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Joint strategy for water campaign

THE PRIME objective of Jalabhishek Abhiyan would be the management of water stored during rains, its proper distribution and consumption. To achieve this a strategy would be framed jointly by the people and government, a government release has said.

india Updated: Mar 20, 2006 13:31 IST

THE PRIME objective of Jalabhishek Abhiyan would be the management of water stored during rains, its proper distribution and consumption. To achieve this a strategy would be framed jointly by the people and government, a government release has said.

A circular regarding the Jalabhishek Abhiyan has been sent to all the districts. It has been informed that all the schemes running under the water shed development area should have a result oriented implementation. These should aim at storing water at surface level and taming ground water with its proper distribution, use, saving and management of available water under this programme.

A strategy chalked out in accordance with this mission has also been sent to all the districts. According to this, an awareness and sense of responsibility regarding the need of water conservation in the wake of problems and reasons linked to scarcity of water would be induced in the rural community by wide propagation.

The people’s participation should not only be a formality but a true partnership in planning and implementation of the scheme along with the responsibility of maintenance of assets used in it. All the water storing regions would get the funds under the guidelines set strategically for the schemes.

The society would put efforts for implementation of water conservation and proliferation activities where the government would help in it. An institutional system in cooperation with the villagers would be established. This community would be helped and guided to resolve disputes under the system, instead of ruling and controlling the villagers.

The role of various government departments would be decided and the resources available with such departments would mutually be coordinated for generating more opportunities and resources for the same.

The guidance and cooperation would be taken from individuals, NGOs and Voluntary organizations. A complete action plan for water conservation and augmentation would be chalked out and various efforts would be made in this direction.

For the implementation, all possible cooperation will be sought from banks and financial organizations and public for funding. The role of people’s representatives, NGOs and voluntary organizations would be decided for the planning, help and guidance with their participation. It would also be coordinated with the various schemes of government.