Srinagar, Oct 25 The Jammu and Kashmir government has decided to introduce an Act related to conservation of water in the state to arrest the fast depletion of the natural resource.
“There was no use of the Act earlier as water was available in abudance but now we have decided to introduce water conservation Act in the coming session of the assembly to supplement efforts for water harvesting”, minister for public health engineering (PHE), irrigation and flood control Taj Mohiuddin told PTI.
Taj said the government has also decided to instal meters in residential and commercial areas of Srinagar and Jammu to avoid misuse of water.
“We have received data from almost all the desired places and a detailed report will be submitted to the government to create a new system for better usage of weater resources, he said.
He also hinted at revision of tariff.