The Central Public Works Department will erect water conservation structures, including rainwater harvesting systems, in 136 residential areas across the country.
In a major exercise to increase water table in government colonies, the CPWD will dig pits to conserve water through which water table will be recharged in these colonies.
Speaking at a function to mark 165th foundation day of the CPWD, Housing and Urban Affairs Secretary Durga Shanker Mishra said, the agency has a target of erecting water conservation structures in 100 colonies under the 100-day agenda.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had also recently called for water conservation, saying there was a pressing need to make it a mass movement on the lines of the cleanliness drive.
CPWD Director General Prabhakar Singh said the agency will carry out the major exercise in 136 colonies, including 74 in Delhi, which are maintained by it. (AIR NEWS)