Haryana govt plans huge drive to develop big lakes to collect water and enhance water level
Chandigarh: With a view to improve ground water level in Haryana, the State Government will develop big lakes so that the water could be collected in them and ground water level could be raised. In this direction, the new lakes will be developed in various hill areas falling in the district such as Kasan and Kukdaula, and the restoration will be done of the Damdama Lake which is near extinction. Mapping will also be carried out for the development of such lakes.
This information was given by the Chief Minister, Manohar Lal in a function organised to release Calendar of Events for Gurugram, prepared by the District Administration for the Gurujal Project under the Government's flagship program 'Jal Shakti Abhiyan' in Gurugram today. According to this calendar, some activity will be done every week in the district to make water conservation a mass movement.
Under this Gurujal program, various programmes will be organised including the launch of website and helpline on July 19, District Enforcement Drive on July 26, program to save water drops on August 2, water proofing on August 9, Water Treatment Expo on August 16, Sport and Pond on August 23, Water Conservation on August 30, Connects Drops for Builders on September 6, Mass Plantation on September 13, Water Proofing on September 20 and I Am Water Conscious on September 27.
Emphasising on accumulation of water, the Chief Minister said that he has done an aerial survey of Kasan, Kukdaula and Damdama today with Public Works (Building and Roads) Minister, Rao Narbir Singh, Deputy Commissioner of Gurugram and Commissioner, Municipal Corporation Amit Khatri so that big lakes can be developed at the foothills of the hilly areas falling in the district and the water can be conserved. He said that when rain occurs, the water coming from the hills goes waste into settlements in villages and there is no better use of it, but now when pmthere will be a lake on the foothills then the rainwater coming from the hills will go in these lakes and the ground water level will rise.
Referring to the growing population of NCR, he said that the Gurugram comes in the NCR region and there is a constant increase in population in the NCR.
Accordingly, the need of water is also increasing and in such case, it is also being considered to develop these lakes for tourism purpose.