Srikakulam tops Andhra Pradesh in Jal Shakti Abhiyan
By New Indian Express 24-Aug-2019
Only two districts from Andhra Pradesh stood in top 20 places in the national ranking—Srikakulam at 12th position and Guntur at the 19th position. Kasganj district in Uttar Pradesh has topped the country with 91.45 points followed by Banas Kanta district of Gujarat with 88.67 points and Mahaboobnagar of Telangana with 65.73 points.
With a view to increase groundwater levels in the selected mandals, including G Sigadam, Laveru and Ranasthalam, DWMA officials started awareness programmes, besides water conservation and rainwater harvesting programmes. A committee was formed with district-level officials for monitoring the implementation Jal Sakti Abhiyan programme at the grassroots level.
Rainwater harvesting structures in public institutions, soil moisture conservation trenches, boundary trenches, farm ponds, cattle ponds, dugout ponds, percolation tanks, check dams, water absorption trenches and staggered trenches were constructed as part of water conservation and rainwater harvesting, District water Management Agency, Srikakulam project director H Kurma Rao said.
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