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Sanchay Jal, Behtar Kal Campaign

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 ..

Karnataka government launchs a major water conservation scheme “Jalamrutha”

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 ..

Bindeshwar Pathak honoured with 2018 Nikkei Asia Prize in Japan

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 ..

Project Jal Sanchay

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 ..

Planning Commission approves privatization of water distribution in Delhi

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 ..

Rainwater Harvesting Plans of Delhi Metro

Delhi Metro has planed to have rainwater harvesting system in every station in the third phase. As per the plans, around 80 Metro stations in the capital will have rainwater harvesting system, the number to grow up later. The objective is to decrease its carbon footprint and to conserve groundwater. How water will be stored? ..

Integrated Low Cost Sanitation (ILCS) Scheme

What this Scheme is About? The “Integrated Low Cost Sanitation” Scheme aims at conversion of individual dry latrine into pour flush latrine thereby liberating manual scavengers from the age old, obnoxious practice of manually carrying night soil. History: ILCS scheme was initially started in 1980-81 through the Ministry of Home Affairs and later through Ministry ..