SIKKIM SPRINGS

ENSURING RURAL WATER SECURITY
Rural Management & Development Department, Government of Sikkim, India

Conserving Sikkim Springs

Originating from deep aquifers, cool clear water flows from hundreds of springs that dot the mountain landscape of Sikkim. Sikkim springs are natural wonders and play a vital role in ensuring rural water security. Learn more about the springs and about the threats to their future and how to conserve these nature's gems.

Springs database


Delve into the growing inventory of spring resources of the State, developed with extensive field work.
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Spring atlas


Explore the springs in Google Earth, on a GIS platform and learn more about them.
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Weather data


  Access 18 remote Automatic Weather Stations (AWS) data.
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Conserving springs


Artificial recharge of springs, by taking up spring-shed development works. Pilot activities are underway to augment the ground water reservoir.
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Conserving lakes


Lakes have traditionally played an important role in groundwater recharge. Reviving these hill-top lakes is critical to ensure sustainability of the mountain ecosystem.
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Conserving streams


Supplementing the lean season baseflow of streams by groundwater recharge using rainwater harvesting
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Blockwise online progress

Research and studies
Learn about the ground water resources and other research information on springs.
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Educational resources
Understand springs and their conservation better. Posters, presentations.
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Village Water Security Plans
Bottom up planning by preparing village water security plans (VWSP) has been initiated. More...



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