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Water depletion in UP leads government to build check dams

Lucknow: The Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government will construct groundwater charging stations in as many as 13 districts to conserve groundwater.  The initiative will cost nearly Rs 8 crore, as per the officials. The government will construct the news infrastructure considering the depletion of water level owing to the over exploitation in rural as well as […]

Edited By : Pranjal Gupta | Updated: Aug 17, 2023 22:55 IST
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Lucknow: The Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government will construct groundwater charging stations in as many as 13 districts to conserve groundwater.  The initiative will cost nearly Rs 8 crore, as per the officials.
The government will construct the news infrastructure considering the depletion of water level owing to the over exploitation in rural as well as urban areas, added the officials added.
Hathras, Moradabad, Badaun, Prayagraj, Sambhal, Sonbhadra, Jalaun, Hamirpur, Lalitpur, Chitrakoot Kaushambi, Pratapgarh and Fatehpur are the 13 district. The directives have been issued relating to the release of funds. 
According to the government’s plan, Rs 28 lakh in Moradabad, Rs 70.5 lakh will be spent in Hathras, Rs 72 lakh in Sambhal, Rs 38 lakh in Badaun,  and Rs 80 lakh in Prayagraj. Similarly, a budget has been set for other cities as well.

Chief Engineer to Watch details 

The Namami Gange and Rural Water Supply Department to the block have released instructions in this regard.
The Chief Engineer of the Minor Irrigation Department will supervise the construction of groundwater charging check dams. The official will oversee all details of the dam.
In addition to that, the engineer will also ensure the correct use of funds allocated by the government as well as the smart use of the resources.

First published on: Aug 17, 2023 10:55 PM IST

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