I had 2 water diviners visiting my farm. These people use a coconut and walk around the farm, its said that wherever there is abundant water, they feel it and coconut starts shaking. I tried it nothing happened.
First one was very dramatic he was jumping in some places (one of our farm worker was saying that reminded him of volley ball double fault). He showed some points for open well and couple of places for bore well. For open well he said we could get water in 22 - 28 feet range and for the bore well we need to go 200- 250- ft.
And the second one is my buddy, this person is ZP ( Zilla Panchayat) elected, in his area he got around 45 bore wells sanctioned, it seems that all the bore well points were shown by him. He said, he learnt that by accident, when the first bore well was being identified by geologist some people recommended coconut technique, and to his surprise it was shaking ( and the coconut was standing upright in that place on his palm). Since then he did this job for all the bore wells that was sanctioned for his ZP area, and he was 100% success, he did not practice it elsewhere. But came to my farm when i said that i was trying to spot the location for my well.
Leaving apart all the stories is there any way to reliably find the water point? Does anyone suggest any other method before i go ahead with these points. Earth excavator is done with trenching and left the farm yesterday. As i was not fully decided on well pond and its location, thought of getting it done in couple of weeks. So i have around 15 days to try anything else.
(Off topic:) Local farmers were updating me about a small water source in the forest, we could locate this one. It seems to have couple of spring, when i did the rough measurement, it seems to have around 3000+ ltrs of water per, this is in mid april and it is peak of summer. I am not sure if i can draw water from this place, tried reading forest act, but did not understand anything about using these for farm use. Any pointers on this would be great.