Highlights for the month of OCTOBER 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 October,2017:-


Name of Training Course

No. of Participants





Training on Ground Water Resource Estimation     during 9.10.2017 to 13.10.2017      at   NGWTRI, Raipur.

27 participants


 Training on Impact of Climate Change on Water Resources during 24-10-2017 to 26.10.2017  NGWTRI, Raipur.

29. Participants


 Training on ToT (Trainer skills Development) for T-II and T-III Trainings during  24-10-2017 to 26.10.2017  NGWTRI, Raipur.

9 participants


Tier-III training






Tier-III training



Tier- III training  Programme conducted on 7.10.2017  at  Nalanda, Bihar.

179 Participants


Tier- III training  Programme conducted on 9.10.2017  at  Solapur, Maharastra.

170 participants


Tier- III training  Programme conducted on 11.10.2017  at Sitapur District, UttaraPradesh.

192 participants


Tier- III training  Programme conducted on 17.10.2017  at Keonjhar, Odissa.

120 participants


  Tier- III training  Programme conducted on 25.10.2017  at Satara, Maharastra.

147 participants


 Tier- III training  Programme conducted on 25.10.2017  at Bhadradri-Kothagudem, Telangana.

114 Participants


 Tier- III training  Programme conducted on 26.10.2017  at Belgavi

125 participants

  •   High Yielding Wells:

State wise details of High yielding Wells are as follow:

An exploratory well  drilled at Chungathara, Malappuram District, Kerala with  discharge of 840 lpm ( Litre per Minutes).

 Madhy Pradesh:
An exploratory well drilled at  Modvi, Ratlam district, madhy Prades with discharge of 240 lpm.

Two exploratory wells drilled at Nagalpar, Rajkot district, and  at  Kherwa,  Mehsana District Gujarat with average discharge of 600lpm.

Andhra Pradesh:
An exploratory well drilled at  Gundlur village, Rajampet Mandal, Kadapa District, Andhra Pradesh with discharge of 402 lpm.
An exploratory well drilled at  Tiruchirappalli District, Tamil Nadu  with discharge of 402 lpm.
An exploratory well drilled at Nawagaon, Bagbahera Block  Mahasamund District, Chhattishgarh with discharge of 1080 lpm.

An exploratory well drilled at Nischinta village, Block -Borio, Sahebganj district Jharkhan with discharge of 378 lpm.

Two exploratory wells drilled at Singatagere,Hassan  District and at MaradiShivapur, Gokak Taluk Belgaum District Karnataka with discharge of 270 and 211 lpm respectively.

West Bengal:
An exploratory well drilled at Boso, Dhaniakhali Block of Hugli district WestBengal with discharge of 2130 lpm .


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

  • Shri Nitin Gadkari, Honorable Minister of WR, RD & GR visited Indore on 09-10-2017 for inauguration of various projects of NHAI.  Shri Sampath Kumar Member (RGI), CGWB, Faridabad  also visited Indore in same program. Senior officers from CGWB, NCR, Bhopal attended the program.

  • Hon’ble Minister of State for Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation and Parliamentary affairs, Sh. Arjun Ram Meghwal, visited Shillong in the Inaguration Ceremony of Exhibition cum Cultural Programme on “New India- We Resolve to Make”.

  • The Member (TT & WQ), CGWB,CHQ, Faridabad visited WCR, Ahmedabad during 4th to 7th October 2017 and Banaskantha district during 6th  to 7th October 2017 to inspect exploration work being carried out through outsourcing.

  • Sh. G. C. Patti, Member (WQ&TT), CGWB  and Parliamentary Committee on Rajbhasha visited the office of Division XI, CGWB, Jodhpur for Inspection Meeting during 07th to 09th October, 2017.

  • Dr. E. Sampath Kumar, Member(RGI) visited office of Central Ground Water Board, SECR, Chennai on 16.10.17 and took stock of all the technical activities being undertaken by SECR including the implementation of Hindi as an official language.  He also convened the meeting of technical officers of SECR Chennai.  

  • Dr. E. Sampath Kumar, Member(NGI), CGWB along with Shri. A. Subburaj, Superintending Hydrogeologist and Shri. Mohan Rao, Executive Engineer, Division IV made field inspection in Aquifer Mapping areas of Villupuram District, Tamil Nadu.  The Member visited the camp of Rig No. DTH/KLR-12/122 at Kuteripattu and had discussions with Shri J. Benjamin Vedanayagam, Scientist-D, DIC and drilling crews.  Thereafter he visited the exploratory well sites at Naduvanandal and Pampondil.  The Member also visited an artificial recharge structure constructed by state government at Pampondil. 

  • Shri K.C.Nayak, Member (SML), CGWB, New Delhi along with S/Shri Anoop Nagar, Regional Director, S.K.Saigal, Scientist ‘D’ & Nodal Officer NAQUIM Haryana, Executive Engineer, Field Officers were inspected the sites (Jajanpur of block Pundri, and Balu of block Kalayat, district Kaithal) of ground water exploration carried out through outsourcing on 16.10.2017. Representative of M/s Super Engineers were also called at the site.        

