Highlights for the month of SEPTEMBER 2017


  • 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 September,2017:-


Name of Training Course

No. of Participants





Training on Aquifer Mapping: Concept and Approach during 28.08.0217 to 01.09.2017 at NGWTRI, Raipur

 30 Participants


Training on  Analysis & Interpretation of Ground Water Quality Data during  11.09.2017 to 15.09.2017        at NGWTRI, Raipur

30 Participants


Training on   Scientific Report and Paper Writing during  19.09.2017 to 21.09.2017       at NGWTRI, Raipur

10 Participants


Tier-II training



Tier-II training Programme conducted during
04.09.2017 to 06.09.2017 at  Sitabuldi, Nagpur district , Maharastra.

25 Participants


Tier-II training Programme conducted during
11.09.2017 to  13.09.2017 at Panjab University, Chandigarh Haryana.

35 Participants


Tier-II training Programme conducted during 11.09.2017 to  13.09.2017 at Dehradun, Uttarakhand

23 Participants


Tier-II training Programme conducted during 12.09.2017 to 14.09.2017 at Davangiri, Karnataka.

32 Participants


Tier-II training Programme conducted during
13.09.2017 to 15.09.2017 at Jammu.

37 Participants


Tier-II training Programme conducted during 13.09.2017 to 15.09.2017 at Jagdalpur, Bastar, Chhatishgarh.

23 Participants


Tier-II training Programme conducted during       19.09.2017  to 21.09.2017  at Allahabad, Uttara Pradesh

50 Participants


Tier-II training Programme conducted during 20.09.2017to  20.09.2017 at  Gramin Vikas Trust Ratlam Madhya Pradesh

28 Participants


Tier-III training



Tier-III training Programme conducted on  07.09.2017 at Palari, Balodabazar, Chhatishgarh

124 Participants


Tier-III training Programme conducted  on 13.09.2017 at  Baripada, Mayurbhanj, Odisha.

125 Participants


Tier-III training Programme conducted 14.09.2017at Khultabad, Aurangabad, Maharastra.

125 Participants


Tier-III training Programme conducted on 15.06.2017  at Nambol, Bishnupur, Manipur

125 Participants


Tier-III training Programme conducted on 18.09.2017at Baikuthpur, Koriya, Chhatishgarh.

102 Participants


Tier-III training Programme conducted on 18.09.2017 at Niwai, Banasthali, Tonk, Rajasthan

145 Participants


Tier-III training Programme conducted on21.09.2017 at   Pashighat, Medo Block, East Siang district, Assam.

130 Participants


Tier-III training Programme conducted 23.09.2017 at Thiruvalla, Pattanamthitta, Kerala

122 Participants


Tier-III training Programme conducted  on 24.09.2017 at Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Ranchi, Jharkhand .

126 Participants


Tier-III training Programme conducted on 25.09.2017 at  Nagda, Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh

144 Participants


Tier-III training Programme conducted on 26.09.2017 at Gangavathi, Koppal, Karnataka.

121 Participants


Tier-III training Programme conducted on 26.09.2017 Vizianagaram, Andhra Pradesh

126 Participants


Tier-III training Programme conducted on  19.09.2017 at Theni, Tamil Nadu

191 Participants


Tier-III training Programme conducted on 22.09.2017 at Pudukottai, Tamil Nadu


  •   High Yielding Wells:

State wise details of High yielding Wells are as follow:

An exploratory well was  drilled at Madur, Shankarampet Mandal, Medak District, Telangana with  discharge of 288 lpm ( Litre per Minutes).

Andhra Praqdesh:
An exploratory well was  drilled at Gadela Venkatapuram village, Obulavaripalli Mandal,  with discharge  of 703 lpm and at Gundlur villge, Rajampet Mandal, Kadapa district, Andhra Pradesh with discharge of 590 lpm.

