Commissioner Visits Historic Pond At CSA, Calls For Speedy Rejuvenation
Kanpur, May 11 (TNA) With water conservation through restoration and rejuvenation of the water bodies in both urban and rural areas being the priority of the state government in the Amrit Mahotsava year, district administrations across Uttar Pradesh are at work. Government of Uttar Pradesh has issued a GO to identify list 75 large ponds which are to be restored and rejuvenated.
On Wednesday, Kanpur divisional Commissioner Raj Shekhar visited one historic pond situated in CSA university campus.
This pond is historic because during the Infamous Agra Femine, this pond used to give employment to people to earn their bread and butter.
This water body however, since many decades is lying parched and dry. This is largely because most of the water sources and inlets have been blocked by wreckless construction work and buildings. Nagar nigam is doing some restoration work but it’s incomplete so far.
The commissioner asked VC CSA to study and to report on priority regarding how this pond can be rejuvenated by ensuing the sufficient water flow in this during rainy season. Commissioner also asked Nagar Ayukt to take up pending works like walking path, sitting areas, plantation etc on this pond once the water source is identified and water starts reaching this site.