Jamshedpur, Dec. 7: Under the aegis of ‘Yugantar Bharati,’ an NGO and the nodal organisation for all other NGOs and volunteer groups will launch a campaign on clean water sources.
“We’ll bring out a report on water bodies and rivers and how to conserve them.
Initially, there will be a seven-day campaign from December 13 to 20 this year in all the district headquarters with rallies or seminars or meetings,” said Saryu Roy, Jharkhand minister for food and civil supplies and head of Yugantar Bharati, on Monday.
There would be a survey of rivers and water bodies and reports would be prepared to be given to different officials concerned, highlighting adverse impact on water resources by industrial waste and other pollutants, Roy said.
A Mega Environment Panchayat will be held in Ranchi on December 20 before making an announcement to observe 2016 as Clean Water Sources Campaign to save pollution of ground and surface water, the minister said.
In between, water samples taken from various rivers and water bodies during the December 13-20 would be sent to lab for tests, Roy said.
The minister said the December 13-20 campaign would be held at two levels – among the victims and instilling awareness among the people whose work in public and private sectors was responsible for polluting clean water.