H.P to promote water harvesting

Sep 05, 2011 12:54 | Poltics

Rain Water Harvesting activities being promoted in the State

Jai Ram Thakur, Rural Development and Panchyati Raj Minister said here today that State Government was according priority to water harvesting activities in rural areas and added that the Panchayati Raj  and Rural Development Department was implementing various poverty alleviation programmes at an accelerated pace with the cooperation of various agencies.


The Minister said that the Department has notified the elaborate plan for implementing the announcement of the Chief Minister made on 15th August recently regarding providing one rain water harvesting tank to every family in rural areas. He said that department was making all out efforts to ensure quality in these structures and added that this would go a long way in promoting water harvesting activities in the State.


Jai Ram Thakur said that a workshop was also organized yesterday in this regard and representatives from Government and Private Universities, educational institutions including IIT, Mandi and NIT Hamirpur etc. etc. participated. He said that this was one of its kind organised  for the first time in the State.