West Bengal government observed Save Water Day on 12 July

Last Updated: July 14, 2019

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West Bengal government observed Save Water Day on 12 July
14 July 2019 Current Affairs: West Bengal government observed Save Water Day on 12 July. The Day aims to raise awareness on conservation on water. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee participated in a march on July 12.

March on 12 July:
West Bengal CM, the state cabinet members, government officials, intellectuals, including writers, actors and directors of Bengali film and theatre industry and sports personalities participated in the march. It started from Jorasanko Thakurbari, the ancestral home of Rabindra Nath Tagore in north Kolkata, to the Gandhi statue on Mayo Road, a distance of around 4 km.
The State government had dug nearly 1.5 lakh ponds in five years till 2016 in the state under the water conservation programme of 'Jal dharo Jal bharo'.
In West Bengal, many check dams have been constructed and irrigation canals have been rejuvenated to prevent floods and provide water during the period of scarcity.
 

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