Jalasamvardhane work examined in Chintamani taluk

Water concerns:

The Jalasamvardhane project, undertaken for rejuvenation of tanks, is being implemented well, said Borvankar, technical division officer of World Bank.
He was speaking during a conversation with farmers in Chintamani taluk recently.
A team from World Bank visited Devaguttahalli to examine the work being carried out to rejuvenate tanks under the Jalasamvardhane project.

Farmers of various villages should respond positively to the working of the project and assist in development of tanks, advised Borvankar.

‘Utilise well’

Borvankar said the tank users’ organisations which are working under the Jalasamvardhane project should understand the intentions of the project properly.

“Proper and equal utilization of the tank water and using the water for financial benefits too should be well-planned. Afforestation and fishery should get special focus,” he added.
District project convenor A Ashwathaiah, who spoke on the occasion, said the tank users’ organisations should maintain the tanks well. He agreed that financial gain can be got through fisheries and afforestation.

The World Bank team also visited Bayyappanahalli, Valasenahalli, Ammagarahalli and Alambagiri in Chintamani taluk. They spoke to the tank users’ organisations in the villages about rejuvenation of water tanks, development of the tanks and accounts.

State project unit assistant executive engineer T L Venkatesh, Livelihood expert Ramesh L Ramarao, assistant executive engineer S B Nagaraju, district social expert Manjunath, Devaraj, Nagaraj, Muniswamappa, Gangaraj, Prabhamani, environmentalist Suresh, Konappa, Krishnegowda, Babitha, Venkatesh and others were present during the occasion.

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