NEW DELHI: Government has decided to launch a national scheme to conserve water on September 25 — the birth anniversary of late philosopher and political thinker Deen Dayal Upadhyaya.
The idea is to conserve the scarce resource through a multi-pronged approach, involving state governments, general public and NGOs.
The annual per capita availability of water is decreasing due to increasing population, indiscriminate use and growing pollution. The new scheme may focus on ground water recharge, use of recycled water and promoting better water use practices in a big way in all sectors under a structured nationwide programme.
Announcing the decision to launch the scheme, the union water resources and river development minister Uma Bharti on Friday asked officials of her ministry to prepare the final blue-print of the 'National Water Conservation and Water Enrichment' scheme within 11 days so that it could be kicked off on time.
Seeking free and frank opinion of the officers on various issues, the minister also asked the officials to extend their suggestions "without any fear and hesitation".
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Publication Date: 06 September 2014