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Jal Shakti Ministry : Objective and Important features



Jal Shakti Ministry :Launch,Objective & Important Points

The Ministry of water resources ,river development & Ganga rejuvenation and Ministry of drinking water and sanitation merged together and

Formed the Jal Jeevan Ministry in May 2019.The Ministry was establish to reduce water scarcity from India.After the announcement of Jal Shakti

Ministry,Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat announced the commencement of the Jal Shakti Abhiyaan 1st July 2019 which continued till 15 September 2019.

The Jal Shakti Abhiyaan was launched for the conservation of water for Blocks and Districts.

Objective of Jal Shakti Ministry

It focuses on the international & interstate water disputes cleaning of Ganga ,its tributaries and sub-tributaries & also proving clean drinking water.

Some important initiatives were taken care of by Jal Shakti Ministry

*Jal Jeevan Mission

*Jal Shakti Mission

*National aquifer Mapping Programme

*PM Krishi Sinchayee Yojana

*Atal Bhujal Yojana

*Namami Gange Programme

Some othe Key points

It mainly focuses upon the conservation of water in 1592 water stressed blocks in 256 districts.Its five important water conservation interventions are:-

*Rainwater harvesting

*Watershed development

*Renovation of traditional & other water bodies/tanks

*Intensive afforestation

*Reverse bare well recharge structures

And the union government has announced on March 2021,that it would launch "Jal Shakti Abhiyaan 2" from

April 2021 and it will target to provide tapped drinking water to every household by 2021.


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