Mapping groundwater sources to assist in utilizing it for consuming: Jitendra Singh

Mapping groundwater sources to assist in utilizing it for consuming: Jitendra Singh

Union Science and Expertise Minister Jitendra Singh stated on Monday the Council of Scientific and Industrial Analysis (CSIR) is utilizing the most recent know-how to map sources of groundwater in arid areas that may assist use it for consuming.

This, in flip, will complement the Jal Jeevan Mission, an bold programme of the Narendra Modi authorities geared toward offering piped potable water to all rural households, he stated.

Singh stated the CSIR, together with Nationwide Geophysical Analysis Institute (NGRI), have undertaken high-resolution aquifer mapping and administration in arid areas of northwestern India to enhance groundwater sources.

The Heli-borne geophysical mapping strategy of CSIR-NGRI supplies a high-resolution 3D picture of the subsurface as much as a depth of 500 metres beneath the bottom.

At a gathering of the CSIR attended by Ok VijayRaghavan, the principal scientific advisor, Shekhar Mande the Director Basic of CSIR and different chief scientists, Singh stated the Ministry of Jal Shakti has entrusted CSIR-NGRI with the duty of mapping groundwater sources in arid areas.

“The most recent state-of-the-art know-how is being employed by the CSIR for mapping groundwater sources in arid areas and which might assist in utilizing groundwater for consuming to complement Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s bold ‘Har Ghar Nal Se Jal’ scheme,” Singh stated.

The minister stated arid areas in north-western India unfold over components of Rajasthan, Gujarat, Haryana and Punjab cowl almost 12 per cent of the full geographical space of the nation and is house to greater than 8 crore folks.

With annual rainfall within the vary of lower than 100 to 400 mm, this space faces an acute scarcity of water all year long.

Excessive-resolution aquifer mapping and administration is cost-effective, exact and is helpful to map massive areas (districts/states) inside a brief time frame. Your complete work might be accomplished by 2025 overlaying over 1.5 lakh sq. kilometres of an space with an estimated price of Rs 141 crore.

He stated the goal of this undertaking is to map the potential websites for groundwater withdrawal and conservation and outcomes might be used to fulfill the broader goals of aquifer mapping, rejuvenation and administration of groundwater sources within the arid areas.

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