Highlights for the month of June 2017

IMPORTANT  POLICY DECISIONS TAKEN AND MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS DURING THE MONTH:

  • Training Programme conducted under National Ground  Water Training & Research Institute(NGWTRI):

The following Training courses have been conducted by various field offices of CGWB under the aegis of NGWTRI Raipur during June,2017:-


S.No.

Name of Training Course

No. of Participants

 

Tier-I

 

1

One week training programme  on site selection for water well construction at NGI, Raipur.

24 Participants

2

3 days training  programme  on Participatory  Ground Water Management at NGI, Raipur.

6 participants

3

Two weeks training programme on Application of Geophysical Techniques in Ground Water Studies.

34 Participants

 

Tier-II training

 

1

Tier- II training programme conducted at Dharamashala, Himachala Pradesh.

18 Participants

 

Tier-III training

 

1

Tier-III training Programme conducted at Chandigarh

119 Participants

2

Tier-III training Programme conducted at Trivandrum, Kerala.

63 Participants

 

 

  • Other training/Awareness programme

 

  • In-house Training for Post Graduate Students in Geology & Allied subjects was conducted CGWB, SECR Chennai  from 05.06.2017 to 30.06.2017 based on request from various Universities in Tamil Nadu. 

  •   High Yielding Wells:

State wise details of High yielding Wells are as follow:

  • West Bengal:

An Exploratory well  was drilled at Nirman, Swarupnagar, North 24 Parganas district, West Bengal  with discharge of 2340 lpm(Liter per Minutes).

  • Chhattisgarh.:

An Exploratory well  was drilled at Khamar village in Kharsia block of Raigarh district, Chhattisgarh with  discharge of 360 lpm

  • Karnataka:

Threee Exploratory wells were drilled at Nagalamadike, Pavagada taluk, Tumkur district; Heragu,Hassan district; Devara Belakere, Harihara taluk,Davanagere district, Karnataka with discharge of 1089,324, and 420 lpm respectively.           

  • Visit of Hon’ble Minister/Secreatary/Chairman/Members

    • Hon’ble Union Minister of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Sushri Uma Bharti undertook Ganga Nireekshan Yatra along Ganga River in the State of Uttar Pradesh to spread awareness about the Project ‘Namami Gange’. The Chairman, CGWB, Sri K.B. Biswas along with officers from CGWB, NR accompanied Hon’ble Minister’s during entire Yatra within Uttar Pradesh State. She carried out inspection in Jajmau area. Hon’ble Minister addressed people at ‘Ganga Chaupals’ organized at various locations on the banks of Ganga – namely, Sringverpur Ghat (District Allahabad); Bhitaura Ghat (District Fatehpur); Bithoor (District Kanpur); Kachhla Ghat (District Budaun); Narora (District Bulandshahar), Garh Mukteshwar (District Hapur and Bijnor).

    • Dr Amarjeet Singh, Secretary MOWR, RD & GR visited Bhopal regarding Ken-Betwa link project and held meeting with Chief Minister, MP on 22nd June, 2017. Shri Parvinder Singh, Regional Director and Senior officers from CGWB, NCR Bhopal  attended the meeting.

    • Joint Secretary (A&GW), Ministry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation, Government of India held a meeting with Principal Secretary, Minor Water Resources Department Govt. of Bihar on 1.06.2017 regarding 22 points questionnaire and design of scheme in respect of PMKSY-HKKP-GW. Shri. A.K. Agrawal, Regional Director, and senior officers from CGWB, MER, Patna  were  present in the meeting.

    •  Shri Jagmohan Gupta, Joint Secretary (Finance), Ministry Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation visited Raipur on 09.06.2017 and inspected NGI, NCCR, Div XIII in connection with hiring of New office building for NCCR and Div XIII.

    • Shri Sampat Kumar, Member NGI, CGWB CHQ Faridabad visited Raipur on 10.06.2017 

    • Sh. Kailash Chaudhary, Hon'ble MLA, Baitu, Barmer, Rajasthan visited Baitu block, Barmer district on a field visit in respect of Investigation of Saraswati Palaeochannel in Western Parts of Rajasthan on 16th June, 2017 along with Sh. O. P. Poonia, Scientist D & OIC, CGWB, SUO Jodhpur and Sh. Ramakishan, Scientist D, CGWB, SUO Jodhpur.

