50-50 lakh funds will be provided to DM For water conservation and development of water resources

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Dehradun 27 June, 2018-Chief Minister Mr. Trivendra Singh Rawat procured information from all the District Magistrates through video conferencing, in the Secretariat on Wednesday, about the efforts and work plans being undertaken for the intensive tree plantation and water conservation at the district level during the coming monsoon. Chief Minister instructed that intensive efforts should be made for water conservation in all the 70 assembly constituencies of the state for which funds of 50-50 lakh would be provided to all the District Magistrates. He said that participation and cooperation of people representatives of all the assembly constituencies should be taken in this campaign.

Information should be kept that during this monsoon, how much water is available in the water sources that were dried up. He asked the officers returned from the land based inspection of the water conservation efforts being made in this regard in Maharashtra to take the initiative in this direction from the experiences they got there.

Chief Minister said that there will be no shortage of funds for water management in the state. He also emphasized on the participation of the common people in this direction. He said that in future, in this direction, more effective plans have to be made. He said that those who have worked towards water storage have been possible with the support of the people.

Chief Minister said that our efforts in this direction will become an example for the future. He also asked the labour farmers to procure the information about the efforts being made in this direction in other states and asked for the arrangements for their tour. Chief Minister asked the district officials to identify the issues related to water scarcity areas in their districts and pay attention on pooling of the water resources along with shortage coming in it. We will be successful in fulfilling the needs of the future by taking effective steps in this direction in the coming time. For this, focus has to be laid on the construction of small water reservoirs and to revive the dry water sources.

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