''Jal Kranti Abhiyaan'' will make 54 water-scarce villages self-sufficient

Secretary Dr. Tewari addressing the miteeng 'Jal Kranti Abhiyaan

The Chhattisgarh State Government had made all preparations to strengthen Union Government's Water Conservation and Management policy of ''Jal Kranti Abhiyaan'' (Water Revolution Mission). Fifty-four severe water scarce villages have been selected for the Mission. Two villages from each of the 27 districts have been selected for the purpose. Water Resources Department Secretary Dr. B.L. Tewari held a meeting of the State-level Committee on Tuesday at the Data Centre. He reviewed the steps taken to implement the 'Jal Kranti Abhiyaan' in the State. Top Engineers of the Department participated in the meeting.

Secretary Dr. Tewari said that the 'Jal Kranti Abhiyaan' is the top priority of the State Government. Two severe water scarce villages from each of the 27 districts have been selected for the Mission. Various Departments should closely co-ordinate to make water available for drinking water, irrigation and other basic necessities of the villagers. He instructed the concerned officials to address the problems of the villages as early as possible. The officers of the Water Resources Department have been appointed as Nodal Officers of the 'Jal Kranti Abhiyaan'. The Nodal officers will tour the problem villages every 15 days and solve the grievances. The District Collectors are being given responsibility to make the Mission a success. Janpad Panchayats and Gram Panchayats will also be kept in the loop in implementing the Mission.

Dr. Tewari said that every drop of water is precious and the chosen villages will be asked to conserve and preserve water. Governmental, Non-Governmental and aam Admi will join hands to make the Mission a great success.


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