Narwa Development Program: Continuous improvement in groundwater level in the forest zones of Dhamtari district

Decrease in the incidents of wild animals coming out of forest zones to populated areas

Raipur ( | Water recharging is the biggest challenge in the current times of climate change and global warming. As a part of an initiative to conserve water sources and increase water levels, the Chhattisgarh Government is committed to the work of conserving water by undertaking the treatment of streams. The government, under the leadership of Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel, is undertaking the treatment of streams as a part of the Narwa program under the Suraji Gaon Yojana. More than 13 thousand streams in Chhattisgarh have been treated for water recharging and positive results have been obtained. Forest Minister Mr. Mohammad Akbar has said that the Narwa Development Program has been proven to be significant for forest areas as it is improving the groundwater level, irrigation area, and the state of biodiversity. It has also reduced the number of incidents of wild animals coming out of forests to populated areas.