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Upload details with photographs of govt's water conservation work: Gujarat CM told

Ahmedabad-based environmental NGO Paryavaran Mitra has demanded that the Gujarat government should go transparent regarding chief minister Vijay Rupani's statement that between May 1 and June 12, 2018, a capacity of 12,000 lakh square feet of water conservation facilities were added in the state.
In a letter to Rupani, the NGO's director, Mahesh Pandya, said that the state government should also go public regarding which are the 32 rivers which he claimed were revived, which were the 13,000 new ponds were created, and the 5,000 km long canals cleaned up.
Insisting that details about this should be put up on a government website that people could come to know about the "excellent" work the state government says it has been doing for water conservation, Pandya reminded Rupani that he had also claimed, a whopping 82 lakh mandays employment was given to 2.62 lakh citizens for all these works.
"The details should be uploaded on a government website along with photographs", he demanded, adding, the state government should update its website every week regarding the work it has been doing in this direction.
Also reminding Rupani that on May 6, 2019, he had announced that Gujarat's cities' and towns' municipalities would be utilising 75% of their treated sewage for industrial use, to maintain public gardens, and to irrigate fields.
The state government upload on its website details of the sewage treatment plants in Gujarat's cities and towns, including their numbers, how much water is being treated, and to whom the water is being supplied, Pandya said, adding, the Gujarat Pollution Control Board the Water Infrastructure Board should monitor the treated water and its quality, and make public the results.

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