Groundwater information system for farmers & policy makers of Punjab

The information system has detailed groundwater level data, groundwater quality with regard to major ions and pesticide residues information. The Project has been supported as a pilot project in the country by NRDMS, Department of Science and Technology to provide the web site at all village Knowledge Centers in the districts. Agriculturally developed and over exploited groundwater irrigated central parts of Punjab viz., Old Amritsar and Jalandhar districts have been chosen for the study. The main aim of the project is to bring information to the door step of farmers about the status of groundwater condition in a particular village regarding to at what depth the groundwater is available, whether it is of potable drinking water quality with respect to major ion concentrations and persistence of pesticide residues.