PANAJI: In a bid to boost farming activities, the State Government has informed that the water from the mining pits will be used for irrigation purposes in the near future.
“Water from the mining pits would be used for irrigation purposes in the near future to boost the farming activities in Goa,” said CM Sawant.
Informing about the Surla project, Sawant said by utilising District Mineral Fund and spending Rs.2.5 crore; we are pumping water from a mining pit for irrigation.
“This is a unique project started in Goa, he said and added that in future, the remaining mining pits across Goa will also be used for irrigation purposes,” he added.
Sawant also highlighted various Government sponsored schemes which provide financial assistance for conserving and harvesting rainwater.
Mentioning the six dams all over Goa, he said Anjuna Dam is the most beautiful dam and can be effectively developed as a touristic spot, he added.
The Chief Minister also sought the support and involvement of Village Panchayats and the public in the campaign so that rainwater harvesting and conservation processes could be taken up at the grassroots.