Water conservationists to be honoured in Haryana

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Gurgaon, Mar 23 (UNI) Taking serious note of the depleting water table in the district, Deputy Commissioner Rakesh Gupta has announced that any individual, village panchayat, NGO or Resident Welfare Association (RWA) contributing towards water harvesting and conservation would be honored in the Independence Day function.

Mr Gupta was presiding over a meeting here today to prepare a action plan for recharging the underground water. The representatives of NGOs, JAFRA, Gurgaon Industrial Association and RWAs besides the district officers participated in this meeting.

He also announced to honour the best panchayat, which contributes towards water harvesting and conservation, in each block of the district.

The Deputy Commissioner said that the issue of depleting water table was a concern for all the residents of Gurgaon so everyone has to make honest efforts to overcome the problem as the administration alone won't be able to solve it. By making cumulative efforts, all residents of the district will have to join hands and pour in maximum water into the earth during the ensuing rainy season.

At the same time, the Deputy Commissioner gave warning to those who were dumping sewerage water, waste water or industrial chemicals through the injection pipes into the earth. He said that a criminal case will be registered against such offenders and they will be dealt with seriously.

He said the people, industrial units, organizations and institutions who claim to have water harvesting system operational should inform the Additional Deputy Commissioner, Abhe Singh Yadav about this. The information can also be sent to the ADC on his E-mail Address- drdagrg@hry.nic.in and after that it would be got checked by a committee constituted for this purpose so that the water harvested can be taken into account.

Five such monitoring committees will be constituted to target various segments in district and each committee would have representatives of RWAs, NGOs apart from government officials as its members.

In the meeting, the Deputy Commissioner directed HUDA to prepare lists of institutions running in big sized plots. Separate lists for plots measuring two to five acre, five to ten acres and above ten acres would be prepared. He also asked them to prepare list of abandoned rainy wells in HUDA colonies so that plans for pouring in rain water into these can be prepared.

The HUDA officials told the DC that they have identified 72 points in Gurgaon town where the storm water can be harvested UNI HS VN RP PM1702

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