July 12, 2019
Jal Dharo, Jal Bharo Scheme to include 15 more municipalities
The highly-successful Jal Dharo, Jal Bharo Scheme will include 15 more municipalities in its ambit within the next one year as part of the State Government’s water conservation efforts, the State Urban Development Minister informed the Assembly on Wednesday, July 3, while discussing his department’s budget.
‘Jal Dharo, Jal Bharo’ is the brainchild of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who has laid great stress on the digging of ponds to preserve water. The water is used mainly for farming and fishing. The project was taken up in 2011.
The Panchayats and Rural Development Department has been playing a major role in the implementation of the scheme.
Under it tanks, ponds, reservoirs and canals are constructed. Those who are working to dig up are getting jobs under the 100 Days’ Work programme of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) Scheme.
Source: Millennium Post