Shimla, May 18, 2017: Governor Acharya Devvrat said that check dams were most effective base for water conservation and the state government should give more emphasis on constructing such dams besides revival of water sources, which had dried up.
He was speaking during a function organized by Government Degree College, Sanjauli in collaboration with the Sadguru Education and Welfare Association (SEWA) on the theme 'Bharat Ki Jal Sanskriti' here today.
He said check dams had proved to be very successful in checking the flow of water besides soil erosion and ensuring flood control. This technique would go a long way in increasing ground water level and environment conservation. He said all NGOs and common people should come forward to supplement the efforts of the Government in this direction so that there was no water scarcity in the State.
The Governor expressed satisfaction that the State Government had undertaken effective steps for water conservation and people were aware of their responsibility. He appealed the teaching community to spread awareness about water conservation amongst their students.
Acharya Devvrat released the book 'Natakkar Daya Prakash Sinha' authored by Dr. Harsha Trivedi.
Vice Chancellor, HP University Shimla Prof. ADN Bajpai said that the figures of scientific mapping on decreasing water level were alarming and global warming was posing more threat. He emphasised on practicing effective measures for water conservation in day-to-day use.
Former Vice Chancellor of Sampoorananand Sanskrit University, Varanasi Prof. Abhiraj Rajender Mishra also spoke on the occasion.
President, SEWA Shri Om Prakash Pandey and Principal, Government Degree College Sanjauli, Smt. Diksha Malhotra were also present on the occasion amongst other.