CM to take part in rally on conservation of water on July 12

Kolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will take part in a rally from Jorasanko to Gandhiji's statue on July 12, to spread awareness on the conservation of water.

While addressing a gathering at the SSKM Hospital on the occasion of Doctors' Day, the Chief Minister gave the clarion call of 'Save Water, Save Lives', thereby attracting the attention of the people in the state. Banerjee also expressed her concern over the imminent water crisis in the state.

"We will observe July 12 as Save Water Day. A rally would be taken out from Jorasanko to Gandhiji's statue, in which I would participate as a part of the awareness campaign. I urge the people to take part in the rally to contribute towards checking the wastage of water," Banerjee said.

The Chief Minister also reminded that a similar programme would be mooted in the near future to save electricity in the state. It may be mentioned here that during her recent meeting with the state Power minister Shobhandeb Chattopadhyay at Nabanna, she had instructed the minister to take steps for conserving electricity.

Prodded by the Chief Minister, Chattopadhyay had urged the citizens to accept the decision to shut down power for 30 minutes in residences and one hour in government offices in a week, as a part of the conservation move.

Environment issues have been the top priority for the Mamata Banerjee government and the Chief Minister personally takes interest in a number of environmental issues. The state government observes Kanyashree Divas on August 14. She said that her government will continue to celebrate Kanyashree Divas in the years to come, to mark the occasion. The Kanyashree project, a brainchild of the Chief Minister, had received international acclaim as the United Nation selected the project as the best among other nominations in the public service sector.

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