Gujarat in major push to revive waterbodies

first_imgAmid acute water shortage, the Gujarat government is to launch a month-long campaign from May 1, the State’s Foundation Day, to revive waterbodies in the State. Tasks such as deepening ponds, desilting reservoirs and check dams, cleaning and repairing Narmada canal networks, and implementing rainwater harvesting projects in urban areas will be undertaken under the Sujalam Sufalam Water Conservation Initiative, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said on Sunday. “Development gets hampered due to water scarcity,” he told reporters in Gandhinagar. The government has invited NGOs, public at large and corporates to join the efforts to revive and rejuvenate waterbodies and water sources ahead of the monsoon. “We call for public participation through manpower, machinery and money. District Collectors will coordinate the projects and reimburse funds to participants,” Mr. Rupani said.last_img

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