Yogi Govt 2.0 launches panchayat level mass contact, training for water conservation
LUCKNOW: (The CONNECT) - The Uttar Pradesh Government has launched all out efforts to make water conservation a mass movement. It has issued instructions to organise meetings and training programmes in 550 Gram Panchayats of 26 development blocks of 10 selected districts of the state under the 'Atal Bhujal Yojana'. Official sources said.
In its second innings, the Yogi government has renewed all the preparations to rapidly expand the groundwater conservation schemes across the state. The responsibility for this has been entrusted to Namami Gange and Rural Water Supply Department. It has been decided that programmes will be expedited to complete village-to-village water conservation schemes on a war footing.
People will be made aware of how to save water and how it can be reused. In this regard, meetings and training sessions will be organised. The state government is ensuring the availability of pure drinking water along with water conservation in various districts.
Under the ‘Khet Tal Scheme’, work is being done at a rapid pace to ensure that the water of the farm goes back to the field and the roof water comes back to the earth.
Preparations are being made to make water conservation a mass movement on the lines of Swachh Bharat Mission. The Yogi Adityanath government’s schemes like ‘Jal Jeevan Mission’ have started paying off. Formation of water committees and conservation of water leaking from pipelines and construction of rainwater harvesting pits are also being done on a war footing.
In an effort to encourage the growth of the state's agricultural sector through enhanced facilities, the Yogi government 2.0 is going to install more than 50,000 shallow tube wells for small and marginal farmers.
Prioritising farmers’ welfare, the BJP in its ‘Lok Sankalp Patra’ promised to provide adequate water for irrigation. As many as 50,358 shallow tube wells will be installed for small-marginal farmers at a cost of over Rs 46.58 crore.
Private irrigation facilities will also be made available by providing benefits of HDPE pipe (High-Density Polyethylene) and pump set among others.
In its previopus term, the Yogi government made all efforts to remove the problems faced by the farmers in agriculture. Multiple irrigation projects that were pending for years were completed.
Moving ahead, the government is going to install shallow tube wells up to 30 meters deep constructed from PVC pipes of 110 mm diameter. Under the Minor Irrigation Department’s deep boring scheme, farmers of all categories are eligible to avail of the benefits.
In its first term, the Yogi government has done boring depths ranging from 61 to 90 meters in the fields of farmers. After the bore became functional, the farmers have irrigated about 12 hectares of fields per bore.
In the financial year 2020-21, installation of a total of 11,866 shallow tubewells under the factor of ‘Har Khet Ko Pani’ Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY) and as many as 70,838 under the Mukhyamantri Laghu Sinchayee Yojana has been done in the state.
Providing free electricity for irrigation is also included in its resolve. Solar pumps are also being distributed to the farmers by the government.