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Water table up, Fazilka placed 10th on feat list


Water table up, Fazilka placed 10th on feat list

Our Correspondent

Fazilka, July 12

Fazilka district has been adjudged 10th in the country in addressing the issue of depleting water table as well as the quality of water and people’s participation in the campaign launched by the Central government.

Fazilka was earlier identified among 255 water-stressed districts of the country where water table was depleting. The Union Ministry of Jal Shakti has issued a fresh ranking in this regard.

Fazilka Deputy Commissioner Manpreet Singh Chhatwal said the Jal Shakti Abhiyan team of the Central government assessed the performance of districts against five interventions areas like water conservation and rainwater harvesting, revival and renovation of traditional and other water bodies, construction of watersheds and trenches, construction of recharge borewell system and intensive forestation besides special interventions areas and people’s participation.

The DC said the districts were given ranking in three categories, which was based on 60 per cent score for the implementation of government schemes in this regard and 20 per cent each score for special interventions areas and people’s participation. He said in these categories, Fazilka clinched 10.95 score, while the first-positioned Varanasi district of Uttar Pradesh got 17.65 score and Punjab’s another district Sangrur got the 13th position with 10.19 score.

He exhorted people of the district to participate whole-heartedly to save the earth and environment. “The ranking will further strengthen our initiatives to protect the environment and underground water,” said the DC.

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