Maps of houses without rainwater harvesting facility should not be passed in Uttar Pradesh: CM Yogi Adityanath

Yogi Adityanath made the observation after expressing concerns over the depleting groundwater level in the state

The clearance for construction of houses in Uttar Pradesh will be given only after there is a provision of rainwater harvesting facility in the map. While going through presentations of the Urban Development Department, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, stressed on the need of provisions to pass a map of a house only if it has the rainwater harvesting facility mentioned.

The CM made the observation after expressing concerns over the depleting groundwater level. He also said that the intention of his government is to ensure that people do not have to face shortage of drinking water in the state.

He has directed the UP Jal Nigam officials to take efficient steps to ensure that benefits of various government schemes reach the needy.

In a meeting that went till late in the night, Adityanath asked the officials to ensure that drinking water is available at all places. He also stated that if there is a need, handpumps should be bored again.

The CM ordered the officials to link Mathura and Vrindawan under the Agra Water Supply Scheme (Agra Jal Sampurti Yojana), and said that the scheme must be completed by March 2018. He also emphasised on e-tendering, and said that the cities must be made clean and roads there be made pot-hole free in the next 100 days.

Pondering over the state of stray animals, he said that they should be removed from the streets and the model of Kanha Upwan (the Lucknow-based animal shelter), must be replicated in other parts of the state.

On the smart city issue, he asked officials to gather information about it and work on the relevant parameters, while ensuring speedy completion of projects under it.

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