Union Water Resources Ministry implementing its flagship programme Jal Kranti Abhiyan


The Union Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Ministry is implementing its flagship programme Jal Kranti Abhiyan. The purpose is to create awareness among common people about the conservation of water. In Himachal Pradesh also several steps are being taken by monitoring agency, the Central Water Commission under this programme.

AIR correspondent reports, under this flagship programme Jal Kranti Abhiyan, 24 village Panchayat committees have been formed in this hill state by the Central water Commission. These are the Panchayats which have shortage of water during past few years. The Commission has appointed Jal Mitra and Neer Nari as his representative in these Panchayat. They would be aware about the importance of water conservation and then these representatives would further bring the mass awareness in their respective Panchayat.

Jal Kranti Abhiyan:

Union minister for water resources Uma Bharti launched a Jal Kranti Abhiyan aimed at turning one water stressed village in each district of the country into a water surplus village. On the occasion Bharti assured Rajasthan for full support of the Centre in solving its water problems. Under the campaign a village with acute water scarcity will be selected as ‘Jal Gram’ on a pilot project. For the identified village a comprehensive integrated development plan will be framed and several water conservation activities will be launched.

Extra info:
  • The purpose is to create awareness among common people about the conservation of water.
  • In Himachal Pradesh also several steps are being taken by monitoring agency, the Central Water Commission under this programme.
  • Union Water Resources Minister – Uma Bharti
  • The Commission has appointed Jal Mitra and Neer Nari as his representative in these Panchayat

So lets do:
  • Who is the Union Water Resources Minister of India?
  • Union minister for water resources Uma Bharti launched a __________ aimed at turning one water stressed village.

Source – The Times Of India

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