Bundelkhand groundwater status on Facebook
In a novel approach aimed at recharging depleting ground water status in the
arid land of Bundelkhand, the Banda district administration has been interacting
and seeking suggestions from masses with the help of social working site
Facebook. The objective is to create awareness about recharging ground water
through traditional means and drive the 'save water' message among masses to
check the depleting ground water status in the region.
The Banda district administration has created an account on the social
networking site and named the page 'Jal Bachao Abhiyan, Banda' carrying all
details about measures initiated to recharge the ground water status by seeking
support of masses to protect each and every drop of water. The facebook account
has been successful to create awareness as those who have browsed the page have
put up remarks and comments and are also interacting with officials suggesting
how ponds, wells and other reservoirs could be created or restored.
The initiative was taken by Banda district magistrate G S Naveen Kumar who
has been active in generating awareness about ways of recharing groundwater
The Banda administration on its part has displayed on the FB page all ongoing
work like digging of new ponds and restoration of old ones and cleaning up of
ponds and wells.
The district magistrate told TOI "Protecting every drop of water is the need
of the hour and we have also been apprising people about the rain water
Courtesy : Times of India