Stating that water can create conflicts among states, chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu said his go vernment will take steps to revive ponds in every mandal of the state.
In a teleconference on `Neeru Pragati’ on Tuesday, the CM said the ongoing violence in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu is the ill effects of the water crisis. “To ensure that future generations don’t suffer from water scarcity, we are taking up several initiatives. Under the Neeru-Pragati programme, we will revive 10 ponds in all mandals in 13 districts,“ he said.
He added that the state government will involve one lakh engineering students for the revival of water bodies.“The students will also work on methods to increase the groundwater levels across the state. We are planning to use their services so that we can conserve every drop of water,“ he explained. The government has already tied up with various engineering colleges and universities to carry out studies.
eenadu news paper 14-09-2016: http://epaper.eenadu.net