One study looked at the relationship between health and water quality. The Land, Water and Livelihoods programme carried out a two-year research project to build a GIS layer to identify areas of concern. This layer will make connections between the hydrological cycle and the distribution of pollution. The study carried out student surveys, doctors, residents, and panchayats to identify known cases of disease. Data collected from hospitals and households where water-borne diseases are prevalent were correlated with LWL data. Eight sampling points were determined for physical and biological water quality testing. These points are in heavily populated areas around paddy fields under seven panchayats.