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Mr.Premchandra Rao 
located successfully a record of 20,000 bore wells all over the world


Hyderabad: He is a water diviner who can locate perennial underground streams of water and also estimate its approximate yield and depth at which water can be struck.He is the member of the British Society of Dowsers who has over 36 years of experience as a Water Diviner.

Mr.Premchadra Rao who operates from the Narayanguda area of the City has evolved a system by which he can locate points of water which will give very good yield. Sources yielding from 2,250 litres (500 gallons) to 1,12,500 liters (25,000 gallons) per hour can be located depending upon site conditions. 

Water divining is a process for the detection of ground water by the application of a natural faculty inherent in some persons only. This faculty is being commercially used for ground water detection. There are good and probable chances of success in locating source of ground water for a good number of bore wells in different parts of India. Central and State Government departments concerned with ground water detection, prominent Industrialists, farmers and factories in different parts of India have made use of his divining faculty to their best advantage, avoiding wasteful expenditure of drilling bore - wells in places where sufficient quantity of water could not be found.

The Technique:

1st stage:
He holds a V-shaped thick copper rod in both his hands and start walking in the field to detect ground water. The rod will remain static and will not rotate if there is no source of flowing Water

2nd stage:
Whenever there is a perennial source of ground water flow, the V-shaped rod rotates automatically at high speed. From the point where it stops rotating is the width of ground water stream. From the pressure of rotation of rod, he can fix the approximate depth at which ground water can be tapped, besides giving the range of depth (eg: from 20' to 100':800' to 1000' etc.). This fast rotation of the rod at any particular point indicates the presence of ground water.

3rd stage:
After the initial fast rotation of V-shaped rod at a particular place, he attaches a small water bottle to its bottom. If the ground water stream is weak, then the rod with the bottle will not rotate. Then he eliminates the place and proceed further in search of better source, it will be medium source fit for drinking water supply, but the yield of water will not be sufficient for agricultural purposes. The yield of water will depend upon local soil conditions.

4th stage:
At the place where the rod with small water bottle has rotated he attaches another water bottle and proceed to walk. Only when there is an abundance of a perennial source of ground water, the rod along with two water bottle gives fast rotation.Of course, the maximum yield of water at the point will depend upon local soil conditions. By the pressure of the rod in the hands, Mr.Rao can give an indication of the approximate depth at which water can struck.

In addition to pinpointing the area where maximum yield of water will be available, he also indicates the the width of the of the ground water streams, the directions of flow and the approximate depth at which water can be tapped. The location of the ground water where maximum yield can be tapped is done within a very short duration( a plot of 100sq. meters can be covered in 30 minutes). 

In this scorching summer where there is scarcity of water all over, Mr.Premchander Rao is doing a remarkable job in locating the source of water through his unique technique.

  May' 2001

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