Our culture is water culture, ponds are integral part of our culture: CM
   Date :12-Apr-2022

Our culture is water culture 
Staff Reporter
Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that our culture is water culture and ponds are an integral part of our culture. Water has had a special significance in Indian culture for thousands of years. Our great rulers built ponds, wells, stepwells in their states. Today, it is our duty not only to preserve them but also to carry forward that tradition.
Chief Minister Chouhan said that as per the resolve of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, this year more than 5,000 Amrit Sarovars will be built in the State. Their work will be completed by the month of June this year or by the month of March next year. Rs 350 crore plan has been made to save 10 thousand old ponds in the state. For water conservation, the work of conserving a large number of small water structures will also be done. Chief Minister Chouhan inaugurated the programme with kanya-pujan and kalash-pujan. Chief Minister Chouhan laid foundation and dedicated development works worth Rs 1,13,60,000. He also gave loan approval letters to Gairatganj Production Company formed by women of self-help groups.
Launches Jalabhishek campaign at Jal Sansad in Kahula village in Raisen: Chief Minister Chouhan on Monday launched Jal Abhishek Abhiyan at Jal Sansad organised in Kahula village of Garatganj tehsil of Raisen district. He virtually launched 5,000 Amrit Sarovars in 52 districts of the State and 10,000 works in Pushkar Dharohar Samridhi Abhiyan. Chief Minister Chouhan also released the Mukhya Mantri Jal Shakti Abhiyan Ayojana. He honoured three out of 551 water warriors who built ponds in their fields for water harvesting. Chief Minister Chouhan also administered oath to everyone in the Jal Sansad to save water. Chief Minister Chouhan said that it is necessary to save water in order to save the earth. Natural imbalance is being caused due to excessive exploitation of ground water. If water exits we exist, without water no one will exist. Our biggest duty is to stop the rain water and increase the water level of the earth by
planting more and more trees. We must make people aware about water conservation. In order to procure everyone’s co-operation in this work, a massive Jal Abhishek Abhiyan is being launched in the state from today. Jal Abhishek Abhiyan will be run on a large scale in the State: Chief Minister Chouhan said that pipelines are being laid in the state to provide water in every household through taps. In the coming two-three years, every household will have access to tap water. Water has reached 48 lakh houses in the state from taps so far. In the coming time, water will be supplied to more than one crore houses through taps. Chief Minister Chouhan said that today every panchayat of the State is involved in this programme. “I request everyone with folded hands to join the Jalabhishek campaign to save water in your village.” In this work, Jan Abhiyan Parishads, social organisations, all panchayats, self-help groups and all other sections should contribute.
The coming two months are very important to work in this direction. All of you must take a pledge that you stand with the government in this noble work of water conservation and water promotion.
Honour of women is honour of State: CM: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that the honour of women is the honour of the State. Minor girls (Kanyas) are Goddess, they must be honoured. I will not let anyone cast an evil eye on daughters. On May 2, Ladli Laxmi Day will be celebrated across the state.