Highlights for the month of July 2017

1.  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 July,2017:-


S.No.

Name of Training Course

No. of Participants

 

Tier-I

 

1

Training on Managed Aquifer Recharge conducted during 03.07.2017 to 07.07.2017 at NGWTRI, Raipur.

34 Participants

2

Training on Watershed Management conducted during 11.07.2017 to 13.07.2017 at NGWTRI, Raipur.

31 Participants

3

Training on Pumping Test Data Analysis conducted during 17.07.2017 to 21.07.2017 at NGWTRI, Raipur.

21 Participants

4

Induction Level Training for Draftsman  conducted during 05.06.2017 to 21.07.2017 at NGWTRI, Raipur.

27 participants

5

Training on Application of Statistics in Ground Water Studies  conducted during 24.07.2017 to 28.07.2017 at NGWTRI, Raipur.

18 Participants

6

Training on Water Law and Ownership issues conducted during 26.07.2017 to 28.07.2017 at NGWTRI, Raipur.

14 Participants

7

Training on TOT of National Technical Resources team for MGNREGS conducted during 19.07.2017 to 20.07.2017 at NGWTRI, Raipur.

5 Participants

 

Tier-II training

 

1

Tier II training Programme conducted during 24.07.2017 to 28.07.2017 at Tamil University, Tamilnadu

17 participants

2

Tier II training Programme conducted during 10.07.2017 to 14.07.2017 at Patna, Bihar.

11 Participants

3

Tier II training Programme conducted during 25.07.2017 to 29.07.2017 at Kozhikode,  Kerala.

19 Participants

 

Tier-III training

 

1

Tier III training Programme conducted during 26.07.2017 to 27.07.2017 at Thiruvarur, Tamilanadu.

116 Participants

2

Tier III training Programme conducted during 26.07.2017 to 27.07.2017 at  Vaishali , Bihar.

55 Participants

3

Tier III training Programme conducted during 28.07.2017 to 29.07.2017 at Podili, Andhra Pradesh.

119 Participants

4

Tier III training Programme conducted during 27.07.2017 to 28.07.2017 at Krishi Vigyan Kendra,Mahilpur, Panjab.

73 Participants

  •   High Yielding Wells:

State wise details of High yielding Wells are as follow:
Maharashtra:
An exploratory well was  drilled at  Halli, Jath Taluka, Sangli District, Maharashtra  with discharge of 266 lpm(Liter per Minutes).
Andhra Pradesh:
An  Exploratory Well was drilled at Ananta Samudram village, Pullampet Mandal, Kadapa District, Andhra Pradesh with  discharge of 590 lpm.
Gujarat:
An  Exploratory Well was drilled at Manipur, Kadi Taluka, Mahesana district,Gujarat with discharge of 600 lpm.
Meghalaya :
An  Exploratory Well was drilled at Khliehriat , East Jaintia Hills district, Meghalaya with discharge of 360 lpm.

Jharkhand:
An exploratory well was drilled at Bhanji, Borio block, Sahibganj district, Jharkhand with dscharege of  yielded discharge of 738 lpm.
Odisha :
An exploratory well was drilled at  Nuagaon, Bhubaneswar Block, District : Khurda, Odisha with discharge  of 840 lpm. 

       

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

  • Dr.  Sanjeev Kumar Baliyan, Hon’ble Minister of State, MOWR RD & GR, New Delhi, visited Mumbai and made a site visit to Dham Dam & Waki Dam in Igatpuri taluka of Nashik district on 11.07.2017 to inspect the progress of dam construction work and interact with public regarding their issues.   The  Hon’ble MoS inspected the progress of the construction work at each Dam.  The Superintending Engineer & Administrator, Dept of Irrigation, GOM apprised the Minister about the physical and financial targets vis-a-vis the   progress achieved.  The public representative and local leaders of project affected people also had a meeting with the Hon’ble Minister. During the meeting, various points and problems related to the rehabilitation were discussed. The Hon’ble minister also heard the demands raised by the affected people and assured to address  the distress of people by taking up the matter with state government. Shri. Sourbah Gupta, OIC, SUO, Pune alongwith other officers/officials from CWC and State Govt. departments accompanied the Hon’ble Minsiter during the visit to Mumbai & Nashik. 

  • Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Baliyan, Hon’ble Minister of State, MOWR RD & GR also visited Nagpur on 12-7-2017 and made a site visit of Bawanthadi River Project in Tumsar taluka and Goshikhurd in Pauni taluka of Bhandara district for inspection of canal works and distributory system. The Hon’ble minister also heard the demands raised by the affected people and assured to address the distress of people by taking up the matter with state government. Shri. P.K. Parchure, Regional Director, Dr. P.K. Jain, Suptdg. HG from CGWB, Nagpur alongwith the CE, CWC and other officers of State Govt. departments’ accompanied the Hon’ble Minsiter during his visit to Nagpur and Bhandara. 

  • Shri Akhil Kumar, Joint Secretary, MoWR, RD&GR has visited Hiware Bazar in Ahmednagar district on 21st July 2017  to review the  preparation of water security plan. The Joint Secretary  also visited Mumbai on 24th July, 2017 and covened a meeting with the Principal Secretary,  Agriculture Department, Govt. of Maharashtra to obtain concurrence of PMKSY-HKKP (GW). He also had a meeting with the Principal Secretary, Water Supply & Sanitation Deptt to discuss about the National Groundwater Management Improvement Scheme (NGMIS) and National Hydrology Project (NHP) concerning Maharashtra.

  • The Secretary (Water Resource), Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Govt. of India visited Gandhinagar on 6.07.2017 for meeting with Honourable Chief Minister of Gujarat regarding Par Tapi Narmada (ILR) project. Regional Director CGWB, WCR along with Shri Padam Kumar Jain, Suptdg. Hydrogeologist and Shri M S Rathore, Executive Engineer, Division-I , visited Gandhinagar.

  • A meeting was held at  CGWB, ER, Kolkatta  on 3.07.2017 under the Chairmanship of Dr. Dipankar Saha, Member (SAM), to discuss on the status and progress of exploratory drilling through outsourcing in Pandua and adjoining areas of Hooghly district. The meeting was attended by Shri. Amlanjyoti Kar, Suptdg Hydrogeologist & RD (I/C), CGWB, ER, Kolkata and Member of the empowered committee, Shri. J. C. Borgohain, Suptdg Engineer, CGWB, Guwahati & Member of the empowered committee and Senior officers of ER, Kolkatta.

  •  Dr.  D Saha, Member(SAM) ,CGWB, Faridabad and  Regional Director, senior officers from CGWB, WCR Ahemadabad  visited Anand to attend meeting at Institute of Rural Management Anand regarding Minor Irrigation Census.  

  • Dr. Dipankar Saha, Member(SAM), Central Ground Water Board visited Chennai on 20-21st July 2017  and chaired Sub-Committee for Groundwater Sites under National Hydrology Project.  The meeting was attended by the representatives from the State Groundwater Departments from the States of Andhra Pradesh, Telengana, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and UT of Puducherry and also representatives from concerned regional offices of CGWB.

  • Shri K.C.Nayak, Member Secretary, CGWA, along with Shri D.Chakraworty, Scientist ‘D’ has made an inspection visit to M/s DLF Homes Panchkula Pvt. Ltd. located at Sector-3, Pinjore-Kalka Urban Complex, Villages Bhagwanpura & Islamnagar, District Panchkula, Haryana, on 21.07.2017 for compliances of the conditions mentioned in NOC issued to the proponent. Dr. S. K. Jain, Regional Director and Dr. Shailendra Singh, AHG of NWR were accompanied the team in inspection visit.    

  • Sub-committee of the committee of Parliament on official language (Rajbhasha), visited Bhopal during 01-03 July, 2017, had discussion and inspections of 10 departments including CGWB.

  • Sh. Nand Kumar,  Regional Director, HP and Sh. Rama Kishan, Scientist D, SUO, Jodhpur visited Barmer district regarding work done under Jal Kranti Abhiyan on 20/07/2017.

  • Workshops/Seminars/ Lecture/talk

  • Jal Manthan-4

    Jal Manthan was organized by Ministry of Water Resources River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation  on 28-29th July, 2017 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. The Program was inaugurated by Sushri Uma Bharati
Hon’ble Minister, Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation, Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Baliyan, Hon’ble Minister of State, MOWR RD & GR, Shri Vijay Goel, Minister of State for  Water Resources, RD & GR, and Dr. Amarjit Singh,  Secretary, MoWR,RD & GR. Senior officers from CGWB, MoWR RD & GR  attended Jal Manthan-4.

