Bihar CM Nitish Kumar(File photo)
PATNA: Chief minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday requested water resources section (WRD) officials to run a plot-wise survey throughout the country to generate an accurate appraisal about the present facilities and necessary irrigation capability for every farmland.
While reviewing a demonstration on’Great irrigation campaign to get high-yield crops’ produced from the WRD, Nitish said supplying irrigation water to every farmland was his administration’s goal.
“Conduct a suitable survey to learn what would be the irrigation capability in a specific location? Just how much water can be found and the way that irrigation water could be made offered in a special place? Also learn what sort of irrigation centre is called for in a specific area,” Nitish advised the officials.
He asked the officials to compose teams for running the plot-wise survey. “The research team will even socialize with local farmers and attempt to learn as to what sort of irrigation center they need for their regions,” Nitish explained. In addition, he requested the officials to learn chances for interlinking rivers from the nation.
The CM called for raising the groundwater level by optimizing rainwater harvesting. “Ahars, payens and ponds have been renovated under the Jal-Jeevan-Hariyali Abhiyan having a goal to revive the irrigation system. Please reevaluate the ongoing renovation job of water bodies,” Nitish advised the officials.
He explained the farmers keen to irrigate their fields through planting places were being provided specific power connections through farming feeders to ensure their cost on irrigation can be decreased. “Where a farmer utilizing petrol place for irrigation spends 100, his cost on electricity bill arrives to only Rs5 for precisely the identical place,” he pointed out.