New Delhi-To promote water conservation across the country ahead of the monsoon season, the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, recently wrote letters to all Sarpanches, urging them to undertake Rainwater Harvesting and Water Conservation activities in rural India. Gram Sabhas were convened across the country today and the Prime Minister’s letter was read out publicly to all the residents of the village. The sitting of Gram Sabha was followed by shramdaan for water conservation, as outlined in the Prime Ministers letter. Activities included building and cleaning small ponds for storing rainwater, tree plantation drives, Constructing,installing storage tanks for rainwater harvesting, and afforestation.
Union Minister for Jal Shakti, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, kicked off the water conservation Shramdaan in Jodhpur in Rajasthan , and also held a Jan Samvad with villagers and Swachh Bharat Summer Interns, who are youth volunteering for Swachhata work.