Madhya Pradesh leads in taking initiative to enact law of ‘Right to Water’
Minister for Public Health Engineering Sukhdev Panse said that Madhya Pradesh would be the first state of the country, which is taking an initiative to enact ‘Right to Water’ law. Several significant rights came into existence in the country earlier but the law which was supposed to be made first in the country is now taking shape as per the concept of Chief Minister Kamal Nath. ‘Right to Water’ is the first link in this regard. Panse was addressing the workshop on the subject ‘Right to Water’ here on Monday.
He stated that after contemplating on suggestions received from the subject-experts, educationists and law experts in the workshop, a law would be enacted by ensuring people’s participation in it. Panse informed that this workshop is utmost relevant in the present context. Deliberations on new techniques of augmentation of underground water reserves will take place. He mentioned that the ‘Right to Water’ will not be a law by the Government only but it will have people’s participation too.
The law will be enacted with the participation of people. Panse urged them to contemplate on new methods for water conservation and to enhance ground water reserves. Speaking on the occasion, renowned Jal Shastri, Rajendra Singh said that arevolutionary step has been taken by the State Government to give status of law to the ‘Right to Water’. He emphasised on need for making people conscious by conducting Jal Saksharta Abhiyan. He further said that we have been drawing water ceaselessly from the ground, but neither we care nor made efforts for water augmentation. Because of this, the problem of drinking water is emerging in a dreadful form in the entire country.