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Assam Rifles conducts lecture and demonstration on water conservation

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Imphal, July 29,

Chandel Battalion of 26 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of IGAR (South) organised a lecture and demonstration on rain water harvesting as part of the “Jal Shakti Abhiyan” in Larong Khullen village, which is a remotely located village in Chandel district of Manipur on 28 July 2019. The government has announced “Jal Shakti Abhiyan” to tackle the concern of drought in the country. Under the project 255 districts have been selected across the country as water stressed districts which include Chandel district from Manipur too. With this scheme, extensive awareness campaign regarding rain water harvesting and conserving rainwater is planned.
Assam Rifles will also be celebrating defence personnel day on 03 August 2019 as part of the Jal Shakti Abhiyan with an aim of water conservation and water security. To start with spreading the awareness regarding same a lecture and demonstration was conducted by troops of Chandel battalion for the villagers of Larong and nearby villages. A total of 65 villagers attended the event which started with lecture on the importance of water conservation, rain water harvesting and water security by the Company Commander and a short video on Jal Shakti Abhiyan was also screened. It was followed by a demonstration of the best practices for the rain water harvesting being followed at the Assam Rifles remotely located Company Operating Bases which will be implemented at the village too with the support of troops of Assam Rifles.  
Earlier, the villagers informed the problems related to water scarcity at the village to the Chandel battalion and requested for the help. The village is facing acute shortage of water and they are not aware about the best practices of rain water harvesting even though the village receives adequate rainfall.
The villagers were adequately briefed about the concept of rain water harvesting and how the scheme can be adopted to solve the water scarcity. In the end, the villagers praised the efforts of the troops of Assam Rifles in making them aware about the benefits of rain water harvesting and promise to support them in implementing the scheme. Assam Rifles always remain in the forefront to support the people from the remotest part of the country by various outreach programs.  

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