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The Ministry of Jal Shakti has launched the Sanchay Jal, Behtar Kal campaign for rainwater harvesting and water conservation. Features of the Campaign It is a time-bound, mission-mode campaign on 1,592 “water-stressed” blocks in 257 districts. The campaign would be rolled out in 1,592 blocks, identified as “water-stressed” as per the Central Ground Water Board’s ..
Topics: Appropriate technology • Aquifers • Natural environment • Nature • Rainwater harvesting • Swachh Bharat Mission • Water • Water conservation • Water supply • Water supply and sanitation in India
Karnataka has launched a major water conservation scheme titled ‘Jalamrutha’, which focusses on drought-proofing measures, including protection and rejuvenation of water bodies. The state the largest swathe of drought-prone land in the country next only to Rajasthan. ‘Jalamrutha’ will deploy scientific approaches to water budgeting, water harvesting and water conservation through the use of geospatial ..
Category: Government Schemes Current Affairs
Dr Bindeshwar Pathak, the founder of Sulabh International, has been honoured with the 2018 Nikkei Asia Prize in Japan for his contribution to Asia’s development. Pathak is among the three who have been conferred with the award. Others are Ma Jun (China) & Professor Nguyen Thanh Liem (Vietnam). Nikkei Inc., one of the largest media ..
Topics: Appropriate technology • Bindeshwar Pathak • Composting toilet • Nikkei Asia Prize • Pathak • Public health • Sewerage • Sulabh International • Toilets • Waste management • Water supply and sanitation in India
Project Jal Sanchay’ is a water conservation model which is successfully adopted in Nalanda district of south-central Bihar. Under the project, check dams were created and traditional Aahar-Pyne irrigation system and traditional water bodies were desilted and renovated to create awareness about rainwater harvesting. In it, the traditional water conservation system was used in water ..
Topics: Appropriate technology • Aquifers • Irrigation • Natural environment • Nature • Rainwater harvesting • Sustainable gardening • Water • Water conservation • Water resource management • Water supply
The Planning Commission approved the Delhi Government’s move to engage with private entities in supply of water in several areas of the city similar to power sector. The private entities would rationalize the water distribution network and ensure consumers 24×7 supply of water. The private sector would be engaged in water distribution, management and maintenance ..