Udaipur, Jul 21 : A central team lead by Dr. Jayanta Chaudhury, Associate Professor of NIRDPR-NERC has visited in Tripura and is verifying case studies submitted to MoRD on successful initiatives for water conservation under MGNREGA.
It is very important this day to save water in case of Tripura because the state Tripura is such a state where 11 numbers of rivers are being declared as most polluted river in India. It has been reported in Tripura that the state has been receiving annual rainfall of around 2,200 mm but the rain distribution also spread throughout the year and it is very uncommon in many region of the country India.
Dr. Chaudhury said, “A total of 122 families are getting the benefit in Tripura and it has achieved due to the successful initiatives for water conservation under MGNREGA in the state. The respective family members are getting the facilities of water conservation and they are using this water in order to do fishery, agricultural production and other economic activities to earn the income”.
Despite the Chief Minister of Tripura has said on the occasion of Water Day that water conservation is very important and it is valuable work too. He said, “The problem of water scarcity is being occurred here in the remote areas of Tripura during the dry season and it is very important to save rain water in order to solve the problem of water scarcity”.
The central team has visited Salema R.D Block of Dhalai District and has inspected the case study on the importance of earth check dams in order to water conservation and livelihood generation. It is a success story based on sustainable livelihood and water scarcity and technical convergence from forest department under MGNREGA in case of Salema R.D Block of Dhalai District.
The team has proposed to visit Amarpur R.D Block under Gomati District and West Tripura District, Said Rajib Malakar, Assistant Professor of Rural Development Department at SIPARD who assists the central team.(UNI)