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Heli-Borne Survey

Discussion:


  • Ministry of Jal Shakti has launched a Heli-Borne Survey Technology for water management in the arid areas of Rajasthan.


Key Points:

  • Developed by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)-National Geophysical Research Institute (NGRI), it will provide information about level, quantity, quality and information of ground water.


  • The Heli-borne geophysical mapping technique of CSIR-NGRI provides a high-resolution 3D image of the subsurface up to a depth of 500 metres below the ground.

  • The main advantages of the Heliborne geophysical survey that it is fast, highly data dense, precise and economical.


  • This survey will be carried out in two phases, of which the first phase comprises an area spanning 1 lakh Sqkm.


  • This includes 65,000 sq km in Rajasthan, 32,000 sq km in Gujarat and 2,500 sq km in Haryana.


  • It is to be implemented in collaboration with the Ministry of Jal Shakti as a part of National Aquifer Mapping Project.


Source: PIB  


 

 

Keywords
Heli Borne Survey, water conservation