This department is conducting
many programmes to create awareness among the public and
educate the public about conserving the available groundwater quantity
as well as quality, awareness unit has been created in all the
groundwater divisions with the participation of NGOs – Water Users’
Association besides the officials.
Awareness Campaign has been launched consequent to the clearance from
the World Bank.
far 120 campaign has been carried out in various places of Tamil Nadu.
local self help groups NGOs and voluntary organisations and
representatives of local panchayats are also involved in organising
is overwhelming response from the farming community in participating in
the programmes, especially from the rural women.
programmes include demonstration of geo-physical survey and free testing
of water samples, question-answer sessions and media presentation of a
documentary film in tamil entitled “Thanneer Desam” which
emphasizes the need for conserving water and use of scientific methods
for identifying the location of bore wells.