Highlights for the month of May 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 May,2017:-


    S.No.

    Name of Training Course

    No. of Participants

     

    Tier-I

     

    1

    Mathematical Modelling of Ground Water System  conducted form 01.05.2017 to 05.05.2017 at NGWTRI, Raipur.

    9 Participants

    2

    eHRMS Manav Sampada training conducted from 01.05.2017 to 05.05.2017 at CGWB CHQ, Faridabad

    20 Participants

    3

    eHRMS Manav Sampada training conducted from 15.05.2017 to 19.05.2017 at CGWB CHQ, Faridabad

    27 Participants

    4

    Roof Rain Water harvesting training conducted from 16.05.2017 to 18.05.2017 at NGWTRI, Raipur.

    19 participants

    5

    Induction Level Training for Draftsman conducted from 22.05.2017 to 26.05.2017  at NGWTRI, Raipur.

    7 Participants

    6

    eHRMS Manav Sampada training conducted from 22.05.2017 to 26.05.2017 at CGWB CHQ, Faridabad

    25 Participants

     

    Tier-II training

     

     

    NIL

     

     

    Tier-III training

     

    1

    Tier –III training  programme conducted  from 03.05.2017 to 04.05.2017 at  Kangra, Himachal Pradesh

    62 Participants

    • Other training /Awareness Programme

    • Shri. K.C. Naik , Member(NGI), Shr. Sunil Kumar, Regional Director and Senior officers from CGWB conducted Training Need Analysis (TNA) during one day workshop on Facilitating the  Mission  Water  conservation under MGNREGS on 08.05.2017 held at Central Civil Service Officers Institute , Chanyak Puri  New Delhi.

     

    •   High Yielding Wells:

    State wise details of High yielding Wells are as follow:
    Maharashtra:
    Three  Exploratory wells  were drilled at Jamb,  Pandhurna  and Mirzapur, Patur Taluka, Akola District, Maharashtra in Basaltic formation  with discharge  of 1074 , 356, 465 liter per minute(lpm) respectively.
    Jammu Kashmir:
    An Exploratory well  was drilled at Palma-Maneyarwala site, Rajouri district, J & K   with discharge of 458 lpm.
    Jharkhand ;
    An Exploratory well  was drilled at JawaharNavodyaVidyalaya, Sahibganj District, Jharkhand constructed in Rajmahal trap (Basalt) formation with  discharge of 516 lpm.
    West Bengal:
    An Exploratory well  was drilled at Garia, Jhalda I block, Purulia district, West Bengal in hard rock terrain with discharge of 330 lpm.
              

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

    • Hon’ble Union Minister of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Shushri Uma Bharti visited Ayodhiya and Gorakhpur on 7th May 2017. Shri Y.B. Kaushik , Regional Director Central Ground Water Board , Northern Region Lucknow accompanied  her during visit.

    • In connection with the Ganga Nirikshan Yatra under mission of NMCG, Sushri Uma Bharti, Hon’ble Union Minister of Water Resources, RD&GR had started her visit from Gangasagar, West Bengal to Gangotri on 26.5.17. During the programme from 26th to 31st May2017, she had visited various spots along Ganga in West Bengal and addressed Ganga Choupals at various places such as:

    • At Barrackpore Ghat in liaison with CIFRI, ICAR on 26.05.2017

    • at Cossipore Ganga ghat, Kolkata on 26.05.2017,  

    • at Gangasagar & Diamond Harbour, South 24 Parganas district on 27.05.2017, 

    • at Konnagar, Hugli district & Nabadwip, Nadia districts on 28.05.2017

    • at Farakka (Murshidabad district) on 31.05.2017.

          However, the choupals at Murshidabad were presided by Shri U.P.Singh, Addl Secy & Director General, NMCG and attended by other officers of NMCG and Ganga Bichar Mancha, activists and NGOs on 29.05.17          In her address, the Hon’ble Minister reiterated the mission for Clean Ganga & responsibilities for various departments of Central Govt. & states, common people & activists (i.e. NGOs & common people) on the mission. She also added that, besides the mission of making Ganga river water clean, the necessity for supplying As-free GW which has been caused in the districts along the districts of Ganga in WB, Jharkhand, Bihar & UP. In the choupals, Shri U.P.Singh, Addl Secy &Director General, NMCG and Shri K.B. Biswas, Chairman CGWB briefed the audience reg. the role of NMCG & CGWB in making the mission successful.The choupals from Diamond Harbour to Nabadwip were attended by the following dignitaries.

