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Ministry of Jal Shakti

Awareness for Water Conservation


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05 AUG 2021 5:28PM by PIB Delhi

The focused interventions for Jal Shakti Abhiyan: Catch the Rain (JSA:CTR) campaign,  which primarily deals with supply side management, includes water conservation & rainwater harvesting; renovation of traditional and other water bodies/ tanks; watershed development; intensive afforestation and awareness generation.   As a part of the campaign, KrishiVigyanKendras (KVKs) of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) are also conducting activities like training programs, distribution of seed packets and saplings, awareness programs for farmers.The details of awareness generation programs/ KVK melas State-wise is available  at Annexure-I and for Rajasthan district-wise is available at Annexure-II.  

 

                 Government has been implementing various measures from time to time for water conservation sensitisation at district and state level with critical and over-exploited levels of groundwater through mass awareness programmes (Trainings, Seminars, Workshops, Exhibitions,Trade Fares and Painting Competitions etc.)  under the information, Education & Communication (IEC) Scheme of DoWR, RD & GR in various parts of the Country.   Public Interaction Programs are being organised at grass root level for disseminating the tenets under National Aquifer Mapping and Management (NAQUIM) Programme for the benefit  of  the  stakeholders including farmers.  So far, 745 such Programs have been conducted in different

 

                 parts of the country including over exploited and Critical ground water areas in which nearly 64,000 people including farmers have been sensitized on various aspects of water conservation and ground water management.  In addition, Ministry of Jal Shakti implemented “Jal Shakti Abhiyan” in 2019 in 1592 blocks of 256 water-stressed districts of the country under which awareness generation activities on water conservation were undertaken.   “SahiFasal” campaign, launched by Ministry of Jal Shakti focusing on critical and over-exploited areas was a demand side intervention,  to nudge farmers in the water stressed areas to grow crops which are not water intensive, but use water very efficiently; and are economically remunerative; healthy and nutritious; environmentally friendly and suited to the agro-climatic-hydro characteristics of the area.   Under this campaign, workshops were organised in Amritsar, Aurangabad and Kurukshetra in which large number of farmers participated.   AtalBhujalYojana (ABHY), a Rs.6000 crore scheme with World Bank funding, for sustainable management of ground water with community participation is being taken up in the identified over-exploited and water stressed areas fall in the States of Gujarat, Haryana, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.

 

                 The details of progress of works of water conservation and rainwater harvesting structures completed under the Jal Shakti Abhiyan: Catch the Rain campaign upto 02.08.2021 state-wise, as uploaded on JSA:CTR Portal (jsactr:mowr.gov.in) by the stakeholder Central Ministries/Departments in respect of their Key Performance Indicators, is available at  Annexure-III and district-wise details of Rajasthan is available at Annexure-IV. State Governments have also been request to upload the information regarding works undertaken by them with state and local funds under JSA:CTR campaign.

 

 This information was given by the Minister of State for Jal Shakti and Food Processing Industries, ShriPrahlad Singh Patel in a written reply in the LokSabha today.

 

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Annexure-I

 

 

Details of State-wise Awareness Programmes and KrishiVigyan Kendra Melasorganised

under Jal Shakti Abhiyan: Catch the Rain campaign

as on 03.08.2021

 

S.No.

State

Awareness Programs/ KisanMelas by KVKs

 

 

Number

Participants

1

ANDAMAN AND NICOBAR ISLANDS

14

91

2

ANDHRA PRADESH

141

6767

3

ARUNACHAL PRADESH

99

2414

4

ASSAM

136

4325

5

BIHAR

80

2592

6

CHHATTISGARH

252

13939

7

DELHI

1

30

8

GOA

17

513

9

GUJARAT

321

15081

10

HARYANA

57

2964

11

HIMACHAL PRADESH

41

1064

12

JAMMU AND KASHMIR

15

258

13

JHARKHAND

54

1500

14

KARNATAKA

30

13340

15

KERALA

4

351

16

LADAKH

22

47

17

MADHYA PRADESH

454

25586

18

MAHARASHTRA

497

14051

19

MANIPUR

52

1246

20

MEGHALAYA

40

875

21

MIZORAM

55

2318

22

NAGALAND

60

1526

23

ODISHA

19

854

24

PUDUCHERRY

3

34

25

PUNJAB

167

3777

26

RAJASTHAN

101

12046

27

SIKKIM

9

232

28

TAMIL NADU

210

11132

29

TELANGANA

62

1927

30

TRIPURA

23

796

31

UTTAR PRADESH

265

69488

32

UTTARAKHAND

48

1346

33

WEST BENGAL

59

1875

Total

3408

214385

 

