Minister stresses scientific management of rain water in Mizoram

Mizoram Agriculture Minister R Lalzirliana today emphasised the need for scientific management of rainwater in the state for sustainable development and prevention of natural disasters.

PTI| Last Updated: Jun 25, 2014, 19:28 PM IST

Aizawl: Mizoram Agriculture Minister R Lalzirliana today emphasised the need for scientific management of rainwater in the state for sustainable development and prevention of natural disasters.

Inaugurating the two-day Regional Conference on Integrated Land and Water Resource Management in Hilly Areas held at Aizawl, Lalzirliana said that Mizoram has 2,200 cm annual rainfall, but 90 per cent of the rainfall was wasted due to lack of scientific management of rainwater.
"Blessing in rainwater becomes a curse due to wastage and lack of management causing disasters and efforts should be seriously made for maximum utilisation of the rainwater," he said.

The conference was attended by representatives from north eastern states and also senior officials of the North East Region Integrated Water and Land Management (NERIWALM).