    • Shri U.P.Singh, Addl Secy & Director General, NMCG

    • Shri K.B. Biswas, Chairman CGWB.

    • Sh. Dipankar Saha, Member(SAM) CGWB, CHQ Faridabad

    • Shri Amlanjyoti Kar, Regional Director(in-charge), CGWB, Eastern Region, Kolkata

    Besides, several senior officers of CGWB, CWC, NMCG were also present.
    Sh. Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, Hon’ble M.P also atte4nded the official meeting held at the Conference Hall of Ganga Bhawan, Farakka Barrage authority, CWC, a consultant on manifold aspect of development of Farakka Barrage in its environs.

    • Hon’ble Minister of State for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Dr. Sanjeev Baliyan visited Lucknow on 24.05.17 and held meeting with Dr S.P. Baghel , Minister of State for  Minor Irrigation and Animal Husbandry, Govt. of U.P. The meeting was attended by Shri K.B. Biswas , Chairman , Central Ground Water Board, Shri P.R.Chaurasia, Chief Engineer, Minor Irrigation, Shri K.B. Upadhayay, Director Ground Water Department and Shri Y.B. Kaushik , Regional Director Central Ground Water Board , Northern Region Lucknow. In the meeting the issues of sanction of electricity connection for tubewells of farmers in “Over- Exploited and Critical” assessment unites was discussed in details.

    • On 21.5.17, Dr.Amarjit Singh, Secretary(MoWR,RD&GR) and Dr.D.Saha, Member(SAM), CGWB had visited A&N Islands. During their tour, Secretary(MoWR) made a visit to R.K.Gram, Kshudirampur & Nabagram in connection with development of a new dam for water supply project in Diglipur, North Andaman district and development of water supply measures in North Andaman. The team also visited Neil Island in connection with taking up Artificial Recharge in the Island in view of heavy GW withdrawal. During the tour, Secy(MoWR) was accompanied by Sh. B.P.Ray, Hon’ble M.P. of A&N Islands, Sh.R.Yadubangshi, Secy(Finance),A&N Admn, Sh.R.Verma, SEcy(Agriculture), Chief Engineer(APWD), Sh. Dipankar Saha, Member(SAM) CGWB, CHQ Faridabad and Shri Amlanjyoti Kar, Regional Director(in-charge), CGWB, ER, Kolkata.

    • Shri K.B. Biswas, Chairman, CGWB, Shri D. Subba Rao, Regional Director and senior officers from CGWB, CR,Nagpur and SUO, Pune  have attended the  'Municipalika — 14th International Exhibition and Conference on Smart and Sustainable City Solutions' from May 18-20  at CIDCO Exhibition Centre, Navi Mumbai. The Chairman, CGWB, New Delhi inaugurated and Chaired the Conference Session-4 on “Healthy Cities – Integrated Water Management held on 19th May 2017. He also presented a key note address on the same topic. The Conference Session -4 was attended by about 150 participants representing various industries, representatives from Municipal Corporations, Urban Local Bodies, Govt. Organization, NGO’s etc.Further, CGWB, CR, Nagpur has also installed a stall displaying various maps/posters related to ground water scenario of Maharashtra, water conservation and artificial recharge posters, effect of various pollutants on human body etc. The Certificate of participation was presented to CGWB, Nagpur by the organizers CAPEX (Construction Architecture Planning Engineering Expo) in appreciation of participation.

    • Shri K.B. Biswas , Chairman , Central Ground Water Board , visited Lucknow on 24.05.17. He attended the meeting of Hon’ble Minister of State for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation and Minister of State for Minor Irrigation and Animal Husbandry, Govt. of U.P. He also inspected the Regional Office, Northern Region Lucknow.

    • Shri. K.C. Naik, Member (RGI) CGWB,  Shri. D. Subba Rao, Regional Directorand Senior officers from CGWB Nagpur attended meeting of ‘On the Spot Study Tour of Parliamentary Standing Committee on Water Resources to Maharashtra at Mumbai on 2-5-2017’. A short film on Aquifer Mapping of Drought hit Latur district was presented by the CGWB, Central Region, Nagpur. The Hon’ble Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee desired that this type of short film should be displayed in cinema halls and topics on Rain water harvesting, water conservation and artificial recharge should be introduced in school curriculum upto graduation level and there should also be a strict regulation of ground water withdrawal and wastage should be stopped. Shri Sanjay Kundu, Joint Secretary (PP), MoWR, RD&GR took cognizance of this and informed the Standing Committee that needful action would be initiated in this regard.

