Hon'ble Minister for Water Resources, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh, Dr. P. Anil Kumar Yadav reviewed the progress related to various NHP activities on 6th July, 2020. Hon’ble Minister instructed the officials to ...
News from Implementing Agencies
The Hydrology Data Centre, constructed under NHP was inaugurated on 7th July, 2020 to mark the 73rd Foundation Day of Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC). Serving the nation for the last 72 years since its formation on 1948, DVC is the ...
Capacity Building Program
A 5-days On-line Training course on “Groundwater Modelling using Visual MODFLOW” through Webex Meetings application was organized by National Institute of Hydrology (NIH) Roorkee during 6-10th July, 2020. A total of ...
Hon'ble Minister for Water Resources, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh, Dr. P. Anil Kumar Yadav reviewed the progress related to various NHP activities on 6th July, 2020. Hon’ble Minister instructed the officials to expedite the construction of data centres sanctioned to Andhra Pradesh under NHP.
Implementation of NHP activities and its progress was reviewed by Sh. Subodh Yadav, Joint Secretary (A, IC&GW), DoWR, RD & GR & Project Coordinator, NHP during June-July 2020 through Video Conference. The review was mainly focused on IAs whose performance was assessed as below average. Performances of 29 Implementing Agencies were reviewed during the process.
An Interactive webinar on ‘Managing Procurements’ was conducted by NPMU/TAMC on 2nd - 3rd July, 2020.
News from Implementing Agencies
Inauguration of Hydrology Data Centre at DVC
The Hydrology Data Centre, constructed under NHP was inaugurated on 7th July, 2020 to mark the 73rd Foundation Day of Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC). Serving the nation for the last 72 years since its formation on 1948, DVC is the fine example of River Board Organisation (RBO) in India. Due to its unique status and need for modernisation of its hydro-met network, DVC was included as one of Implementing agency of NHP since its inception. The real time data, so obtained and its newly constructed data centre will pave the way for more scientific assessment of flood, water allocation etc and upgrading its forecasting activities for mitigation of flood in the basin.
A presentation through Video Conferencing on Andhra Pradesh Water Resources Information and Management System (APWRIMS) was jointly given by Water Resource Department, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh along with M/s Vassar Labs on 11th July, 2020 to Ms. Debashree Mukherjee, Addl. Secretary, DoWR, RD & GR, Ministry of Jal Shakti (MoJS) and Sh. Subodh Yadav - Joint Secretary (A, IC & GW). Officials from NWIC, NHP-NPMU were also present during the presentation.
It highlighted how State Govt. was able to drive its Water Security Plan using APWRIMS, which provided real-time visibility and decision support on water budgeting, water conservation, reservoir operations, inter-linking of rivers, crop planning, irrigation management etc. The Officials from MoJS appreciated the over-all work done and wished to make a visit to state to understand more on the issue.
Rajasthan is enhancing the training capacity of the Water Resource Department by extending facilities at Jaipur beside Kota & Bikaner. In this regard, contract was signed for ‘Construction/Renovation of Training hostel at IGNP Rest House Jaipur under National Hydrology Project’.
Bid evaluation report after technical evaluation of bid for ‘Automatic water quality sensors-11 parameters (online)’ completed. Financial bid will be opened next.
Technical evaluation of bid for ‘River cross section surveys’ is under progress after its opening on 27.07.20.
Letter of acceptance issued on 21.07.20 for the bid of ‘Supply, Installation and maintenance of SCADA system at Jawai dam’.
Letter of acceptance issued on 22.07.20 for the bid of ‘Supply, Installation and maintenance of SCADA system at Narmada canal project Sanchore’.
The Rain gauge at Ghagas and Conductivity logger at Karhera, Mewat was installed while following COVID19 guidelines under Assessment of impacts of groundwater salinity on regional groundwater resources, current and future situation in Mewat, Haryana – possible remedy and resilience building measures under NHP on 15th July 2020. Downloading of data has also been started at Ulheta .
A field inspection related to Electrical Resistivity Tomography (ERT) studies and borehole logging in Bore Wells of Jangaon District, Telangana was done by Director & Nodal Officer Telangana (GW) on 3rd July 2020.
Telangana Ground Water Department is regularly monitoring the water level data through a network of 964 existing Pzs in the state and disseminating the water level report to all allied sectors/end users every month. With the support of NHP to strengthen the groundwater monitoring network Ground Water Department has procured 240 Nos of Digital Water level Recorders (Telemetry system) during the month of June-2020. Dr. Rajat Kumar, Principal Secretary to Govt., I&CAD Dept, Govt of Telangana has inaugurated the Demo DWLR along with Automatic Rain Gauge station installed at Ground Water PMU Office. The Secretary felt that the newly established monitoring network with DWLRs having real time data enhances the efficacy of water level data sharing and dissemination. The collected data from the monitoring station of PMU is being displayed daily on the water level monitoring display board established at PMU Office for public information.
Dr. Rajat Kumar, Principal Secretary to Govt., I & CAD Dept, Govt of Telangana and Sri C.Muralidhar Engineer-In-Chief, Irrigation Department, Govt of Telangana has reviewed the progress of IAs of Ground water and Surface water on 23-7-2020. During the review meeting the Project Coordinator has reviewed the progress and instructed the IAs to speed up the implementation of activities as per the approvals and expedite for utilization of released budget and ensure to implement the programme activities for the benefit of end users. During the meeting he has also released the “Annual Report of Water Quality -2019 ” prepared by Ground Water Department.
Capacity Building Program
Training on “Groundwater Modelling using Visual MODFLOW”
A 5-days On-line Training course on “Groundwater Modelling using Visual MODFLOW” through Webex Meetings application was organized by National Institute of Hydrology (NIH) Roorkee during 6-10th July, 2020. A total of 22 participants – 4 each from Telangana, Central Groundwater Board (CGWB), 3 each from Bihar, Tamil Nadu, 2 each from NIH, Uttar Pradesh and 1 each from Department of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation (DoWR, RD & GR), Kerala, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, participated in this training program. The overall aim of this training program was to provide the participants with the necessary skills and knowledge on groundwater modelling with hands-on training on Visual MODFLOW. The lectures and hands-on were delivered by the faculties from NIH Roorkee. Lectures delivered during the training course covered the fundamentals of groundwater hydrology and groundwater flow and transport modelling. During the training, hands-on sessions were conducted on two groundwater modelling problems, including one hypothetical groundwater aquifer problem and one real case study of alluvial aquifer system in Gangetic plain. Each session was enriched through detailed interactions and discussions followed by tutorials to materialize the concepts and their usefulness.
Online Training Session on WIMS
A webinar on Telemetry Management in WIMS - creating telemetry station, sensor/data type mapping and sensor configuration in WIMS was held on 30th July, 2020. The webinar was facilitated by TAMC Experts of NPMU. There were 112 participants from implementing agencies across the nation.
“Weekly Hands-on Training and Problem solving on NHP MIS"
To upgrade the skill of officials of IAs and to ensure better compliance by them in updating/ uploading the data on MIS of NHP, NPMU-NHP is conducting regular weekly webinar on Hands-on Training and Problem solving on NHP-MIS in this Covid19 period. One such webinar was held on 22nd July 2020. The major topic of the day was about Procurement on NHP MIS. The event proved to be very useful to the 52 participants as numerous questions of the participants were clarified by TAMC Experts.