Bharatiya Jain Sanghatan embarks on ‘BJS Mission 100 Water Sufficient Districts’

Bharatiya Jain Sanghatan embarks on ‘BJS Mission 100 Water Sufficient Districts’

October 23, 2022

Mysore/Mysuru: A meeting of Bharatiya Jain Sanghatan (BJS), Mysuru, members and community leaders was held in city recently to discuss ‘BJS Mission 100 Water Sufficient Districts’ programme.

Devendrappa and Sachin Yale from BJS Pune gave details about the situation of water in the country, necessity to conserve water and importance of watershed development projects.

Watershed development projects are being implemented in several aspirational districts across the country. In Karnataka, the programme is being implemented in association with the District Administration in two aspirational districts of Yadgir and Raichur.

The overwhelming support of the Government of Karnataka and implementing partners SKDRDP and Shilpa Foundation have empowered BJS and boosted their determination to transform the water-deficient districts to water-sufficient ones.

In two years of implementation (Dec. 2018 to July 2020) in Yadgir and Raichur, 51 water bodies were de-silted, excavating 29 lakh cubic meters of silt, increasing water storage capacity by                                    292 crore litres.

The silt removed from the water bodies benefited 5,346 farmers, they said in their detailed presentation.

The objective of the meeting was to create awareness and mobilise volunteers for implementing the water conservation programme in Mysuru also.

The members appreciated BJS for its efforts in Nation-building and BJS Mysuru Chapter offered its full support in implementing the programme in Mysuru.

Vimal Pitliya (President, BJS Mysuru), Nisha Ramsina (Secretary, BJS Mysuru), Prakash Gulecha (Coordinator – Water Project for Mysuru Region), Ashok Salecha (Past Regional President), Kanthilal Gulecha (Past Regional Secretary), Prakash Srisrimal (Past President), Rajan Baghmar (Treasurer), Jay Salecha (Vice-President)  and others were present.


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