Kolkata, July 12 -- A few weeks back, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had declared that today, that is, July 12 would be celebrated every year in Bengal as 'Save Water Day'.

The celebration is meant to raise awareness about water conservation.

The chief minister will participate in an awareness walk, beginning from Jorasanko at 3 pm and continuing till the statue of Mahatma Gandhi on Mayo Road.

It may be mentioned in this context that the government has been successfully implementing the water conservation scheme, 'Jal Dharo Jal Bharo' over the last eight years, under which tanks, ponds, reservoirs and canals are constructed.

The state government is soon going to start a new scheme called 'Barsha Shakti', the name being given by Banerj...