Lucknow: Chief Secretary Durga Shankar Mishra inaugurated the one-day Sustainable Water Management Conclave by lighting the lamp.
In his address, Chief Secretary Durga Shankar Mishra said that sustainable water management is the need of the hour. There is a need to focus on the demand and supply side of water. The state government has started dual piping for water consumption management, clean water will be supplied from one pipe and treated water will be supplied from the other pipe.
He said that our country is an agricultural country and 84 percent water is used for agriculture. Before conserving water, there is a need to focus on agriculture. For this, the Prime Minister had started the ‘Per Drop More Crop’ campaign in the country. Water can be conserved only if we can produce crops with every drop of water.
He said that Uttar Pradesh is changing and this change is taking place on the basis of the model of sustainability. Innovation is being done in every single area. To provide 24X7 high quality pure drinking water to all citizens of the state, Drink from Tap scheme has been started in all 75 districts, in Varanasi, Agra, Ayodhya, Lucknow this scheme is in the final stage. Most of the misuse of water in the state occurs in urban areas, efforts should be made to stop it.
He said that better work has been done in the direction of conservation of ground water in the last five years, this work needs to be increased. We have to understand the value of every drop of water. Every drop of rain should be conserved along with ground water. For the purpose of water conservation in the state, the work of making Amrit Sarovar is being done at a fast pace.
The program was attended by Principal Secretary Urban Development Amrit Abhijat, Commissioner Rural Development GS Priyadarshi, Managing Director Jal Nigam (Rural) Shri Balkar Singh, Special Secretary Urban Development Shri Amit Kumar Singh, Director of Ground Water Department VK Upadhyay, Municipal Commissioner Lucknow and other seniors. Officers etc. were present.