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Aquifer Mapping ; Water Use Efficiency Certification and DRIP Project
Dec 15, 2014

A Pilot Project on Aquifer Mapping has been undertaken in 6 areas of 5 States namely Maharashtra (part of Nagpur district), Rajasthan (parts of Dausa and Jaisalmer districts), Bihar (part of Patna district), Karnataka (part of Tumkur district) and Tamil Nadu (part of Cuddalore district) using advanced geophysical techniques including Heliborne Geophysical Surveys as a part of Hydrology Project -II. 

The data acquisition has been completed and final details will emerge after analysis of data in conjunction with other relevant scientific data to test the efficacy of technologies in mapping of aquifers in different hydro-geological terrains including identification of potential for groundwater resources. The total outlay for the 12th Plan for Aquifer Mapping, a fully funded Scheme of this Ministry is Rs. 2051 crore.

The Government proposes to enforce Water Use Efficiency Certification for industrial and domestic sector under new water conservation scheme. It is proposed to set up a National Bureau of Water Use Efficiency (NBWUE), under the Implementation of National Water Mission Scheme during the 12th Plan. NBWUE would evolve a system of efficiency labelling/certification for increasing water use efficiency in industrial and domestic sectors.

The Dam Rehabilitation and Improvement Project (DRIP) initially targeted rehabilitation of 223 large dams in four states, namely Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Kerala and Tamil Nadu. The project became effective on April 18, 2014. Later due to addition/deletion of some of the projects by the states, total number of dams under DRIP have reduced to 190 (Kerala-28, Madhya Pradesh-29, Odisha-26 and Tamil Nadu-107). 

State Project Management Unit (SPMU) has been created in each of the four states and Central Project Management Unit (CPMU) has been set up in Central Water Commission (CWC). CWC has also hired the services of an International Engineering and Management Consultant for assisting in the project implementation. Consultant’s sub-units have also been set up in the four DRIP States to facilitate the coordination between CPMU and SPMU.

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