CM to take part in 'Save Green Stay Clean' rally today
Kolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will take part in a rally on the theme of 'Save Green Stay Clean', on Thursday. The rally will start from Birla Planetarium and end at Nazul Mancha in Ballygunge Lake. Members of different NGOs working in the field of environment protection, school and college students and people from all walks of life will take part in the rally. At Nazrul Mancha, Banerjee will distribute saplings.
The state government has already taken measures to conserve water and July 12 will be celebrated every year as Save Water Day. The Panchayats and civic bodies have been instructed not to lift ground water rampantly as the ground water level has dropped in many areas. The state government is also giving stress on rainwater harvesting. The Chief Minister had joined a rally on July 12 on the theme of 'Save Water Save Life', from Jorasanko thakurbari to Gandhi statue on Mayo Road. In the administrative review meetings, Banerjee has repeatedly asked the district administration to take measures to conserve the environment and to ensure that the waterbodies are not being filled up.