Rainwater harvesting: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Jal Jeevan Mission

Published: August 19, 2019

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his independence day speech announced that more than Rs 3.5 lakh crore will be spent in the coming years under the Jal Jeevan Mission to bring piped water to households. Access to Clean and Safe Water Over the years, the central and state governments have been making efforts to increase ..


Jal Shakti Abhiyan

Published: June 27, 2019

The Ministry of Jal Shakti of Central government is set to initiate the Jal Shakti Abhiyan to ramp up rainwater harvesting and conservation efforts in 255 water-stressed districts from July 1. About the Campaign The campaign aims to accelerate water harvesting, conservation and borewell recharge activities already being carried out under the Mahatma Gandhi National ..



Jal Shakti Abhiyan campaign launched by Central Government

Published: July 3, 2019

Union Jal Shakti Minister Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat has recently launched the Jal Shakti Abhiyan – a campaign for water conservation and water security, with an emphasis on 1592 stressed blocks in 256 districts. The campaign will run through citizen participation during the monsoon season, from 1st July, 2019 to 15th September, 2019. The focus ..


Karnataka government launchs a major water conservation scheme “Jalamrutha”

Published: March 1, 2019

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 ..



Monsoon 2019 : Mumbai reels under Rains

Published: July 1, 2019

Though a bit late, the Southwest Monsoon has reached Mumbai and parts of Gujarat. The city of Mumbai has been reeling with several major traffic jams and waterlogging after receiving a heavy bout of rainfall. The rain has, however, brought relief to the prevailing dry and parched climate in the city. Monsoons in India Most ..