Jal Shakti Abhiyan has been launched under the newly formed Jal Shakti Ministry. On 1st July 2019 Union Jal Shakti Minister, Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat has officially announced to start Jal Shakti Abhiyan for the conservation of Water. Under the Jal Shakti Abhiyan Central Government & State Government will do major efforts for doing water Conservation and rainwater harvesting. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is also inviting the citizen of the country to join the campaign.
India Jal Shakti Campaign Details
Central Government has started India Jal Shakti Program the same as swachh bharat abhiyan. Jal Shakti Water Saving and awareness program will be regulated in two Phases. The first phase will start from 1st July 2019 to 15 September 2019 and the second phase will begin from 1st October 2019 to 30th November 2019. In begin of Jal Shakti Abhiyan 1592, water-stressed blocks in 256 districts will be covered.
PM Jal Jeevan Mission
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched Jal Jeevan Mission on 15th August 2019. Under the Event, Central Government will bring piped water to households. Due to the water crisis in India Half of the country’s households do not have access to piped water. Under the Jal Jeevan Mission Modi Government will spend Rs 3.5 lakh crore in upcoming years. The Objective of Prime Jal Jeevan Mission Scheme is to provide potable water to each household.
Motive of Jal Shakti Abhiyan
The various awareness programs & method will be used in selected districts for retreating monsoons. It will be the joint adventure of State Government, Central Government & Citizens of India. State District administration will make District water conservation plans in water-stressed districts. In short, we can say that the Central Government wants to aware citizens about the importance of water. India Jal Shakti Campaign will surely save potable water for future generations.
What Government will do in Jal Shakti Campaign?
The government is planning to start Jan Andolan to aware of People. In Jal Shakti Campaign government will teach people to adopt Rain Water Harvesting renovation method, water for irrigation purposes, store rainwater in monsoon time and after that use this water for utility purposes. Various type of Water Saving Camp will be organized among school students, college students, swachhagrahis, Self Help Groups, Panchayati Raj Institution members, youth groups.
About Water Crisis in India (Niti Aayog Report)
Recently on 14th June 2019 Niti Aayog of India has released later report upon Water Crisis in India. In this report, they clearly mention that more than 50 percent of populations of Country are facing Major Water Scarcity in India. They clearly mentioned if we don’t take this issue seriously than 40% of Indians will have no access to drinking water by 2030. It will be more dangerous by 2050. There will be a 6% loss in the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by 2050. Till now we have used 61% percent of groundwater. Every day approximate 500 people die due to lack of drinking water.
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Highlights of Water Water Scarcity in India
- Due to Lack irrigation Water, a number farmer do suicide
- Approximate 70 percent population is using polluted water in daily uses.
- 84% of rural households lack access to the piped water supply.
- In the previous 10 years the 61% Groundwater decline.
Brief Summary of Jal Shakti Abhiyan
|Name of Event||Jal Shakti Campaign|
|Ministry||Jal Shakti Ministry|
|Mode of implementation||Phase wise Manner|
|Primarily Introduced by||PM Narendra Modi|
|Launched by||Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat|
|Start Date of Scheme||1st July 2019|
|Fund Provided by||Central Govt.|
|Motive||To Do Water Conservation Effort|
|Type of Event||Indian Govt. Scheme|
Silent Features of Jal Shakti Campaign
- This scheme will surely aware of citizens adopting Traditional and other water harvesting systems to save water.
- The government will make many watershed structures and intensive to conserve water.
- Pond, Lakes, Mud Dams and Reservoir also be constructed under the India Jal Shakti event.
- Indian Government will implement a Water Conservation Awareness program in two phases.
Method of Saving Water
The main target of the program is to inform people about the importance of water. Under the event government will focus upon following manners- Rain Water Harvesting, recycling of water, establishing major water treatment plant, making Water Recharging structure such as a dam, weir, reservoir, etc. these all aspects will surely increase the groundwater level and also boost the use of surface water.
How common citizens can save water in Jal Shakti Abhyan
There are following methods to prevent the wastage of water-
- Use less water when you go for a bath
- Turn off the water while brushing your teeth
- Fix up all the Pipe leaks
- Don’t spoil potable water for flushing
- Save rainwater in the reservoir in monsoon season
- Plant more trees
- Don’t waste water for washing vehicles
- Re-use greywater
- Use surface water instead of groundwater
- Aware your family and friends about the water crisis
Can you imagine life without water/Air?
The basic need for human survival is air, water, and food if one of them will end then the survival of humanity will become impossible. If we don’t focus upon the air, water quality now then in the future it will take danger form. According to the world’s water quality index, we stand in 120th place out of 122. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) global air pollution database released in Geneva, India has 14 out of the 15 most polluted cities in the world. Without these both things, how can we say that we are living in a safe atmosphere? It is too important to focus on the quality of water and air now. If we don’t take it seriously then it will be more dangerous for future life.
What Indian Government Doing for Water Conservation?
Recently Modi Government has formed a new special ministry (Jal Shakti Ministry) for conserving water. It’s really a big step in saving water for the future. Every year approximate 2 lakh people die due to lack of water. Nearly 600 million Indians are facing high to extreme water stress and it will be more dangerous by 2050. There will be a 6% loss in the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by 2050. In the upcoming budget, the central government will also release a sufficient fund for Water Conservation Purpose. States government is also working on saving water for the future by adopting various traditional and modern water conservation methods.
Water Crisis Of India
Niti Aayog has released its report upon Water Crisis In India in which they discussed the upcoming Water Scarcity in the country. Water Crisis In India is a big question for the country. If we will not aware of Water Crisis then it will become a major problem in our country. According to to the report of Niti Aayog till 2020 the groundwater of 21 major cities will drought. More than 70% water supply of India is polluted.you know in the world’s water quality index we stand in 120th place out of 122 it really too dangerous for us.
Water Scarcity of India
More 40% Population are facing major Water Crisis In India and 50% state has become a drought. Due to Lack of awareness, we are wasting excessive water in a large quantity and due to this Water Scarcity In India is taking very serious form. They clearly mentioned if we don’t take this issue seriously than 40% of Indians will have no access to drinking water by 2030. Nearly 600 million Indians are facing high to extreme water stress and it will be more dangerous by 2050. There will be a 6% loss in the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by 2050.
Dangerous Effects of Water Crisis in India
- According to the Composite Water Management Index, Every year due to inadequate access of potable water about 2 Lakh Indians dies.
- Every day Approximate 500 people die due to lack of drinking water.
- Bangalore, Delhi, Hyderabad among 21 cities to run out of Ground Water by 2020
- You know that in the previous 10 years the 61% Groundwater decline.
- 75% of households do not have drinking water on their premises.
- 84% of rural households lack access to the piped water supply.
- Every year a number of farmer suicides due to lack of irrigation arrangements and climate change.
- In 2019 approx 43.4% of India is reeling under drought because Pre-Mansoon Rain lowest in 65 years and India is facing its worst water crisis in Generations.