Crescent Kashmir

Amrit Sarovars

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At the village level and through the panchayats, J&K administration is trying to preserve water sources.

Recently Central Nodal Officer JSA, CTR visited Banihal; inspected Amrit Sarovars, interacted with PRIs of those areas.

It was the  second day of their four day visit to the district, where they interacted with the PRI members and took stock of their issues and concerns. They inspected various Amrit Sarovars in sub division Banihal constructed by the Rural Development Department.

The Jal Shakti Abhiyan is a flagship program of the Government of India focused on ensuring water security and conservation in the country. The program aims to raise awareness about the importance of water conservation, promote water harvesting, and improve infrastructure for water storage and distribution.

During the interaction, CNO asked the PRIs to plan GPDP, MGNREGA and other development schemes for creation of infrastructure required for water conservation and rain water harvesting in the district. She asked them to understand the need and importance for water conservation and its judicious use, protection of water sources and rain water harvesting to ensure safe and sufficient water availability for our future generations.

She was accompanied by SDM Banihal, Zaheer Abass,  members of Jal Shakti Abhiyan besides DFO, ACD, CHO, Executive Engineer, JSD and other concerned engineers and officials.

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