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  • Dima Hasao Forest plants more than 5 lakh plants under Jal Shakti Abhiyan

    Published on August 14, 2019

    By Anup Biswas

     Haflong : The Dima Hasao Forest and Environment Department has planted 5, 40,000 since July 1st till August 13th and also organized 25 awareness programme on Jal Shakti Abhiyan in different parts of the district from July 1st informed the Chief Conservator of Forest, M Tungnung IFS on Tuesday.

    It is a time-bound, mission-mode water conservation campaign under the banner of Jal Shakti Abhiyan was initiated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently.

    Under this campaign, officers from various line departments, groundwater experts and scientists from the government of India will work together with state and district officials in India’s most water-stressed districts for water conservation and water resource management by focusing on accelerated implementation of five target interventions.

    Dima Hasao has been identified by the government as one such water stressed district in Assam.

    For this, the campaign will run through by the team seeking help from the local farmers of that area.

    As the rain pattern and water availability throughout different areas vary depending on their topography.

    For this campaign, citizen participation has been encouraged by the government along with all the line departments such as forest department, PHE, DRDA, water resources, irrigation, agriculture, fisheries and soil conservation to work in coordination as a team to improve water use efficiency.