Haryana Govt to launch special water conservation campaign in 19 districts

first_imgChandigarh: Haryana has taken initiative to take further the Jal Shakti vision of Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, and in this series, it has been decided to launch Special Water Conservation Campaign in 81 Dark Zone blocks of the 19 districts of the state from July 1 to September 15, 2019, which will be run later in the entire state.This information was given in the meeting of State Level Monitoring Committee constituted for Jal Shakti campaign under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary, Keshni Anand Arora, here on Tuesday. Also Read – How a psychopath killer hid behind the mask of a devout laity!Keshni Anand Arora said under the flagship scheme of the Government of India, Jal Shakti Abhiyan, rainwater will be collected and recharging of ground water will be done. Apart from this, water will also be conserved by installing digital water meters. She said in order to make the campaign successful in the state, there is a need for quick planning and speedy implementation for which various sub-committees have been constituted. She said that a sub-committee has been constituted under Principal Secretary, Irrigation Department for water conservation and storage of rainwater, and renewal of traditional and other water bodies/tanks, and block and district water conservation scheme. Also Read – Encounter under way in Pulwama, militant killedAnother sub-committee has been constituted under Secretary, Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Department for re-use and borwell recharge structure and a sub-committee for intensive forestation under Principal Secretary, Forests Department. Arora said that plantation is also an important goal under the Jal Shakt Campaign, which would have to be completed soon. She directed the officers to promote plantation of trees in three urban local bodies namely Gurugram, Faridabad and Karnal. Apart from this, with an estimate of 500 plants for every village, a target has been set to plant 30 lakh saplings in the rural areas of the state. It was informed in the meeting that for the recharging of ground water, such bore wells will be checked in the next few days, which can be recharged. For this, a target of 100 borewells has been fixed for every district. It was decided in the meeting that digital water meters will be installed on the tube wells of the Panchayat and Public Health Engineering Department to save water. For this, Central Controlling Station will be set up at the block level.last_img read more