    • Parliamentary Standing Committee on Water resources visited Panaji, Goa on 1.5.2017 for the study on water resources. Sri K.C.Naik, Member(RGI), CGWB,CHQ, Faridabad Sri K.M.Viswanath, Regional Director ,Dr K.R.Sooryanarayana Suptdng.Hg and Senior officer  form CGWB SWR Bangalore  has participated in the meeting.

    • Parliament Standing committee on Water Visited Kochi- Munnar in Kerala state from 3rd to 5th May,2017 Regional Director, CGWB, KR accompanied the Visit.

    • Shri K.B. Biswas , Chairman , Central Ground Water Board ,  visited the Kerala  Region during 19th -22 nd. . During the visit chairman had discussion with Shri Mathew T Thomas, the Hon’ble Minister for Water Resources, Govt of Kerala regarding demonstrative Artificial Recharge schemes in the Over Exploited blocks in Palakkad district. Chairman, CGWB  also attended the releasing function of the report on Dynamic Ground Water Resources of Kerala as on March 2013. The report was released by Smt Tinku biswal, Secretary Water resources, Govt of Kerala by handing over a copy to Chief Engineer (I&A), Irrigation department on 22/5/2017 at Trivandrum.

    • Workshops/Seminars/ Lecture/talk

    • A Kick off workshop for NHP was organized by MoWR, RD&GR on 23-24 May 2017 at New Delhi for implementation of NHP in the country. Regional Director of all Regions of CGWB had attended the Workshop. Various topics on status of activities under NHP, Project Management and fund flow mechanism, preparation of work plan, Procurement procedure and plans were presented which was followed by discussions on each topic and also the difficulty being faced by various concerned department

      • Guidance/awareness camp to help the industrial units fill up NOC:- At the request of Joint Action Committee (JAC) comprising Vidarbha Industries Association (VIA), MIDC Industries Association (MIA) and Butibori Manufacturers Association (BMA), the CGWB, Nagpur has organized a training-cum-workshop programme to help the industrial units on New Rules and Guidelines of CGWA for obtaining NOC at Vidarbha Industries Association, Udyog Bhawan, Civil Lines, Nagpur on 8th May, 2017.  Shri D. Subba Rao, Regional Director of CGWB, Nagpur, Dr. P.K. Jain, Suptdg. HG, CGWB, Nagpur, Shri. AP Dharmadhikari, Joint Director of Industries, Nagpur, Shri. Budrata Das, Director, Maharashtra Remote Sensing Application Centre and Shri Rajendra Deshkar, Deputy Director of Groundwater Surveys and Development Agency (GSDA), were present. Sh. R.R. Shende, Asst. Hydrogeologist & OIC (CGWA), CGWB, Nagpur made a detailed presentation on process involved and documents required for applying Online NOC from CGWA. About 60 representatives from various industrial unit of Vidarbha have attended the programme.

      • In accordance with the decision taken in SLGWCC meeting regarding presentation of Aquifer Maps and Management Plans prepared by CGWB under NAQUIM at district level, Workshops/ meetings on ‘Aquifer Map and Ground Water Management, were organized at 15 districts namely Baghpat, Muzaffarnagar, Shamli, Shambhal, Aligarh, Kanpur, Unnao , Hamirpur, Ghazipur, Hapur, Ghaziabad, G. B. Nagar, Bulandshahar, Lalitpur and Jhansi Districts Uttara Pradesh  during May- 2017. The presentations were made by S/Shri P.K.Tripathi Sc-D, Prashant Rai Sc-D, Sanjeev Mehrotra Sc-D , J.P. Gautam Sc-D, Saidul Haq SD-D, Dr Seraj Khan Sc-D, Dr Vikas Ranjan Sc-C and  Anmol Sharma Sc-B at respective Districts. Each workshop /meeting was chaired by respective District Magistrate/ Chief Development Officer. Senior district level representatives of different concerned departments attended the workshop.

    • Shri M.L.Angurala, Scientist-D,CGWB, NWR, Chandigarh  attended Haryana State workshop during 29th and 30th May 2017 organized at CADA office, Panchkula for the project “Strategic basin planning for the Ganga Basin project in India.

