Ministry of Jal Shakti: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

Earthquakes near Dams

The incidence of seismic activity near dams and the government’s preparations to tackle them were recently discussed in the Lok Sabha. Reservoir-induced Seismicity It is a type of induced seismicity- a phenomenon of earthquake triggered by large dams. When the dams are constructed in a region, filling up of water increases the pressure on the ..

National Mission for Clean Ganga organised Ganga Amantran Abhiyan

National Mission for Clean Ganga which functions under the Department of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation-Ministry of Jal Shakti organised its flagship rafting and kayaking expedition programme called “Ganga Amantran Abhiyan”. The exploratory open-water rafting programme was organised from Devprayag (Uttarakhand) to Gangasagar (West Bengal). The programme which concluded recently allowed people to ..

Water Efficiency Report: Gujarat Topped

As a part of the mid-term review of the Central and the State government departments by the Jal Shakti Ministry, Gujarat has been ranked first in meeting the efficiency targets, to provide piped drinking water connection to every household in next 5 years. In 2018 ranking, Gujarat was ranked 7th, while Telangana topped the ranking. ..

First meeting of National Ganga Council

The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi chaired the first meeting of the National Ganga Council held in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh on Saturday, 14th December 2019. The National Council for Rejuvenation, Protection, and Management of River Ganga(referred to as National Ganga Council) was constituted on 7th October 2016 under the Environment Protection Act of 1986. ..

Jal Shakti Minister Shekhawat reviews Jal Jeevan Mission

Union Minister of Jal Shakti, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat has emphasized the urgency to start work on Jal Jeevan Mission as the first six months of the mission are critical for the success of the mission. He was speaking at the regional review of Jal Jeevan Mission at Hyderabad on 12 Nov. The regional review included ..

Ministry of Jal Shakti launchs month long exploratory open water rafting expedition “Ganga Aamantran Abhiyan”

The Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat has recently launched a unique initiative called ‘Ganga Amantran’ to connect with the stakeholders of the river. It is one-month-long pioneering exploratory open- water rafting and kayaking expedition on the Ganga river. The expedition has started at Devaprayag and will culminate at Ganga Sagar covering the entire ..

Japan partner country for 6th India Water Week (IWW-2019)

At Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi, President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated the 6th edition of ”India Water Week (IWW-2019)”, which is organised by Ministry of Jal Shakti with the theme of ”Water cooperation-coping with 21st-century challenge’ . Japan and European Union have been associated as partner countries for this mega event. Under this campaign, the ..

Mata Vaishno Devi shrine adjudged as India’s Best Swachh Iconic Place’

The famous Mata Vaishno Devi shrine in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) has been adjudged as the India’s ‘Best Swachh Iconic Place’ on the basis of the overall improvement in sanitation. The ranking of Swachh Iconic Places was recently released by the Union Ministry of Jal Shakti, Department of drinking water and sanitation. The initiatives of ..