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Make Jal Shakti Abhiyan public movement: Devender Singh

Kaithal, Jul 16 (UNI) Economic Advisor in the Union Labour and Employment Ministry Devender Singh on Tuesday said that all public representatives should make Jal Shakti Abhiyan a public movement to conserve precious water and to recharge under ground depleting water table.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken initiative on this issue, which needed public support, he said, while addressing the Sarpanches and Municipal Councilors in the Mini Secretariat here.
He said that rain water should be lowered in the earth through water harvesting systems, so that there is improvement in depletion of under ground water level.
''We will have to work for reuse of the used water. Water harvesting systems should be installed in all schools to create awakening among the students and also in government buildings and panchayat institutions. Maximum trees should be planted to make the environment green,'' he added.
He said that drip irrigation be used in farming to avoid exploitation of under ground water and wastage of water should be checked and each gram panchayat should have at least 25 pits to absorb excess water.
He also asked for collection of rain water in local Bidhkyar and Surajkund ponds and said that water from sewerage treatment plants should be used for agriculture.
Deputy Commissioner Priyanka Soni said that each Panchayat will be given Rs 10 lakh as incentive for installing water harvesting systems in all government buildings. The water retaining capacity of ponds was being increased and target to plant four lakh saplings during current monsoon has been fixed, she added.
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