Study Tour to Maharashtra
Andhra Pradesh Surface Water deputed 15 Officers for Study Tour to Maharashtra. The Team visited Basin Simulation Division at Pune, Hydro meteorological Data Processing Division at Nashik and WALMI at Aurangabad. During the visit, the Officials from Maharashtra shared their learning and experiences with APSW team. Such cross-learning opportunity helped the visiting team to gain insights on
- Effective use of Hydro meteorological Information System
- Working of Real Time Decision Support System (RTDSS) which comprises of RTDAS and RTSF and ROS in Krishna and Bhima Basin network stations of Maharashtra State.
- Benefits of RTDSS
- Whether information and forecast data availability in the website
- Working of Hydro meteorological Data Storage Centre
- Process of Validation of Hydrological and Metrological data
- Hydro meteorological network at field level.
Kerala Surface Water
A. Real Time Data Acquisition Systems (RTDAS):- Stations finalised and submitted to CWC for approval
A. Rejuvenation of water bodies: - Hiring of consultancy services for preparation of DPR for rejuvenation of Meenachil, Periyar, Bharathapuzha, Kallayi and valapattanam- REOI approved by NPMU
As a part of awareness raising activity under National Hydrology Project, Kala-Jattha – the traditional folk song and dance performers were engaged by the Telengana Ground Water Department to explain complex topics like Importance of Ground water, Participatory Ground Water Management, Low Cost Artificial Recharge Techniques for Ground Water Augmentation, Cropping Pattern and Advanced Irrigation Technologies etc. to its farming community in local language, t. They also carried out awareness raising activities on “Ground water issues, Management and Augmentation” in the villages of 31 districts of Telangana where over exploitation of Groundwater is rampant with an allocated budget of Rs. 35,000/- per district. As on 26th March 2019, Twenty (20) such programmes were conducted in 20 districts of Telangana State.
The District Ground Water Officer, Officials from Line Departments i.e., Irrigation, Agriculture, Horticulture and other allied sectors participated in these programmes along with NGO’s and local people. During the programmes 2000 farmers and water users were enlightened with water availability, planning and management in their vicinity for effective utilization of water and meet agriculture and other needs.
Apart from creating awareness among farming community, some programmes were also carried out in urban areas for the students and residents.