AP Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu interacting with members of water users associations at a programme on Neeru-Pragati in Anantapur on Thursday
Anantapur: Chief Minister Nara Chandra Babu Naidu has emphasised the need to conserve every drop of water and thereby facilitate the recharging of ground water and boost water tables in farm lands.
Addressing a meeting of water users associations at KTR Function Hall here on Thursday Naidu said that the very objective of digging farm ponds and soak pits is aimed at conserving the meagre water resources and to put them to judicious use. He said there is every need to work on the Israel method which is making use of every drop of rain water even though that country registered less rainfall than that of Anantapur district.
He said in the past exposure visits were arranged to study tapping of water resources in Israel. With limited resources Israel is emerged as leading exporter of horticulture producer.
He said for the next three months the neeru pragati udyamam will be executed on a mission mode so that nearly hundred TMC of rain water could be conserved to irrigate 20 lakh acres of crop lands. The chief minister called upon the people and farmers in particular to engage in desilting work all water bodies so that the village tanks and reservoir would be teeming with water and life.
IT and Panchayat Raj minister Nara Lokesh revealed that his ministry of rural development would be spending 15000 crores on development of villages in the state.