    • Performance Evaluation Committee, Team-B Comprising of Prof. B.Bimalendu Bhattacharya, Former Director of ISM, Sri Abhijit Ray, Former Regional Director, CGWB, and Dr Swapna Devi, Former Scientist, CGWB visited  CGWB,SWR, Bangalore during 16.6.2017 to 18.6.2017 for evaluation of all round performance of CGWB and Division Office. Regional Director appraised activities and achievements of SWR to the evaluation committee. Officers of SWR and Division XIV including Section heads  participated in the three day long interactive session which was held at Bhujal Bhavan, Bangalore. The team also visited Ground Water Directorate, and Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Department. Govt.of Karnataka on 17.6.2017 for discussions and interaction.

    • Dr. S.K.Jain, Regional Director, and Senior officers from CGWB, NWR Chandigarh and  Col. R.K.Gaur, Director (Administration), CGWB, Faridabad has attended meeting of study visit of Standing Parliamentary Committee for Personnel and Public Grievances held on 08.06.2017 at  Chandigarh

  • Workshops/Seminars/ Lecture/talk

      • Hindi Workshop:-

      As per the directives of Ministry of Home and CHQ instructions, a one day Hindi Workshop has been organized on 30-06-2017. Shri. Nafees Alam, expert from Coal India Provident Fund Department, Nagpur  was the Chief Guest of the function. The programme was presided over by the Sh. P.K. Parchure, Regional Director and Dr. P.K. Jain, Suptdg.HG gave the welcome address. The Chief Guest gave an elaborative speech with examples how to use Hindi in day to day work without altering the conents of the material under translation.

  • Guidance/Awareness workshop for Greater Mumbai Packaged Drinking Water Manufacturing Association (GMPDWMA):-

      On the request of GMPDWMA and mail received from the Ministry, CGWB, Nagpur has organized a training-cum-workshop programme to help the packaged drinking water units on New Rules and Guidelines of CGWA for obtaining NOC at Hotel Tunga, Mumbai on 17th June, 2017.  Shri Subhas Desai, Hon’ble Minister of Industries, Govt. of Maharashtra was the Chief Guest. The other dignitaries present were Dr. P.K. Jain, Suptdg. HG, CGWB, Nagpur, Dr. Y.B. Sontakke, Joint Director, MPCB, Mumbai, Dr. Umesh Balpande, SHG, CGWB, Nagpur, Executive Engineer, MIDC, Mumbai, Shri Sunil Jain, President, GMPDWMA, Shri Vipul Doshi, Secretary, GMPDWMA. Shri Rahul R. Shende, Asst. Hydrogeologist & OIC (CGWA), CGWB, Nagpur made a detailed presentation on process involved and documents required for applying Online NOC from CGWA. This was followed by the discussion on various problems being faced by PDW especially for RWH implementation. About 100 representatives from various PDW unit of Mumbai have attended the programme.

      • Shri  Vidya Nand Negi, Scientist-D, CGWB, NHR, Dharamshala delivered lecture on Artificial Recharge of ground Water techniques at Dharamashala, district Kangra on 06.06.2017  and at Mandi, district Mandi on 16.06.2017 organized by I & PH Department.

      • Sh. P R Gupte, Scientist-D and Sh. Faisal Abrar, Assistant Hydrogeologist attended the workshop organized by the District Magistrate, Ghaziabad for Industries and provided details about NOCAP software and CGWA Guidelines.

      • Sh. S. Bhattacharya, Officer In-charge, SUO-Delhi attended a All India Seminar on “Urban Flood Management: Challenges and Strategies” during 16.06.2017 at New Delhi organized by the Institution of Engineers (India), Delhi State Centre jointly with IPHE-Delhi Regional Centre and Indian Water Resources Society.

      • Sh. Amlanjyoti Kar, Regional Director (I/C), and Senior officers from CGWB,ER, Kolkata have attended international symposium on “Sustainable Urban Environ” held  at Tejpur University, Assam during 23 June – 24 June, 2017 and presented two papers. During the Technical session, Sh. Amlanjyoti Kar, Regional Director (I/C), CGWB, ER and Dr. S. Brahma, Sc.-D, co -chaired two technical sessions.

      • Senior Officers from CGWB NCCR, Raipur attended  State Level Workshop on ‘Workshop on Strategic basin planning of Ganga river’ organised by Govt. of Chhattisgarh held at Mahanadi Bhawan Mantralaya Naya Raipur on 12th  & 13th June 2017.

  • Sh. Sourabh Gupta, Scientist-D & HOO, SUO, Pune  delivered a lecture on "Ground Water Governance" on 20/06/2017 during the training course on “Water Governance” (June 19-23, 2017) conducted at NWA, Pune.

