Bhopal:Tuesday, August 5 :Jalabhishek Abhiyan was launched in Madhya Pradesh in April 2006 with a view to brining about water revolution. So far, five lakh four thousand water structures have been constructed for water conservation and augmentation under this scheme at a cost of Rs 2647 crore 59 lakh. Out of these funds, Rs 223 crore 19 lakh has been received through public participation.
Five lakh four thousand works completed
Rs 2647.59 crore spent on works
Rs 223.19 crore received through public participation
So far, 177091 Khet Talabs sanctioned
94089 Khet Talabs completed
Quality being maintained in construct works
Special attention on area hit by sinking of groundwater level and drinking water crisis.
Giving this information Panchayat and Rural Development Minister Shri Rustam Singh said that on one hand water conservation and augmentation works like digging of reservoirs, construction and renovation of nullah bunds, check-dams and percolation water tanks are being undertaken and on the other water structures are being constructed under the concept ‘village’s water in village and field’s water in field’. These works include construction of contour trenches, well recharge, tube-well recharge, digging of wells in farms and fields and sandbag dams. Shri Singh informed that so far sanction has been given for digging up one lakh 77 thousand 91 Khet Talabs in the state out of which 94 thousand 89 have been completed.
The objective of Jalabhishek Abhiyan is to stop water during rainy season with a view to augmenting groundwater level, judicious distribution, use, conservation and management of water. Giving importance to public participation in this programme, Rural Jalabhishek Committees have been constituted. Along with technical inputs, indigenous and traditional knowledge are also being promoted in the construction of water structures. Special attention is given under the programme on the area gripped by sinking of groundwater level and facing drinking water crisis. Works are implemented after chalking out a clear-cut action plan and importance is given to maintenance of quality in the works.