By OUR STAFF REPORTER
Dehradun, 13 Oct: Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat inaugurated a one-day seminar on “Opportunities and Challenges in Water Supply and Sewerage System” organised by the Indian Water Works Association at Atlentis Club, Panditwadi, here, on Sunday.
On the occasion, the Chief Minister also released a booklet based on various technical aspects related to the seminar. Chief Minister Rawat said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had set a target of delivering water to every house in five years. Engineers needed to work out how to provide pure water to every house and how to conserve it. Subject experts needed to share their experiences with each other, which would get good results in the future.
The Chief Minister added that there was a need to bring awareness among the people regarding water conservation. Aggregation of rainwater was the best method of water harvesting. Rain water harvesting particularly needed special attention.
The CM emphasised that the State Government was making efforts to provide gravity based water supply in most parts of Uttarakhand. Construction work on the Suryadhar, Song and Muludhung projects was underway. After the construction of the Suryadhar Dam, 29 villages would get gravity based drinking water.