A QUESTIONNAIRE-BASED SURVEY ON GROUNDWATER CHARACTERIZATIONN. Sridhar, K. Ezhisaivallabi and S. Poongothai
The sustainable groundwater management in a coastal watershed of Adappa must consider appropriate control measures of the socio-economic needs. Hence, there is a need for a better knowledge and understanding of the socio-economic variables influencing the groundwater. Therefore, in this study the variability of socio economic responses to groundwater and the problems of engaging large numbers of individual users are highlighted. The socio-economic survey is conducted with a questionnaire-based survey among the people of the study area with random sampling, wherein the participants of the survey are expected to express their feedback freely upon the grievances they had faced with respect to the insufficient availability of the groundwater and its quality of potability and irrigation. The percentage frequency analysis is performed using the SPSS software in order to have a clear understanding of the demands of the local aids. Descriptive statistics and one-way ANOVA are the statistical analysis procedure which is adopted in this analysis. In order not to lose the significance of any important factor, each aspect is dealt separately while doing the descriptive statistics and the one-way ANOVA. This analysis will help to assist decision makers to better assess the socio-economic needs and undertake proactive measures to protect the coastal watershed and have to recognize the value of problems and promote a change of government officersâ attitude towards local people through training programs and incentives.