Financial Commissioner Revenue, Pawan Kotwal Tuesday launched 1st census of water bodies of J&K during a function here.
The census will capture information on important parameters of water bodies like their number, size, condition, type of use and storage capacity irrespective of their use both in rural and urban areas so that a sound data base could be worked out for effective planning and policy formation.
Kotwal while highlighting the importance of the census informed that several development departments will be immensely benefitted. Meanwhile, mobile phones required for capturing the online data of water bodies were also distributed among the Tehsildars.
The census is being conducted along with 6th Minor Irrigation Census. Besides, filling of water body schedules by the field functionaries, the provision for capturing photographs along with its latitude and longitude is also kept in this census.