Mamata stresses on need for preservation of water resources

first_imgKolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday emphasised the need for preservation of water resources on the occasion of World Water Monitoring Day.Banerjee, in a post on Twitter, said that a number of ponds were either created or renovated over the last seven years under the state-run ‘Jal Dharo-Jal Bharo’ scheme.”Today is World Water Monitoring Day. This year’s theme is ‘Nature for Water’.”Our govt launched the ‘Jal Dharo-Jal Bharo’ scheme in 2011 with the objective of conserving precious water resources.”2,33,158 ponds have been created/renovated in seven years under this scheme,” she said.The scheme was launched in 2011-12 with an aim to preserve water resources by harvesting rain water, as well as arresting run-off of surface water through construction and management of minor irrigation structures.last_img

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