Jalyukt Shivar Abhiyan is useful for sustainable irrigation: Shinde

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Nashik : When many villages are becoming tanker free through Jalyukt Shivar Abhiyan, the scheme started by government to make dam free of silt will be useful for sustainable irrigation and farmers will be benefitted through this, stated state Water Conservation Minister Prof. Ram Shinde. A desilting of Hindoli dam at Dongargaon in Chandwad taluka was inaugurated by him. He was speaking at that time.

MLA Dr. Rahul Aher, District Collector Radhakrishnan B, Panchayat Samiti chairperson Nitin Gangurde, town council president Bhushan Kasliwal, convener of Art of Living Vijay Hake, ZP CEO Deepakkumar Meena, joint director (agriculture) Kailas Mote, district superintending agriculture officer Tukaram Jagtap and executive engineer Rajesh Shinde were present.

Shinde informed that government has started the scheme to remove silt from dams and to use it for farmfield. Water storage in dams will be increase and more agriculture produce will be grown. Nashik district is fertile and water scarcity in some areas will be overcome with this, he confided.

MLA Dr. Rahul Aher informed that Abhiyan is being conducted very well in the district with people’s participation. In addition, the scheme was also inaugurated at Zodge. Shinde paid visit to Jalyukt Shivar Abhiyan works at Sogras. He also inaugurated desilting at Rajdarewadi.

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