      • Dr. Arijit Dey, Suptdg. HG,CGWB, WR, Jaipur   delivered lecture on Ground Water Regulation during Conference organized by Neemrana Industrial Association at Neemrana, Alwar on 25th May, 2017.

      • Dr. Waseem Ahmed, Suptdg. HG  and Senior officer from CGWB, WR, Jaipur   attended Workshop organized by the Niti Aayog on ‘Composite Water Management Index’ at Jaipur on 26th May, 2017.

    • Hindi workshop was organized on 11.5.2017 at Bhujal Bhavan, CGWB, SWR  Bengaluru. Smt Poonam Sharma, Pradhyapak, Hindi Training Institute, Bengaluru trained officers and officials of SWR and Division XIV on Official Use of Hindi.

    • Twelve 12 Officers/Officials of SWR and Division XIV  have successfully completed Pragya Training at CGWB, SWR, Bangalore. The training was conducted from 6.2.2017 to 17.5.2017.

    • Officers of CGWB, SR Hyderabad submitted the following three abstracts in the International Ground Water Conference on “Ground Water Vision 2030-Water Security, Challenges and Climate Change Adaptation” to be held between 11-13 December, 2017 at New Delhi.

     

    • “Sustainable Management Plan for Ground Water Resources in Drought Prone Anantapuram District, Andhra Pradesh through Aquifer Mapping” by Dr. Pandith Madhnure, et.al

    • “Ground Water Management in contrasting Ground Water regimes in two watersheds of Granitic area, Nalgonda District, Telangana State” by Sri G. Praveen Kumar, et.al

    • “Mission Kakatiya Linkages between Ground Water Systems and Ecosystem Services”  by Sri Y.B. Sharma, et.al

    • Regional Director, KR, Triivendrum  made a presentation on the topic Groundwater Resources – Can It Be Managed, a two days Regional Level Brain Storming Session (BSS) as a run up to 36th IGC, organized  on 24th and 25th  May 2017 at NCESS, Trivandrum and participated in the discussion and deliberations.

    • Senior officer from NGWTRI Raipur participated in the workshop on community led Fluorosis mitigation workshop in Chattisgarh on 25th and 26th May 2017.

    • Senior officer from NGWTRI Raipur participated in Seminar on Sustainability of Watershed on 29th May 2017 at Indira Gandhi Agricultural University, Raipur.

    • . Important Meetings

    • The Regional Director, CGWB, Nagpur held a meeting with the Deputy Secretary, Dept. of Agriculture, Mantralaya, Mumbai on 3-5-2017 for getting concurrence of PMKSY­  Har Khet Ko Pani.

    • Senior officer from CGWB, NWR, Chandigarh  attended a‘ Training on basic concept of water accounting and data generation’ during 8th and 24th May, 2017 at CWC, R.K.Puram, New Delhi. 

    • Senior officer from CGWB, NWR, Chandigarh  attended meeting on 18.05.2017 held under the chairmanship of Deputy Commissioner Ludhiana to review the progress of various activities carried out by different departments regarding abatement of Environmental pollution in critical polluted areas of Ludhiana and Mandi Gobindgarh. 

    • Senior officer from CGWB, NWR, Chandigarh  attended High Court Punjab & Haryana on 22.05.2017 and high level committee on 27.05.2017 constituted by High Court for issues related to drying up of Sukhna Lake, Chandigarh.

    • Discussions of Dr. S.K.Jain, Regional Director held on 24.05.2017 with Dr. R.S.Chaterjee, Principal Scientist, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS) on the installation of Extensiometer and piezometer at soprts stadium, Mohali in relation to the collaboratuive project on subsidence of ground level.  

    • Senior officer from CGWB, NWR, Chandigarh  attended meeting of District Advisory Committee held under the chairmanship of Deputy Commissioner Barbnala on 25.05.2017. 

    • Meeting with Members of Bihar Industries Association on 27/05/17at Patna:Sh. A.K. Agrawal, Regional Director, and Senior officer from CGWB, MER Patna attended the meeting called by BIA for discussion of issues related to CGWA and submission of application by industries for NOC for withdrawal of ground water as per NGT directives.

