GROUND WATER

GWBRIEF DESCRIPTION ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT:

Ground Water Department was formerly established its camp/District office in Eluru in the year 1976 in West Godavari district headed by Assistant Director supported by technical officers and ministerial staff to deal with field work and office administration respectively.

The department is multi disciplinary organization i.e., Hydrogeology, Geophysicist, Hydrology & drilling of bore wells etc., and coordinates with agencies related to Ground water development.  Later on the department enhances from ground water development to management for scientific planning and systematic development. The district office was upgraded as Deputy Director’s office in the year 1996. The name of the department has been changed to Ground Water & Water Audit Department on 2nd August, 2016 by the ministry of Water Resources and Management.

SCHEMES/ ACTIVITIES

Main schemes are:

  • National Hydrology Project under World Bank funding.
  • APIIATP Project.
  • SCSP & TSP

Main Activities are:

  • Periodic estimations on Ground Water resources of the District on watershed approaches and according clearances to minor irrigation schemes.
  • Detailed investigations for delineation of potential zones and selections of wells to be implemended by departmental agencies and individual investigations for identification feasible areas and suitable sites for AR & rain water harvesting structures.
  • Monitioring of Ground water level and water quality through a network of piezometers.
  • Drilling of exploratory cum- production of bore wells/Tube wells to study surface configuration of aquifier and assess aquifer parameters

TARGETS & ACHIEVEMENTS  FOR 2018-19

During the financial year 2018-19, the department has 777 achieved under WALTA  programme against the targetof 150 sites. Under SCSP scheme, 41 sites investigated against the target 150, Under TSP, 31 sites are investigated against the target of 100sites.

Drilling programme under SCSP, there is no progress. Under TSP, 4 bore wells are drilled against 15 sites.

Monitored water levels 1546 piezometer points and 332 water samples collected for water analysis

Sl. No Programme Indicator Unit Annual

Target

Achievement % of Ach
 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Investigation of well sites

Bore well sites Investigated under AP WALTA  

Nos.

150 777 518%
Bore well sites Investigated under SCSP  

Nos.

 

150

 

41 27%
Bore wells sites Investigated under TSP  

Nos.

100 31 31%
Others [Industries(5), Sand Mining(2),

LI Schemes(1), ARS(50),

Drinking Water(14), Aqua Ponds, Valuation of GW structures etc.]

Nos. 73 3064 4197%
NTR JALA SIRI Nos. 1500 682 45%
Sub Total Nos. 1973 4595 233%
2

 

Drilling of BWs/TWs SCSP    Nos. 20          –      –
TSP  

Nos.

15          4 27%
3 Monitoring of GW Levels Observation Wells & Piezometers Nos. 1546 1546 100%
4 Monitoring of Quality Parameters Observation Wells & Piezometers  

Nos.

332 332 100%

 

TARGETS & ACHIEVEMENTS FOR 2019-20 as on 19.07.2019

During the financial year 2019-20, department has 200 achieved under WALTA  programme as per demand. Under SCSP scheme, 32 sites investigated against the target 150, Under TSP, 16 sites are investigated against the target of 100 sites.

Drilling programme under SCSP &  TSP, investigations are in progress

Monitored water levels 530 piezometer points and 165 water samples collected for water analysis

Sl. No Programme Indicator Unit Annual

Target

Achievement % of Ach
 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Investigation of well sites

Bore well sites Investigated under AP WALTA  

Nos.

As per demand 200
Bore well sites Investigated under SCSP  

Nos.

 

150

 

32 21%
Bore wells sites Investigated under TSP  

Nos.

100 16 16%
Others [Industries, Sand Mining,

LI Schemes, ARS,

Drinking Water, Aqua Ponds, Valuation of GW structures etc.]

Nos. As per demand 166
NTR JALA SIRI Nos. 86
Sub Total Nos. 250 500 200%
2

 

Drilling of BWs/TWs SCSP    Nos. 20 Surveys are yet to be conducted
TSP  

Nos.

15
3 Monitoring of GW Levels Observation Wells & Piezometers Nos. 1546 530 34%
4 Monitoring of Quality Parameters Observation Wells & Piezometers  

Nos.

332 165 50%

 

SUCCESS STORIES:

Name of scheme : Artificial Ground water recharge through injection bore wells
Village & Mandal : Jagannadhapuram(V) & Pedavegi(M)
Source of water : Polavaram right main canal
No. of structures

Estimated Cost

: 5 nos

22  Lakhs

Expected annual recharge

through the scheme

: 240 hectare mts

 

Ground Water and Water Audit Department has constructed one piezometer in the vicinity of the scheme area and installed Automatic Water Level Recorder with Telemetry system to study the impact of the scheme on ground water regime.

WATER

KEY CONTACTS:

Head of the Department:   Deputy Director

Name of the Department:  Ground Water & Water Audit Department

Landline No: 08812-252972 (Office)

Mobile: 8333991200

email: ddgwdelrwg@yahoo.co.in