The Public Health Engineering (PHE) Department launched the ‘Water Guardians: Strengthening Sustainable Communities’ campaign, an initiative under the Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) that aims to identify and recognise villages in Meghalaya that have adopted unique practices or made exemplary efforts towards water conservation and sustainability within their community.
PHE Minister Marcuise N Marak launched the campaign in the presence of the PHE Commissioner and Secretary Syed Md A Razi, who is also the Mission Director of JJM Meghalaya, PHE Chief Engineer BM Lyndem and other officials.
The minister emphasised the need for concerted efforts towards sustainable water management and to do everything we can to conserve water and make sure that our water sources are sustainable. He further added that the campaign is a step in the right direction as it arises from several critical factors that underscores the importance of water conservation and sustainability in the state. Marak also urged people to work together towards giving Meghalaya a water-secure future.
The campaign aims to honour the spirit of innovation, community engagement and enduring commitment that village communities have displayed in safeguarding their water resources.
The JJM extends an invitation to both individuals and communities to become part of this movement aimed at forging a sustainable future. Together, the mission aspires to commemorate the often-overlooked ‘water guardians’ who are effecting transformative changes within communities through their unwavering commitment to water conservation endeavours.