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Monday, 03 June 2013 00:00

Jal Dharo Jal Bharo : Preserve Water Reserve Water (West Bengal)

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The documentary is on the Government of West Bengal pioneering project to preserve rain water with a focus on the activities of State Water Investigation Directorate in this regard. To meet the increasing demand of water for the purpose of irrigation throughout the state of West Bengal, the issue of preservation of rain water and conservation of water in general has emerged with significant gravity for combating the overall scarcity of drinking water and maintaining its regular supply to the fisheries industries. To preserve rain water and other natural water available on the earth's surface by carefully controlling the respective resources, Govt of West Bengal has initiated a pioneering project, titled "Jol Dharo -- Jol Bharo" (Preserve Water, Reserve Water). All out initiative is being taken to establish appropriate storage tanks and check-dams of various capacities and sizes in different areas at the state, in implementing its goal.

The? documentary "Jal Dharo Jal Bharo (Preserve Water, Reserve Water)" has been selected for screening in the Voices from the Waters: 7th International Film Festival on water, 2012. Bangalore Film Society in collaboration with Alliance Francaise de Bangalore, SVARAJ, Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival (FLEFF), Ithaca College, USA), Christ University, Bangalore, VISTHAR, Charter of Human Responsibilities, SAMVADA, Karnataka Chalanachitra Academy, YWCA Bangalore, Pacific Asia Resource Centre (PARC), Tokyo and Water Journeys -- Campaign for Fundamental Right to Water are organizing the 7th edition of the biggest international film festival on water- Voices from the Waters 2012, only one of its kind in the world.

 

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