Nabard’s national water conservation campaign launched
THE HANS INDIA |
May 22,2017 , 02:13 AM IST
Anantapur: National Agriculture Bank for Rural Development(NABARD) organised a one- day training programme for water ambassadors under 'Krishi Jala Dhooths' as part of a nationwide programme aimed at creating awareness on water conservation in one lakh villages in the country and 500 villages at the local level, here at RDT Ecology Centre on Sunday.
Participating in the programme as guests of honor, ministers Paritala Sunitha and Kalava Sreenivasulu exhorted the water ambassadors to spread the knowledge and awareness on preventing wastage of even one drop of water as everything in the society revolved around water. Water in the district is more precious than liquid gold.
- The national campaign of NABARD is spread over one lakh villages in the country, 5000 villages in AP state and 500 villages in the district
- Local MLA Prabhakar Choudhury pointed out that rural people have more sense of responsibility with regard to preventing waster wastage
Information and Housing minister Sreenivasulu lauded NABARD for coming up with such a good programme as water conservation which is most crucial for the district. He said that the water conservation campaign gained significance in the context drought ruling the roost, four out of every five years.
He said that farmers should be educated on the fact that not every crop needs abundance of water. There are crops which thrive on moisture. Low water consumption and investment with high crop yields should be the criterion for selecting crops.
ICDS and SERP minister Paritala Sunitha said that awareness should be created on the issue of water wastage.
She said that farmers should not think that farm ponds are wastage of crop lands. The farm ponds help conserve and recharge ground water. She promised all cooperation to NABARD in their endeavour to spread awareness in 500 villages in the district.
Local MLA Prabhakar Choudhury pointed out that rural people have more sense of responsibility with regard to preventing waster wastage as educated people in the towns are seen wasting precious water resources and in many public places water simply is allowed to flow wastefully. He urged the collector to initiate action and shift responsibility of preserving water resources on local people who waste water in any residential locality.
District Collector G. Veera Pandian said that the government will work with NABARD in the 500 villages to spread awareness and to be a part of the campaign. He said that water conservation is the pet subject of chief minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu.
Earlier NABARD assistant general manager Ravindra explained in detail on the national campaign of NABARD in 1 lakh villages in the country, 5000 villages in AP state and 500 villages in the district. He said that Jala Dhooths are being trained to lead the campaign in the 500 villages in cooperation with NGOs in the district.RDT Ecology Centre Malla Reddy who is partnering with NABARD in the campaign spoke on creating awareness to the last man in the district on the subject of water conservation.