State Water Investigation Directorate (SWID) Birbhum


State Water Investigation Directorate(SWID), an independent Directorate under the Water Resources Investigation & Development Department, Government of West Bengal, is headed by the Director assisted by Engineering Wing, Geological Wing, Hydrological Wing, Meteorological Wing, Chemical Wing, Data Processing, Storage & Retrieval Wing, a Geophysical Unit, to carry out investigation and assessment of water resources both in quantity & quality of the state.

Activities of SWID (Geological Wing):

Periodical monitoring of ground water level fluctuation in different Blocks from existing Permanent Hydrograph Station(PHS) in the month of January, April, August& November.
Collection of ground water samples for qualitative assessment in different Blocks in the month of April & November.
Estimation of Ground Water Resources, as per norms of Ground Water Estimation Committee(GEC) of Government of India, jointly with Central Ground Water Board (CGWB)
Preparation of District wise and Block wise hydro-geological maps.
Providing technical assistance to Government Departments, Semi-Government Organization, Local Bodies, individuals and group of individuals in the matter of withdrawal of ground water resources.
Implementation of West Bengal Ground Water Resources (Management, Control & Regulation) Act, 2005.

Scheme, SWID(Geological Wing):

Measurement of depth to water level of ground water (4 times in a year) and collection of ground water samples (2 times in a year) from different PHS under Net Work Monitoring (NWM) scheme.
Inspection and verification of applications for issuance of permit and certificate of registration for extraction of groundwater for irrigational, industrial, commercial and domestic sectors for proper and judicious implementation of the provision of the ‘West Bengal Ground Water Resources (Management, Control & Regulation) Act, 2005.

Application for Permit for extraction of Ground Water for sinking tube well for industrial purpose, apply through online:


Application Fee

Application fees for obtaining permit for sinking of well for extraction of groundwater
Sl. No Discharge range of well for
which permit is sought for
Non-refundable fee for filling application for obtaining permit for sinking well(Rs.) Non-refundable fee after acceptance of application(Rs.)


30m3/hr 500.00 1000.00


30m3/hr. – 50m3/hr. 1000.00 2000.00


 50m3/hr. – 100m3/hr. 1500.00 3000.00


> 100m3/hr. 2500.00 5000.00


District Contact Details
Office of the Geologist, Geological Sub Division No. IIB, SWID,
Borobagan, Suri, Birbhum, Pin: 731103
Tel: 03462-250029
E-mail: geolswidbirbhum[at]gmail[dot]com