30 June 2019

What is Jal Shakti Abhiyan? Its Concept and Key Features?

Concept and Key Features

ØJal Shakti Abhiyan to focus on rainwater harvesting
ØConservation efforts in 255 water-stressed districts from July.
ØWater is a State issue though.
ØThe campaign would be coordinated by 255 central IAS officers.
ØTo follow the model of last year’s Gram Swaraj Abhiyan.
ØFrom July 1 to September 15 in States receiving rainfall during the SW monsoon,
ØFrom October 1 to November 30 where rain comes from NE monsoon.
ØOverall, 313 blocks with critical groundwater levels would be covered
Ø 1,186 blocks with over-exploited groundwater
Ø94 blocks with low groundwater availability.

Detailed Video

Action Plan

The Jal Shakti Abhiyan would aim to accelerate water harvesting.
Conservation and borewell recharge activities.
The Integrated Watershed Management Programme of the Rural Development Ministry.
Existing water body restoration and afforestation schemes.
Progress would be monitored in real time through mobile applications.
Online monitoring through dashboard on www.indiawater.gov.in
Block and district-level water conservation plans would be drafted.
Kisan Vigyan Kendras would hold melas to promote better crop choices and efficient water use for irrigation.
A major communications campaign on TV, radio, print, local and social media .
Teams led by 255 Joint Secretary and Additional Secretary-rank officers and 550 Deputy Secretary-level
At least three trips of three days each to cover their allocated districts and blocks.
State- and district-level officials would also join these teams on the ground.
NGOs and other self help groups will also join this action plan.

Detailed Powerpoint Presentation

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