News:Government has decided to utilise the monsoon season to expand its Jal Shakti Abhiyan by giving priority to irrigation and water conservation works under MGNREGA.
Jal Shakti Abhiyan:
- Launched Year: 2019
- It is a time bound campaign with a mission mode approach intended to improve water availability including ground water conditions in the water stressed blocks of 256 districts in India
- Aim:To make water conservation and promotion of irrigation efficiency a jan andolan(public campaign) through asset creation and communication campaigns in rural India.
- Implementation: It is a collaborative effort of various Ministries of the Government of India and State Governments being coordinated by the Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation,Ministry of Jal Shakti.
- Intervention areas: a) Water conservation and rainwater harvesting b) Renovation of water bodies c) Renovation of bore well recharge structures d) Watershed development and e) intensive afforestation.