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Govt efforts to turn water conservation into a mass movement

Govt efforts to turn water conservation into a mass movement

The government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is making efforts toward water conservation, making it a mass movement of its own.

The government led by PM Modi has taken multiple steps in forming a focused ministry for water resources to execute a holistic conservation approach.

The government has supported an innovative approach towards schemes with the Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana (PMKSY), Per Drop More Crop, Namami Gange, and Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM), apart from the river interlinking projects.

Around 90 million households have been provided with similar water connections over the last two years alone with the Jal Jeevan Mission’s launch in 2019, reported Oman Observer.

In 100 districts, around 125,000 villages can boast of adequate infrastructure to have enabled water supply in every household. The newly-launched campaign Catch the Rain is an interesting initiative to support such conservation. Simply put, to design public awareness programs and special action plans for rainwater conservation in the country, the focus is laid on providing arrangements for rainwater harvesting before the onset of the monsoon.

Tree plantation, cleaning, puddle construction, and other awareness-related drives are conducted as part of this campaign to make a mass movement of its own.

Efforts have been made to make proper and judicious water use via the dam safety rehabilitation programs. With about 5000-odd dams in India, these infrastructural tools have the power to play a significant economic, political, geographical, and social role in the region.

However, due to the lack of regular maintenance until now, water was wasted and improperly utilised, life and property were at risk, villages were inundated, and crops were damaged. With that in mind, a Dam Safety Bill has also received approval from the Indian Parliament to ensure that adequate steps towards safety are undertaken, along with better utilisation of water resources.

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