Campaign on water conservation held

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Imphal: To provide safe and adequate drinking water through individual household tap connections by 2024 to all households in rural India under Jal Jivan mission, an awareness Campaign on ‘Har Ghar Jal and Water Conservation’ was held at the main stadium of Khuman Lampak Sports Complex, here on Sunday.

The campaign was organised as a part of the ongoing celebration by the present Manipur government for its completion of four years of its regime. It was organised by public health engineering department.

Manipur is a beautiful state blessed with lots of natural resources. The state needs young committed people to actively take part in the developmental process of the state. Water has become an important commodity since water is one of the fundamental things necessary for survival. Even though awareness to educate people on preservation and conservation of water has been taken up, it takes time to make the people understand the importance of harvesting water. By 2022, the government with active participation of the chief minister will connect every household with safe potable water, PHED minister Losii Dikho said.

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Youth can make a huge impact in spreading the message on conservation and preservation of water to the people, he said and appealed to the gathering taking part in the campaign to carry the message of water conservation with dedication and commitment.

PHED commissioner Devesh Deval said the department aims to achieve the target within the next one year. Water is a natural resource and should not be taken for granted. Each and every citizen have the capacity to come together towards preservation and conservation of the natural resources. The programme is also being organized in the district level and village level mobilizing the public to create awareness among the people, he added.

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A street play on JJM by the Nokphade Cultural Foundation Team enthralled the audience. The minister also released the IEC Campaign of JJM carrying the message of importance of conservation and preservation of water.

The minister flagged off a cycle rally to spread awareness on conservation and preservation of water among the masses. The rally starts from the main stadium passing through Hatta, Wangkhei, Moirangkhom, Singjamei, Kangla, North AOC and to wind up at the main stadium, an official statement said.

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Chief engineer (PHED) H. Sunil Singh, additional chief engineer (PHED) S. Vashum, officials of the department, sports person and school children took part in the awareness campaign, it added.

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