Kannur, Jan 14 (UNI) Pointing out that the ground water level in the state was decreasing alarmingly, Kerala Water Resources Minister N K Premachandran today said all possible steps would be taken to preserve the water resources in the state.
Speaking at a public function here, he said that according to a survey conducted by the Hydrology Department, it was found that there was 50 per cent decrease in the ground water level during the past 15 years.
Stating that Tamil Nadu was implementing rain harvesting effectively to improve their water resources, he said Kerala could do it in a better way as the state received more rain.
The government would give first priority to small scale irrigation projects in the 11th five year plan, he added.
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