DC Ramban reviews implementation of Jal Shakti Abhiyan
Ramban: Deputy Commissioner Ramban, Mussarat Islam today reviewed the implementation of “Jal Shakti Abhiyan”, a water conservation campaign initiated by the government.
The meeting was attended by Additional Development Commissioner, Harbans Lal; Chief Planning Officer, Kasturi Lal; Jal Shakti Engineers and other senior officers of the District Administration.
The measures to be taken by different stakeholder departments for preservation, conservation and replenishing/ restoration of water bodies were discussed. The present status of lakes, natural reservoirs, check dams, wells, tube wells and hand pumps and steps required to improve their condition were also discussed threadbare.
The meeting was informed that 507 water bodies have been identified for rejuvenation under water conservation activities in the district, besides 452 works have been planned in collaboration with Panchayati Raj Institutions under the Jal Shakti Abhiyan with the theme ‘Catch the Rain, when it falls where it falls’.
Highlighting the main provisions of the scheme, the DC stressed that water conservation and water security in the district can be achieved through rainwater harvesting, renovation of traditional water bodies, tanks, bore-well recharge structures, watershed area development and intensive afforestation. All the stakeholders were directed to carry out the awareness through IEC activities.
He stressed upon the officers for development of additional water conservation structures, desilting and cleaning of wells for collection of rainwater, construction of rain water harvesting structures at Panchayat and municipal levels, including Panchayat buildings, public schools, public health centres and other government buildings.
He stressed upon the officers of concerned departments to work together by synchronizing efforts with an aim to make water conservation and promotion of irrigation efficiency a mass movement through asset creation.