monitoring of groundwater

 

13 No. of Piezometers are established in  the District

2. Ground Water Assessment

   (Ground Water Resource Estimation)

 

Estimation of groundwater resource at village level bi-annually with available data from concern Department.

 

 

Ground Water Resource Estimation in the districts done for the base year 2021-22.

 

3. Investigations

 

 

 

Conducting groundwater investigations scientifically to pinpoint the favorable location for groundwater exploration for the benefit of farmer community.

 

Groundwater investigations being done for the referred proposals by the SC Society Tribal Welfare, WALTA and other Govt. Sectors.

4. Drilling of Exploratory

Drilling of exploratory-cum production borewells in Scheduled caste and Scheduled tribe’s lands to create irrigation potential under Special Component Sub Plan Programme and Tribla Sub Plan programme.

 

Drilling will be taken up in the selected locations.

 

5. Environmental Clearances

 

Enviromental clearance (a) Industries (Ground Water) (b) Impact of Sand mining on groundwater regime

 

 

Ground Water clearances given for the proposals referred under             TS-iPASS

6. National Hydrology Project – N.H.P

World Bank Aided project NATIONAL HYDROLOGY PROJECT

Ground Water investigations for selection of 17 additional piezometers are being done and will be taken up purpose driven studies.