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PHED campaign to conserve water
Correspondent Kohima:
Published on 16 Dec. 2009 12:32 AM IST
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In a major initiative, the Communication and Capacity Development Unit (CCDU), PHED, Nagaland on Tuesday launched ‘Save and conserve water’ campaign at PHED Store, near NH 39 Paramedical colony Kohima. Launching the campaign as chief guest, Zhaleo Rio, IAS, secretary PHED said water played a vital role in a life of human being and that “next to air comes water, which no life can exist”. “Water is a basic requirement and essential element of life” he added. He expressed hope that by involving stakeholders such as PHED, municipal council, NGOs; and WATSAN committee people of the state would be benefited. Secretary PHED also lauded the CCDU PHED led by Er. Kevisekho Kruse, Executive Director CCDU for launching the campaign on the theme “every drop counts”. Meanwhile, secretary also appealed to Angami villages to share the nature’s gift with everybody without mastering it and urged to the villagers to share nature’s gift as god gift for the benefit of the society. He also said the new technology of water preservation by Ferrocement tank would take the people to a greater height in the process of water conservation in the state. He also released a booklet on “Ferrocement Technology. Earlier the function was chaired by Er. Kevisekho Kruse, Executive Director, CCDU, PHED Nagaland and gave introduction and briefing on the program Save and Conserve Water Campaign, stated that the campaign work got started in October, 2009 and go on till April 2010. He also said that Ferrocement tank life span is 25 years and has set set-up Ferrocement tank in some colonies in the state capital. The technical report was given by Er. Agawseng Kent, EE, CCDU and the invocation prayer was led by K. Seyie, proprietor, Seyie Gas Service. It may be mentioned that the CCDU, PHED initiated and organized the campaign with the idea to introduce the low cost Ferrocement technology and to create facility for enabling many people, especially at Kohima, to be able to construct their own water shortage tanks. The campaign seek to provide the needed Technological guidance and inspiration to all interested functionaries of the government, NGOs, WATSAN Committees, churches, schools and individual on the constructional techniques of Ferrocement water shortage tank and other related issues. The ultimate aim is to support the ongoing efforts of government for ensuring water security in the state.

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