Springshed project to cover 100 villages in Nagaland

Springshed project to cover 100 villages in Nagaland
Officials and other participants during the launching of Multi-stakeholder Project on Springshed Development for Water Security in 100 villages in Nagaland held on July 11.

 

Kohima, July 11 (MExN): A Multi-stakeholder Project on Springshed Development for Water Security in 100 villages in Nagaland was launched on July 11. The project was officially launched during a programme organized by NEIDA at SIRD conference hall in Kohima.

 

A press release stated here that Nepuso Theluo, Secretary and Imlimeren Jamir, Director, Rural Department; Hoto Yeptho, Director, Land Resource Department and Officers from both the departments attended the programme. Debashish Sen, Director PSI, Sentimongla Kechuchar, NEIDA and Hongkin, ECS along with team members were present at the launching programme.

 

Nagaland depends on spring water to supply most of its drinking water requirement as well as for agricultural use. However, due to human activities springs have been drying up making water availability, especially during the winter months a major concern. A consortium comprising of the Government of Nagaland – Department of Rural Development and Department of Land Resources; Tata Trusts, Arghyam, Advanced Centre for Water Resources Development and Management (ACWADAM), People’s Science Institute (PSI), and the North East Initiative Development Agency (NEIDA) & Eleutheros Christian Society (ECS) has agreed to work together under a three years project to provide water security by adopting scientific approach of springshed management in 100 villages in rural Nagaland.

 

An Agreement of Association was signed between the partners in October 2017.