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North Tamilnadu, Oothukotai: Water Prospecting Agencies?

I have 5 acres of land in North Tamilnadu near OOTHUKOTAI. I have to find the water within my land. Is there any help available in goverment or private party with equipments for the same?. I need water in my land using Bore well even at 500 feet.





The Ground and Surface Water Wing of Tamil Nadu Government has a programme of providing paid service to select suitable sites for well construction, issue clearance for construction of new wells, conduct chemical analysis to determine suitability for drinking and irrigation and take up electrical logging in existing wells to determine yield and water quality. Further details and charges can be obtained at

The farmers of Thiruvallur District have to contact The Executive Engineer, PWD, Ground Water Division and Assistant Director (Geology), Ground Water Geological Sub Division at Taramani, Chennai to obtain necessary services.

In case of difficulty, Raaman may contact Vijayakumar, a Tirupati-based consultant at 093936-26065.

Dr. R. Jagadiswara Rao
Retired Professor of Geology
Sri Venkateswara University
Tirupati, AP 517502

Dr. R. Jagadiswara Rao, Professor of Geology Retired, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati, AP 517502, India


Dear N.Raaman,

Use of geo-physical survey method helps to know the availability of water since the availability of water in a location depends on the geological conditions and it varies quite significantly from place to place within an area.

Agencies like CGWB, state ground water departments and AFPRO are engaged in these activities. In Bangalore, AFPRO, which is a technical support organization, conducts such studies. You may contact them for help at the following address:

Mr. C. Vijayakumar
Officiating Unit Manager
AFPRO Field Unit II, Bangalore
No. 29, 1st Floor, Anjali Building
St. Johns Church Road
Bangalore - 560005 Karnataka
Phone: 91-80-25576836/25506931
Fax: 91-80-25530682/5547976

Anita Bhatt
WES-Net India


Dear N.Raaman,

AFPRO is one agency which normally provides services for ground water exploration by applying hydrogeological and geophysical techniques. For this purpose our Bangalore office can be contacted (


Dr.Asad Umar
Senoir Hydrogeologist
Rose Cottage, Station Road
Maharashtra, INDIA

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