Chandigarh, July 21: As Indian climate is also full of diversity like Indian culture, a large part of India sometimes faces drought due to rain scarcity. India, the land or rivers due to climate change have many dead ones. Saraswati, which is one of those rivers, are planned to be revived by the joint effort of Centre and Haryana state government.
The Saraswati is a long lost river. The river which has even been mentioned in Rig Veda mythologically dried up 4000 years ago. Saraswati river is not only a natural entity but also a heritage of Vedic times in Indian sub-continent Now administration will revoke the river from its sleep with artificial water flow system. Along the Petro channel of Saraswati River, the ONGC would dig 100 wells.
The Centre and the Government of Haryana signed MoU in New Delhi on Thursday for restoration and research work on the Saraswati River. The MoU was signed in the presence of Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar and the union minister of state for petroleum and natural gas Dharmendra Pradhan.
As per the plan, WAPCOS, a public sector enterprise will conduct a survey to make the plan successful. Then ONGC will bore 10 wells on the flow path of Saraswati River. The beauty of the river will also be retained. The plan aims to provide water to the drought-prone areas of India.
"The MoA signed today will not just increase the availability of water in the region but will also help in efforts towards rediscovering the lost lineage of Saraswati River. In years to come, water will be a costlier commodity than Oil; in fact, in some parts of the World it's already costlier," Pradhan said.
"This ONGC project will be the best added advantage for the state. Drilling of 10 water wells will aim at providing sufficient water in drought-prone areas especially for the summer season. When this plan was initiated I happily wanted to take it ahead for the state," Haryana CM added.