Water supply: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

‘Suranga Bawadi’ enters World Monument Watch list

Published: November 12, 2019

Suranga Bawadi, an integral part of the ancient Karez system of supplying water through subterranean tunnels built during Adil Shahi era in Vijayapura, is now set to get funding for restoration. A New York-based non-governmental organisation has included it in the World Monument Watch list for 2020 along with 24 other monuments from across the ..


1000 Springs Initiative

Published: March 1, 2020

The union ministry of tribal affairs launched the ‘1000 Springs Initiative’ to ensure water supply for tribal people, at a program in Odisha. Springs: Spring is a component of the hydrosphere. It is a natural source of water used mainly in the mountainous regions. A spring is an outlet from aquifer (groundwater source) to the ..


Arunachal Pradesh to provide 100% tap water connections to all its households by 2023

Published: August 22, 2020

The Government of North Eastern state Arunachal Pradesh has set a target to provide tap water connections to each and every household in the State by 2023 under Union Government’s flagship program Jal Jeevan Mission. What is Jal Jeevan Mission? Jal Jeevan Mission is a scheme under the Ministry of Jal Shakti which aims at ..




BEL launches Atmospheric Water Generator at Aero India 2019

Published: February 22, 2019

At Aero India show 2019, Navratna Defence PSU Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) has launched its new product “Atmospheric Water Generator (AWG)” to meet the ever-increasing need for drinking water worldwide. The AWG employs a novel technology to extract water from the humidity present in the atmosphere and purify it. It uses heat exchange for condensing ..


Draft National Water Policy (2012) Released for Comments

Published: February 1, 2012

In pursuance of the strategies identified in National Water Mission Document as well as deliberations in National Water Board, Ministry of Water Resources had initiated the process of reviewing the National Water Policy, 2002. Accordingly, the Drafting Committee on National Water Policy has evolved the draft policy after taking into consideration recommendations of various stake ..