Jharkhand :
An exploratory well was  drilled at village Chitimiti, Block -Tantnagar, district - West-Singhbhum, Jharhand with  discharge of 300 lpm..

An exploratory well was  drilled at  Nilpar, Rapar Taluka, Kachchh District, Gujarat with discharge of 276 lpm.

An exploratory well was  drilled at Mannikeri, Gokak Taluk, Belgaum district, Karnataka with discharge of 480 lpm.

An exploratory well was  drilled at Nawagaon, Bagbahera Block , Mahasamund District, Chhattishgarh with discharge of   1080 lpm.

Tamila Nadu:
An exploratory well was  drilled at  Thiruneiper, Thiruvarur Block, Thiruvarur District, Tamil Nadu  with discharge of 1440 lpm.


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

  • Dr. D. Saha, Member(SAM), CGWB, Faridabad  visited CGWB, ER, Kolakata on 22.09.2017 and conducted meeting on review of progress of Aquifer Mapping and Management Plan.

  • Shri G C Pati, Member (TT & WQ), CGWB, Faridabad visited field area of  Ujjiain district of Madhya Paradesh.

  • Sh. Aman Mittal, IAS and Sh. Rajendrakumar Mahendrabhai Patel, IAS, Assistant Secretaries, Ministry of Water Resources, RD & GR visited Rajasthan for study of Ground Water Works and Command Area Development at Udaipur district during 20th to 23rd September, 2017.

  • Dr. Dinesh Gupta, Additional Director General & National Mission Head-1B, GSI, Kolkatta visited WR, Jaipur to discuss Aero-EM and follow-up Resistivity surveys data of Aquifer Mapping project carried out by CGWB, WR, Jaipur on 27th September, 2017.

  • Dr E.Sampath Kumar, Member (NGI), CGWB visited SWR, Bangalore and reviewed the progress of NAQUIM and other AAP 2017-18 activities. Review meeting of progress of NAQUIM, out sourcing drilling and other activities of AAP 2017-18  was held at  Bangalore on 14.9.2017.

  • Dr. E. Sampath Kumar, Member(RGI) visited office of Central Ground Water Board, SECR, Chennai on 16.09.17 and 18.09.17.  The Member convened the meeting of technical officers and staff  and  reviewed the section wise progress of SECR Chennai. 

  • Field inspection visit was also carried out by the Member(NGI) in parts of Hiriyur taluk, Chitrdurga district, Karnataka on 14.9.2017 and 15.9.2017, covering the drilling sites under NAQUIM through outsourcing by M/s East West Pinnacle Exploration Pvt Ltd, Gurugram, Haryana.


  • Workshops/Seminars/ Lecture/talk


  • Central Ground Water Board , CHQ, Faridabad  organised one day  workshop  on NOCAP at CHQ, Faridabad on 06.09.2017. Senior officers from Regional office of CGWB  attended the Workshop.

  •  Regional Director, CGWB, MER-Patna attend a workshop on “Enhancing small Holder Farmers Resilence Project and gave a presentation on ground water scenario and development prospect in Gangetic Plain in Bihar on 23.09.2017. It was Organised by AFPRO  at  Bihar Agriculture University, Sabour, Bhagalpur.

  • Shri Ashok Kumar, Senior Hydrogeologist , Shri B Mohapatra , Senior Hydrogeologist , Dr A K Jain, Sc-D and Shri H N Tiwari, Sc-D, CGWB, WCR, Ahmadabad  delivered lecture at State Institute of Disaster Management, (SIDM), Gandhinagar for training of State Technical Resource Team(STRT) organized by Ministry of Rural Department on 5.9.2017.

  • Dr. Arijit Dey, Regional Director (I/c) and Senior officers from CGWB, WR, Jaipur attended workshop on the ‘Progress made so far for Establishment of RaCEWaRM in Collaboration with ICEWaRM, Australia and Road Ahead’ organized by Rajasthan Centre of Excellence in Water Resource Management  (RaCEWaRM, Water and Sanitation Support Organization, PHED, Rajasthan) at Jaipur on 07th September, 2017.

