The plot of land at Pethanaikkankuppam on Sunday was thronged by many amused spectators especially children who were much amazed by the low-flying helicopters, involved in the Heli-borne survey in Cuddalore.
Focusing on the issue of underground water depletion, a survey for aquifer mapping is being conducted with the help of helicopter in Cuddalore district among many other places across the country following which a sustainable groundwater management plan would be chalked out. The 10-day survey will reveal information about position of ground water in 428 square km in the district.
Experts from Central Ground Water Board, National Geophysical Research Institute and Aarhus University, Denmark, have been camping at Pethanaikkankuppam for the survey. One of the experts said, “The survey intends to map the aquifers of the country and formulate a sustainable ground water management plan.