Nagpur: Guardian Minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule said that the ambitious Jalyukta Shivar Abhiyan of State Government will prove panacea to vagaries of drought. “There is no substitute to Jalyukta Shivar in solving problems of water,” he declared.
The minister was speaking after performing “Jalpujan” at Chaheri village in Mouda Taluka on Tuesday (August 16). Others present on the occasion include Zilla Parishad Neesha Savarkar, Deputy District Collector Manisha Joybhoy, Sub-Divisional Officer Pathare and other officials and citizens.
Bawankule further stressed conservation of water at all levels. Giving example of Katol and Narkhed, he said that water was fetched indiscriminately in these two places and never conserved. Hence the two towns faced drought of unprecedented nature. “The Jalyukta Shivar Abhiyan has been successfully implemented in the district. But this venture of State Government also needs people’s participation. In the coming three years, Rs 75 crore will be spent on rejuvenation of old bandharas (embankments). Rs 25 crore will be given every year for the purpose,” the minister said.
“Many works are possible through MGNREGA. People should take advantage of the scheme for carrying out important works,” appealed Bawankule.