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Well discharge, Cuddalore District, Tamil Nadu
Credit: Peter Martin
The objectives of the pilot study are:
to understand all the aquifer systems up to 200 m depth in hard rocks and to 300 m in sedimentary areas, to ascertain their resource, to establish groundwater quantity, quality, and sustainability, and to estimate the dynamic and static resources accurately through a multidisciplinary scientific approach; the target scale of investigation is 1:50 000, down to 1:10 000 in some cases;
to establish the methodology for implementing the National Project on Aquifer Management;
and to build the capacity of CGWB and other Central and State agencies.
In terms of time frame, the pilot study has been launched in May 2012 and is to be completed by August 2013.