The government is set to introduce the ‘Integrated Water Resource Conservation Management Special Programme’. The Ministry of Drinking Water has made necessary preparation to put in place a special campaign for water resource protection and conservation. Minister for Drinking Water Umakanta Chaudhary said the sources of drinking water have been drying up and straining due to earthquake and climate change and the level of underground water has been depleting so that the ministry was mooting to place a campaign for water source conservation.
Such campaigns are to be implemented to conserve big reservoir conservation including rain water harvesting knowledge so as to ensure continued supply of water in dry season, it is shared. A policy will be devised to protect trees and plants growing up in water source areas so as to protect moisturizing nature of the land. “Water test will be given huge premium for the distribution of quality drinking water to attain the Sustainable Development Goals, 2030. A special programme would be introduced for processed drainage system from this year onward”, the minister added.
At a programme organized at the ministry, it was shared that necessary consultation and preparation have been made to put in place a nationwide campaign for quality testing of drinking water. In the context of effectively implementing the budget for the management of drinking water to the disadvantaged households of Terai-Madhes, the ‘Terai-Madhes Tubewell and Purity’ programme has been taken ahead in an emphatic manner, the ministry said.