  • Joint Hindi Workshop of CGWB, NWHR & Div. 8, organised at Regional Office on 19-07-2017, under the Chairmanship of Dr. B. K. Singh, Deputy Director (OL) and Sh. Rakesh Gupta, Asstt. Director (OL), CGWB, Faridabad. The points discussed during the Workshop are as below :

  • Under Section 3(3) of Official Language all the Orders should be issued in bilingually,

  • percentage of working in Hindi should be raised,

  • different trainings & facilitation schemes for encouraging use of Hindi by officers/officials from ‘C’ areas,

  • Constitution of Hindi Salahkar Samiti may be formed at the Regional Office and quarterly Hindi meeting to be held regularly.  

 

    • Regional Director ,CGWB, KR, Trivendrum  made a presentation on Artificial Recharge Studies for officers of State Government organized by  IMG, Trivandrum on 10/07/2017

    • Regional Director made a presentation on Convergence between Mahatma Gandhi NREGA, PMKSY & IWMP on 13/07/2017 at MGNREGS State Mission Office, Swaraj Bhavan, Nanthancode, Thiruvananthapuram.

    • One day workshop on Awareness Raising Programme under ‘National Hydrology Project’ was organized on 14th July 2017 at HIRMI, Kurukshetra, Haryana by the Central Ground Water Board for awareness about state specific ground water issues in Haryana, various components of NHP, its implementation and achievement under HP-I & HP-II in other parts of the country.

    • Shri M.L.Angurala, Scientist ‘D’  CGWB, NWR, Chandigarh has delivered lecture on ‘Introduction to NHP and background note’ during Awareness Raising Programme under NHP on 14th July 2017.

    • Shri S.K.Saigal, Scientist ‘D’ and Shri Sanjay Pandey, Scientist ‘B’ CGWB, NWR, Chandigarh has delivered lecture on ‘Hydrogeology of Haryana State’ during Awareness Raising Programme under NHP on 14th July 2017.

    • One day awareness raising programme on “ Ground water issues and role of National Hydrology Project in its management in Bihar” was organised by Central Ground Water Board  on 18.07.17 at Patna. Officers from Central &State Government Departments and faculty members/ researchers from different academic institutions participated in the programme.

    • Workshop on Hindi Implementation was conducted at  CGWB, SECR, Chennai on 14.07.2017.  All the officers and staff of SECR participated in the workshop.  Shri. A. Subburaj, H.O.O inaugurated the program and delivered inaugural address in Hindi.  Dr. B. Umapathi, Scientist-D(Sr.HG)  presented the Annual Action Plan for implementation of Hindi for the year 2017-18. 

    • ShAnuragKhanna, HOO, CGWB, UR, Dehradun  imparted Training on water conservation structures under MGNREGA conducted by MORD from 19 to 20 July 2017 at Rudrpur, USNagar district, Uttarakhand.

    • Publication

    • A book on Compilation of Letters, Notings and Proformas (Bilingual) used in Office works  compiled by Dr. B. Umapathi, Scientist-D(Sr.HG), CGWB, SECR, Chennai  was released during the workshop on Hindi conducted at CGWB, SECR, Chennai on 14.07.2017. 

    •  Important Meetings

    • Dr. V.S. Joji, Sc-D ,CGWB, KR, Trivendrum  has attended the District level committee meeting on Water Security Plans held at Vadakarapathi in Palakkad district Kerala  on 07/07/2017.

    •  Shri. K. Balakrishnan, Sc-D  CGWB, KR, Trivendrum  has attended the District level Evaluation committee meeting held on 17/07/2017 at Malappuram. The Committee has recommended two water bottling scheme.

    • Regional Director CGWB, KR, Trivendrum   has attended the District level Evaluation committee meeting on Ground Water regulation held at Kasaragod district on 17/07/2017.

    • Regional Director ,CGWB, SR, Hyderabad discussed with Secretary, Water Resources, Government of Andhra Pradesh on constitution of Committee for GEC 2017 and piezometers under NHP in respect of Andhra Pradesh State on 07.07.2017 at AP Secretariat, Amaravathi.