  • Regional Director,  CGWB, KR,  Trivedrum made  presentations on Coastal Aquifer systems of India – An overview and on Hydrogeology of Lakshadweep islands in the Brainstorming session of ‘Submarine Ground Water Discharge’ conducted by NCESS, Thiruvananthapuram on 31/8/2017 and Dr Vinayachandran, Sc-D made presentation on Rainwater Harvesting and Artificial recharge in India: initiatives of CGWB on 1/9/2017.

  • Regional Director CGWB, KR,  Trivedrum delivered a presentation on Ground Water Resources and Artificial recharge potential of Kasargod’, in a workshop at district Planning committee, Kasargod on 25th September in connection with Mission water conservation in Kasargod block , Kerala.

  • Shri. A. Subburaj, Suptg.Hydrogeologist & H.O.O,  and Senior officer from CGWB, SECR,Chennai participated in the International Workshop on “Challenges on groundwater issues under the context of climatic change in Tamil Nadu” held on 6th & 7th September, 2017 at Raintree Hotel, Chennai organised by Anna University, Chennai.

  • Shri. A. Subburaj, Suptg.Hydrogeologist & H.O.O, CGWB, SECR Chennai  delivered Fifth Dr. N.G. Anuthaman Memorial Endowment Lecture on “National Aquifer Mapping and Management” at Alumni Centre, College of Engineering, Guindy, Anna University, Chennai on 25.09.17.

  • Swachhta Hi Sewa:

  • ‘Swachhta Hi Sewa’ campaign was organized at Regional office of  CGWB from 15.09.2017 to 02.10.2017.


  • Publication

  • Paper titled “Impact of urbanization coupled with drought situations on ground water quality in shallow (basalt) and deeper (granite) aquifers with special reference to Fluoride in Nanded-Waghala Municipal Corporation, Nanded district, Maharashtra (India)” by Dr. Pandith Madhnure, Scientist-D et.al., published in International Journal – Environment Monitoring and Assessment (2017) by Springer International Publishing AG 2017 (189:428) (DOI 10-1007/s 10661-017-6098-9).

  • Important Meetings

  • Shri P K Parchure, Regional Director & Dr. P.K. Jain, Suptdg. Hg, CGWB, CR, Nagpur attended a meeting convened by the Hon’ble Union Minister of Water Resources Sh. Nitin Gadkari at Mumbai on       08-09-2017 to review the progress of activities carried out by CGWB, Nagpur in the state of Maharashtra.

  • A meeting for modification in EFC Memo of the GWMR scheme for the period 2017-20 was held on 19.09.2017 at  CGWB,CHQ,Faridabad.

  • Regional Director, SR, Hyderabad attended  the  1st State Level Technical Coordination Committee Meeting for re-estimation of Ground Water Resource as on March, 2017 for the State of Andhra Pradesh, under the Chairmanship of Secretary, Water Resources, Government of AP  held on 14.09.2017 at Vijayawada.

  •  Regional Director, SR, Hyderabad attended  the  1st State Level Technical Coordination Committee Meeting for re-estimation of Ground Water Resource as on March, 2017 for the State of Telangana, under the Chairmanship of Special Chief Secretary, I&CAD, Government of Telangana  held on 21.09.2017 at Jalsoudha,

  • The Regional Director, CGWB, WCR, Ahmedabad Shri P K Jain, Superintending Hydrogeologist and Shri H.N.Tiwari, Sc-D CGWB, WCR, Ahmedabad  attended meeting of the Subcommittee on National Hydrology Project (NHP) held during 7.09.2017 and 8.09.2017 at State Water Data Centre Gandhinagar.

  • The Regional Director, CGWB, WCR, Ahmedabad and Shri H.N.Tiwari, Sc-D attended the meeting of Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) with Sector leader, Republic of Korea and MD GWRDC at GWRDC Gandhinagar on 11.9.2017.

