Jal Shakti Abhiyan – Catch the Rain with the tagline “Catch the Rain- where it falls, when it falls” is a nationwide campaign launched by Sri NARENDRA MODI, Hon’ble Prime Minister of India on 22.03.2021, World Water day to nudge states and stakeholders to create appropriate Rain Water Harvesting structures (RWHS), suitable to the climatic condition and sub soil strata of the area, with people’s active participation.
The campaign was launched to create large scale awareness on water conservation so that “Jal Andolan” becomes a “Jan Andolan”. This campaign covers all rural and urban areas of all districts in the country, making it one of the largest Rain Water Harvesting campaign ever in the world. Apart from maintenance of old and traditional RWHS, creation of new RWHS; preparation of a geo-tagged, GIS based data- base of all water bodies in the country and using it for scientific planning of new RWHS; setting up of Jal Shakti Kendras, a single-window water resource knowledge centre in all district headquarters; afforestation etc are part of this campaign.
National Water Mission (nwm.gov.in), Ministry of Jal Shakti Govt of India is the nodal agency for implementing and monitoring the campaign. JSA: CTR is not just a government programme but a duty of every citizens of India to take up responsibility for water conservation and work towards building up of better future for the country.
National Water Mission, MoJS under “Jal Shakti Abhiyan: Catch the Rain”
Eligibility and Age Group
Campaign invites entries for national level poem competition on “Water Conservation” from young children from all over India under the age group of 8 to 16 years to create awareness among the young minds for a better future.
Last Date 31-Jan-2022