Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, whose second term in power completes one year on Monday, asserted that conservation of water and creating awakening about optimum utilization of water were prominently on his agenda.

Addressing the newly-elected Chairmen and Vice-Chairmen of Zila Parishads, Municipalities and Block Samitis at his residence here on Sunday, he reiterated that the mantra was “further accelerating the pace of overall development.''

Grave problem

While seeking their cooperation in generating awareness about optimum use of water, he said he had seen water taps running unattended thus wasting precious water. The scarcity of water could be a grave problem for the future generations, he cautioned.

Talking about his previous tenure, he said the emphasis had been on increasing the power generation capacity of the State.

While asserting that their “victory'' had strengthened the Congress, he exhorted them to act as a link between the Government and the public so that the grievances could be redressed promptly.

Claiming that the State had made significant progress in all spheres of development in the last five years, he said “encouraging results are now visible''.