Smt. R.M Kurbah emphasized the alarming disappearance of streams due to civilization

Shillong, December 01: The office of the Deputy Commissioner East Khasi Hills District today unfolded a significant event at Wards Lake Shillong as it became the venue for the observance of Water Heritage Fortnight as part of the Jal Shakti Abhiyan: Catch the rain Campaign 2023.

The initiative brought together Village Executive Councils (VECs) from various villages across East Khasi Hills District, spotlighting the crucial importance of water preservation and conservation in daily life.

Speaking at the event, the Deputy Commissioner Smt. R.M Kurbah emphasized the alarming disappearance of streams and rivers due to advancing civilization.

She urged the adoption of proactive measures to preserve these vital water sources for the future generations. Stressing the importance of responsible water usage, she called upon the community to implement practices that ensure the preservation of water for upcoming needs.

During the program, Deputy Commissioner Smti R.M. Kurbah felicitated 11 VECs representing the different C&RD Blocks of East Khasi Hills District. This acknowledgment aimed to honour their contributions to water conservation efforts within their respective areas.

The event drew participation from different villages of the District; the VECs shared their commendation for Meghalaya’s enduring commitment to water conservation.

Specifically, they highlighted the existence of two significant water conservation points in Meghalaya that have persisted for nearly a century. These sites, located at Ward’s Lake and Thadlaskeiñ in Jowai, serve as exemplary models for water conservation initiatives.





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