8 South district blocks identified for Jal Shakti Abhiyan

GANGTOK,: The first State level coordination meeting was conducted by the State Rural Management and Development (RMD) department at Tashiling secretariat under the chairmanship of chief secretary A.K. Shrivastava to discuss and draw up an action pla
Tue, Jul 9, 2019

GANGTOK,: The first State level coordination meeting was conducted by the State Rural Management and Development (RMD) department at Tashiling secretariat under the chairmanship of chief secretary A.K. Shrivastava to discuss and draw up an action plan for the implementation of the ‘Jal Shakti Abhiyaan’ in the State.
The meeting was attended by the secretaries RMD, PHE, Animal Husbandry and Water Resources and River Development departments. Also present amongst others were principal chief engineers of RMDD and WRRD, DC South, representatives  from UDHD, Forest, Food and Agriculture departments, SMIT, Sikkim University, Nar Bahadur Bhandari Degree College, SRM University, ICAR, ADCs (Dev) and BDOs under south district.
The chief secretary briefed all on the importance of water conservation for the State and threw light on the ways by which wastage of water can be reduced in our day to day life.
He also highlighted the various ways in which the respective departments could intervene and contribute in this campaign of water conservation.
The RMDD secretary informed all on the Jal Shakti Abhiyan campaign which has been conceptualised by the Prime Minister and is a time bound campaign starting from July 1 to
September 15 for Sikkim. He informed that the JSA campaign has been started with the prime objective of water conservation through the means of renovation of water bodies, rain water harvesting structures, treatment of waste water amongst other activities. It was informed that the campaign would be targeting 1,500 water stressed blocks covering 254 districts all across the country and for Sikkim, all the 8 blocks under south district has been identified for implementation of this campaign.
Additional secretary cum PD, MGNREGA, gave a detailed presentation on the Jal Shakti Abhiyan Campaign with the possible interventions that can be done from RMDD to drive this campaign towards a successful outcome. Also it was informed that various senior officers from the ministry has been assigned for monitoring purpose who will be visiting the State shortly.
The meeting concluded with an open discussion which was participated by all the departments present on the possible ways in which they can contribute to this campaign in the given time frame. The educational institutes also agreed to submit detailed inputs for the action plan by July 31 and for other departments by July 15.

 


Area: 7096 Sq Km
Capital:Gangtok
Altitude: 5,840 ft
Population: 6.10 Lakhs
Topography: Hilly terrain elevation from 600 ft. to over 28,509 ft above sea level
Climate:
Summer: Max- 21°C ; Min – 13°C
Winter: Max -13°C ; Min – 0.48°C
Rainfall: 325 cm per annum
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