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Rain Water Harvesting

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  • December 21, 2021
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Rain Water Harvesting

Part of: Prelims and GS-III – Conservation 

Context Minister of State for Jal Shakti informed Rajya Sabha about the Rain Water Harvesting.

Key takeaways

  • Though Water is a State subject, Central Government has taken important measures for implementation of rain water harvesting through scientific manner including watershed principles in the country.
  • Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs (MoHUA) has formulated guidelines for the States to adopt measures suitable to local conditions.
  • In addition, a number of States have done notable work in the field of water conservation/harvesting such as
    • ‘Mukhyamantri Jal Swavlamban Abhiyan’ in Rajasthan
    • ‘Jalyukt Shibar’ in Maharashtra, ‘Sujalam Sufalam Abhiyan’ in Gujarat
    • ‘Mission Kakatiya’ in Telangana
    • NeeruChettu’ in Andhra Pradesh
    • Jal Jeevan Hariyali in Bihar
    • ‘Jal Hi Jeevan’ in Haryana
    • Kudimaramath scheme in Tamil Nadu.

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