  • Shri Jagmohan Gupta, Secretary Finance,  visited Raipur on 07.10.2017 to finalise hiring building for Region and Div-XIII office.

  • Dr. E Sampath Kumar Member (NGI) visited Raipur on 07.10.2017 and reviewed the targets and achievements of different activities of AAP 2017-18 for NCCR region office.  

  • Sh. K. C. Nayak Member CGWA, New Delhi  visited the UR, Dehradun  on 26 & 27 October 2017.

  • A team from NABL Head Office, Delhi visited Chemical Laboratory, CGWB, NR on 28-29 October 2017 to carry out NABL assessment of took the laboratory.


  •  Workshops/Seminars/ Lecture/talk

  • India Water Week- 2017 was organized by Ministry of Water Resources, RD & GR, Govt of India at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi from 10th to 14th October 2017. Senior officers from CGWB, CHQ Faridabad and from Regional offices attended India Water Week- 2017.

  • Dr Rajni Kant Sharma, Scientist ‘B’  CGWB, CR, Nagpur has presented a technical paper on “Ground Water Pollution Assessment Study of the Industrial Cluster in MIDC areas of Aurangabad District, Maharashtra” in India Water Week 2017 held at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi on 13-10-2017.

  • Shri. Sourabh Gupta, Sc-D & OIC, CGWB, Pune has attended one day Workshop for training the officers on Drought Manual-2016 on 10th October 2017 held at YASHADA, Pune organized by Govt. of Maharashtra.

  • Dr. Umesh Balpande, SHG (Sc-D),CR, CGWB, Nagpur  has attended a National Consultation Workshop on State/UT Specific Action Plan (SSAP) draft template at CWC, R.K. Puram, New Delhi on 23-10-2017. The meeting was organized by National Water Mission, MOWR, RD&GR, New Delhi.

  • Regional Director, KR,  CGWB, Thiruvananthapuram   delivered lecture at CWRDM on topics related to Hydrogeology of Kerala on 5th and 10th of October 2017.

  • CGWB, Southern Region Hyderabad  organized Mass Awareness Programme at Rampachodavaram, a Tribal inhabited village of East Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh on 27.10.2017 under – IEC activity - Tribal Sub-Plan.

  • Shri. A. Subburaj, Suptg.Hydrogeologist  participated in the meeting organised by National Water Mission  to finalise the draft template of State/U.T Specific Action Plan for Climate Change at New Delhi on 23.10.17.

  • Sri Y B Kaushik, Regional Director, CGWB, NR, Lucknow  was Guest of Honour at Prof. Subhash Chandra Memorial lecture organised by Society of Earth Sciences at Institute of Engineers (Engineering Bhawan). The memorial lecture on ‘River Basin Management’ was delivered by Prof. CSP Ojha, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Roorkee. Sri Y B Kaushik and other dignitaries released the book titled ‘Prehsitoric River Sarsawati’ authored by Prof. K. S. Valdiya, Emeritus Scientist. He addressed the gathering after the lecture, stressing on need for visionary approach for overall management of water.

  • Dr. Seraj Khan, Scientist D and Dr. Vikas Ranjan, Scientist C, CGWB, NR, Lucknow members of National Technical Resource Team (NTRT) imparted training to State Technical Resource Team (STRT) for MGNREGA at State Institute of Rural Development, UP on 3rd & 4th October 2017.

  • Shri R.R. Shukla, Sc-D, CGWB, MER Patna made presentation on works of CGWB in Arsenic and Fluoride affected area of Bihar in  workshop on Nirmal Neer Pariyojna organised by PRANJAL, PHED Govt. of Bihar at Nees in Hotel Patna on 31st October, 2017.


  • Publication

  • Published a paper titled “Application of Water Quality Index to Assess Suitability of Groundwater quality for Drinking purposes from Sirpur-Kagaznagar Area, Adilabad District’ in Journel of Environmental Protection Vol.37, No.10 October, 2017 edition as co-author  by Dr. Pandith Madhnure, Scientist-D, CGWB, SR, Hyderabad.

  • Arsenic Environment in GW & its Remediation in Ghazipur District, UP – A Case Study by Prashant Rai and Y.B. Kaushik, published in proceeding of 4th India Water Week.


    • Vigilance Awareness Week

    • Vigilance Awareness Week organized at CGWB, CHQ, Faridabad and all Regional office of CGWB from 30.102017 to 04.11.2017. Administered the pledge taken by the  officers and officials of CGWB,  on 30.10.2017 and banners and posters were displayed regarding observance of Vigilance Awareness Week with special emphasis on “ Eradicate Corruption to take the nation forward “ were displayed.

    • Important Meetings

    • The Joint Secretary (Admin & GW), Ministry of Water Resources, RD & GR, GoI has taken a video conference on National Ground Water Management and Improvement Scheme (NGMIS) on 6/10/2017. Shri P K Jain, Superintending Hydrogeologist, CGWB, WCR, Ahmedabad along with Shri Ashok Kumar, Sr. Hydrogeologist, and Shri H.N.Tiwari, Sc-D attended the video conferencing.

