CADA scheme to improve water table in Haryana

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Chandigarh, Mar 10 (UNI) Haryana's Command Area Development Authority (CADA) has decided to implement a scheme to improve the water table in areas where it has been depleting continuously.

Under the scheme, launched in Sirsa district as a pilot project, 60 recharge soft and five water storage tanks were being constructed to improve the water table. He said that in each block of Sirsa district, the panchayat land would be identified and ten re-charge soft would be constructed in each block .

He said that according to a scientific report, when we add 10 lakh litres of rain water or canal water in saline water of an area, that water pushes the saline water to the other side and it is replaced with sweet water.

The scientists had installed tubewells after conducting such experiments and these tubewells were now pumping out sweet water.

He said that in Mangala village of Sirsa district, a multipurpose field drainage and surplus canal water storage tank would be constructed at a cost of Rs 7.33 lakh.

Simultaneously, tanks and water channels would be constructed to store rain water. In Mangala village, 24 recharge soft would be set up over an area of 24 acres. Each recharge soft would cost Rs 20,000.

He said that CADA has a plan to recharge water in Panchayati land of villages and initially six villages have been identified for the purpose in the district Sirsa.

As many as 74 recharge soft would be installed in these six villages, he added.


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