IRTC hosted the water conservation program Jalasamrakshana Yajnam of NABARD was held on 24th July 2017 at the Jubilee Campus auditorium of IRTC. NABARD Deputy General Manager Mr. Shaji Sacaria inaugurated the program. IRTC Director Dr. N. K. Sasidharan Pillai presided the program and Palakkad District Manager Mr. Ramesh Venugopal delivered a keynote address on the topic agricultural methods and water management in Palakkad.
Under this program, there are 360 selected wards in different GPs in Palakkad which are involved in water conservation programme. Volunteers of Jalasamrakshana Yajnam make efforts to reform natural water sources in their wards. Volunteers are selected from among farmers, MGNREGS workers, watershed committees, Kudumbashree activists, students, LSGD officials and peoples’ representatives, etc.