The steps for the development were kick-started as part of the celebration of the 37th foundation day of NABARD.
Speaking on the occasion, Minister of Water Resources Mathew P Thomas sought the help of NABARD and other stakeholders for implementing its 'Haritha Kerala' programme for conserving water, increasing agricultural production and maintaining a clean environment through waste management.
The Minister lauded the efforts of NABARD and Malayala Manorama, a media house, in joining hands for the water campaign programme.
Earlier, Minister of Local Administration K T Jaleel, who inaugurated the State-level evaluation committee programme, stressed the need for more measures for water conservation and recharging of water bodies in the State.
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