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Jal Shakti Abhiyan: Monsoon steps begun

The Jal Shakti Abhiyan has taken all measures to boost the rural economy and combat present health crisis created by COVID-19. Also, the scheme is to use large availability of rural labour forces (due to lock down). Highlights The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) had recently announced that the monsoon rains in the country are to ..

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Bihar starts Geo-mapping Water Bodies

The Bihar state government has started geo-mapping its water bodies by an exercise called ‘jalkaro’. It is to be carried out by Bihar Remote Sensing Application Centre. Geo-mapping Geo-mapping is the process of using GPS (Global Positioning System) to survey the land and sub-surface features to get a detailed view of the area. This is ..

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Facts Box: World Cities Summit

The World Cities Summit was recently postponed due to the threat of Corona Virus. The summit that is to be held in Singapore has been postponed to June 20, 2021. The Summit is an international conference that brings together policy makers to identify innovative solutions to cities that are facing challenges. This year the summit ..

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Katta and Madaka

With the increasing use of bore well and pump sets, traditional water conservation methods like katta and madaka are disappearing. What is a katta method of water conservation? Katta is a traditional method of water conservation used in parts of Kerala and Karnataka. These are structures built across rivulets and streams. It is a series ..

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Report on Central and State Water Departments based on Efficiency Targets: Gujarat leads

The Ministry of Jal Shakti recently launched rankings of Central and state governmental water departments based on their efficiency targets. According to the report, Gujarat topped the ranking and Delhi was pushed to the last. Highlights Among the seven central government departments, Survey of India topped the list followed by National Institute of Hydrology and ..

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