Catch The Rain | The ‘Catch the Rain’ campaign begins today at the hands of the Prime Minister; What is this campaign?
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the occasion of World Water Day today launched & lsquo; Jalshakti Abhiyan: Catch the Rain & rsquo; The campaign will be inaugurated through video conferencing at 12:30 pm today. In the presence of the Prime Minister, the Union Minister of Water Resources and the Chief Ministers of Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh will also sign a landmark agreement to implement the first project of the National Vision Plan for River Connection, Ken Betwa Link."text-align: justify;"> What is Jal Shakti Abhiyan: Catch the Rain?
The campaign will be implemented in all rural and urban areas across the country with the concept of water conservation according to when and where it rains. & nbsp; It will be implemented from 22nd March 2021 to 30th November 2021 in the pre-monsoon and monsoon period. The campaign will be launched as a people’s movement through people’s participation. The purpose of this campaign is to create awareness among all to create rainfed structures suitable for weather and soil conditions for proper storage of rain water. Gram Sabha will take water oath for water conservation.
& nbsp; What is the Ken Betwa River Linkage Project?
The agreement to implement former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s concept of interconnection of rivers in drought-prone and water-deficient areas with surplus water is a sign of the beginning of inter-state cooperation. The project includes construction of Daudhan Dam and canal connecting the two rivers and transfer of water from Kane River to Betwa River, Lower Orr Project, Kotha Barrage and Bina Complex Multipurpose Project. It will provide drinking water to about 62 lakh people annually, irrigate 10.62 lakh hectares and generate 103 MW of hydropower.
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