Nawanshahr, May 20, 2022 (Yes Punjab News)
In order to prevent wastage of rainwater and replenish the groundwater, the administration is setting up rooftop rainwater harvesting systems in government buildings of the district.
The Soil and Water Conservation Department has been entrusted with the task to prepare the proposal within a week so that these systems can be installed before the onset of monsoon season.
Presiding over a meeting with various officials, Additional Deputy Commissioner (UD) Amit Sareen told the Soil and Water Conservation Department to start the work on the district administrative complex, MCs buildings, smart school and Civil Hospital in the first phase and these must be completed by June 30.
Sareen said that the groundwater table has been depleting consistently in the district and the rainwater harvesting systems will not only recharge the water but will also help to check the depleting water table. ADC said that the rainwater gets wasted in urban areas either goes into the sewage or gets evaporated which can be used to recharge the groundwater.
He added that Punjab Government led by Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann is making concerted efforts to save the groundwater depleting further by promoting DSR technique for paddy, plantation of saplings to increase green cover, promoting moong cultivation and other crops, which use less water in the state.
He said that it is a collective duty for all of us to save this precious asset otherwise we would face dangerous consequences on the earth.
ADC said that the wastage of water must be stopped at any cost and requested the farmers and the general public to conserve water.