Khammam: There was an urgent need to conserve ground water in view of the depleting levels in the district, speakers at a seminar on water conservation stated here on Friday.
The District Ground Water Department and Eco-Foundation for Research and Training (EFFORT), an NGO, jointly organised the seminar to create awareness among farmers and villagers in the district. The event was held at Kavitha Engineering College, Karepally.
Addressing the gathering of farmers and villagers, Deputy Director, Ground Water Department, V Anand Kumar, said due to over exploitation, water resources were becoming scarce and everyone should take responsibility to conserve them for future generations.
Urgent measures towards recharging ground water, water conservation and construction of water harvesting structures such as soak pits at every household and farm ponds at agriculture fields have to be taken, the official stated.
Anand Kumar explained that the government had prohibited sinking bore wells in many villages of Tirumalayapalem, Singareni, Kamepally, Kusumanchi, Raghunathapalem and Vemsoor mandals.
In addition to the measures by the State government it was the individuals’ duty that played a crucial role in addressing the problem of depleting ground water, he noted.
DRDA APO, Venkata Ramana, Agriculture University professer R Srinivas, Kavitha Engineering College principal John Babu, EFFORT representative Vijay Kumar and others were present.