JJM bags best tableau award in Republic Day Parade 2020

Har Ghar Jal depiction of the Government’s new initiative ‘Jal Jeevan Mission’ (JJM) which aims to provide Functional Household Tap Connection (FHTC) to every rural household by 2024 was easily the best attraction of this year’s Republic Day Parade held at Rajpath on 26th January 2020. The tableau comprised of a huge metallic tap and … Continue reading JJM bags best tableau award in Republic Day Parade 2020

Revived Lakhandei River to nurture communities on its banks

Alarming levels of pollution and silt caused the deterioration of Lakhandei River over the past few decades; causing depletion of ground water table and failing to provide for the irrigational needs of farmers.  However, work carried out by the district administration of Sitamarhi, under the leadership of its District Magistrate, Ms. Abhilasha Kumari Sharma, the … Continue reading Revived Lakhandei River to nurture communities on its banks

Surajpur rejuvenates dying water body with unique livelihood generation activity

The mining district of Surajpur in Chhattisgarh has adopted an innovative approach to reuse waste water from mining activity, convert the same into a beautiful lake and link it with a livelihood generation programme that has benefitted households, particularly women in the surrounding villages. According to Collector and District Magistrate, Mr. Deepak Soni, they had … Continue reading Surajpur rejuvenates dying water body with unique livelihood generation activity

Progress made in JSA interventions in Tiruppur

Individual soak pits have been constructed in all houses of Sadayapalayam village in Kundadam Block of Tiruppur district of Tamil Nadu that help dispose waste water which gradually percolates into the ground and augments the water table.  The move prevents stagnation of waste water and breeding of mosquitoes.  In addition, earthen embankments or bunding in … Continue reading Progress made in JSA interventions in Tiruppur

JSA initiatives bear fruit in Perambalur

During the fourth visit of the Jal Shakti Abhiyan (JSA) team to the water stressed Perumbalur district in Tamil Nadu, they noticed that the whole area was green with water visible everywhere.  Further, Executive Engineer, Tamil Nadu Watershed Development Agency (TAWDEVA) indicated that overall there was a 3 meter increase in ground water levels in … Continue reading JSA initiatives bear fruit in Perambalur

Chittoor creates 1.07 lakh farm ponds

Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh has made a name for itself by creating 1,07,000 farm ponds, the largest number in the country.   While it has commenced construction of rooftop rainwater harvesting structures atop government buildings, it has also constructed a large number of rainwater harvesting and bore well recharge structures on the ground, many of … Continue reading Chittoor creates 1.07 lakh farm ponds

Recommendations for water conservation in Chittoor

The Jal Shakti Abhiyan team assigned to the district of Chittoor in Andhra Pradesh to study and initiate water conservation measures has come out with a detailed list of recommendations to ensure that water conservation projects are on track;  in a move that will increase water use efficiency of the district. The team comprised: Central … Continue reading Recommendations for water conservation in Chittoor

JSA brings noticeable changes to Mansa

Water conservation works taken up in Mansa district of Punjab under Jal Shakti Abiyan (JSA) have made an impact in real terms on the ground, with actual results clearly visible, according to the District Programme Coordinator, Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) Cell. From construction of soak pits to plantations, various works pertaining … Continue reading JSA brings noticeable changes to Mansa

‘Nam Neer Karaikal’ gives new life to water bodies

The District Administration of Karaikal in the Union Territory of Puducherry embarked upon an intensive water conservation project by which all water bodies including temple ponds, agricultural ponds, canals, channels and tributaries of River Cauvery were de-silted, cleaned and restored, making them capable of storing more water for use of the resident communities. Called ‘Nam … Continue reading ‘Nam Neer Karaikal’ gives new life to water bodies