In Gujarat, Kutch district is gearing up for rainwater harvesting in a response to a personal letter received from the Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In the letter, PM had requested all 620 Village Chiefs, Sarpanchs to conserve rainwater during the forthcoming monsoon.
The Prime Minister said in his letter that each Village Chief should convene a Gram Sabha to ensure total public participation for devising ways to collect and retain each drop of rainwater from run off and conserve it.
Suresh Chhanga, Village Pradhan and Sarpanch, Kunariya Gram Panchayat, says deepening of village pond is completed and rain water collection structrures are erected in public and private residential property.
Iqbal Ghanchi, Village Pradhan, Mota Angiya Gram Panchayat, has said water has always been a scarce resource for Kutch, so Prime Minister has rightly said rain water showered on a village must be conserved in own village only.
Being a rain deficit region, Kutch district is being provided Narmada waters through pipeline, but sustainable solution is to harness rainwater and made village self reliant in utilization of own water resources. (AIR NEWS)