Andhra Pradesh government on Monday launched the water conservation program second phase. The program which started from 12th February will be continued until June 7th, 2018. (“AP launches 2nd phase of Water Conservation Program”)
Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu has launched the program by starting silt removal works of “Pala Vagu” drain at Venkatapalem village in Amravati capital region.
speaking at the Program CM said, ”Today we are starting 2nd phase of water conservation movement. Under this program, the government is taking all steps so that no single water drop is wasted. Since last two years, rainfall has been less than normal. But our efforts helped enormous growth in agriculture sector.”
“Upward states are constructing dams on Krishna River, leading to a problem for irrigation in Krishna river delta. We built Polavaram lift irrigation project, diverted Godavari water to Krishna delta. That saved crops in last three seasons. We will build farm ponds, check dams, rockfill dams etc,’’ he added.
The state government is interlinking all rivers in the state in order to eradicate the water problems and for making water available in water-deprived areas like Rayalaseema.
The 11 days water conservation program will be having methods of water preservation methods by undertaking; repairs for tanks, interlinking of tanks, de-silting streams, cleaning lakes and drains, construction of check dams and water pits, preservation of rainwater, forest-bound water bodies, rockfill dams, farm ponds, measures to increase earthen water levels, recharging bore wells, measuring water levels, etc,.