255 bureaucrats get charge of water-stressed districts

New Delhi, June 26

As many as 255 officers, including additional and joint secretaries, have been appointed as in-charge of water-stressed districts in the country to plan ways to conserve the natural resource.

They have been appointed as “central prabhari officers” of 255 water-stressed districts for coordinating the ‘Jal Shakti Abhiyan’ (JSA), which will be launched from July 1, an order issued by the Personnel Ministry stated.

These officers will be working with a team of Central Government officers from the director or deputy secretary level, ground water scientists and engineers, apart from state and district teams, it said.

These teams will visit identified blocks and districts, and coordinate the implementation of various water harvesting and conservation measures, the ministry said.

Inspired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s impetus on ‘Jal sanchay aur sinchan’, the JSA is a time-bound and mission-mode water conservation and irrigation efficiency campaign for water security in rural India.

The JSA will run from July 1 to September 15. — PTI

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