Khajuraho National Water Convention
The convention for drought free India took place on 2-3rd December 2017 at the Mela ground (fairground) in Khajuraho. Around five thousand residents from Bundelkhand’s villages and representatives from various civil society organizations as well as activists and subject specialists took part in the event and shared their views.
The event was inaugurated by the state’s Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chauhan, who announced that all the water bodies in Madhya Pradesh will be identified and demarcated, one of the key demands of the Jal Jan Jodo campaign. He also requested the civil society organizations to provide support in making Madhya Pradesh water sufficient by identifying places for new ponds and by reviving old ponds. The Chief Minister asked the officials to complete all the work related to ponds by 15th June 2018