Chidambaram town lake restoration project gets underway

In a unique effort to revive and reclaim traditional water conservation structures, Cuddalore district administration has initiated a multi-stakeholder, community-led effort to clean up and restore all the water bodies. The ancient town of Chidambaram in Cuddalore district of Tamil Nadu is blessed with a large number of lakes and ponds. In total, there are … Continue reading Chidambaram town lake restoration project gets underway

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Community soak-pits in Mansa schools

The district administration of Mansa in Punjab has taken the initiative of constructing soak pits in 53 schools.  The soak pits when completed will cater to waste water near drinking water sources in the school as well as waste water generated from washing of Mid-Day meal utensils. This was reported by the central Jal Shakti … Continue reading Community soak-pits in Mansa schools

Candle light vigil around traditional water bodies

With a view to generating awareness about the importance of water conservation and the need to protect traditional water bodies, a candle light vigil was organized around the Collectorate Pond in Bhojpur district of Bihar on 3rd September, 2019. Around 5500 people participated in the event, their participation an indication of their willingness to becoming … Continue reading Candle light vigil around traditional water bodies

Over 3000 farmers attend KVK Mela in Jalesar

A Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) Mela was organized at Jalesar village in Etah district of Uttar Pradesh on 3rd September, 2019.  Over 3000 farmers attended the event and were apprised of latest technological interventions in farming and water conservation and provided information on agricultural schemes and subsidies they can avail of. Topics covered during the … Continue reading Over 3000 farmers attend KVK Mela in Jalesar

Mulching, SRI cultivation, micro irrigation seen in W. Godavari

The district of West Godavari in Andhra Pradesh has adopted a number of best practices such as mulching, adopting of traditional rice cropping methods (System of Rice Intensification (SRI) cultivation) and micro irrigation to ensure water use efficiency. The practices are in keeping with the ongoing Jal shakti Abhiyan (JSA) under which interventions in the … Continue reading Mulching, SRI cultivation, micro irrigation seen in W. Godavari

Radico Khaitan uses CSR funds to construct 32 recharge pits

An alcohol producer, Radico Khaitan has extended CSR (corporate social responsibility) support to Jal Shakti Abhiyan (JSA) and the district administration of Rampur in Uttar Pradesh by constructing 32 recharge pits in Chamarua Block that will help improve groundwater levels. During the ongoing monsoon rains, the recharge pits will help conserve and store rainwater and … Continue reading Radico Khaitan uses CSR funds to construct 32 recharge pits

1096 JSA works taken up in W. Godavari

As many as 1660 water conservation works have been sanctioned in the district of West Godavari in Andhra Pradesh, of which 1096 are in different stages of progress, according to Central Nodal Officer (CNO), Mr. Sudhaker Shukla, Chief Economic Adviser, Ministry of Rural Development. The CNO led a Jal Shakti Abhiyan (JSA) team for the … Continue reading 1096 JSA works taken up in W. Godavari