      • Dr. Waseem Ahmad, Suptdg. HG,CGWB,WR Jaipur attended a workshop conducted by Ministry of Rural Development regarding Artificial Recharge Schemes and Projects to be taken and completed under MGNREGA at New Delhi on 19/06/2017.

      • Sh. S. K. Pareek, Sc. D, CGWB, WR Jaipur  attended a Workshop on Strategic Planning on Ganga River Basin held at the office of Water Resources Department, Govt. of Rajasthan, Jaipur on 22nd – 23rd June, 2017.

      • Dr M.A.Farooqi Sc-D, CGWB, SWR, Bangalore  attended Orientation Workshop for NTRT resource persons during 28-30th June 2017 at NIRD&PR, Hyderabad. The workshop is organized as a part of Saksham-A  Capacity building exercise to impart training from nominated resource persons to technical team members of MNREGS by Ministry of Rural Development, Govt.of India.

      • Shri. A. Subburaj, H.O.O, CGWB, SECR, Chennai  participated in the Interactive Session on “”Water Resources Management for the year 2025 and Beyond” organized by  Department of Earth Sciences, Annamalai University at Chidambaram, Cuddalore District on 30.06.2017.

    • Shri S.K.Saigal, Scientist-D, CGWB,NWR, Chandigarh has attended workshop of MGNREGA at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi organized on 19.06.2017.  

 

  • Publication

    • Paper titled “Impact of urbanization coupled with drought situations on ground water quality in shallow (Basalat) and deeper (Granite) aquifers with special reference to fluoride in Nanded-Waghala Municipal Corporation, Nanded District, Maharashtra, (India) by Pandhith Madhnure, et.al. have been  accepted for publication in International Journal “Environmental Monitoring and Assessment” on 22nd June, 2017.

  • The following two scientific papers were presented and published during international symposium held at Tejpur University, Assam . 

  • “Water Resources management of Port Blair city: an appraisal” by Sh. Amlan Jyoti Kar, et al.

  • “Environ of Arsenic & Heavy Metal Contamination in Aquifers of Eastern Part of Barddhaman District, W.B. by Dr. S. Brahma, et al..

  • Regional Directors Meeting:

       A meeting of Regional Directors of the  Board was held on   28.06.2017 at HQ, Faridabad ,under the Chairmanship of Shri K B Biswas , Member (ED &MM),  CGWB. The meeting was attended by Dr  D. Saha, Member(SAM),  Dr. E. Sampath Kumar, Member(NGI), Shr. G.C. Pati, Member (  WQ & TT), Dr. Mahammed Ariz Ahammed Member (Finance), FAO,  all Regional Directors, and senior officers of the Board. The following agenda points were discussed in the meeting:

  • Follow up action on decision taken during last RD Meeting

  • GWM&R scheme (Plan for 2017-2020)

  • Review of work done during 2017-18 upto May 2017.

  • Issues Related to NAQUIM.

  • Presentation on PMSKY.

  • Issues related to Outsourcing.

  • Readiness and Road Map for utilization of budget under different schemes

  • . Important Meetings

  • Regional Director and  Senior officers of CGWB, WCR Ahmadabad attended the 1st Meeting of expert committee to review information available on paleochannel  held at N,WR,WS & K Department, New Sachivalaya, Gandhinagar during 5th -6th June 2017.

  • Regional Director and  Senior officers of CGWB, WCR Ahmadabad attended meeting with the Member Secretary ,GWSSB, Gandhinagar on 14.06.2017 regarding construction of exploratory and observation wells in Gujarat through Outsourcing under NAQUIM.

  • Sh. H.N.Tiwari Sc-D, CGWB, WCR, Ahmadabad attended awareness programme organized by NABARD at village Gokulpura, Taluka: Palanpur ,District Banaskantha on 22.06.2017 for creating awareness for Rainwater Harvesting and Artificial Recharge and preparation of village level map for water conservation practices to be replicated in 500 villages in Banaskantha district through the NGO Sambhav foundation .

  • Senior officers of CGWB, WCR Ahmadabad attended DDO’s meeting on “Users Mobilization & Roll Out of Employees information System (EIS)/GPF/CDDO module in the 48th Ministeries/Controllers”, held at RTF, INGAF, Ballard Estate  Mumbai during 21st June to 23rd June 2017  .

