Information about groundwater and surface water availability will be provided to potential users like farmers and horticultures through the line departments concerned every month. Data base pertaining to surface water and ground water being generated through the implementation of the World Bank funded Hydrology Project phase-II will be disseminated to various user organisations and water users associations in Krishna district through departments that are members of the Hydrological Data Users Group Committee, every month.
The Krishna district Hydrological Data Users Group Committee met under the chairmanship of Additional Joint Collector S.Ramesh here. The convenor of the committee and Deputy Director of Groundwater A.Varaprasada Rao said 43 Piezometers were recording the groundwater level on the regular basis and the information was being retrieved by the department once every month. Another 60 groundwater level piezometers have been sanctioned. He said the committee was constituted to extend and promote the sustained use of hydrological information by potential users.
Representatives from Gauging Division, Rajahmundry, District Water Management Authority, district planning officer, Agriculture, Horticulture, Irrigation, Forest and Rural Water Supply departments attending the meeting.
The District Education Officer M.V.Krishna Reddy who attending the meeting as a special guest said that the ‘Jalambadi' conducted by the ground water department in Krishna district had a tremendous impact on the awareness of students about water conservation. He said the same should be conducted again next year. He suggested the programme be made an annual affair on July 11, the World Population Day.
Officer from the agriculture department said that a workshop should be conducted about Hydrological Information to department officials and then to model and progressive farmers.