: A special training programme on water security was organised for panchayat body representatives here recently.

Forms of water harvesting, prevention of rainwater run-off, maintainance of green cover as the mandates of panchayats towards ensuring water security against an increasing population was driven home in the training session, conducted under the aegis of the TWAD Board.

The programme entailed training on methods of replenishing ground water aquifers, protection of traditional water sources, and transfer of such knowledge through panchayat representatives.

Also, panchayat body representatives were taught the basics of public health and sanitation, and primacy of cleanliness in water, and collection of water samples for testing.