Advocacy workshop on water sanitation

Experts pitch for proper utilization, preservation of water resources

JAMMU: Reiterating Governor Administration’s commitment to ensure availability of potable drinking water to each household in the state, Secretary PHE, Irrigation & Flood Control, and DMRRR, Farooq Ahmad Shah on Tuesday said that an extensive advocacy campaign has been initiated to sensitize masses about water sanitation and hygiene.
The Secretary was speaking during an advocacy workshop and exhibition held under the National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP) by Swarangan Mediation Charitable Trust (NGO) at the Institute of Engineers (India) Channi-Himmat Jammu.
The Secretary said the water table around the globe is depleting and requires contribution of all stakeholders to conserve it with best possible efforts. He said rainwater harvesting, recharging of ponds and restoration/maintenance of water bodies are key measures to safeguard water table besides amending behaviour towards making judicious use of water.
He informed that the campaign would be taken to villages/towns for creating awareness at gross roots level. He said cleanliness and preservation of water bodies will pave way for good hygiene and sanitation.
The Secretary also administered oath among all the participants to become ambassadors of safe water campaign. A signature campaign was also launched in the workshop besides presentation of impressive Dogri Nukkad Natak on save water theme was presented by the artists.