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Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Jal Shakti Abhiyan launched in Mansa


Jal Shakti Abhiyan launched in Mansa

Bathinda, July 8

To conserve water, the Centre’s Jal Shakti Abhiyaan was launched in Mansa today.

Presiding over the maiden meeting of project, Anjali Bhawra, Additional Secretary, Department of Cooperative Affairs, said the aim of the project was to address the issues of declining water table as well as the quality of water.

Elaborating on the main features of project and giving guidelines to achieve the set deadlines, Bhawra said the project would focus on rainwater harvesting, revival of traditional water bodies, renovation and repair of water storage structures, replenishing old bore-wells and intensive forestation. She took stock of all the ongoing projects in Mansa district regarding water and forestation. Mansa ADC (D) Gurmeet Singh Sidhu gave a presentation. The visiting team was informed about the work undertaken on constructing 53 soak pits in the government schools in district, 74000 saplings planted in financial year 2018-19, 38 parks being constructed in villages on the land that were wastelands, and cleaning of the irrigation water channels. Mansa DC Apneet Riyait said all departments will be given targets to be achieved by September 15, 2019. — TNS

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