    • Shri G. K. Roy, Sc-D & OIC, and  Senior officer from CGWB, SUO, Ranchi attended meeting with Development commissioner, Government of Jharkhand along with Principal Secretaries, Water Resources Department, Rural Development Department,  Agriculture Department and Drinking and Water Sanitation Department, Government of Jharkhand, in connection with modality discussion of PMSKY which was held on  22/05/2017 in Nepal House.

    • Regional Director and Senior officer of  CGWB, WCR Ahmadabad attended meeting with District Collector, Ahmadabad on “Issuance of NOC for ground water withdrawal to Industries/ Infrastructure projects/ Mining Industries” held on 8.05.2017 in the Conference Room of District Collect rate , Ahmadabad.

    • Dr. Sudhir Kumar Srivastava Scientist-D CGWB CHQ, Faridabad  vsited CGWB, WCR, Ahmedabad office during 17 May to 19 May 2017 and advised regarding NABL Accreditation of Regional Chemical Lab Ahmedabad.

    • Senior officer of  CGWB, WCR Ahmadabad attended FICCI Panel discussion on "India-Africa Technology and Innovation Transfer”, Gandhinagar, Gujarat on 24.05.2017.

    • Senior officer of  CGWB, WCR Ahmadabad attended 2nd meeting of the “Water Scarcity Cell” held on 26th May 2017 at CWC, Gandhinagar, chaired by Director (Monitoring), CWC, Gandhinagar.

    • Shri Parvinder Singh, Regional Director and Senior officer from CGWB, NCR, Bhopal attended meeting with Chief Secretary, Govt of Madhya Pradesh  on 26-05-2017regarding approval and implementation of various schemes of PMKSY going on in state of Madhya Pradesh.

    • Senior officer from CGWB, WR, Jaipur   appeared in Rajbhasha Parangat Exam conducted by Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs, Department of Rajbhasha on 17th May, 2017 at Jaipur.

    • On 18.5.17, Shri Amlanjyoti Kar, Regional Director(in-charge), CGWB, Eastern Region, Kolkata had attended a meeting chaired by Chief Secretary(A&N Admn) regarding Implementation of various action plans in A&N Islands with special reference to Chowra & Neil Islands. The meeting was also attended by Commissioner(PWD) and Chief Engineer(APWD).

    • Sri K.M.Viswanath, Regional Director and Dr K.R.Sooryanarayana Suptdng HG from CGWB, SWR, Banglore  attended meeting convened by Hon’ble Minister, Rural Development & Panchayat Raj, Govt.of Karnataka on 15.5.2017  and participated in the deliberations on deep drilling programme for rural water supply.

    • Sri K.M.Viswanath, Regional Director and Dr K.R.Sooryanarayana Suptdng HG from CGWB SWR, Bangalore  attended 12th meeting of Karnataka Ground Water Authority held on 30.5.2017 at Ground Water Directorate, Bengaluru.

    • Head of Office, CGWB, SR Hyderabad  had discussions with Director, Ground Water Department, Government of Telangana on 02.05.2017 for finalization of PMKSY Scheme in the State.

      • Head of Office CGWB, SR Hyderabad  attended a meeting with Dr. I.C. Das, Head, Hydrogeology and other Scientists at NRSC, Hyderabad on 05.05.2017 regarding studies taken up in Pochampally Watershed, Nalgonda District, Telangana State.

      • Shri D. P. Pati, Regional Director, and Senior officers from CGWB, SER, Bhubaneswar attended meeting with the Principal Secretary, Department of Water Resources, Govt. of Odisha on 02.05.2017 regarding the PMKSY – HKP for concurrence from the State Govts.

      • Dr. B. Umapathi, Scientist-D,CGWB, SECR Chennai  attended the 1st meeting of State Technical Advisory Committee(STAC) for discussing the Inception Report furnished by the Director, Centre for Water Resources, Anna University regarding Concurrent Evaluation Studies for Phase-I (49 tanks) and Phase – II (56 Tanks) under the Scheme of Repair, Renovation and Restoration (RRR) of Water Bodies held at Public Works Department, Chennai on 18.05.2017 and participated in the deliberation.

      • Dr.D.Gnanasundar Scientist- CGWB, SECR Chennai  attended meeting of State Level Working Group for Assessment of Groundwater of Recourses of Puducherry on 23.05.2017 at the Chamber of Secretary to Government, Government of Puducherry, Puducherry. The meeting was convened to release the Report on Groundwater Resources of Puducherry state as on March-2013  and   suggestion offered  to improve the groundwater potential of Puducherry.