KUPWARA, SEPTEMBER 11: A district-level training programme on local groundwater-related issues and participatory groundwater management was held here today with District Development Commissioner Khalid Jahangir in chair.
The programme was organized by Central Ground Water Board North Western Himalayan Region, Jammu under the aegis of National Ground Water Training and Research Institute Raipur.
The programme was also attended by JD Planning, Imtiyaz Ahmad, Scientist and Head of Central Ground Water Board Jammu, Ashok Kumar, Scientist and Nodal Officer Aspirational District Kupwara, Rayees Ahmad Pir besides Engineers from PHE, I&FC, soil and water conservation, agriculture, groundwater experts and other concerned.
The programme was aimed at providing necessary training to the participants with regard to water conservation and preservation, groundwater drilling techniques, monitoring and assessment of water resources, artificial rainwater harvesting techniques besides participatory groundwater management.
On the occasion, the DDC said that special attention needs to be given towards water resources including rivers, nallas, springs and streams so that effective strategies are put in place for proper conservation of these assets.
The DDC stressed for judicious use of water in order to combat challenges in future. He enjoined upon the concerned to work in coordination for strict implementation of the water conservation programme. He assured full support from the district administration and expressed optimism that the participants will avail the benefits of the programme.
He said that the district administration is keen to provide every possible facility to the people including those living in far-flung and remote areas regarding conservation and preservation of water.
Earlier JD planning briefed the meeting about the highlights of Aspirational District Kupwara.