The Water Conservation Mission envisions to renovate the existing water surfaces ensuring pure and clean water in the local areas and to introduce a new culture for water consumption. This would facilitate an excellent water supply system for drinking and irrigation. In the first phase, the ponds, canals and streams across the State will be cleaned up, protected and conserved.
The rivers, lakes and other water sources will be cleaned up and protected. In the second phase, People’s partake will be ensured for these programmes. Voluntary organizations, students, youth association and other discerning individuals will be invited to participate in these campaigns thereby to revive the natural water sources will be revived and revitalized.
- Augmenting the water resources and productivity by way of integrated watershed management programmes for water conservation.
- To introduce a new culture for water conservation, distribution and consumption among the people.
- Ensuring water abundance and protection of the environment for the future generation.
- Making renovations in the existing water structures. So as to retain them with clean and hygienic water. Their sustainability and distribution shall be made in a judicious way.
- The new approach towards augmenting the drinking water systems in the local areas is by way of renovating the existing water sources and ensuring the availability of clean and hygienic water. In the first phase, ponds, canals, streams will be desilted, cleaned up and renovated in certain cases. They will be protected and preserved. Rivers, lakes and other water bodies will be protected in the second phase. The district wise data for revitalizing the rivers, ponds, canals and streams will be prepared and made available.
- The people of Kerala are dominantly dependent on underground water. Arrangements will be made for distillation and to expunge impurities from ponds and to recharge the water table through rainwater harvesting.
- The stagnant water bodies caused as the byproduct of human activities like mining, quarries and so on will be purified and preserved for utilization.
- Considering the topography of earth and the peculiarity of the landscapes, appropriate technology for water conservation will be adopted. In the hilly terrains where the flow of water is fast and the land is sloppy, small water harvesting boundaries will be constructed, enabling the clogged water to penetrate into the soil.
- Proper and scientific locally adoptive water conservation measures assure water security. Steps will be taken to minimize the wastage of fresh water at the domestic level and regulating the supply of fresh water to the industries and other commercial establishments. Frequent checking in this regard is will also be done. Water budgeting and water auditing will be undertaken. Recycling of wastewater for reusing will be adopted wherever possible.
- Appropriate action will be initiated for ascertaining water availability. Water conservation, the utility of land, preserving biodiversity on the basis of the topography of the earth and the constitution of the terrain such as hillocks, slopes, valleys, depths of the soil, nature of the soil, soil erosion etc will be considered in a scientific way.
- Centrally sponsored schemes such as Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Scheme will be effectively synchronized with the projects of the local self-governing for the conservation of water.