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TWRIS, Nagarjunasagar aquifer management get national awards

Nagarjunasagar modernisation project director G. Malsur receiving the award from Union Minister for Jal Shakti Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Minister of State Ratan Lal Khattar and water resources secretary U.P. Singh in New Delhi on Wednesday.  

Telangana Water Resources Information System (TWRIS) and Nagarjunasagar Aquifer Groundwater Management System developed as part of Nagarjunasagar project modernisation bagged the National Mission Awards for 2019 at a special function held in New Delhi on Wednesday.

Nagarjunasagar project modernisation project director, Irrigation & command area development commissioner G. Malsur, also the vice-chairman & managing director of TS Mineral Development Corporation (TSMDC) received the awards from the hands of Union Minister for Jal Shakti Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Minister of State Ratan Lal Khattar and water resources secretary U.P. Singh.

TWRIS was developed with the help of ISRO’s National Remote Sensing Agency (NRSA) where the government got access to geo-spatial data of the entire irrigation systems on the web. It has also helped the department to utilise the satellite maps to prepare ‘capacity tables’.

The acquifer management involved constructing recharge shafts in existing check dams between drought prone mandals of Chandur and Marriguda in Nalgonda district under the World Bank funded Nagarjunasagar left bank canal network repair project and completed last year.

It was taken up in an area outside the canal network where the farmers were involved in groundwater management with support of groundwater department and a non-governmental organisation. Farmers were trained in assessing the groundwater availability by measuring the levels and rainfall following which they crop plans were prepared.

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