    • Meeting of State Ground Water Coordination Committee (SGWCC), Gujarat  was held on 19.07.2017  at  Narmada, Water Resources, Water Supply & Kalpsar Department, Gandhinagar.  The meeting was chaired by Shri K A Patel , Special Secretary (Water Resources), Narmada, Water Resources, Water Supply & Kalpsar Department. Regional Director and senior officers from CGWB,WCR   Ahmedabad attended the meeting.

    • Meeting/discussions to review of work on Paleochannel and Isotope studies in Western and North Western Part of India in collaboration with BARC was held under the Chairmanship of Regional Director, CGWB, NWR on 05.07.2017.

    • Shri S.K.Saigal, Scientist ‘D’ and Shri Sanjay Pandey, Scientist ‘B’ CGWB, NWR, Chandigarh  has imparted training to State Technical Research Team of ‘Shaksham Capacity Building Programme’ of Ministry of Rural Development at HIRD, Nilokheri, district Karnal, Haryana during 18th and 19th July 2017.

    • Dr. S.K.Jain, Regional Director , CGWB, NWR, Chandigarh , Shri N.P.S. Nagi, Regional Director , NHR, Dharamshala and Senior officers of CGWB  has attended meeting of Sub-committee on 24.07.2017 under the Chairmanship of Dr. D. Saha, Member (SAM), CGWB for finalization of Ground Water Monitoring Network for Northern States under ‘NHP’ held at Jamnagar House, New Delhi.

    • Shri Parvinder Singh, RD,  and Senior officers from CGWB NCR, Bhopal’ attend meeting regarding `Rejuvenation of Shipra River’ at Ujjain during 26th& 27th July, 17 at Bhopal.

    • Sri K.M.Viswanath, Regional Director and Dr K.R.Sooryanarayana Suptdg. Hg CGWB, SWR Banglore had meeting with Director, Ground Water Directorate regarding finalization of piezometers with DWLR to be proposed under NHP on 14.7.2017.

    • Senior officers from  CGWB, SWR, SR,SECR, KR  attended Sub Committee meeting of National Hydrology Project (NHP) on 20-21st July 2017 held at Chennai and held discussions on finalizing Ground water monitoring stations under NHP.

    • Dr K.R.Sooryanarayana Suptdg. Hg, CGWB, SWR, Banglore  had discussions with Director, Ground Water Directorate regarding the clarifications to be submitted by Government of Karnataka pertaining to PMKSY/HKKP in respect of Karnataka State on 24.7.2017.

    • Dr. Arijit Dey, Regional Director (c/c) and Senior officers from CGWB, WR, Jaipur attended 3rd meeting of State Level Committee under Jal Kranti Abhiyan was held under the Chairmanship of Principal Secretary, Water Resources Department, Government of Rajasthan on 10/07/2017.

    • Senior officers from CGWB, MER, Patna  attended a brainstorming session on Ganga Information Protocol being developed by NIH at NIH, WALMI complex, Phulwarisharif, Patna on 26.07.2017.

    • Regional Director, Shri C.Paul Prabhakar, and Senior officers from CGWB, NCCR, Raipur attended  meeting with Department of Agriculture on ‘Issues in Chhattisgarh related to Aquifer Mapping and Management Plan’ held at IGKV Raipur on 6th  July 2017

    • Shri. A. Subburaj, H.O.O  and Shri. S. Piramanayagam, Scientist-D,CGWB, SECR, Chennai  participated in the 1st  State Level Technical Committee meeting at Puducherry held on 12.07.2017 at  State Groundwater Unit & Soil Conservation, Department of Agriculture, Puducherry.

    • Senior officer from CGWB,ER, Kolkata attended the  first meeting of SLSSC was held at the office of PHED, Govt. of W.B., Kolkata under the chairmanship of Engineer-in- Chief, PHED, Govt. of West Bengal on  13.07.2017.

    •  Shri. Amlanjyoti Kar, Suptdg Hydrogeologist & RD (I/C) and Senior officers from CGWB,ER, Kolkata attended  meeting PMKSY- Har Khet Ko Pani. with the Engineer –in Chief, WRIDD, Govt. of W. B. on 26.07.2017 .