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1. FAQ on Borewells

Dear Sir,

We at Well & water works put our faith on our scientific background, but it is our experience while working with some water diviners, who selected location for drilling using sticks, pendulums, copper rods were met with success, in one of the cases, the diviner was able to quantify the water that would be struck with an accuracy of more than 90 %, which did surprise us, but then the problem with him was that he over estimated the depth of drilling 100%.

Here the job was done by us doing our scientific survey in his absence, after we had selected the locations and given our order of preference, the divine came and made is selection, and bore well were drilled, where the first preference locations were within 1 meter of our first preference. He required the location to be exact and we recommended drilling anywhere near the location.

The other fact is that there is a water body (dug well) located in all the forts located on the top of the mountains in the Basaltic terrain, and also wells having sweet water, in the forts situated on islands just of the konkan coast.

These structures have been built much before the present day surveying techniques came in to existence. This implies that there must have been some sort of advanced knowledge/science  which these ancient people  practised so as to be able to locate these locations to tap water. The thing that needs to be kept in mind that these water wells have been dug in areas where there is no dry river near it, nor is there a thick weathered soil profile, which has been a standard requirements set by almost all Government and scientific communities. Many of the wells are having hard rock at Zero level, and are still productive till date.

It is true that with diviners it is difficult to know the genuine ones from the fake, but then same is also true for the present lot of scientific persons operating in this lucrative field. Who readily likes to talk about their failures. (About My able Colleague Mr Pandit, I am real curious and would  really like to know who conducted the survey for the bore well he drilled in his property and how far the results coincide with the suggestions during the survey- both in terms of quantity of water and the depths at which water was encountered while drilling ) 

We have been working in the basaltic terrain and the surrounding areas for more than 20 years, and have been hearing people compare it with the other hard rock granitic or metamorphic terrain. When we know that they are totally incomparable hydro-geological systems.

This just suggest that the scientific world is as ill equipped as the local divine where it comes to visualizing the subsurface conditions which is very important  to understand if groundwater has to be properly developed and managed as a sustainable resource.

As for VASTU, well a far as I understand Vastu it never suggested that water can be tapped in the NE conner only, it only suggests that the water to be stored before being taken in to the house for consumption should be placed in the NE conner, more over it also indicated that the storage tank should not be covered, to ensure that the water body is subjected to higher amounts of UV rays of the rising sun reaching it and acting as a natural disinfectant.

It is purely the lack of ignorance of the general public at large and also in some way the lethargy of the scientific world who have helped the unscrupulous promotion of this. 

It comes as no surprise to me, because it is common practice to accept it as our destiny when things go wrong when a supposed to be spiritual person is advising us, but on the other hand  if the same were the case with a scientific person he is crucified without been given a second chance.

To cap my comment, It will be a good practice if suggestion and questioners are made either keeping a specific hydro-geological set-up or care should be taken to include all the aspects related to all terrains ( this makes it slightly difficult for the common man who identifies him self with he terrain he is  familiar with).


I would like to further suggest that IWP identifies a core team of experts from diverse fields and starts conducting training programs both for the common man and also for the professionals. Naturally this has to be done with an aim of improving the level of understanding and not diluting it  - as it has been the case with the Indian education system.


Dr. Anil Lalwani


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