    • Dr.D. Saha, Member (SAM) along with other senior officers of CGWB attended the 31stmeeting of ISO/TC 113/SC 8 Ground Water held at BIS office, Noida on 10-10-2017.

    •  Dr.P.K.Jain, Suptd. HG attended the first meeting of the Multi Disciplinary Technical Expert Committee, for compiling a document related to the success stories of success Stories of Water Conservations, RWH through bridges cum bhandaras & Artificial Recharge to Ground Water at Jam Nagar House New Dehli on 31.10.2017.

    • Regional Director  KR,  CGWB, Thiruvananthapuram   attended the meeting of the task force chaired by Dr V K Baby, Special Secretary (LSGD) as part of Jalsubhiksha project of Govt of Kerala on 19/10/2017.

    • ShriParvinder Singh, RD and Senior officers from CGWB, NCR, Bhopal attended the meeting Chaired by Chief Secretary, Govt of MP on drought condition in MP on 17-10-2017.

    • Shri Parvinder Singh, RD, CGWB, NCR, Bhopal attended the meeting on State Specific Action Plan (SSAP) organized by National Water Mission at SewaBhawan N Delhi on 23-10-17.

    • Shri Parvinder Singh, RD and Senior officers from CGWB, NCR, Bhopal had a meeting with Principal Secretary, WRD, Govt of MP regarding comments on formulation of new guide line on CGWA.

    • Senior officers from CGWB, NCR, Bhopal attended various meeting and video conferencing at Mantralya/NIC, Bhopal regarding Crop Weather Watch for drought mitigation in MP. 

    • Senior officers from CGWB, WCR, Ahmadabad attended meeting on “Water Campaign –State Level Debriefing Programme” held on 9.10.1017 at National Bank For Agriculture & Rural Development(NABARD) , Ahmedabad on 9.10.2017.

    • Senior officers from CGWB, WCR, Ahmadabad attended meeting on State Specific Action Plan at New Delhi held on 23.10.2017

    • Senior officers from CGWB, WCR, Ahmadabad attended a meeting regarding Drought Management held on 25/10/2017  chaired by Additional Commissioner, Revenue Department held at Secretariat Gandhinagar

    • Senior officers from CGWB, WCR, Ahmadabad attended meeting of Drought Management Committee held on 27/10/2017 chaired by Commissioner, Revenue Department held at Secretariat, Gandhinagar.

    • Senior officers of CCGWB,WR, Jaipur attended a meeting regarding Crop Weather Watch Group on Draught Management chaired by Sh. Hemant Gera, Secretary, Disaster Management & Relief Department, Govt. of Rajasthan on 09/10/2017 and on 11.10.2017 at Secretariat, Jaipur.

    • Senior officers of CCGWB,WR, Jaipur attended the meeting of District Level Advisory Committee for Ground Water Regulation for notified blocks of Jaipur district under chairmanship of the ADM, Jaipur on 04/10/2017 at Collectorate, Jaipur.

    • Shri. C. Paul Prabhakar, Regional Director, and senior officers from SECR, Chennai had a meeting with the Principal Secretary to Govt. of Tamil Nadu, PWD in connection with the revised guidelines of CGWA on 07.11.17. 

    • Meeting of State Ground Water Coordination Committee (SGWCC) Haryana was held under the Chairmanship of Principal Secretary, Government to Haryana, Department of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare on 13.10.2017. During the meeting Aquifer Maps and Management plan prepared in respect of Punjab state were shared and discussed for its implementation.

    • Senior officer from CGWB, NWR, Chandigarh have attended meeting on 17.10.2017 held under Chairmanship of the Chairman, Punjab State farmers Commission to discuss the present ground water scenario in the State of Punjab.

    • Senior officer from CGWB, NCCR, Raipur attended  meeting the  Inter departmental meeting with Secretary, PHED, Govt of Chhattisgarh held at Mantralaya Naya Raipur on 16.10.2017 .

    • Sri K. M.Viswanath, Regional Director and Dr. K.R. Sooryanarayana, Suptdng.HG had meeting with Secretary, Minor Irrigation Department, Govt. of Karnataka on 03.10.2017 to finalize the proposals of Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana and Har Khet Ko Pani schemes.

    • Sri K. M. Viswanath, Regional Director and Dr. K.R. Sooryanarayana, Suptdng.HG attended the 13thmeeting of Karnataka Ground Water Authority held on 10.10.2017 at Ground Water Directorate, Bangalore.

    • Dr. K.R. Sooryanarayana, Suptdng.HG, CGWB, SWR, Banglore  attended the 51st State Geological Programming Board Meeting held on 12.10.2017 at Department of Mines and Geology, Bangalore.

    • Sh. Amlanjyoti Kar, RD (I/C), CGWB, ER, Kolkatta  attended an international conference on Hydro-Grain Technology (Sustainable Agriculture, Rural Development and Livelihood Improvement) organized by International Institute of Bengal Basin (IIBM) in collaboration with MSSoA, CUTM  at Parliakhemundi, Odisha during 28th -29th October, 2017 .