FROM A CORRESPONDENT
Tamulpur, July 14: BARD conducted a debriefing session on water campaign, in Baksa district on Friday at DC Conference Hall. The Water Campaign launched on 22 March on the occasion of World Water Day, has covered 3000 villages in 10 districts of Assam. .
The major objective of the campaign was to create mass awareness about the need for conservation/preservation and efficient use of water through available technologies by the rural community. These initiatives will attract investments for creation of farm level infrastructure which would lead to productivity enhancement and farmers’ income besides addressing social issues.
The purpose of the debriefing session was to aggregate the findings/learnings of the water campaign so that future course of action can be planned in the district, whether be it construction of water harvesting structures or other infrastructure required through various modes such as RIDF etc. The Water Campaign was chaired by Ratul Pathak, Assistant Deputy Commissioner, Baksa district and attended by the line departments of Water Resources, Soil Conservation, Irrigation, Veteriry and Fisheries as well as SBI and ICICI and KVK representatives. Two Farmers Producers’ Organisations - Sparrow Beekeepers Producer Organisation and Dagafu Pisciculture Cooperative Society also shared their experiences with the house.
The Water Campaign involved 3850 volunteers, 28 Krishi Jal Dhoots and Master Trainer “Green Environment Task Force”. The programme was coordited by Archa Singh, Deputy General Mager, BARD, Debjyoti Biswas, District Development Mager [Baksa], BARD and Himashree Bhattacharya, Centre for Environment Education.