 

 

 

 

 

              Source: jsactr.mowr.gov.in                               

Annexure-II

 

 Details of Awareness Programmes and KrishiVigyan Kendra Melasorganised district-wise in Rajasthan

under Jal Shakti Abhiyan: Catch the Rain campaign

as on 03.08.2021

 

S.No.

District

Awareness Programs/ KisanMelas by KVKs

 

 

Number

Participants

1

AJMER

5

56

2

ALWAR

1

26

3

BARAN

1

43

4

BARMER

2

56

5

CHITTORGARH

1

27

6

CHURU

4

1248

7

DAUSA

25

6446

8

DHOLPUR

2

70

9

DUNGARPUR

2

104

10

GANGANAGAR

2

23

11

HANUMANGARH

5

282

12

JAISALMER

12

808

13

JHALAWAR

13

1571

14

JHUNJHUNU

1

86

15

JODHPUR

2

103

16

KARAULI

6

310

17

KOTA

1

66

18

PRATAPGARH

2

118

19

RAJSAMAND

1

21

20

SAWAI MADHOPUR

1

54

21

SIROHI

2

64

22

TONK

10

464

Total

101

12046

             

   Source:  jsactr.mowr.gov.in

 

Annexure-III

State-wise details of water conservation and rain water harvesting structures completed

under Jal Shakti Abhiyan: Catch the Rain

 As on 02.08.2021

S.No.

State

Water Conservation and Rain Water Harvesting

1

ANDHRA PRADESH

44497

2

ARUNACHAL PRADESH

25

3

ASSAM

3288

4

BIHAR

15710

5

CHANDIGARH

4

6

CHHATTISGARH

26807

7

GUJARAT

2060

8

HARYANA

2277

9

HIMACHAL PRADESH

3982

10

JAMMU AND KASHMIR

10153

11

JHARKHAND

23065

12

KARNATAKA

33426

13

KERALA

17355

14

LADAKH

253

15

LAKSHADWEEP

24

16

MADHYA PRADESH

42341

17

MAHARASHTRA

1467

18

MANIPUR

546

19

MEGHALAYA

297

20

MIZORAM

2219

21

NAGALAND

45

22

ODISHA

6151

23

PUNJAB

296

24

RAJASTHAN

17066

25

SIKKIM

7669

26

TAMIL NADU

120703

27

TELANGANA

105353

28

TRIPURA

7944

29

UTTAR PRADESH

20789

30

UTTARAKHAND

3503

31

WEST BENGAL

41083

Total

 

560398

Source: jsactr.mowr.gov.in

 

Annexure-IV

District-wise details of water conservation and rain water harvesting structures completed in Rajasthan

under Jal Shakti Abhiyan: Catch the Rain

 as on 02.08.2021

No.

District Name

Water Conservation and Rain Water Harvesting

1

AJMER

417

2

ALWAR

285

3

BANSWARA

312

4

BARAN

132

5

BARMER

7749

6

BHARATPUR

52

7

BHILWARA

363

8

BIKANER

286

9

BUNDI

61

10

CHITTORGARH

61

11

CHURU

439

12

DAUSA

48

13

DHOLPUR

7

14

DUNGARPUR

320

15

GANGANAGAR

279

16

HANUMANGARH

291

17

JAIPUR

135

18

JAISALMER

461

19

JALORE

172

20

JHALAWAR

492

21

JHUNJHUNU

29

22

JODHPUR

802

23

KARAULI

120

24

KOTA

115

25

NAGAUR

1682

26

PALI

468

27

PRATAPGARH

268

28

RAJSAMAND

142

29

SAWAI MADHOPUR

440

30

SIKAR

203

31

SIROHI

61

32

TONK

158

33

UDAIPUR

216

Total

17066

             Source: jsactr.mowr.gov.in

 

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