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Amazing Mobile App Gives Real-time Update on Groundwater Level

A new mobile application can come to the aid of experts looking to source data on groundwater level and create awareness about the issue among farmers. Data for the software programme, MyWell App, has been provided by a network of village-level volunteers. The smartphone and SMS-based app collects and analyses data related to depth of well water in a given village, amount of rainfall there, level of check dam water and quality of water, among others. The app has been developed as part of a project funded by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research called MARVI or Managing Groundwater Use and Sustaining Aquifer Recharge through Village-level Interventions. The app currently covers details of five villages in Rajasthan and six in Gujarat which are facing the problem of groundwater depletion. Real-time data on groundwater level is vital for regulating its use for farming. The app will be scaled up to include more number of villages and additional features like photographs and choice of local languages in the coming time, he said.

Source: NDTV

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