Training on “Rainwater Harvesting, Groundwater Recharge and Water Conservation for drinking water supply” under JJM

A three day training on “Rainwater Harvesting, Groundwater Recharge and Water Conservation for drinking water supply” under Jal Jeevan Mission was conducted between December 20-22, 2022. The objective of the training was to capacitate the level 2 officials (Engineers, Geologists, Hydrologists and Geophysicists etc.) on the issues of groundwater management for sustainability of drinking water supply under JJM. 38 officials from 10 states namely Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Goa and Jammu and Kashmir had attended training at the residential training campus Anil Agarwal Environment Training Institute, Nimli, Rajasthan.

The topics discussed during the training were majorly from disciplines of groundwater management, watershed approach of aquifer management, use of advanced technologies like Remote Sensing and GIS for planning of groundwater recharge and water budgeting. The theoretical aspects were accompanied by the field visit to Nimli village, where participants visited recharge structures like percolation tanks and recharge shafts and also collected GIS data for preparation of hydro-geomorphological maps. Since, the participants were from different geographies of India, the trainers focused local issues of these ecological regions and discussed the solutions with the participants accordingly.

The participants also visited the models of rainwater harvesting, waste water treatment, solar energy and other green features of AAETI campus and learnt the positive impact of these features. 

There were good feedbacks from participants from all the states and they showed their interest to participate in more such trainings as they liked the practical aspect along with the theoretical knowledge.



Aditi Singh
Ashish Parmar
Deepak Kumar Jain
KS Manjunatha
Mayank Senger
Mushtak Ahmad
Nilesh Mankar
Pradeep Kurkarni
Prasantha MT