Water Fund created

Published: 06th August 2013 11:48 AM  |   Last Updated: 06th August 2013 11:48 AM   |  A+A-

Under fire from the Opposition  parties and farmers for allowing industries to use water from the reservoirs meant for agricultural purpose, the State Government on Monday decided to create a Water Conservation Fund (WCF) for construction of water conservation projects. This was decided at the Cabinet meeting presided over by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik here.

As live storage capacity of a reservoir is mostly utilised by industries in non-monsoon period between October and June every year, the Government decided to involve the industries for water conservation as a part of their social responsibility, Water Resources Secretary  S C Mohapatra told reporters after the Cabinet meeting.

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