  • The Regional Director attended the CDDO meeting on the “Users Mobilization & Roll Out of Employees information System (EIS)/GPF/CDDO module in the 48th Ministeries/Controllers”, held at RTF, INGAF, Ballard Estate  Mumbai on 23.06.2017.

  • Regional Director, CGWB,SR, Hyderabad  attended the State Level Schemes Sanctioning Committee (SLSSC) Meeting for approval of schemes, in respect of  Government of Telangana under NRDWP at Hyderabad on 23.06.2017.    

  • Regional Director, CGWB,SR, Hyderabad  held discussions with Special Chief Secretary & Director, Ground Water Department, Government of Telangana at Hyderabad regarding Ground Water Resource Estimation, 2017 on 20.06.2017.

  • Dr. P.N. Rao, Head of Office CGWB, SR, Hyderabad attended the CGWA Meeting on issue of NOC by States at New Delhi on 01.06.2017.

  • Sri Prashant Rai, Scientist D and Dr. Vikas Ranjan, Scientist C attended meeting on ‘Composite Water Management Index’ (CWMI) held at Parikalp Bhawan, Lucknow  on 8.6.2017. Sri Jitendra Kumar, Advisor, Niti Aayog made presentation to explain the concept of CWMI to State Government officials related to water sector.

  • Dr. S.K.Jain, Regional Director, CGWB, NWR, Chandigarh  has attended the 1st meeting of CGWA with Ground Water Authorities in the States/UTs held under the Chairmanship of Shri K.C.Naik, Member Secretary, CGWA on 01.06.2017 at CGWB, Jamnagar House, New Delhi.

  • Shri S.K.Saigal, Scientist ‘D’ and Sanjay Pandey, Scientist ‘B’, attended meeting of Saraswati Heritage Board on 03.06.2017 at Panchkula regarding taking up of drilling activities.  

  • Shri Dinesh Tewari, Scientist ‘D’ has held discussion with Shri Rajesh Khullar, PS to CM Haryana on 05.06.2017 regarding proving information of notified block Tohana district Fatehabad, Haryana as desired by Hon’ble Chief Minister, Haryana.

  • Senior officer from CGWB, NWR Chandigarh  has held discussion with PS to CM Haryana, Officers of GWC and Farmers Welfare Department Haryana on 06.06.2017 regarding issues of notified block Tohana district Fatehabad, Haryana. 

  • Shri Dinesh Tewari, Scientist ‘D’ and Roopesh G. Krishnan, Scientist ‘B’ attended meeting of District Advisory Committee held under the chairmanship of Deputy Commissioner Barbnala on 12.06.2017. 

  • Shri S.K.Saigal, Scientist ‘D’ attended 2nd meeting of Executive Committee of SLNA, Haryana held on 14.06.2017 at Haryana Civil Secretariat, Chandigarh.

  • Officer from CGWB, NWR, Chandigarh has attended the training for Employees Information System and GPF Users Mobilization Progremme scheduled to held during 29th – 30th June, 2017 at INGAF, Delhi.

  • Shri  Vidya Nand Negi, Scientist-D, CGWB, NHR, Dharamshala attended meeting of experts of NGT Kasauli case at Dharampur, district Solan on 22.06.2017.

  • Sh. P. R. Gupte, Scientist ‘D’ and  Senior officers from CGWB, SUO, New Delhi, attended meeting of State Ground Water Authorities held on 01.06.2017 under the chairmanship of Sh. K. C. Naik, Member (SML) & Member Secretary, CGWA at Central Ground Water Board, Conference Hall, Jamnagar House, New Delhi.

  • Senior officers from CGWB, SUO, New Delhi attended meeting of District Level Advisory Committee, South-East District on 06.06.2017   at  District Magistrate, South-East District, Lajpat Nagar, New Delhi.

  • Senior officers from CGWB, SUO, New Delhi attended meeting of District Level Advisory Committee, Shahdara District on 07.06.2017 at District Magistrate  of Shahdara District, Nand Nagri  and South-West, Kapashera, Delhi .

  • Sh. P. R. Gupte, Scientist ‘D’ attended meeting of District Advisory Committee, New Delhi District on 08.06.2017 under the chairmanship of District Magistrate, New Delhi at 12/11, Jamnagar House, New Delhi.

  • Senior officers from CGWB, SUO, New Delhi attended meeting of District Level Advisory Committee, North-East District on 13.06.2017 at  District Magistrate of North-East District, Nand Nagri,  and Alipur Delhi.  

