Ranchi: In a bid to meet the scarcity of water in the state capital, the Jharkhand government is planning to make water harvesting mandatory in all the households.

After the monsoon, the state government will start massive campaign to earmark houses where water harvesting system can be started.

Deputy Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Thursday said, “Citizens are not serious about water harvesting. Be it government building or private residence, water harvesting arrangements will be made compulsory to solve existing water woes.”

Claiming that by 2017 people across the state will get supply of potable water, Soren who also holds the Drinking water and Sanitation portfolio said that department has already started to complete the large scale water projects. 

“Under 12th Five Year Plan every household will get supply of pure drinking water,” said Soren.
“In rural areas, 80 percent of borewell work has been completed in every Panchayat. The leftover work will be completed soon,” he added.

The minister apprised about Rs 150 crore multi village water scheme which has started in Sahibganj. The water scheme will ensure to provide drinking water in the Arsenic-affected area.