Scheme to help Dalit-majority villages in water crisis

Scheme to help Dalit-majority villages in water crisis

Scheme to help Dalit-majority villages in water crisis

Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti on Sunday said the government is pondering a programme on Dr Ambedkar’s name to help Dalit-majority villages facing water crisis due to non-availability or improper conservation infrastructure.

The Minister also said the Central Water Commission (CWC) has been asked to prepare a report on water storage in various states and share it with state governments to fight water crisis.

Talking to reporters on the sidelines of the inaugural meet on the project on Centre for Ganga River Basin Management and Studies, Bharti said the ministry has already selected two villages in different district as 'Jal Gram' under the 'Jal Kranti Abhiyan' aimed at consolidating water conservation and management in the country.

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