After 'Namami Gange' and 'Jalansh', here comes 'Jal Charcha', marking a step ahead towards water conservation
Source :NewsBharati Date :08-Jan-2019
New Delhi, January 8: “The key to success in water sector is cooperation, coordination and communication. There is need to include NGOs, social organizations and states in this serious issue of water conservation”, said the Union Minister Nitin Gadkari at the inaugural session of ‘Jal Charcha’, a monthly magazine that aims to engage with the people of India in informed decision-making at the central level.
“Several steps in this direction have been taken in states like Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka and positive results are visible in the form of recharged wells resulting in improvement in socio-economic conditions of the people.”, he added in New Delhi stressing over the need to implement successful practices in water conservations.
“In Maharashtra 350 play grounds and 78 gardens have been identified where recycled water is to be used for sprinkling purpose, which will automatically conserve fresh water. Recycled water will be used in construction works also.”, he added. The MoU between National Mission for Clean Ganga and Indian Oil for reuse of recycled water in Mathura. Also the Delhi government has expressed t’s desire to reuse the treated water from Okhla at Yamuna’s Wazirabad stretch. All this shows that awareness on water conservation is building up”, he said upright.
The magazine is an effort to bring best practices in water sector to the national stage and move ahead in the direction of creating water consciousness in the minds of the people of the country. Three regular series named Rivers, Dams and Conservation, will keep the readers informed about the country’s rivers, water storage projects and best practices. The idea is to provide opportunity to all stakeholders to express themselves on pressing matters of water management.
Jal Charcha, being the third magazine published by Ministry, the first two are named as Namami Gange and Jalansh, published respectively by National Mission for Clean Ganga and Central Water Commission.
The 25-page inaugural issue of Jal Charcha is the start of a journey that aims to engage with the people of India in informed decision-making at the central level. The magazine will be shared with people not just at the state level, but also at the grassroot level.