(d) Water Resources Development

Following works are being carried out to boost water supply: -

                        1.         Construction of small ponds

                                    Digging and renovation of small ponds in villages of 12 districts to supply water for trees, people and animals;

                        2.         Utilization of underground water

                                    Sinking of tube-wells to supply water for nurseries, plantations and community use;

                        3.         Construction of check dams

                                    Check dams are constructed to reduce run-off and erosion, to improve soil and water quality and to increase underground water storage in dry zone area;

                        4.         Construction of rain-water collection tanks

                                    Rain-water collection tanks are constructed in public places such as village schools, to collect the scarce rain water efficiently and utilize effectively.