  • The Regional Director CGWB,WCR ,Ahmedabad and Shri H N Tiwari Sc-D attended meeting held at Bhaskaracharya Institute of Space Application and Geoinformatics (BISAG),Gandhinagar on site selection of Artificial Recharge through GIS application, Chaired by Principal Secretary Water Resource, Uttar Pradesh on 12.9.2017.

  • The Regional Director CGWB, WCR, Ahmedabad and Shri H N Tiwari Sc-D attended video conferencing of “Weather Watch Group” held at NIC Gandhinagar on 13.09.2017.

  • The Regional Director along with Sh. B. Mohapatra Sr. Hydrogeologist and Sh. H.N Tiwari, Sc-D attended the “Swachchhta Hi Seva” campaign under Swachchh Bharat Mission organized by Lupin Ltd, Dabhasa village, Padra Taluka, Vadodara  District , Gujarat on 29/9/2017.

  • Dr. Arijit Dey, Regional Director (I/c) and Senior officers from CGWB, WR, Jaipur attended a meeting regarding Central Ground Water Authority matters chaired by the Principal Secretary, Public Health and Engineering Department, Government of Rajasthan on 14th September, 2017.

  • Dr. Arijit Dey, Regional Director (I/c) and Senior officers from CGWB, WR, Jaipur carried out site visit of 13 industries in Kotputli block, Jaipur district; Tijara and Neemrana blocks, Alwar district  for compliance made to conditions mentioned in NOC for abstraction of Ground Water during 18 and 19 September, 2017.

  • The Regional Director and Sri Sanjeev Mehrotra, Scientist D,CGWB, NR, Luknow attended meeting chaired by the Chief Secretary, Government of UP on 22.09.2017 for regulation of ground water in Uttar Pradesh.

  • Sri M.Muthukkannan Sc-D ,CGWB, SWR, Bangalore attended 51st SGPB meeting hled on 26.9.2017at Bangalore convened by Department of Mines and Geology., Govt.of Karnataka.

  • Sri G.Krishnamurthy Sc-D CGWB, SWR, Bangalore attended 13th CGPB meeting of Group-VII at GSI, Bangalore on 18.9.2017.

  • Senior officers from CGWB, SWR, Bangalore attended 17th Executive Committee meeting of Karnataka State Disaster Monitoring Centre on 12.9.2017 at Vikas Soudha, Bangalore.

  • Senior officers from CGWB, SWR, Bangalore attended Technical meeting to clear the proposals seeking NOC of Karnataka Ground Water Authority at Bangalore on 21.9.2017.

  • Senior officers from CGWB, SUO, Delhi  attended meeting of District Level Advisory Committee, West District on 06.09.2017,  Shahdara District on 12.09.2017, North-West District on 15.09.2017 and  East District on 18.09.2017.

  • Senior officer from CGWB, NCCR, Raipur attended  Inter departmental meeting with Secretary, Ministry of Water Resources Govt of Chhattisgarh held at Mantralaya Naya Raipur on 25.09.2017 in connection with direction of Hon’ble Green Tribunal on Ground Water Regulation and Control in the state of Chhattisgarh

  • Regional Director and Senior officer from CGWB, NCCR, Raipur  attended  meeting of Sub-Committee for finalisation of monitoring station held at Gandhinagar Gujrat on 7th and 8th September 2017 .

  • Dr.D. Gnanasundar, Scientist-D(Sr.Hydrogeologist) CGWB, SECR, Chennai  participated in the Expert Committee Meeting on “Assessment of Aquifer System of Tamiraparani River Basin, Tamil Nadu for Achieving Drinking Water Security Through Groundwater Modeling and 3D characterization of Aquifers” convened by the Tamil Nadu Water Supply and Drainage Board at Chennai on 05.09.17.