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Farmers pledge to construct 11 water bodies

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Bhopal, Apr 18 (UNI) Inspired by the Jalabhishek Abhiyan launched by the Madhya Pradesh Government, eleven farmers at Bhuteda village in Ratlam district have pledged to construct pond-like water bodies in their farms before May 30.

The peasants took the pledge before local MLA Rajendra Pandey and Collector Dipti Gaud Mukherjee during a programme organised as a part of the campaign, as per an official release here today.

A 'Kalash Yatra' was taken out besides offering of 'Bhumi Poojan' for a stop-dam being constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 12 lakh.

A target has been set to construct at least five water bodies in every village of Ratlam district as a part of the campaign.

The Jalabhishek Abhiyan had been launched in the state on April 2 in view of depleting ground water level.

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