  • Sh. P. R. Gupte, Scientist ‘D’ alongwith Executive Engineer, DJB inspected three schools under NGT Court case.

  • Sh. P.R. Gupte, Scientist ‘D’ inspected water bodies in Dwarka on 15.06.2017 & 16.06.2017 as one of the member of Committee constituted by Hon’ble NGT.

  • Sh. P.R.Gupte, Scientist D attended a meeting on “Rejuvenation of Katha Nala, Shamli District” on 20.06.2017, held under the Chairmanship of Hon’ble Shri Hukum Sing, MP and the Chairman of Parliament Standing Committee on Water Resources.

  • Sh. P. R. Gupte, Scientist ‘D’ attended meeting of State Ground Water Authorities held on 22-23June, 2017 under the chairmanship of Sh. K. C. Naik, Member (SML) & Member Secretary, CGWA at Central Ground Water Board, Conference Hall, Jamnagar House, New Delhi.

  • Central Ground Water Board, SUO, Participated in 14th ‘Everything About Water’ Expo organized during 29th June-July, 2017at Pragati Maidan, Delhi.

  • Sh. P.R. Gupte, Scientist ‘D’ attended meeting on “Revival / Development of Water Bodies of Dwarka Area”, (NGT case) on 29.06.2017 under the Chairmanship of Dr. S D Singh, CEO-DPGS – Nodal Officer.

  • Senior officers from CGWB, ER, Kolkatta  has attended the 25th Meeting of SLA was held at the office of State Water Investigation Directorate, Nirman Bhaban, Salt Lake, Kolkata under the chairmanship of Director, SWID. During the meeting different applications were cleared which applied for NOC.

  • Shri Parvinder Singh, Regional Director, Sh H S Namdeo, Scientist `D’ & Hindi Officer and Sh B P Singh, Scientist `D’ attended meeting with Town Raj Bhasha Implementation Committee at CPRI regarding visit of Parliamentary Raj Bhasha committee on 15-06-2017, 22-06-2017 and 29-06-2017.

  • Shri Parvinder Singh, Regional Director, Sh H S Namdeo, Scientist `D’ & Hindi Officer and Sh B P Singh, Scientist `D’ attended half yearly meeting of Town Raj Bhasha Implementation Committee at CIAE on 20-06-2017.

  • Senior officers from CGWB, CR, Nagpur Meeting with State Govt. regarding PMKSY­  Har Khet Ko Pani at Mumbai on 16.6.2017.

  • Senior officers from CGWB, CR, Nagpur attended   Meeting with State Govt. regarding PMKSY­ Har Khet Ko Pani at Mumbai on 23.6.2017.

  • Sh. O. P. Poonia, Scientist D & OIC, CGWB, SUO, Jodhpur and Sh. Ramakishan, Scientist D, CGWB, SUO, Jodhpur attended a meeting of Jal Kranti Abhiyan in reference to the water security plan of Jal Gram of Jodhpur district held under the chairmanship of District Collector, Jodhpur on 20/06/2017.

  • Senior officvers from CGEB, WR, Jaipur  attended a meeting of sub-group of MJSA to frame the MJSA impact assessment guidelines, held under the chairmanship of Chief Engineer, Water Resources Department, Govt. of Rajasthan on 12.06.2017, 14/06/2017,16.06.2017, 21.06.2017 and 23.06.2017at Jaipur.

  • Sri K.M.Viswanath, Regional Director and Dr K.R.Sooryanarayana Suptdng Hg attended meeting with Secretary (MI) on 28.6.2017 and had discussions regarding sending proposals for PMSKY/HKKP in respect of Karnataka State.

  • Sri K.M.Viswanath, Regional Director and Senior officers from CGWB, SWR, Bangalore attended meetings convened at Bhujal Bhavan, Bangalore on 6th, 13th and 23rd June 2017 with M/s South West Pinnacle Exploration Pvt.ltd regarding drilling of EW and OW under NAQUIM in Karnataka through outsourcing.

  • Senior officers from CGWB, SWR, Bangalore attended meeting of State Level Committee  for Jal Kranthi Abhiyan in Goa State on 8.6.2017at Panaji, Goa. The Committee has approved water security plans of both N.Goa and S.Goa.

Dr.D.Gnanasundar Scientist-D participated in the meeting of State Level Scheme Sanctioning Committee (SLSSC) conducted by the Managing Director, Tamil Nadu Water Supply and Drainage Board (TWAD) for clearing the NRDWP proposals on 05.06.2017 at Chenna