Water Conservation Current Affairs - 2019

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Gujarat tops in Composite Water Management Index 2019

Gujarat topped in 2017-18 in the Composite Water Management Index (CWMI 2.0) report  released by NITI Aayog. CWMI 2.0 ranked 25 States and 2 UTs for the reference year 2017-18 as against base year 2016-17. On an average, 80% of states assessed on CWMI 2.0 over e last three years have improved their water management Read More…

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HRD Ministry launches Samagra Shiksha-Jal Suraksha Drive

Union Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) launched Samagra Shiksha-Jal Suraksha drive to create awareness about Water Conservation among all school students in the country. This mega drive is inspired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s impetus to Jal Sanchay as part of Jal Shakti Abhiyan (JSA). About Samagra Shiksha-Jal Suraksha drive It is a time Read More…

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Meghalaya becomes 1st state to ensure Water Conservation

Meghalaya became 1st state in India to ensure conservation of water and have its own State Water Policy. This move comes following a nod given by State Cabinet for the purpose. Key Highlights The draft policy was approved by Meghalaya’s State Cabinet in a meeting chaired by state’s Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma. Amid water Read More…

Month:  Categories: Environment & Biodiversity

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12 July: ‘Save Water Day’ observed by West Bengal government

On 12 July 2019, West Bengal government observed Save Water Day across the state to spread the message of water conservation. This is the 1st time the day was observed. From now onwards it will be observed in state each year to create awareness among people to check misuse of water. About ‘Save Water Day Read More…

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Jal Shakti Abhiyan for Water Conservation launched

Union Jal Shakti Minister Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat recently launched Jal Shakti Abhiyan- a campaign for water conservation and water security in 1592 stressed blocks in 256 districts. About Jal Shakti Abhiyan It is a collaborative effort of various Union Ministries and State Governments, being coordinated by Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation (DDWS). Focus Read More…

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Jalamrutha Scheme of Karnataka

The government of Karnataka has launched the water conservation scheme Jalamrutha. The scheme focuses on drought-proofing measures, including protection and rejuvenation of water bodies. About the Scheme The scheme will be implemented by the Ministry of Rural Development and Panchayat Raj of Karnataka. Under the scheme, scientific approaches will be deployed for water budgeting, water Read More…

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Gujarat Launches Second Edition of Sujalam Sufalam Jal Sanchay Abhiyan

The government of Gujarat has launched the second edition of the water conservation scheme Sujalam Sufalam Jal Sanchay Abhiyan. Sujalam Sufalam Jal Sanchay Abhiyan The scheme aims to deepen water bodies in the state before monsoon to increase storage of rainwater to be used during times of scarcity. The scheme involves cleaning and desilting of Read More…

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