Nagpur: District Collector Abhishek Krishna exhorted the Nodal Officers to make concerted efforts in making each and every village scarcity free. “The Nodal Officers should convene meetings of villagers time to time for effectively implementing Jalyukt Shivar Abhiyan (Integrated Water Conservation and Management Initiative),” directed the Collector while addressing the workshop on the issue.
The workshop of Nodal Officers of Jalyukt Shivar Abhiyan was held at Bachat Bhavan in Collectorate on March 19. The conclusion of the workshop was held in the presence of the District Collector. Others who attended the workshop include Chief Executive Officer of Zilla Parishad Shivajirao Jondhale, District Superintending Agriculture Officer Dr Archana Kadu, Deputy Collector Dr Sujata Gandhe and others.
The Maharashtra Government has undertaken an integrated water conservation and management initiative (Jalyukt Shivar) which aims to make 5,000 villages scarcity-free in the first phase in 2015-16.
The ambitious programme, aimed at making the state scarcity-free in five years, will involve construction of a series of check dams, rejuvenation of old check dams and repair of Kolhapur Type (KT) weirs and storage tanks.
A total of 313 villages have been selected under Jalyukt Shivar Abhiyan in the first phase. The Class 1 and Class 2 officers in District have been appointed as Guardian and Nodal Officers for implementing the Integrated Water Conservation and Management Initiative.