Yogi Govt to launch aggressive water conservation campaign
The Yogi Adityanath government is aiming to make water conversation into a mass movement in the state and has geared up in its second innings. The government is preparing to extend the groundwater conservation schemes in the rural areas aggressively.
The responsibility for this task has been entrusted to the Namami Gange and the rural water supply department.
The government has issued instructions to organize meetings and training programmes in 550 gram panchayats across 26 development blocks in 10 selected districts under the ‘Atal Bhujal Yojana’.
The training programmes will be expedited to ensure water conservation schemes start in villages on a war footing. The meetings and training sessions will be organized to make people aware about the best practices to save and reuse water.
Under the ‘Khet Tal Scheme’, work is being done at a rapid pace to ensure that the water of the farm goes back to the field and the roof water goes into the earth.
The campaign will be carried out under the ‘Catch the Rain’ program of the Central Government. The Housing Department has made it mandatory to construct a reservoir in one percent of the area in townships of more than 10 acres in urban areas.
Principal Secretary Housing, Deepak Kumar has issued a government order saying that in the layout plans of more than 10 acres of the area, the reservoir or reservoirs will be compulsorily constructed under the proposed land for the park and open area. Prior to the construction of the reservoir, arrangements for water collection will be done, marking the natural catchment area of the rainwater under the respective scheme. According to the standards set under the park and open area, recharge pits, and recharge shafts will be built in one corner.
On Thursday, a UP government spokesman said, “It has been decided that programmes will be expedited to complete village to village water conservation schemes on a war footing. People will be made aware of how to save water and how it can be reused.”
The state government is ensuring the availability of drinking water along with water conservation in various districts. Under the Khet Tal Scheme, work is underway to ensure that the water of the farms goes back to the fields and roof water comes back to the earth.
“Like the Swachh Bharat Mission, preparations are being made to make water conservation a mass movement. Because of the Jal Jeevan Mission, the work of water conservation schemes in villages is being completed at a rapid pace,” the official said.
The spokesman further said that the formation of water committees, conservation of water leaking from pipelines, and construction of rainwater harvesting pits were also being done on a war footing, so that rainwater could be conserved, which could then be reused.
The state government is ensuring the availability of pure drinking water and water conservation in various districts. The efforts of the Yogi government and work under schemes like ‘Jal Jeevan Mission’ going on in the villages have started paying off and water conservation schemes in villages are being completed at a rapid pace.
Water committees are being set up, leakage from water pipelines is being stopped and rainwater harvesting pits are being constructed on a war footing, so that rainwater can be conserved and reused.
[With Inputs from IANS]
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