The Haryana Government has decided to develop 50 new lakes to conserve rain water in the state. This was stated by the Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar while interacting with media persons after addressing a public meeting at Gohana in Sonepat district, on Sunday.
He said that 50 sites would be selected where rainwater usually collects, and lakes would be developed at these sites.
This would help recharge the groundwater table, and the water would be used for irrigation purposes. Old and dried up water sources and ponds would also be restored, he said. Khattar announced a slew of projects for Gohana.
He said that while only 10,000 government jobs were generated every year, the number of job-seeking youths was much larger.
Therefore, industrialists have been asked to set up skill development centres to generate employment opportunities.