The city of Jaffna is facing both a drinking water crisis and a ‘water for sanitation’ crisis. The people in the Jaffna Peninsula has always depended on the water stored in the underground miocene limestone and sand aquifers for its drinking water and water for irrigation to agricultural lands. The IIegal tube construction disturbs the water table and environment.
This video is talking about impact of ILLEGAL tube well construction. It leads to the depletion of groundwater reserves. 2. If the tube well is used indiscriminately, the groundwater reserve may get exhausted. 1. Reliable source during droughts, 2. Cover less area and irrigate larger area and 3. Salinity level low due to zero evaporation.
Please follow the proper procedure for tube well construction as mentioned in this video to reduce the water crisis in Jaffna. Thank you for watching.