The Catch the Rain Campaign are going to be implemented from March 22 to November 30 during the pre-monsoon and therefore the monsoon period within the country.
PM Modi on March 22, 2021, dispatched the ‘Jal Shakti Abhiyan: Catch the Rain’ lobby at 12. 30 pm by means of video conferencing. The mission was dispatched on World Water Day which is additionally celebrated on March 22
According to Prime Ministers’ Office, the Jal Shakti campaign will happen across India, in both the agricultural and therefore the urban areas. The theme of the new campaign are going to be ‘Catch the rain, where it falls when it falls.’
Aside from dispatching the mission, Prime Minister Modi additionally saw the marking of MoU between the Union Minister of Jal Shakti and Chief Ministers of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh to carry out the Ken Betwa Link Project. It will be the National Perspective Plan’s first task for the interlinking of streams
Jal Shakti Abhiyan: Catch the Rain Campaign
• The Catch the Rain Campaign are going to be implemented from March 22 to November 30 during the pre-monsoon and therefore the monsoon period within the country.
The mission will be dispatched as a Jan Andolan for taking water protection and safeguarding at the grassroot level through individuals’ interest.
The mission targets poking every one of the partners to make water reaping structures appropriate to the earth layers and the climatic conditions and for guaranteeing legitimate capacity of water
Ken Betwa Link Project:
• The marked Memorandum of Understanding will start between state collaboration for executing the vision of previous PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee to take water from the regions that have water in plenitude to water-deficiency and dry spell inclined territories, through the interlinking of waterways.
• It will include the construction of the Daudhan Dam and a canal connecting the Ken and Betwa rivers, as well as the Kotha Barrage, the Lower Orr Project, and the Bina Complex Multipurpose Project.
• The project will provide drinking water to 62 lakh people, irrigation to 10.62 lakh hectares annually, and hydropower generation of 103 megawatts.
Significance of the project:
The project will benefit the water-scarce Bundelkhand area, especially the MP districts of Tikamgarh, Panna, Chhatarpur, Damoh, Sagar, Vidisha, Datia, Shivpuri, and Raisen, as well as the UP districts of Mahoba, Banda, Jhansi, and Lalitpur.
The project will also pave the way for further river project interconnection, ensuring that water shortage does not become a barrier to the country’s growth.
World Water Day:
It is an annual UN commemoration day that emphasises the importance of freshwater. On March 22, World Water Day is commemorated to encourage the sustainable development of freshwater resources.
The theme of World Water Day this year is sanitation and hygiene, as well as clean water. Every year on this day, the UN World Water Development Report is also published.