Haryana to develop 18 model ponds on pilot project

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Haryana to develop 18 model ponds on pilot project

Wednesday, 20 November 2019 | PNS | Chandigarh

Haryana Pond and Waste Water Management Authority will develop 18 model ponds on a pilot project basis and based on their experiences, a future action plan will be prepared for the renovation of other ponds in the state.

This was stated by Chief Secretary Keshni Anand Arora on Tuesday during a meeting of the Pond and Waste Water Management Authority here.  A presentation on the action plan for the next 10 years for the renovation of the ponds was also made during the meeting. Arora directed the officials that the classification of the ponds should be done in such a way that fish farming can be promoted and they can be used as a traditional water source in the villages.

She said that the draft pond Altus list prepared by the Authority should be sent to the departments concerned as soon as possible so that the recommendations from all departments can be published by January 14, 2020.

Arora also directed that the ponds which are at present being used for fish farming should be included in the pond list.  She further directed that new techniques should also be used for cleaning the ponds.

It was informed that in this draft pond Altus prepared by the authority, every pond has been surveyed and each pond has been given a different ID, about which all the types of information related to the pond can be obtained through the software. It was further informed that for solid and liquid waste management, rehabilitation of 1323 ponds are being done by Panchayati Raj Department, out of which work on 465 has been completed.

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