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Meghalaya becomes first state to come up with water policy

By Hindustan Times calender  13-Jul-2019

Meghalaya becomes first state to come up with water policy

Amid a drought scare in half of India, Meghalaya is all set to become the first state in the country to have a proper water policy.
The state Cabinet on Friday evening approved the draft water policy after an elaborate presentation and detailed discussion at a meeting chaired by chief minister Conrad K Sangma.
The objective of the policy is to recognize water resources as a common pool resource, to provide safe and hygienic water for drinking, domestic and sanitation and livelihood development to all residents of the state, deputy chief minister Prestone Tynsong told journalists after the meeting.
“Meghalaya is the first state in the country to have in place a state water policy. The policy was prepared in consultation with the stakeholders and that it would be formally notified shortly,” Tynsong said.
It also aims at ensuring protection and conservation of catchment areas of all water sources to prevent degradation of the quantity and quality of water sources and promote principle of 3Rs – reduce, recycle and reuse, besides enhance resilience to disasters and the impacts of climate change.
Among other things, the draft state water policy which seeks to protect and improve management of water resources while actively involving the community, also states that roof top rainwater harvesting will be made mandatory in all building constructions while traditional water harvesting structures, springs and water bodies will be revived and promoted through programmes for repair, renovation and restoration.

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